Dramatic semi-final victory for Shipham

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Shipham reached the Challenge Cup final after a dramatic 4-3 victory over Axbridge.

Shipham 4

Axbridge 3

SHIPHAM made it through to the final of the Challenge Cup with an epic comeback against Axbridge.

They started slowly going 1-0 down, but equalised when a Chris Green long through was flicked on by Sam Nicholas which found Alex MacLucas at the back post who headed in. Axbridge regained the lead to go in 2-1 up at half-time.


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Shipham regrouped at the break and came out with a more determined attitude, but fell 3-1 behind almost immediately. Shipham got a goal back when a Kyle Hobden free kick caused panic in the Axbridge area and Ben Hollow swept in from close range.

Then Ollie Peat played the ball to Nicholas and he got to the byline and played an inch perfect ball to Chris Green to make it 3-3. Soon after Green put in a fine cross, which allowed Nicholas to score the winner.

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Man of the match went to Sam Nicholas.

The cup final will be against Worle Rangers on May 17. It will be played at Cheddar and kick off is at 3,30pm.

RESULTS

Knockout Cup semi-final: Clevedon Utd Res 2, Nailsea Utd A 1 (aet).

Hospital Cup semi-finals: Hutton 2, Cleeve West Town 1; Tickenham Utd 4, Portishead Town A 1.

Charity Cup semi-final: Locking Park 3, Congresbury Res 2.

Vardon Cup semi-final: King Alfred SC 1, Wrington Redhill Res 5.

Division 2: Langford Rovers Res 1, Nailsea Utd B 2.

Division 3: Shipham 3, Axbridge Town 4; Westend 5, Wedmore 3; Worle Rangers 1, Portishead Town B 0; Winscombe A 2, Uphill Castle Res 1.

Division 4: Pill Utd 0, Cheddar A 8.

Division 5: Shipham Res 0, Dolphin 6.

Division 6: Axbridge Town Res 1, Berrow A 2; Worle Rangers Res 1, AFC Nailsea Res 1.

FIXTURES

Atwell Shield semi-final: Clevedon Utd Res v Priory Rangers (S Acton, J Collard, S Quinton).

Division 1: Portishead Town A v Hutton (P Fisher).

Division 2: Congresbury Res v Locking Park (A Gibbons); Clevedon Dons v Weston Super Seagulls (T Boylan); St George (E-i-G) Res v Draycott (C Simmons).

Division 3: Wedmore v Portishead Town B (J Liddiard).

Division 4: Hutton Res v King Alfred SC (S Venn); Pill Utd v Kewstoke Lions Res (A Murphy); Wrington Redhill Res v St George (E-i-G) A (A Fry).

Division 5: Clapton-in-Gordano v Shipham Res (D Poole); Portishead Caledonian Thistle v Priory Rangers (S Freeman).

Division 6: AFC Nailsea v Westend Res (W Barlow); Worle Rangers Res v Berrow A (M Sprague).

Monday - Division 3: Uphill Castle Res v Banwell Res.

Tuesday - Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res v Yatton Ath Res; Hutton v Churchill Club 70 Res. Division 4: Cheddar A v Kewstoke Lions Res. Division 5: Shipham Res v Portishead Caledonian Thistle.

Wednesday - Division 1: Berrow Res v Clevedon Utd Res. Division 2: Burnham Utd A v Locking Park. Division 4: Hutton Res v St George (E-i-G) A; Cleeve West Town A v Pill Utd; Wrington Redhill Res v Nailsea Utd Colts.

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