Early cup exit for Worle Rangers

Locking Park v Nailsea Utd.

Locking Park v Nailsea Utd. - Credit: Archant

Worle Rangers were knocked out of the Davis Shield after a narrow defeat at Congresbury.

Congresbury A 1

Worle Rangers Res 0

Worle Rangers slumped to an early exit out of the Davis Shield after a 1-0 defeat to Congresbury A

Both teams went all out for the match and the game was decided halfway through the first-half when Congresbury scored when a shot into went into the corner of the net via a deflection. Rangers were stunned but could not get a foothold in the game in the first-half.


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The team talk at the break gave Worle an extra buzz and it was all one-way traffic through the second half.

Worle had a few golden chances to take the game to extra-time, but it was not their day and Congresbury go through to the next round of the cup.

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The Curry Garden man of the match was Martin Williams.

Cleeve Town 4

Wrington Res 3

Having won against the same opponents at home last week, the visitors started brightly and with Louis Louvais running the show from just behind the strikers, they dominated the early stages.

A typically battling run and challenge by Adam Caufield won an attacking free kick and Joe Moore delivered a perfect cross for Louvais to score, but Cleeve hit back to equalise.

Wrington responded with more good football and captain Holland led the way with a strong run, inter-changing passes with Thomas and Faulkner before beating the keeper. Wrington deserved their lead, but leading into half time, they let it slip as the hosts equalised again.

After the break, good play by Nick Curtis, Callum Briggs, Joe Moore and Paul Faulkner, set up Tommy Johnson to tap home.

Cleeve equalised once more when a long ball was headed into the net and with minutes remaining, a long-range strike gave the hosts victory.

RESULTS

Knockout Cup round 2: St Pauls Church FC‭ 6, Congresbury Res 2; Uphill Castle Res 3, Berrow Res 1.

Davis Shield round 1: AFC Nailsea Res 2, South Park Rangers Res 3; Congresbury‭ A 1, Worle Rangers Res 0; Portishead Town‭ B 1, Locking Park Res 2; Sporting Weston Res‭ 6, Nailsea Utd‭ B 3.

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res 4, Wrington Redhill Res 3; Hutton 7, KVFC ‭1; Locking Park 2, Nailsea Utd‭ A 1; Portishead Town‭ A 6, Sporting Weston‭ 0.

Division 2: Wedmore 3, ‬Clapton-in-Gordano‭ 2; Yatton Ath Res 1, South Park Rangers‭ 5.

Division 3: Axbridge Town‭ 13, ‬Kewstoke Lions Res 1; Churchill Club‭ ‬70‭ ‬Res‭ 3-0 ‬Cleeve West Town‭ A 0; Westend Res‭ 2, ‬AFC Nailsea‭ 1; Worle Res‭ 7, ‬Banwell Res‭ 1.

Division 4: Burnham Utd‭ A 2, Cheddar‭ A 1; Selkirk Utd‭ 1, ‬Shipham‭ 2.

Division 5: Portishead Town Colts‭ 2, ‬Hutton Res 2; Uphill Castle‭ A 3, Banwell‭ A 0.

FIXTURES

Atwell Shield round 2: Burnham Utd A v Westend (D Pinnock); Cheddar A v Winscombe A (J Rout).

Davis Shield round 1: Banwell A v St George (E-in-G) Res (M Sprague).

Davis Shield round 2: Westend Res v Hutton Res (D Bryant).

Vardon Cup round 2: Nailsea Utd B v Selkirk Utd (C Ham); Wrington Redhill A v AFC Nailsea Res (B Meakin).

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res v Sporting Weston (M Smith); Hutton v Locking Park (I Smith); KVFC v Portishead Town A (tba); Nailsea Utd A v Draycott (E Dawe).

Division 2: Berrow Res v Worle Rangers (A Lambourne); Clevedon Utd A v Portishead Caledonian Thistle (O Harrison); St George (E-in-G) v Yatton Ath Res (S Thornton).

Division 3: Axbridge Town v AFC Nailsea (S Flory); Churchill Club 70 Res v Worle Res (W Jones); Locking Park Res v Cleeve West Town A (tba).

Division 5: Congresbury A v Axbridge Town Res (I Campbell); St Pauls Church v Portishead Town Colts (A Raggett); South Park Rangers Res v Uphill Castle A (tba); Wedmore Res v Sporting Weston Res (D Trevaskus).

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