Worle remain unbeaten this season

PUBLISHED: 09:26 14 October 2016

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Worle recorded their fourth victory on the trot with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnham United Reserves.

Worle 5

Burnham Utd Res 0

Four wins on the trot with four clean sheets and 20 goals scored has put Worle in fourth spot in the league and still unbeaten.

Playing a match against a much-changed Burnham United Reserve team, Worle started with new signing Elliot Nelson at the back and were rarely troubled all afternoon.

Goals were spread around the team with youngster Tom Adams putting the home side into the lead and only great goalkeeping and poor finishing meant that it was only a 1-0 lead at half-time.

The second half started in similar fashion with Worle controlling the game throughout, creating numerous chances and it was not long before the scoreline reflected the home sides dominance with Tom Couston notching his fourth in two games.

Further goals came from Ryan Down and Ollie Clements, before Ian Leadbetter finished off the rout coming on and adding to his impressive goal tally.

On Saturday, Worle return to cup action and welcome Long Ashton to the Rec at 3pm.

Winscombe 1

Nailsea & Tickenham Res 1

Winscombe Reserves remain unbeaten in Division 2 West, but have drawn all five league games after a stalemate with leaders Nailsea and Tickenham Reserves at The Rec.

Winscombe started brightly and should have scored after Norris was put through, but his shot went wide. They were also denied a penalty, after man of the match Aiden Malcolm, who was superb all game, burst clear only for a defender to scythe him down, but the referee gave a free kick outside the box.

With the returning Freeman in goal, his long clearance found Malcolm, who held off two defenders before slotting home a well-taken goal.

Nailsea were looking for the long ball most of the time, but the back three of Becker, Norris and Hosey held firm. The midfield of Basset, Bailey, Rogers, Griffiths and Michaels were industrious and worked well as a team, with Brown causing mayhem up front.

It was a surprise when Nailsea equalised with the defence caught napping and Freeman’s punch finding the attacker, who calmly slotted home.

The second half was much the same, with chances at both ends and the referee booking a number of Nailsea players for some over zealous tackles.

In the end, a draw was a fair result and Winscombe host Farrington Gurney on Saturday in the divisional cup looking for that elusive first win.

Uphill Castle’s reward for battling through to the last 32 of the Somerset County Cup is a home tie against Somerset County League Premier Division high-flyers Wells City Reserves.

Uphill travel to Keynsham Town (3pm) in the group stage of the Somerset County League Premier and Division 1 Cup on Saturday.

Martin Avery’s reserve side entertain Portishead Caledonian Thistle (2.30pm) on the same day in round one of the Weston and District League Atwell Shield.

Stephen Corke’s A side host Wedmore Reserves in Division 5 of the Weston and District League (3pm).

The programme of games for the weekend is completed on Sunday when Christopher Jones’s Uphill Castle side entertain Bridgwater Rhode Lane in the Somerset Youth League (2.30pm).

The second Uphill Castle derby takes place this Saturday at the clubhouse on Bridgwater Road. The first race takes place at 7pm and all are most welcome.

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