Worle start the season in fine style

PUBLISHED: 09:26 26 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:26 26 August 2016

Worle started the new season with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Burnham United Reserves.

Burnham Utd Res 0

Worle 5

This was Worle’s first league game after a number of pre-season friendlies and they started it in fine style with a comprehensive win over.

Worle started brightly with a number of enforced changes due to unavailability and Robbi Gerrett started brightly. It was not long before Gerrett’s height put Worle 1-0 up from a Ryan Hodrien corner.

Worle could have been out of sight in the first 20 minutes with the home side rarely getting out of their own half. Worle doubled their lead on the half-hour when Ryan Down was brought down in the area and Hodrien netted from the spot.

The second half started in the same manner, with Worle extending their lead when the ball was turned into his own net by a Burnham defender.

Further goals came from Hodrien and Down and with better finishing the score could have been double figures, but all credit to Burnham who battled throughout without troubling Jemkins in the Worle goal.

Worle introduced new signing Nathan Bishop, Mike Kay and veteran Jonny Crandon as a makeshift striker late on, with Worle cruising to the three points.

This Saturday is the first home game and a large crowd is expected with Banwell the visitors (3pm) at Worle Recreation Ground.

Somerton Town 1

Uphill Castle 2.

Uphill Castle kickstarted their season with an impressive victory at Somerton Town.

James Devanney and Daniel Thomas both went close for Uphill before Sean Burke gave the home side the lead against the run of play.

Luke Bryant pulled off a fine save from Mark Henry to keep his side in contention and his efforts were rewarded moments later after Jack Askins had an effort sail over the bar. Samuel Beresford drew the sides level with a cultured left-foot effort from outside the area.

Benjamin Harris was to prove the match winner for the visitors, while the hardworking Thomas went close to extending the advantage when he lobbed the keeper, but saw his attempt come back off the post.

Grateful thanks are extended to Fusion of St James Street for their sponsorship of the match day travel.

On Saturday, Uphill travel to Congresbury (3pm) and all support is most welcome.

Winscombe Res 1

1610 Taunton 1

Winscombe Reserves conceded a late goal for the second week running when drawing at The Rec against 1610 Taunton.

Playing with the slope in the first-half, Winscombe took the game to their opponents with Milton and Rogers again dominating the middle providing excellent service for Malcolm and Dancer down the flanks and Brown again putting in an excellent shift.

The back four of Smith, Hosey, Norris and Bassett all made sure keeper Dakin was rarely troubled. They almost scored just before half-time when Milton’s cross was met by the head of Rogers, but it hit the post and flew to safety.

The second half saw the visitors come more into it, but it was the home side that went ahead when a 40-yard free kick by man of the match Dancer deceived everyone and flew into the net.

They almost scored again when a shot from Rogers was brilliantly saved by the keeper. The visitors scored with seven minutes remaining from a free kick.

Winscombe are away on Saturday at local rivals Cheddar.

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