Winning start for new Hutton managers

PUBLISHED: 09:48 07 September 2012


New Hutton managers got off to a winning start against Winscombe Reserves.

Hutton 4

Winscombe Res 2

UNDER new managers Barry Stabbins and Paul Abrams, a new-look Hutton got their season off to a winning start.

The visitors took the lead when Hutton failed to organise while temporarily down to 10 men. This prompted a quick response and with the speedy Hayden Hall linking well with Dan Jones and James Jenkins, it was Jones that finished well to equalise.

Captain Damon Smith’s 50 yard defence-splitting ball sent Jon Strawbridge clear, who unselfishly squared for Jones to get his second before Jenkins sent Hall through to finish well to give Hutton a 3-1 advantage at the break.

The second half became scrappier and Winscombe pulled a goal back from a deflection. Hutton keeper Cremer and the back three youngsters of Andy Cooper, Damon Smith and Chris Loach linked well with Ash Newing, P Cremer and Price to see off any Winscombe fightback.

After a quick interchange with Smith, Price killed the game off with his first senior goal. Hutton’s man of the match was Hayden Hall for a lively display.

Hutton dedicated this win to John Hall, ex-chairman of the club.

Westend 11

Westlands Res 1

WESTEND started their season at home to a youthful Westlands side.

Westend started brightly and started stringing passes together from the back with Mike Smith, Rob Jones, Rich Jones and Kevin Bale. It wasn’t long before Westend took the lead when a misplaced pass was collected by Joe Abdugani, who rolled the ball into an empty net from 25 yards.

Westend went two up when good work from Ross Killcoyne and Steve Jones freed Dave White, who smashed home from a tight angle. Abdugani missed a penalty after a great save, but James Devanny soon made it three after good work from Craig O’Conner.

In the second half, Westend looked for more goals, with O’Conner and Smith both grabbing a brace. Smith’s first was a fine volley from Killcoyne’s through ball.

Keeper Mark Rawlins had little to do, but managed to claim a goal after a slight deflection off a defender on its way into the top corner.

White added another before James Devanny stole the show and man of the match with two good finishes before Westlands grabbed a late consolation.

Weston Players 5

Kewstoke Res 0

PLAYERS got their season underway with a comfortable win against Kewstoke Reserves.

The hosts missed a hatful of chances in the early exchanges with Marshall, Smith and Ballantine all going close before Josh Randall opened his account from Curt Smith’s pass.

He doubled the lead shortly after, again set up by Smith. Players had the ascendency with Page and Earey dominating the midfield and the back four of Skinner, Clark, Ashmore and Jones offering little change.

Randall grabbed his hat-trick early in the second half, converting from the spot after the impressive Marshall was felled in the box. Smith provided his third assist supplying the corner for Rob Jones to head home before substitute Jake Clark slid home Skinner’s cross after good work from Ash Raymond.

It was a solid display from the back four and there were impressive debuts from Jake Clark, Rich Williams and Ryan Clark. Page Earey, Clark, Marshall and Smith impressed, but the Allstars Sports Bar man of the match went to Josh Randall.

AFC Nailsea Res 1

Worle Rangers Res 1

WORLE Rangers Reserves played their first-ever game in the Weston and District League and picked up a deserved point.

Rangers when behind when a tame shot from the edge of the box was deflected by the defence to an unmarked Nailsea forward, who gave goalkeeper Kevin Hockey no chance.

Rangers hit back when Martin Williams’ cross was finished by Gordon Cockle, but the goal was ruled out by the linesman’s flag. The Rangers defence of Prime, Horsnell, Carter and Wilson restricted Nailsea to few further chances as the first half ended with Rangers one goal down.

Worle looked much more dangerous in the second period with Steven Gray, Jamie Stephens and Alex Chatterley working hard. However, Trewern, Stephens, Williams and Hannam were all guilty of missing excellent chances.

Eventually Stephens completed a positive move with a low finish past a helpless keeper.

Kevin Hockey and Christopher Prime had good debuts for Worle and captain Jamie Stephens worked tirelessly, however, the Curry Garden man of the match went to Steve Gray.

Westend Res 0

Congresbury A 4

CONGRESBURY started the season well with a convincing 4-0 win against Westend.

A mistake by the Congresbury defence just before the break led to a corner resulting in an excellent save from young debutant goalkeeper Luke Bryant.

The second half started with Nick Collins working hard and a corner by Shaz Khastor saw Brian Read’s header well saved.

A long clearance from Steve Gamble was misjudged by the Westend keeper who fired it straight at Scarrett and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

The home side hit back, but Chris Palfrey and Ole Minns dealt well with any danger. Congresbury doubled their lead when a dazzling piece of skill by Dim Antounas saw the ball deflected narrowly wide and from the resulting corner, Scarrett scored from Yeatma’s cross.

Minutes later an interception and pass from Dale Barlow found Marshman, who beat three players before laying the ball off to Read to score from 30 yards. Soon after, Scarrett lofted the ball over the Westend keeper to complete his hat-trick and make it 4-0.

Congresbury man of the match was Chris Palfrey.

SOUTH Park Rangers Reserves first competitive game together saw them earn a creditable 5-5 draw against Draycott Reserves.

The South Park scorers were Conway Jones, Andy Attard, Si Gilpin and Dave Evans (2). The Shooters Sports Bar man of the match was Dave Evans.

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