East Worle too strong

Bournville Rovers 2 East Worle 8 - EAST Worle just had a little bit too much for an honest and hardworking Bournville side in Division 1.

Bournville Rovers 2

East Worle 8

EAST Worle just had a little bit too much for an honest and hardworking Bournville side in Division 1 who, if there is any justice will recover from this recent run of defeats. In fact they look sharp up front and ran tirelessly to stretch the East Worle defence on several occasions.

East were a constant threat on the counter attack and after several chances scored with a neat move on the left which was finished by McIvel.


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Almost immediately Bournville were level after some casual play resulted in a break by Bowen who lifted the ball over the advancing Hill. Fortunately East were back in front quickly and went in at half time 4-1 up thanks to goals from Griffin, Tomaz and McIvel.

The second half was an easier affair for East as they created many chances only to br constantly thwarted by Rovers keeper Mike Danvers.

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Paul Cullum created ever more space was unlucky not to score, Council running forwards also found shooting opportunities but could not score. Goals came from Tomaz with a 25-yard drive, Griffin whose tireless running deserved more, an unstoppable shot from Cornish and a shot from Marquis from an angle. Rovers consolation goal came from a mistimed header allowing Bowen a clear run through on goal.

KVFC 1

Hutton 2

HUTTON started slowly in this Division 1 game but soon got into their stride to dominate as they are contenders to win the division this season.

It took a while until veteran Stuart Miller to open the scoring and then an own goal which Miller wants to claim to add to his tally was going to secure an easy win, but KVFC got a consolation.

The game was marred by a broken leg to a KV player and with both managers agreeing, the game was abandoned. The Old Inn men of the match went to Stuart Miller and Mark Jones.

St George (EiG) 1

Winscombe Res 4

TOP of the Division 2 Winscombe extended their winning run to six games in a feisty affair away at St George.

Without the services off Matty Wright and 14-goal top scorer Jamie Hutchinson, Winscombe had to ring the changes with player-manager Guy Bradford making his first start, Danny Tolson recalled from the Colts and Seb Williams making his reserves debut on the bench.

Winscombe outshone St George in the first-half, particularly Jake Hartrey, Paul Underwood and Jamahl McMurran who was causing havoc with his mazy runs, and it was from an excellent run and cross from Underwood which set-up McMurran to fire Winscombe in front.

Further chances went begging for Winscombe, before St George hit them with a sucker punch after the defence totally went missing and left Nathan Freeman with no chance to make it 1-1 at the break.

And that is how it looked like finishing, but with 20 minutes of the second half remaining St George totally lost all control following a couple of innocuous incidents, and Winscombe hit them with an unanswered three-goal salvo in just five minutes.

Hartrey lost his man before smashing home and moments later Kerrie Sleeman made it 3-1 with a deft free-kick. And with St George still bickering, Jory Cureton ran the ball out of defence before crossing for Ben Redwood who rifled home his first for the club.

South Park Rangers 2

Nailsea United Colts 2

SOUTH Park started the Division 4 game well but the first chance went to Nailsea early on.

The evergreen Dibben in goal pulled off a wonder save early on to tip the ball over the bar.

Park's compact midfield quartet of Keight, Gerrett, Bond and Ferris provided essential numbers behind the ball which meant Nailsea were unable to get any control on the game.

Park passed the ball nicely and when played out wide found extra support in Stott and Maselala. The movement of Harvey and Jahill up front created problems for Nailsea, but they took the lead with a goal from an uncleared corner to give them a 1-0 lead.

South Park continued to play in their usual passing style but fell 2-0 behind after they failed to clear and an accurate shot from a Nailsea player crept past the keeper into the far corner.

South Park's terrible run looked to be continuing but they have built up a great resilliance after their problems and were not going to give up without a fight. Gilpin and McCube provided grit and determination and it was from this solid foundation that Park got back into the game. Rob Gerrett burst down the right and crossed for Lukman Jahill to score.

Jones and Rowsell came on to provide a couple of different options and as Nailsea failed to clear the ball, Matt Harvey who had previously missed a couple of chances, scored to make it 2-2.

Another point on the board for Park who will now be looking to start climbing up the table. The Balmoral Hotel man of the match was awared to Si Gilpin for clearing the defensive lines under pressure and for several last-ditch tackles.

Weston Super Seagulls 2

Worle Rangers 2

RANGERS produced another committed Division 6 display against a physical Seagulls outfit to extend their unbeaten league run to five games.

Worle started stronger and were denied an early lead when Dave Taylor's fine finish was ruled out for offside, but Adam Brown fired the away side into a deserved lead with a 25-yard shot. Then Marc Trewern went close with a free kick before the home side equalised in the 40th minute with a fine flick from Main.

The second half saw Rangers spurn numerous good opportunities. Jake Hannam and Chris McKee ensured plenty of possession and Adam Brown scored with a classy finish after Tom Williams played him in.

Rangers could not hold on to the lead despite strong defending from Matt Wilson and another excellent display from keeper Glynn Dickson. Seagulls equalised with 15 minutes to play and both sides had opportunities to win the game n the closing minutes but failed to convert them.

