Rovers hold champions-elect to a draw

PUBLISHED: 09:44 02 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:44 02 April 2015

Soccer Winscombev Nailsea Utd.

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Langford Rovers held champions-elect Clevedon United to a draw.

Clevedon United 2

Langford Rovers 2

LANGFORD Rovers gained a highly credible draw at champions-elect Clevedon United to keep alive their own hopes of promotion to the Premier Division of the Somerset County League.

Had it of not been for a cruel late deflection, they would of left Coleridge Vale with three points.

Played in difficult conditions with a strong crossfield wind and on a heavy pitch, it was the Bulls that settled first when a corner by William Sneddon-Coombes caused disarray in the home penalty area and Patrick Riddell was on hand to fire home.

A slow start from Langford in the second half allowed the home side to draw level when Ryan Scott did well to get a hand to a 20-yard drive from Daniel Fowler, but couldn’t prevent the ball from entering the net.

The visitors restored their lead when Adam Filer scored his first goal of the season, but with 10 minutes remaining, United grabbed a share of the spoils when another Fowler effort, this time from 30 yards, took a wicked deflection to deceive Scott.

For the second week in succession Joseph Radcliffe was awarded the Capille Construction Ltd man of the match award.

Winscombe 2

Nailsea Utd 1

WINSCOMBE defeated Nailsea United 2-1 on a windy day at The Rec.

The home side started brightly with Clark, Flint and Mason all having chances. Stoves, Hughes and Collier were running midfield and with Heal, Hosey Hooper and Chambers restricting the visitors to long-range shooting at Page’s goal, it came as a surprise it took until the 44th minute for Winscombe to score. Hosey bundling the ball in from a yard.

Winscombe dominated the start of the second half and were given a penalty when a defender handled the ball. Stoves coolly put the resulting kick away.

With five minutes remaining, Nailsea scored after a superb save by Page fell to the feet of an attacker who hammered home.

Winscombe Fish Bar man of the match was shared between Stoves and Hughes.

Winscombe have two difficult games coming up, hosting league leaders Combe St Nicolas on Tuesday (7.30pm) and travel to play Taunton.

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