Spirited Uphill Castle defeated in the cup

PUBLISHED: 09:10 12 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:10 12 October 2017

Aiden McKenna.

Aiden McKenna.

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Uphill Castle travaelled to Somerset County League Premier Division high fliers Nailea and Tickenham and gave a spirited performance.

Nailsea and Tickenham 4

Uphill Caste 1

Uphill Castle were not in the least over-awed by travelling to higher division opponents in the shape of Somerset County League Premier Division high fliers Nailsea and Tickenham.

The visitors where well served by Aidan McKenna throughout and deservedly took the lead on 17 minutes when Daniel Hartley’s deflected shot beat former Bath City keeper Jason Mellor.

Within five minutes of the restart, a quick one-two between Wesley Bracey and James Sealey saw the latter slip the ball home to level.

On 61 minutes a similar move saw Christopher Gayle put the hosts in front. Mellor pulled off a crucial double save to deny Jordan Elliot an equaliser before a double strike from Jack Sell on 80 and 84 minutes sealed victory for the home side.

A late header by Benjamin Harris in the dying stages nearly pulled one back for the Castle.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Synter Mercedes-Benz of Weston went to Aidan McKenna.

This Saturday, Uphill Castle host Portishead Town Reserves (3pm) in the first round of the Somerset County League Premier and Division One Cup.

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