Rangers man of the match went to skipper Matt Wilson for a fine defensive display.

Dolphin Athletic 0

Sporting Weston 2

SPORTING Weston were the away team in this Division 6 top of the table clash.

Dolphin started well but it was not long before Sporting took control as the midfield duo of Lucas and Owen started to dominate. All over the field Sporting were winning their personal battles and on the half hour captain Matt Bazell slid in Matt Hicks to finish with a low drive.

In the second period, Sporting started in the same vein and pressed their opponents throughout and again the combination of Bazell and Hicks opened up Dolphin for Hicks to smash home from a tight angle. Sporting could have gone on and added to the score line, but the Dolphin keeper was in good form.

Management duo of Palmer and Turner were pleased with the effort and attitude of all their players especially the back five that were solid throughout. The Observatory sponsored man of the match goes to two-goal hero Matt Hicks.

Results

Knockout Cup preliminary round: Churchill Club 70 Res 2, Weston St John's Res 2 (St John's won 6-5 on penalties after extra time); King Alfred Sports Centre 0, Cleeve West Town Res 1; Nailsea Town Res 3, Weston St John's Sports Bar 2 (after extra time).

Division 1: Bournville Rovers 2, East Worle 8; KVFC 1, Hutton 2 (abandoned after 75 minutes due to injury); Nailsea Town A 2, Portishead Town A 3.

Division 2: Clarence Park 3, Draycott 4; Clevedon United A 4, Worle Res 0; Portishead Town B 2, Locking Park 3; St George (EiG) Res 1, Winscombe Res 4; Selkirk United 2, Westland United Res 1; Yatton Athletic Res 1, Portishead WMC 4.

Division 3: Burnham United A 2, Wedmore 3; Kewstoke Lions Res 2, Congresbury Res 1; Winscombe A 0, Cleeve West Town A 3; Wrington Redhill Res 3, Axbridge Town 2.

Division 4: Blagdon 3, Clevedon United B 1; Berrow Res 5, Banwell Res 1; Cheddar A 5, Clevedon Dons 1; Hutton Res 6, East Worle Res 2; South Park Rangers 2, Nailsea United Colts 2.

Division 5: AFC Nailsea 5, Kewstoke Lions A 5; Draycott Res 1, St George (EiG) A 1; KVFC Res 1, Sparta Kewstoke 4; Portishead Town Colts 0, Weston St John's Sports Bar Res 4.

Division 6: Axbridge Town Res 2, AFC Nailsea Res 2; Dolphin Athletic 0, Sporting Weston 2; Dynamo Dury Res 3, Selkirk United Res 2; Weston Super Seagulls 2, Worle Rangers 2; Wedmore Res 3, St George (EiG) B 4; Yatton Athletic A 0, Weston Players 0.

Fixtures for Saturday

Hospital Cup semi-final (2pm): East Worle v Weston St John's Sports Bar (A Penwell).

Charity Cup semi-finals (2pm): Draycott v Portishead Town B (K Summers); Selkirk United v Clevedon United A (C Ham).

Davis Shield preliminary round (2pm): Clevedon United B v KVFC Res (K Fox); St George (EiG) A v Cleeve West Town A (L Gillam).

Division 1 (2.30pm): Cleeve West Town Res v Bournville Rovers; Hutton v Kewstoke Lions (S Quinton); Milton Crusaders v KVFC; Portishead Town A v Nailsea Town Res (A Croker).

Division 2 (2.30pm): Locking Park v Clarence Park (R Hooper); St George (EiG) Res v Worle Res (D Pinnock); Westland United Res v Portishead WMC (J Billinghurst): Winscombe Res v Yatton Athletic Res (K Moore).

Division 3 (2.30pm): Axbridge Town v Winscombe A (D Maher); Congresbury Res v Wedmore (N Wakley); Kewstoke Lions Res v Nailsea United B (N Rawlings); Weston St John's Res v Burnham United A (M Smith); Wrington Redhill Res v Weston United (N Brown).

Division 4 (2.30pm): Banwell v Cheddar A (J Geer); Blagdon v King Alfred Sports Centre; Clevedon Dons v East Worle Res (W Dancer); Nailsea United Colts v Berrow Res (P Fisher); Westend v South Park Rangers (M Sprague).

Division 5 (2.30pm): Dynamo Dury v Kewstoke Lions A (P Fowler); Portishead Town Colts v Bournville Rovers Res (G Croker); Sparta Kewstoke v Tickenham United (J Cooper); Weston St John's Sports Bar Res v Draycott Res (T Billinghurst).

Division 6 (2.30pm): AFC Nailsea Res v Weston Super Seagulls (H Hendricks); Dynamo Dury Res v Yatton Athletic A (P Reynolds); Sporting Weston v Axbridge Town Res; Wedmore Res v Selkirk United Res (S Cahill); Weston Players v Dolphin Athletic (S Yianni); Worle Rangers v St George (EiG) B (D Phillips).

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