Worle hit 10 to move up to second place

PUBLISHED: 09:39 20 January 2017 | UPDATED: 09:39 20 January 2017

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Worle moved up to second place in the league after a comprehensive victory over Nailsea United Reserves.

Worle 10

Nailsea Utd Res 2

Worle have now scored 22 goals in their last three games to rise to second place in the league and sets up a tasty local derby at home to the league leaders Weston St Johns (2pm) at the Worle Recreation Ground.

Worle started brightly and took the game to the away team and goals were soon flowing from Connor Downs and Elliot Nelson, the two centre-halves from corners and then a superb goal from midfield from Mike Hodrien, who coolly lobbed the onrushing Nailsea keeper.

This was sandwiched in-between a missed penalty from the usually reliable Ollie Clements, which was saved by Fry in the Nailsea goal. Ryan Downs, Worle’s top goalscorer helped himself to a first-half goal and Tom Adams weighed in with another.

Worle stepped off the gas in the second half after going into the break with a 6-0 advantage, but still another four goals came, with Mike Hodrien claiming another near the end.

Clements made amends for his penalty miss with a couple of goals and a superb all-round performance. Credit goes to Flynn and Jack Hodrien in the home side’s midfield who gave Nailsea no space to work with.

Worle introduced Parker, Potter and Molton in the second half and credit to Nailsea who never let their heads drop and at 10-0 down, claimed a couple of late consolation goals.

With the second team also winning 3-0 away to AFC Nailsea, this was an excellent weekend. Support local football and come down to the recreation ground to watch, with free entry plus refreshments available in the clubhouse

Ilminster Town 2

Uphill Castle 1

Uphill Castle made the long trip to face Ilminster in Division One West of the Somerset County League and were unlucky to come away without at least a point.

The visitors started strongly and carved out chances from the off. However, keeper Luke Bryant was caught out by a long free kick which caught the wind.

Uphill recovered quickly from the setback and remained on top for the remainder of the half, with Daniel Thomas and Samuel Beresford both going close.

The second half started in the same vein as the first had ended and Castle got a deserved equaliser when Jack Askins’ through ball found Thomas, who smashed home his shot over the home keeper for his fourth goal in two games.

Uphill pushed on strongly to find a winner, but despite going close were not able to make the breakthrough. With 10 minutes remaining, a well-worked corner resulted in a goal from David Simpson for the home side and ensured the Castle returned home empty-handed, but in good spirits due to a strong team performance.

The man of the match award, sponsored by Sytner Mercedes-Benz, Weston, went to Joshua Evans.

Weston St Johns 1

Winscombe 1

Winscombe came away from Weston wondering how they got one point instead of all three against top of the table St Johns.

Straight from the kick-off, they took the game to the home side and also had a number of key players missing.

Rogers, Andy Ware and Griffiths had control of the midfield, while Tinknell, Bailey, Becker and Matt Ware stopped the St John’s dangerous front man having a shot at Freeman’s goal.

Up front, Malcolm, Coates and Clothier gave the home defence a torrid time, creating many chances, none of which were converted.

The second half continued in the same way and Winscombe went close when Griffiths hit a thunderous free kick which the keeper managed to tip over the bar.

St Johns opened the scoring after a run out of defence by Becker was broken up and the ball was lobbed over Freeman.

This did not stop Winscombe and could have equalised when the keeper fouled Coates in the box, but Malcolm missed the resulting penalty.

Winscombe kept up the pressure and were rewarded when Griffiths picked up the ball 30 yards out and was forced wide, but he turned and hit it past the keeper and into the net.

Butcombe man of the match went to Andy Ware.

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