Hartley hat-trick for the Saints
Dan Hartley netted a hat-trick for Weston St Johns Reserves in their last match of the season.
St Georges (E-i-G) Res 4
St Johns Res 4
SAINTS went into their last game of another title winning season against already relegated St Georges.
The home side started well and went into a 2-0 lead. Dan Hartley got Saints back into the game with a brace, the second after good work by Wilson and Borrett.
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Charalambous’ evening got worse when his weak punch gifted St George their third goal, but Saints equalised from a Andy Young free kick. The visitors took the lead when Hartley completed his hat trick with another fine solo goal.
Saints’ back four of Borrett, Hartley, Mitchell and Whittaker were defending well and with help from the midfield of Lee Whittaker, Hayes, Young and Tino, St Georges were finding it difficult to break them down.
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Charalambous redeemed himself when he made a stunning save, but St Georges equalised to make it 4-4. Saints brought on veteran Mike Whittaker and he nearly scored at the end.
Saints would also like to thank Cheryl Wilcox for all her hard work. Mike Whittaker’s man of the match was Dan Hartley.
Hutton Res 1
Weston Players 2
PLAYERS went into this Division 5 top of the table clash knowing a strong Hutton outfit would be waiting for them at Springwood.
Page, Earey, Skinner and Smith were dictating the play in the middle for Players, with a comfortable back three of DeVanney, Ashmore and Riddle. Players had the better of the chances, Steve Ballantine, Owen and Bush all saw efforts well saved before Ballantine put Players 1-0 up.
After the break, keeper Dan Owen was the busier in the first few minutes, making two smart stops. Players were beginning to rue the chances missed as Bush hit the post, Owen skewed an effort wide and Kev Ballantine fired wide.
Hutton drew level with 10 minutes remaining, but Players showed character and were rewarded in the 92nd minute when Jim Owen’s free kick cannoned off the bar against the unfortunate Hutton custodian to seal a hard fought 2-1 win.
The back three were excellent, Tom Bush and Steve Ballantine showed plenty of energy, but Curt Smith picked up the man of the match award.
Worle Rangers 4
Wrington-Redhill Res 1
WORLE Rangers’ final home game of the season was an enthralling win over Wrington Redhill Reserves.
Rangers went behind to an early goal and centre-backs Wilson and Clark gave everything to keep it at 1-0, but the pressure continued. Rangers got back into the game with good play from Brinson, Chatterley and Jake Hannam.
As the half began to close, Wilson and Clark were able to find passes out from the back, Brown and Horsnell started to get forward and Ayers and Dove were prominent.
Rangers made positive changes at the break and a cross by Chatterley was tapped home by Willment for the equaliser. Wrington won a penalty on the break, but the chance was put wide.
The penalty apart, Rangers looked comfortable at the back and Rangers won two penalties of their own as Brinson and then Brown were felled. Both penalties were converted by Carter. To cap a hard-working display, Troy Hannam made it 4-1.
The Curry Garden man of the match went to Matt Dove.
Banwell Reserves 1
Worle Rangers 1
WORLE Rangers picked up a valuable point against fellow promotion chasers Banwell.
A breakaway by Brinson put Williams in to put the away side in front. Banwell upped their game and put the back four of Ayers, Wilson, Westgarth and Brown under pressure, but they held out to the break.
In the second half, Banwell won a penalty with just five to go, which was netted for the equaliser.
Skipper Wilson, Carter and Wilde never stopper battling, but the Curry Garden man of the match was Ben Westgarth.
Division 1: Clevedon Utd Res 4, Winscombe Res 3; St George (E-i-G) Res 4, Weston St Johns Res 4.
Division 2: Axbridge Town 1, Burnham Utd A 1; Berrow Res 2, Congresbury Res 1.
Division 3: Westland Utd Res 2, Bournville Rovers 2; Westend 1, Tickenham Utd 1.
Division 4: Sporting Weston 2, AFC Nailsea 3; Winscombe A 2, Kewstoke Lions Res 3; Worle Res 1, Shipham 7; Cleeve West Town A 3, Kewstoke Lions Res 2; Worle Res 1, Weston Super Seagulls 4.
Division 5: Banwell Res 1, Worle Rangers 1; Worle Rangers 4, Wrington-Redhill Res 1; Hutton Res 1, Weston Players 2.
Division 6: Burnham Utd B 1, KVFC 2; Draycott Res 10, Priory Rangers 0; Pill Utd 2, Yatton Ath A 1; Congresbury A 0, Pill Utd 5.
Atwell Shield final: Churchill Club 70 Res 4, Clevedon Utd Res 1.
Division 1: St George (E-i-G) Res v Winscombe Res (S Clarke).
Division 2: Kewstoke Lions v Berrow Res (B Carter).
Division 3: Westland Utd Res v Westend (D Pinnock).
Division 4: AFC Nailsea v Shipham (P Fisher); Sporting Weston v Winscombe A (R Connolly); Worle Res v Cleeve West Town A.
Division 5: Wedmore Res v Worle Rangers (J Cooper); Banwell Res v St George (E-i-G) A (tba).
Division 6: Burnham Utd B v Congresbury A (W Dancer); Draycott Res v KVFC (J Geer); Axbridge Town Res v Yatton Ath A (C Ham).
Wednesday – Knockout Cup final at Cheddar FC (7.30pm): Berrow Res v Hutton (S Acton).