East Worle reach the semi-finals

Bournville Rovers 2 East Worle 8EAST Worle were able to welcome back key players for this Hospital Cup quarter-final against Bournville Rovers on a superb playing surface at St Johns.

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EAST Worle were able to welcome back key players for this Hospital Cup quarter-final against Bournville Rovers on a superb playing surface at St John's.

The visitors were dealt a massive blow in the opening 10 minutes when keeper Pete Land fell awkwardly after a double save and had to taken to hospital for treatment.

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This spurred the visitors on and Clive Griffith, Damien Thomas and Mark McKeever put East Worle three up in the first 25 minutes with Steve Owen and Paul Marquis creating chance after chance.

Bournville were handed a lifeline when Ross Stockall put the ball into an empty net following a pass-back by his own player.

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East Worle were now in no mood for charity and pulled out all the stops to ensure a semi-final place. Further goals from Owen, Kieron Smith, Marquis and Thomas completed his hat-trick before Bournville got a late consolation goal.

Council, White, Dalton and Collins stayed tight at the back allowing the impressive midfied to push on at will. Sports Bar man of the match was Damien Thomas.

East Worle would like to wish Pete Land a speedy recovery.

Kewstoke Lions 1

Portishead Town A 1

KEWSTOKE started their third Division 2 game undefeated, not conceding a single goal, unlike last season, but all this was to change.

Kewstoke looked second best all over the pitch, with Portishead taking the game to them. But for all their possession Portishead did not test keeper Alex Blake, until a hugely deflected free kick from 30 yards went in. Kewstoke finally woke, and chance after chance went by with Callum Thompson, Craig Baird and Alex Chatterley going close.

In the second half, Kewstoke began to press for an equaliser, this time Steve Channing, Thompson and Thomas Vowles in the mix. It was not long before Thompson broke through on goal with a Portishead defender handling the ball to stop him and Kewstoke captain Nic Blake smashed in his second penalty in as many weeks.

With the game now level Kewstoke started to press hard for the win, but on a few occasions were nearly caught on the break.

Mike Warburton Electircals man of the match went to midfielder Garath Little.

Nailsea Town Res 0

East Worle 1

EAST Worle travelled to Nailsea needing to take all three points to stay in touch with the leading pack in Division 1.

The visitors controlled all the play but could not beat the stubborn defence. Steve Owen, Mark McKeever, Matty White and Paul Marquis had good efforts thwarted by the impressive keeper.

Debutant Andy Dalton thought he had opened his account for East Worle with a bullet header from a McKeever corner only to be ruled out by the referee for an infringement.

Pete Land, in the visitors' goal, was a spectator for long periods with a rare touch of the ball as his backline of Adam Hughes, Andy Dalton, Mark Pennington and Pete Allen were in no mood to give anything away.

Manager Paul White made several changes keeping the pressure on the hosts and they eventually and deservedly took the lead, McKeever was brought down out wide and his free kick was smashed in from close range by Joe Abdulgani.

Players Bar man of the match was the impressive Andy Dalton.

Worle Res 1

Winscombe Res 4

WORLE'S ageing campaigners were second best against Winscombe's vibrant youngsters as they completed the double over their hosts which took them to top of Division Two.

Winscombe's supercharged start overwhelmed Worle as Jamahl McMurran and Ben Redwood's wing play swamped the opposition's goalmouth with plenty of chances, but in front of goal Winscombe's strike force were misfiring, until skipper Jack Milton and Redwood's speedy exchanges found top scorer Jamie Hutchinson who netted.

In contrast, Worle were tepid in attack, Haydon Benyon's set-pieces were their only source of creativity which were dealt with by the aerial dominance of Winscombe centre-backs Jury Cureton and Rich Hall.

The second half followed a similar script, but this time Winscombe's finishing was flawless.

Jake Hartrey beautifully curled-in from 20 yards before McMurran followed up Hutchinson's rebound to give Winscombe a 3-0 advantage.

Worle hit back to reduce the arrears, but the pattern of play suggested nothing more than a mini-fightback as Matt Pearson then produced a moment of magic to restore Winscombe's three-goal cushion with the goal of the game.

