Uphill Castle crank up pressure on leaders

PUBLISHED: 09:08 17 February 2017 | UPDATED: 09:08 17 February 2017

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Uphill Castle kept up the pressure on the league leaders with a fine victory over Glastonbury.

Uphill Castle 2

Glastonbury 0

Uphill Castle cranked up the pressure on the leaders in Division One West of the Somerset County League and remain in the promotion shake-up themselves courtesy of this impressive victory.

The home side kept their second consecutive clean sheet to edge past Glastonbury for what was ultimately a straight forward three points.

The visitors set their stall out early on by dropping deep and it was always going to be a case of whether Uphill could break down their stubborn and resistant defence.

The first-half was short on chances with the Castle going close through Daniel Thomas and Paul Wray.

The breakthrough came just before the break when Thomas’ persistence saw him rob the defender and his low cross was converted at the far post by Daniel Hartley.

Glastonbury came out after half-time with more attacking intent, which in turn opened up more space for the Uphill front men, and after going close through Joseph Radcliffe and Jack Askins headers, Thomas again turned provider when his shot was saved and the rebound fell to Jordan Elliot to double the lead.

From that point forward it was just a case of game management and the Castle saw out the remainder of the fixture to claim an important victory.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Sytner Mercedes-Benz of Weston, went to Joseph Radcliffe.

On Saturday, Uphill Castle travel to Cleeve West Town (2.30pm).

Uphill Castle first team are seeking an assistant referee to cover their matches. A fee of £15 a game would be paid to the successful applicant with food and transport also provided. The position might suit a recently qualified official looking to gain some experience.

If you are interested or would like any further information, please contact Anthony on 07590 499908.

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