East Worle beat their title rivals
East Worle defeat title rivals St Johns Sports Bar after coming from two goal behind.
East Worle 4
Weston St John SB 2
EAST Worle came back from two goals down to grab a convincing 4-2 win against title rivals St John’s Sports Bar.
A disjointed first half performance saw East trail by two goals as they left the field at half-time.
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After the break, East looked a different side and got the luck they needed when a Mark McKeever corner found its way to Ashley White to tuck in from six yards. East then drew level when Steve Owen headed home from a corner.
The comeback was complete when a fine pass from Damien Thomas slotted through Owen, who was brought down in the box resulting in a penalty and a red card for Paul Marsh.
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The resulting penalty was saved, but top goal scorer Clive Griffiths was on hand to tuck the rebound in. Captain Ashley White then got his second and East’s fourth after some great work from Adam Abrahams.
Solid defending from both full-backs Daryl Capille and Nick Karanicola along with centre backs Mark Pennigton, Tom Mullins and Andy Dalton ensured that keeper Pete Land was never tested in the second half.
Paul Thomas Plumbing & Heating man of the match was Damian Thomas.
Kewstoke Lions 2
THREE Division 1 points were vital to Kewstoke Lions after two straight defeats and they started quickly against an organised Hutton side.
Aaron Bray and Jack Brewer used the flanks well to create chances for others. The opening goal followed a Bray free kick into the box that was partially cleared only for Leon Brueford to smash home.
Hutton got back into the game in the final 20 minutes of the first half, Nick Blake making a superb stop from the only real chance they created.
The second half was an open game and Hutton equalised after Kewstoke failed to deal with a long kick and the striker turned and finished well. The winner came from an excellent long range shot from Ben Popperwell.
Man of the match went to captain Adam Brueford.
Knockout Cup semi-finals: Clevedon Utd Res 1, East Worle 0; Selkirk Utd 1, Tickenham Utd 0.
Division 1: Nailsea Utd A 3, Weston St Johns SB 1; Clevedon Utd Res 6, Portishead Town A 1; Kewstoke Lions 2, Hutton 1; Weston St Johns SB 2, East Worle 4; Nailsea Town Res 1, Nailsea Utd A 3.
Division 2: Axbridge Town 3, Weston St Johns Res 5; Weston St Johns Res 12, Bournville Rovers 1.
Division 3: Burnham Utd A 2, Congresbury Res 1; Cleeve West Town A 1, Berrow Res 10; Portishead Town B 1, Wedmore 0; Kewstoke Lions Res 1, Burnham Utd A 5.
Division 4: Hutton Res 3, Clevedon Utd A 7; Westend 3, Cheddar A 2; Winscombe A 0, Tickenham Utd 8.
Division 5: Weston Super Seagulls 4, Portishead Town Colts 2; Banwell Res 3, Weston Super Seagulls 6; East Worle Res 2, South Park Rangers 4.
Division 6: St George (E-i-G) B 3, Weston Players 1.
Atwell Shield final: Weston St Johns SB v Clevedon Utd Res (A Murphy, assistants A Locker, T Ganfield).
Division 1: Kewstoke Lions v Nailsea Town Res (C Simmons); Portishead Town A v Selkirk Utd (tba).
Division 2: Bournville Rovers v Locking Park.
Division 3: Berrow Res v Burnham Utd A (S Acton).
Division 4: Cheddar A v Tickenham Utd (J Jarad).
Division 5: Weston Super Seagulls v Selkirk Utd Res (C Scriven); Sporting Weston v Banwell Res (S Yianni).
Division 6: St George (E-i-G) B v Worle Rangers (tba).
Thursday – Vardon Cup final at Nailsea Town FC (6.30pm): Cheddar A v Clevedon Utd A (referee tba, assistants P Fowler, N Wakley, 4th official: M Gavin).