Banwell Reserves 0

Westend 1

WESTEND went into this Division 4 game winless and low on confidence, but a Mike Smith goal in the first half was enough to get them up and running.

Westend looked to press matters early on with good long balls from James Sheppard and Rich Jones and Mike Smith reading the passes well and out stripping the static home defence to force Westend pressure.

It did not take long before a combination of Steve Jones and Ross Kilcoyne fed a ball over the top for Smith to take on and round the keeper for his first of the season.

Westend had further chances to score after good work from Richard Wearing setting up Kilcoyne and Sheppard. Matt Peters also added a cutting edge out on the left, creating a chance which Kilcoyne failed to convert.

Into the second half and Westend looked shaky as a one goal lead never looked enough and the failure to convert any of the numerous chances always looked a worry.

The advantage should have been doubled when Sheppard tucked away a simple chance from a set piece, only for the referee to rule it out. Kilcoyne continued to run the game from the centre and flamboyant skills from Stuart Hatcher carved out yet more chances.

As the game drew to a close, Banwell pressed and keeper Scott Hunter was brave when called on, but the defence marshalled by Bianca Jones ensured he was rarely troubled.

Man of the match went to Ross Kilcoyne.

South Park Rangers 1

Clevedon United B 4

SOUTH Park's attempts to get back to winning ways were met with strong resistance from Clevedon and were one-nil down after conceding a penalty for hand ball after just five minutes.

Things got worse for South Park when Clevedon scored from a great 25-yard free kick, giving goalkeeper Scott Ferris no chance. South Park rallied and went close to a goal before half time that would have put them back in the game. However Clevedon got a free kick in the last minute of the half which South Park failed to clear and a couple of slick passes later Clevedon were through to go in three-nil up at half time.

Manager Doug Fraser gave the South Park players the hairdryer treatment at and it sparked a major improvement in play. Chance after chance came but they were not able to score. Several goalmouth scrambles were either cleared off the line or saved by the Clevedon keeper.

Their reward came when a great ball over the Clevedon defence found Si Gilpin who forced a great save from the keeper and the ball fell at the feet of Lukeman Jahill who had an easy tap-in to make it three-one. South Park continued to outplay their opponents but Clevedon added a fourth with the last kick of the game to complete their rout.

The Balmoral Hotel man of the match was awarded to Rob Gerrett.

Yatton Athletic A 1

Worle Rangers 3

RANGERS continued their impressive recent league form with their first Division 6 away win of the campaign.

Worle dominated the first half and were well worth their 2-0 half time lead. Jake Hallam fed Chris Brinson who controlled the ball well and slotted home the first with great composure. Hallam then fired home the second and keeper Tom Williams pulled off two good saves to preserve the lead.

Yatton pulled a goal back in the opening quarter of the second half, but never looked like winning the game, with Rangers controlling possession. Hallam and Adam Brown went close before Dave Knight fired home the decisive third with 15 minutes to go.

Rangers held on to extend their unbeaten league run to three games and fans are beginning to feel like its groundhog day after their third straight 7-2 victory with Hewlett getting a hat-trick in each.

Weston Super Seagulls 7

Axbridge Town Res 2

SEAGULLS started poorly in this Division 6 game and if not for Balistic could have been two down in the first minutes.

His two great saves spurred Seagulls on and they were 4-nil up before half time. Hewlett with two absolute peaches, Marsh and Perrott adding the others.

The defence of Hester, Fox, Banjo and Flay got it together after their shaky start, but allowed Axbridge a poor goal straight from the restart.

Boyd, Marsh, Kemp, Hewlett and Perrott worked tirelessly in the midfield and after a few changes, bringing on Beynon, Main and Spear, they were soon out of sight, Farr grabbing two Hewlett getting his third.

Axbridge got a consolation but Seagulls could have been in double figures if not for the bionic arm of the Axbridge linesman.

Window Merchants man of the match was Steven Kemp.

Sporting Weston 14

St Georges EiG B 1

SPORTING Weston continued thier unbeaten run in Division 6 with another emphatic victory beating their hosts 14-1.

