Worle close the gap at the top of the league

PUBLISHED: 15:35 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:35 28 February 2018

Weston St Johns v Worle AFC.

Weston St Johns v Worle AFC.

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Worle narrowed the gap at the top with victory at Glastonbury.

Glastonbury 0

Worle 2

Worle gained a three valuable points away to an improving Glastonbury, who put up more a fight than in the previous game where Worle won 6-1 at the start of the season.

The visitors started well and took an early lead when the ball was deflected into the path of Jack Hodrien, who made no mistake and drilled his shot past the home keeper.

Lewis Cahill started up front with Chris Taylor and chances were at a premium on a pitch that was cutting up badly as the game went on.

Worle defended a lot better than the previous week with Hudson, Down and Wilson as a back three, with Potter and Hodrien playing as wingbacks. Glastonbury had a lot of possession, but never troubled Dancey in the Worle goal.

The second half was a lot better from Worle and with 15 minutes left, they had a free kick 25 metres out and Taylor found a gap past the wall into the corner of the net.

Worle managed to see the game out despite a few late scares when the home side threw everything forward to try to get back into the game.

A good three points gained in a difficult fixture and cements Worle’s position in second place in the league and with top of the table Somerton losing, the gap has closed to two points with Worle having a game in hand.

This Saturday a large crowd is expected when Premier Side Nailsea United visit The Rec in the quarter-finals of the Somerset County Cup in a 2.30pm kick-off. The clubhouse will be open all day for this attractive fixture.

Staplegrove 5

Wrington Redhill 4

Wrington Redhill were looking to consolidate their mid table position away to lowly Staplegrove, but found themselves losing to the odd goal in a high-scoring game.

The first real action saw an Ollie Clements shot at the home keeper, before the home side went close on the counter attack.

The visitors took the lead on 10 minutes when Sam Clarke finished calmly after some good work from Callum Vickery. Staplegrove continued to launch the ball forward with Joe Moore clearing one effort off the line, but shortly after another long ball reached Luke Desave who fired the ball past Hill to equalise.

Almost immediately Wrington Redhill were back in front with Clements smashing home from just outside the box at 2-1.

As the half-hour mark approached, another long ball saw Staplegrove level the scores again. With the front three being fed from Leigh White and Mike Rowcliffe, chances did fall to the visitors to go ahead again.

With a few minutes left to half time Desave scored twice to complete a first-half hat-trick with the visitors needing to re-group during the break being 2-4 down.

There was a much needed improvement after the interval. A good exchange of passes from White and Clarke found Horton who shot over from close range and he followed after with a free kick which struck the crossbar.

Wrington Redhill began to get on top and nearly clawed a goal back after good work by Chris Bradley, Perry and Clements. On 80 minutes a Clements corner found its way to Clarke to bundle the ball in.

The match was all square again when Horton was fed by Vickery and he made it 4-4. Staplegrove grabbed the winner after a goalmouth scramble in the final seconds of the game.

After such a well-fought comeback, this was a cruel end for Wrington Redhill who now have to steel themselves for tough end of season run-in.

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