Page Shield cup final success for Players

PUBLISHED: 09:37 06 May 2011 | UPDATED: 09:37 06 May 2011

SOCCER :  Keyes Cup final at Weston AFC, Sporting Weston v Weston Super Seagulls. Sporting Weston celebrating their win.

SOCCER : Keyes Cup final at Weston AFC, Sporting Weston v Weston Super Seagulls. Sporting Weston celebrating their win.

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Weston Players capture the Page Shield cup final.

Weston Players 4

Kenn Valley 2

PLAYERS went into this Page Shield final off the back of two straight defeats.

They started well with Bush, Owen and Riddle all going close and Page and Skinner forcing good saves from the busy Valley custodian.

Players took the lead when Jim Owens corner was volleyed home by Will DeVanney. The Players back three of Ashmore, Jones and Brown were relatively untested, with Kev Ballantine offering excellent cover. Skinner, Page and DeVanney were dictating the play through the middle and the front three of Owen, Riddle and Bush were causing havoc.

Kenn Valley levelled against the run of play, but Players regained the lead when Dan Riddle latched onto Skinner’s angled pass to square for Owen to score.

2nd half saw the pace drop slightly, the large pitch and ferocious tempo of the first

After the break, Owen got his second and 45th goal of the season. Valley found themselves back in the game on the hour mar, scoring from a corner.

Man of the match Ballantine put the result beyond doubt crashing home a pass from Joel Page to cap a fine performance and secure the cup for the jubilant Weston Players.

The league and cup double in only their second season a fantastic achievement and Players would like to thank everyone behind the scenes for their help this season.

Kewstoke Lions 5

Selkirk Utd 0

KEWSTOKE were in control of this Division 1 match from start to finish.

Selkirk had no answer to the home side’s passing and Ryan Fieldhouse and Alex Chatterley worked tirelessly up front. Chatterley was rewarded with a fine goal in the first half and along with Jack Brewer’s fine strike gave Kewstoke a 2-0 half-time lead.

After the break, Brewer demonstrated some fine dribbling on the left and Callum Thompson’s deliveries from set plays creating further goals, Adam Brueford and Brewer again the beneficiaries, before Thompson added the fifth.

The back line of Bray, Channing, Leon Brueford and Hay were solid with Adam Brueford and man of the match Joe Green controlling the middle.

St Georges EIG B 3

Worle Rangers 1

FOLLOWING two wins on the trot, Rangers looked to complete its league fixtures this season with a hat-trick of victories, but found a resolute St Georges too strong.

Rangers competed well with St Georges during the first period with the midfield of Brinson, Ayers, Hannam, Willment and Ingersent working hard, however they were not able to create any real clear cut opportunities for Williams to convert up front.

St Georges caused problems for Worle but determined defensive work particularly from Wilson, who headed clear on more than one occasion to prevent certain goals, meant that the half-time score remained goal-less.

After the break, St Georges went into a 2-0 lead. Rangers never gave up and after some changes from manager Dave Knight, they got back into the game with a fine volley from Willment.

St Georges completed the victory late on when a cross from the left was deflected into his own net by the unlucky Royce.

The Curry Garden man of the match for Worle Rangers went to Jamie Ingersent.

RESULTS

Keyes Cup final: Sporting Weston 2, Weston Super Seagulls 1.

Charity Cup final: Churchill Club 70 Res 1, Weston St Johns Res 5.

Page Shield final: KVFC 2, Weston Players 4.

Atwell Shield semi-final: Weston St Johns SB 4, Clevedon Utd Res 0.

Division 1: Kewstoke Lions 3, Nailsea Town Res 3; Portishead Town A 0, Selkirk Utd 3; East Worle 3, Weston St Johns SB 2; Kewstoke Lions 5, Selkirk Utd 0; Nailsea Town Res 3, Cleeve West Town Res 1.

Division 2: Bournville Rovers 3, Locking Park 5.

Division 3: Berrow Res 1, Burnham Utd A 2; Worle Res 0, Burnham Utd A 6.

Division 4: Cheddar A 2, Tickenham Utd 2.

Division 5: Weston Super Seagulls 0, Selkirk Utd Res 3; Sporting Weston 0, Banwell Res 2; Weston Super Seagulls 3, South Park Rangers 1.

Division 6: St George (E-i-G) B 3, Worle Rangers 1.

FIXTURES

Division 1: Clevedon Utd Res v Nailsea Town Res (C Simmons); Draycott v Weston St Johns SB (D Phillips); East Worle v Selkirk Utd (P Roberts); Kewstoke Lions v Nailsea Utd A (S Acton).

Division 2: Locking Park v Portishead WMC (J Cooper); Weston St Johns Res v St George (E-i-G) res (N Rawlings).

Division 5: Weston Super Seagulls v Sporting Weston (M Sprague).

Tuesday – Challenge Cup final at Churchill FC (6.30pm): Burnham Utd A v Yatton Ath Res (referee Dave Carstensen, assistants Jon Cooper, Clint Simmons, 4th official Ben Hillier).

Division 1: Weston St Johns SB v Cleeve West Town Res (K Moore).

Thursday – Atwell Shield final at Winscombe (7pm): Kewstoke Lions v Weston St Johns SB (referee Andy Locker, assistants Steve Clarke, Andy Murphy, 4th official John Skinner).

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