Langford Rovers keep up their promotion hopes

Soccer Worlev Highbridge.

Soccer Worlev Highbridge. - Credit: Archant

Langford Rovers kept their promotion hopes alive with a narrow victory over third-placed Middlezoy Rovers.

Langford Rovers 4

Middlezoy Rovers 3

LANGFORD Rovers further cemented their position as the second most senior team in the town with this impressive victory over third-placed Middlezoy Rovers, keeping alive their hopes of promotion to the Premier Division of the Somerset County League.

The Sedgemoor side took the lead, but Langford drew level when Daniel Hartley reacted first to square for George King to score. Rovers took the lead when the industrious William Sneddon-Coombs swept home a sweeping crossfield ball from Joseph Radcliffe.

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The visitors drew level again after the break, before an excellent headed goal by Zemell Burton from captain Nathan Best gave Rovers the lead.

Charlie Lintell brought the sides level once more, before deep in to injury time Daniel Hartley popped up to keep alive his sides hopes of advancing to the next stage of the pyramid.

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The man of the match award, sponsored by Capille Construction Ltd went to Joshua Evans.

On Saturday, Langford make the short trip to Coleridge Road for what will be a stern test of their credentials in a Somerset County League Division One West derby against Weston St Johns (2pm).

Banwell 1

Congresbury 6

CONGRESBURY recorded a deserved win in this local derby against Banwell.

The hosts started the better side and keeper Danny Bullock had to make several good saves to keep the scores level. Gradually Congresbury began to take control of the game with Kyle Havard, Dave Blakely, Tony Tuckfield and Ash Towler edging the midfield battle.

Congresbury took the lead when Havard’s corner fell to Ash Flavell and he turned and volleyed the ball into the roof of the net. Defenders Liam Knight, Alex Read, Flavell and Justin Seale settled into the game and the visitors made it 2-0 when Havard fired home.

The visitors scored again when Blakely’s powerful shot from outside the penalty area found the back of the net.

Banwell were struggling to cope with the pace of strikers Ross Stockhall, Rob Harraway and Will Scarrett and when a pass from Havard sent Stockhall clear, he made no mistake to make it 4-0.

Banwell pulled a goal back, but Stockhall set up Harraway for the fifth, soon followed by another for Harraway.

Brorn Windows player of the match was Kyle Havard.

WINSCOMBE’S game against Kewstoke Lions was abandoned after 50 minutes due to Rob Winter breaking both his tibia and tibia in a collision.

Winscombe trainer Merv Brean would like to thank players and supporters from both sides who aided him. Manager Steve Barker said Rob’s presence on the field will be greatly missed, but the main concern is his health.

Everybody from Winscombe and Kewstoke and also local players who know Rob wish him a swift recovery.

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