Deserved victory for Congresbury
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Congresbury earnt all three points with a deserved victory at Burnham United.
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CONGRESBURY earned all three points with a deserved victory at Burnham.
The home side dominated the opening exchanges and it took two good saves by keeper Danny Bullock to keep the scores level. Congresbury gradually got into the game and Sam Matthews saw a close range effort saved by the Burnham keeper.
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A few minutes later, Will Scarrett beat a defender, but fired his shot just over the bar. Burnham were playing on the counter attack and they went close to taking the lead when a shot beat Bullock, but crashed back off the crossbar.
Just before half-time, Congresbury had their best chance when Ross Stockhall went clean through, but fired narrowly wide to leave the half-time score 0-0.
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The second half was dominated by Congresbury, with midfielders Dave Blakely, Joe Whittaker and Seb Williams all working hard. Defenders Liam Knight, Ash Flavell, Brian Wrigley and Alex Read were rarely troubled and Burnham only threatened when Congresbury gave away a succession of free kicks, but Bullock saved all of their efforts.
Knight almost opened the scoring when his superb strike beat the keeper, but hit the crossbar. Congresbury got the goal they deserved when an excellent pass from Mathews found Stockhall and he hammered his shot into the net from just outside the penalty area.
Burnham went in search of the equaliser which left them open to the counter-attack and Stockhall had two more good chances to wrap the game up, but could not take either of them.
The Old Inn player of the match was Dave Blakely.