Locking Park start the new season with six-goal victory
PUBLISHED: 09:42 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:42 07 September 2018
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Locking Park’s new season started with a bang when they hit six goals past Nailsa United A.
Locking Park 6
Nailsea United A 0
Locking Park started the season with a dominating 6-0 win at home versus Nailsea United A.
Park started brightly and were 3-0 up within 12 minutes. The first goal from Matt Hollow saw him control a Jack Poole cross nicely and beating the keeper. The second goal was made by the same two players, this time Hollow putting Poole through to score.
The third was a solo effort from Ryan Harris, nicking the ball off a defender and finishing one-on-one with the keeper calmly.
The fourth goal came on 30 minutes, Mitch Corrick setting up Mike Green for a confident finish. Captain Harry Hornigold got on the score sheet next, hustling the defence and beating the keeper.
Nailsea came back into the game in the second half, reducing the number of chances Park had and making a few of their own. But the sixth and final goal of the match went to Locking again, new signing Riyomi Konowani winning a penalty that Harris converted.
A great start with players new and old showing there’s a lot to look forward to over the coming season for Locking Park. CES man of the match went to Riyomi Konowani for a top class performance.
Worle Res 3
Portishead Town A 3
Worle Reserves started their season under new management duo Tom Dancey and Adam Brueford with the task of leading the side into their first fixture in Division 1 of the Weston & District League following promotion last season.
Worle had the better of the early exchanges and were duly rewarded when Lewis Cahill slotted home a rebound following excellent build-up play by Cyrus Molten, Matty Hedges and Johnny Crandon
This sparked Portishead into life and Worle held resolute, but following an uncharacteristic spill from Hicks in the Worle goal, Portishead equalised.
Following half-time, Worle were slow out of the gates and Portishead took the lead. Worle again raised their game and were instantly back on level terms when Rhys Smith was rewarded for his relentless running with his first league goal of the season following excellent link-up play with Cahill.
Worle were now the dominant side and Cahill grabbed his second of the game with a first-time finish. Unfortunately for Worle, this was not the end of the drama and Portishead levelled with eight minutes remaining.
Huge contributions from Smith, Hansford and Hicks for Worle with all making a claim for man of the match, but this week’s award went to Lewis Cahill.
Division 1: Locking Park 6, Nailsea Utd A 0; Uphill Castle Res 3, Sporting Weston 1; Clapton-in-Gordano 3, St George EIG 4; Worle Res 3, Portishead Town A 3.
Division 2: Banwell Res 3, Locking Park Res 3; South Park Rangers 2, Winscombe A 2; Churchill Club 70 1, Worle Rangers 0; Portishead Town B 4, Yatton & Cleeve Utd A 1.
Division 3: AFC Nailsea 0, Uphill Castle A 0; St George EIG Res 2, Lodway 2; Burnham Utd A 2, Congresbury A 4; Shipham 2, Selkirk Utd 3; West Wick 3, Banwell A 0; Sporting Weston Res 3, Cheddar A 5.
Division 4: Axbridge Town 4, Burnham Utd B 3; Worle Rangers Res 0, Wedmore Res 4; Clevedon Utd A 4, Yatton & Cleeve Utd B 1; Weston Celtic 6, Nailsea Utd Colts 3; Huntspill Crowns 5, AFC Nailsea Res 1; Weston Town 6, Wrington Redhill A 1.
Division 1: Clapton v Nailsea A (C Connor); Worle Res v sporting Weston (M Sprague).
Division 2: Winscombe A v Portishead B (J Jarad); Worle Rangers v Locking Park Res (R Salvage); Yatton & Cleeve A v Churchill (E Ashwin); Congresbury Res v Nailsea B (C Ham).
Division 3: Banwell A v Hutton Res (T Shallcross); Sporting Weston Res v Congresbury A (tba); Uphill Cstle A v st George EIG Res (tba); Cheddar A v AFC Nailsea (J Young); Lodway v Selkirk (tba); Shipham v Westwick (tba).
Division 4: AFC Nailsea Res v Weston Celtic (tba); Weston Town v Axbridge (D Bayliss); Hutton A v Clevedon A (S Flory); Burnham B v Nailsea C (tba); Wrington A v Wedmore Res (tba); Huntspill Crowns v Yatton & Cleeve B (tba).
Wednedsday - Division 3: Shipham v Cheddar A (tba); Banwell A v Sporting Weston Res (R Hooper). Division 4: Nailsea C v Clevedon A (T Franklin); Hutton A v Weston Celtic (tba).