Worle victory set up intriguing derby clash with Uphill Castle

PUBLISHED: 09:22 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:22 19 January 2018

Worle v Portishead.

Worle v Portishead.

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Worle's impressive victory over Portishead Reseves has set up an interesting clash with near neighbours Uphill Castle next week.

Worle 6

Portishead Res 1

This impressive win sets up next week’s local derby against Uphill Castle, a must watch game with both sides in decent form, with only a point separating the teams.

Worle dominated this game for large periods without really hitting top form and should have won by double figures. The home side recalled Lewis Cahill up front and were rewarded with a brace from the frontman.

Worle went into the break with a healthy lead and throughout the match created numerous chances with the best of them falling to new signing Chris Taylor, who went round the away keeper twice, but with the goal beckoning he hit the post both times.

Ryan Hodrien increased his goal tally for the season before being withdrawn through injury. Elliot Nelson chipped in with the opening goal from a corner.

Jonny Parker, who had an impressive game, also got on the scoresheet, but it was Callum Mcmanus who scored the goal of the game when he drilled his shot into the top corner, giving the Portishead keeper no chance.

Credit to Portishead who got into the game more in the second half, but it was Worle who came away with all three points.

This Saturday, Worle are home to Uphill Castle (2pm kick-off) at the Recreation Ground.

Shirehampton 5

Wrington Redhill 1

Wrington Redhill were left bewildered at quite how this scoreline came about, poor defending let them down, but failure to take a series of good chances were equally frustrating.

Shirehampton deservedly took the lead on 16 minutes when Dan Marne outmuscled Chris Bradley to score past Mat Hill in goal for Wrington. The home side went two up soon after when Scott Bamford beat the offside trap and rounded Hill to score.

The visitors soon had chance to reduce the deficit when Raphael Waugh’s cross found Jake Horton unmarked at the far post, but his header hit the upright and when the rebound fell to him he blazed over.

Soon after some clever passing in midfield put Wrington’s Waugh through on goal, but his powerful shot was just wide.

Shirehampton went three up just before half-time when Joe Harvey’s shot from the edge of the box found the top corner of the net.

The visitors started the second half brightly with O’Connor on for the injured Horton, Waugh and Callum Vickery all running and tricking their way through the home defence, but there was no end product

Shirehampton however, took the wind out of their sails on 55 minutes when Marne converted Harvey’s cross to make it 4-0. Wrington were probing and pushing away with O’Connor heading wide when well placed and a goalbound effort from Vickery striking his own player near the line.

Harvey made it 5-0 for Shirehampton with a 25-yard blast into the top corner. Wrington did eventually score the goal they had been threatening all afternoon when Sam Clarke, playing a lively cameo role from the bench, lobbed goalkeeper Winkler from outside the box.

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