Hard-working Churchill lose out to Kewstoke

Worle v Combe St Nicholas.

Worle v Combe St Nicholas. - Credit: Archant

Starting with just 10 players, Churchill gave a fine performance against Kewstoke, eventually going down 2-1.

Churchill Club 70 1

Kewstoke 2

DESPITE facing a team in the top three of the league, this was another great performance for a hard-working Churchill side.

Already down to 12 fit players due to injuries and unavailability, two players did not turn up and were left to face their opponents with just 10 players.

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Kewstoke took the lead when the ball was bravely slotted home by Paul Marquis. Soon after, the lead was doubled as Callum McManus netted, giving Chris James no chance.

Thereafter it was a masterclass in how to play with 10 men and Churchill even managed to win the second half 1-0 as a goal from Andy Wormald gave the visitors the jitters.

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Although the team all played well, special mention must go to new boys Benji Jones and Wayne Croucher.

Worle 1

Combe St Nicholas 3

COMBE St Nicholas inflicted Worle’s first home defeat of the season with a 3-1 win at the Rec.

Worle dictated play with a familiar formation of Flynn, Parker and Rendall in midfield and Downs and Clements out wide and Worle should have capitalised on their possession, but with 10 minutes of the first-half remaining, Worle went a goal behind .

After the break, Worle came out brightly and a long-range effort from Ollie Clements levelled the scores, but Combe took the lead with a penalty.

Worle’s misery was compounded when Barry Flynn was chasing back and he unfortunatealy scored an own goal to put Combe 3-1 up and the game out of reach. This Saturday, Worle are away to Clevedon United Reserves and in the evening are holding a quiz night at the clubhouse that starts at 7.30pm.

Teams of four are required and everyone is welcome to attend, supporters, past players and everyone interested in quizzes. Please call Gary on 07534 957980 for more information.

Staplegrove 1

Congresbury 3

CONGRESBURY returned to winning ways with a well-deserved win against high-flying Staplegrove.

The home side dominated the early stages with defenders Ash Flavell, Justin Seale, Rich Carnell and Alex Read all playing well to keep them out.

At the other end, Seb Williams went close with two long-range efforts that narrowly missed the target. Near the end of the half, keeper Danny Bullock was at full stretch to save a powerful goalbound effort.

The second half was a completely different story as Congresbury forced Staplegrove to defend deeper and deeper and their defenders were struggling to cope with the pace and movement of strikers Ross Stockhall and Rob Harraway.

Congresbury’s first goal came when Stockhall’s pass found Harraway and he smashed the ball first time into the top corner of the net. Moments later, following a cross from Liam Collins, Harraway made the score 2-0.

Harraway completed a 13 minute hat-trick with another powerful strike, Collins was again the provider with a ball into the box. Staplegrove never gave up and midfielders Dave Blakely, Will Scarrett and Sam Matthews all worked hard to keep them out.

In injury time, Staplegrove score a consolation goal following some hesitancy in the Congresbury defence and the game finished 1-3. Williams Roofing player of the match was Rob Harraway.

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