Sporting took control from the first whistle and it was only a matter of minutes before captain Matt Bazell lashed home the first. Sporting then ran riot with the ever impressive duo of Hicks and Kershaw both getting off the mark in the first 10 minutes. It was much the same for the first half with sporting going into the break 7-0 up.

Again straight from the re-start, Sporting were off the mark and continued to dominate throughout pouring forward at every opportunity, with the pick of the goals coming from Dave Cooper. The goals came from Kershaw (4), Hicks (3), Bazell (2), Cooper (2), Palmer and two own goals.

Abatec sponsored man of the match went to debutant Steve Cridland .


Hospital Cup quarter-finals: Bournville Rovers 2, East Worle 7; KVFC 1, Weston St John's Sports Bar 2; Nailsea United A 5, Hutton 4.

Charity Cup quarter-finals: Clevedon United A 5, Portishead WMC 1; Draycott 5, Locking Park 5 (Locking Park won 5-4 on penalties after extra time); Portishead Town B 5, Clarence Park 3; Selkirk United 1, St George (EiG) Res 0.

Division 1: Kewstoke Lions 1, Portishead Town A 1; Milton Crusaders 2, Churchill Club 70 Res 3; Nailsea Town Res 2, Cleeve West Town Res 3.

Division 2: Westland United Res 1, Yatton Athletic Res 1; Worle Res 1, Winscombe Res 4.

Division 3: Axbridge Town 2, Cleeve West Town A 3; Burnham United A 2, Kewstoke Lions Res 2; Congresbury Res 3, Weston St John's Res 3; Wedmore 7, Nailsea United B 4; Weston United 1, Wrington Redhill Res 6.

Division 4: Banwell Res 0, Westend 1; Cheddar A 1, Berrow Res 2; Hutton Res 0, Clevedon Dons 3; Nailsea United Colts 0, King Alfred Sports Centre 6; South Park Rangers 1, Clevedon United B 4.

Division 5: AFC Nailsea 3, Portishead Town Colts 1; Bournville Rovers Res 0, Dynamo Dury 15; Kewstoke Lions A 4, Weston St John's Sports Bar Res 15; St George (EiG) A 3, Sparta Kewstoke 6; Tickenham United 1, KVFC Res 1.

Division 6: Dynamo Dury Res 4, AFC Nailsea Res 1; Sporting Weston 14, St George (EiG) B 1; Weston Players 3, Wedmore Res 3; Weston Super Seagulls 7, Axbridge Town Res 2; Yatton Athletic A 1, Worle Rangers 3.

Fixtures for Saturday

Atwell Shield preliminary round (2.30pm): Kewstoke Lions v KVFC (D Maher).

Knockout Cup preliminary round (2.30pm): Banwell Res v Worle Rangers (K Fox).

Division 1 (3pm): East Worle v Milton Crusaders (P Roberts); Hutton v Cleeve West Town Res (A Locker); Nailsea Town Res v Nailseaa United A (I Madge); Portishead Town A v Bournville Rovers; Weston St John's Sports Bar v Churchill Club 70 Res (T Major).

Division 2 (3pm): Clarence Park v Winscombe Res; Clevedon United A v Draycott (N Wakley); St George (EiG) Res v Yatton Athletic Res (L Gillam); Worle Res v Westland United Res (M Sprague).

Division 3 (3pm): Congresbury Res v Kewstoke Lions Res (C Scriven); Wrington Redhill Res v Nailsea United B; Wedmore v Weston St John's Res (W Dancer).

Division 4 (3pm): Berrow Res v Clevedon Dons (P Fisher); Blagdon v Hutton Res; King Alfred Sports Centre v Clevedon United B (J Geer); Nailsea United Colts v Cheddar A (G Croker).

Division 5 (3pm): Draycott Res v Tickenham United; Dynamo Dury v Portishead Town Colts (S Clarke).

Division 6 (3pm): AFC Nailsea Res v Weston Players (A Croker); Dynamo Dury Res v Wedmore Res (K Moore); Axbridge Town Res v St George (EiG) B (A Murphy); Yatton Athletic A v Sporting Weston (P Reynolds).

Other officials to be appointed.

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