Worle suffer county cup defeat against near neighbours Winscombe

PUBLISHED: 11:53 19 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:53 19 October 2018

Football, a generic picture. Picture TERRY IFE

Football, a generic picture. Picture TERRY IFE


Worle suffered a shock defeat in the Somerset Cup playing near neighbours Winscombe.

Worle 1

Winscombe 2

The Somerset Cup weekend pitted second in the Premier League Worle, versus fourth in Division 1 Winscombe.

However, you wouldn’t have known a division separated these two sides with Winscombe dominating from start to finish. Worle took the lead against the run of play with an excellent finish from Chris Taylor, which left Freeman with no chance.

Winscombe continued to pile on the pressure and were finally rewarded with a goal in the 75th minute when Stockhall and Milton combined exquisitely to set up Flint to fire home.

With extra time looming, Worle folded under Winscombe pressure, Hughes won the ball in the air for Ware to send a deft lob over the Worle defence for Mason to latch onto.

He made no mistake lifting the ball over the onrushing keeper Hodrien to give Winscombe a deserved lead and a place in the next round of the cup.

Mendip Broadwalk 0

Yatton and Cleeve Utd 3

Yatton & Cleeve United won this Uhlsport Somerset County League cup match with ease over hosts Mendip Broadwalk.

To win games you must take your chances and that’s exactly what Yatton did. They went ahead on 21 minutes when awarded a penalty after Joshua Gibbs had been clipped in the box, Joseph Hance making no mistake from the spot.

Two minutes later it was 2-0 as veteran Simon Tarr turned back the clock with a diving header. At the other end, the Yatton defence, with James Bird a rock at the back, was rarely troubled.

Three minutes in to the restart Yatton were awarded a second spot kick after Gibbs was pushed over. This time though, George Brimble was up for the occasion, making a fine save to keep out Hance’s kick.

It made no odds though, as Yatton wrapped it up with a third goal, 11 minutes from time, sub Alexander Bird nodding the ball in, following a Clayton Matthews corner.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by The Woodspring, Worle High Street, went to James Bird.

This Saturday, Yatton and Cleeve United travel to Berrow Castle (3pm) in Division 1 of the Uhlsport Somerset County League.

Wrington Redhill 0

Hengrove Athletic Res 5

Uhlsport Somerset County League Premier Division Wrington Redhill were on the receiving end of a cup shock as Division 1 Hengrove Athletic condemned them to a humiliating defeat.

The first half saw the home side facing a gale force wind which was being used to their advantage by Hengrove. In the early stages Matthew Hill was called into action on a number of times.

At the other end, an Oliver Clements free kick was comfortably gathered by Aaron Greatbanks.

Approaching the half hour, Hengrove took the lead when Mitchell Purnell latched onto the rebound of a shot from Joseph Goddard.

Wrington Redhill were able to hold the score to 1-0 down to the break thanks to a goalline clearance by Leigh White from a corner and the crossbar keeping out a free kick.

After the break, the visitors scored two goals in quick succession by the visitors. Despite this setback Wrington Redhill stuck to their task and efforts from Bradley, Callum Briggs, White and Jason Potter could not be converted into goals.

A long punt forward held up in the wind and drifted over Hill’s head into the net and near the end Hengrove scored again, although further chances from Chris Holland and Bradley were kept at bay.

The man of the match, kindly sponsored by The York Hotel, Weston, went to Jack Burgess.

Its back to league action on Saturday with another home fixture against high-riding Watchet Town in the Premier Division (3pm) and the club will be anxious to start picking up more points to move away from the relegation zone.

Weston St Johns went down 5-2 to a Dominic Baresi inspired Peasedown Miners Welfare in the first round of the Uhlsport Somerset County League’s Division 2 and Division 3 Cup.

On Saturday, the Saints travel to AFC Brislington (3pm) in Division 2 of the County League.

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