High-flyers held to a draw by Uphill Castle


Football - Credit: Archant

Uphill Castle held high-flying Glastobury to a draw, in their first game for 10 weeks.

Glastonbury 1 Uphill Castle 1

IN their first game for 10 weeks, Uphill Castle produced a good all-round performance to earn a well-deserved draw against a high-flying Glastonbury side.

Uphill started the brighter with Jack Askins and Ben Harris winning the midfield battle, while defenders Lewis Smith, Joe Boon, David Long and Mike Deane dealt comfortably with the attacking threat from Glastonbury.

Glastonbury were dangerous at set pieces and a well-taken free-kick ended with keeper Mark Rawlins making a fine save, before Uphill went close with a couple of long-range shots by Harris and Askins. Glastonbury took the lead against the run of play to make the half-time score 1-0.

The second half was much the same as the first with Glastonbury sitting deep and allowing Uphill plenty of the ball. Uphill looked threatening out wide, with Sam Beresford, Deane and Jack Riney, causing the Glastonbury defence problems.

Uphill got their deserved equaliser when a cross from Matt Bebber was met with a powerful header by Paul Wray.

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Glastonbury came more into the game after the equaliser and Rawlins made an excellent save from a close range shot. They also hit the post from a free-kick and a header crashed back of the bar, but Uphill held on for a deserved point.

The Old Thatched Cottage player of the match was Lewis Smith.

Castle Cary 0 Wrington & Redhill 4

FOLLOWING a slow start to the game, Castle Cary settled well and dominated possession, but Wrington Redhill eventually ran out comfortable 4-0 winners.

Wrington Redhill took the lead after six minutes against the run of play when a Craig Burchall corner was controlled by Simon Riggs, who lifted the ball into the six yard box for Jake Murray to head home from close range.

Despite being an equally fought contest, a cross by Wrington’s Joe Berry found central striker Graham Cheeseman, whose fierce shot hit the crossbar in the 28th minute.

After 37 minutes, Wrington doubled their lead following another set piece corner. Burchall lobbed the ball into the six yard box where Berry deftly flicked home past the Castle Cary keeper.

The second half began evenly, but Wrington gradually began to take control. A Berry shot followed by a Cheeseman header was pushed out by the defence to an unmarked Burchall, who finished clinically with a tremendous shot from 20 yards.

After 61 minutes, a 40-yard free kick by midfielder Richard Lucas found the head of Sam Charman, who headed back across the box for Cheeseman to head in and make the score 4-0 to the visitors.

Wrington began to dominate and with the game over as a contest, frustration set in for the home side who had their manager shown a red card, followed by two defenders.

Wrington closed the game out and came away with a deserved away win and remain unbeaten in the Somerset County League Division 1 in their push for promotion

Man of the match was Sam Charman.

Winscombe 1 Kewstoke 1

WINSCOMBE played their first game of the year at home to a physical Kewstoke side and drew 1-1.

Winscombe started brightly with Hyden causing havoc and creating numerous chances, none of which were converted. Kewstoke had the chance to go ahead from the spot after a mistimed tackle led to a penalty, but from the resulting kick by McManus, Paige made a tremendous stop.

The second half started much the same as the first, but Winscombe went ahead just before the hour when Hyden waltzed through to put the ball away.

Kewstoke should have equalised, but they missed a sitter from only a yard out and they also hit the bar. With only a minute left, a shot by substitute Leon Brueford found the net for the equaliser.

Winscombe Fish Bar man of the match was Jory Cureton.

For Kewstoke, the man of the match, sponsored by the Windsor Castle, was Mark Hearne.

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