Lions bounce back to form

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Kewstoke Lions bounced back to winning form against Churchill Reserves, running out 5-0 winners.

Kewstoke Lions 5

Churchill Res 0

KEWSTOKE bounced back from last week’s cup exit with a scoreline that should have been even more.

The home side played in patches in the first-half, but enjoyed the majority of possession. The only goal came when Joe Popperwell powered forward and cut the ball back for brother Ben to head home.


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Kewstoke started the second half with injuries to three or four players, but without replacements had to dig in and controlled the rest of the game with constant pressure on Churchill’s back line.

Ben Popperwell headed a second, Aaron Bray’s fine display was capped with a goal before Popperwell completed his hat-trick. The scoring was complete when Adam Brueford smashed home a penalty.

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DS Securities man of the match went to Ben Popperwell.

Worle Rangers 5

Weston Players 3

WORLE Rangers marched on to another quarter-final with a victory over fellow division rivals Weston Players in this Atwell Shield encounter.

Rangers took charge from the first whistle with Williams, Wilson and Jake Hannam keeping things tight with good talking from keeper Jakeman. The opening goal was flowing Rangers at their best as the front three of Brinson, Dale and Troy Hannam combined for Dale to score.

Rangers doubled their lead when JakeHannam crossed for Sutor to beat the keeper. Players hit back and reduced the deficit before half-time, despite the efforts of Jakeman.

Rangers made the game safe after the break when a cross from Brinson was volleyed home by Young from the edge of the area. Westgarth was introduced on a corner and his first touch was to glance on for Stephens to make it 4-1.

Rangers relaxed and Players’ made it 4-2 and then as Jakeman made a good save, a Players forward raced in to make it 4-3. Troy Hannam scored from a Young corner to make it 5-3 and the tie safe.

Jo Dale was superb in the opening period until injured, skipper Matt Wilson stood strong at key moments and Andy Young’s goal and composure in midfield was outstanding. However, the Curry Garden man of the match went to Tom Williams.

RESULTS

Atwell Shield round 2: Kewstoke Lions 5, Churchill Club 70 Res 0; Worle Rangers 5, Weston Players 3.

Davis Shield quarter-final: Clevedon Utd A 9, Worle Rangers Res 1.

Knockout Cup round 2: Clevedon Dons 0, Portishead Caledonian Thistle 3.

Keyes Cup quarter-final: South Park Rangers 1, Dolphin Ath 8.

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res 3, Berrow Res 2; Draycott1, Nailsea Utd A 5; Hutton 2, Clevedon Utd Res 4; Winscombe Res 6, Selkirk Utd 0.

Division 2: Burnham Utd A 1, Yatton Ath Res 5; Locking Park2, Tickenham Utd 2; Portishead Town A 2, Axbridge Town 0.

Division 3: Cheddar A 0, Congresbury Res 4; Shipham 1, Westland Utd Res 3; Wedmore 3, Portishead Town B 3; Sporting Weston 7, Winscombe A 3.

Division 4: Bournville Rovers 2, Banwell Res 5; Cleeve West Town A 0, Worle Res 5; King Alfred SC 3, Nailsea Utd Colts 3; Selkirk Utd Res 0, Kewstoke Lions Res 4.

Division 5: Axbridge Town Res 0, Wrington Redhill Res 6; Clevedon Utd B 4, Burnham Utd B 0; Portishead Town Colts 1, KVFC 6; Priory Rangers 2, Pill Utd 3. Division 6: South Park Rangers Res 1, Clapton-in-Gordano 7.

FIXTURES

Atwell Shield round 2: Bournville Rovers v Nailsea Utd A (T Billinghurst); Winscombe Res v Wrington Redhill Res (D Carstensen).

Knockout Cup round 2: Westend v Hutton (P Maxey).

Challenge Cup round 1: AFC Nailsea v Congresbury Res (A Fry).

Challenge Cup quarter-final: Portishead Town B v Shipham (N Wakley).

Vardon Cup round 1: Kewstoke Lions Res v Hutton Res (D Pinnock).

Vardon Cup quarter-final: King Alfred SC v Banwell Res (C Simmons).

Keyes Cup round 1: Priory Rangers v Axbridge Town Res (J Cox).

Page Shield quarter-final: Wedmore Res v Congresbury A (S Cahill).

Division 1: Churchill Club 70 Res v Cleeve West Town Res (S Freeman); Clevedon Utd Res v Draycott (I Madge); Selkirk Utd v Kewstoke Lions (J Harding).

Division 2: Clevedon Dons v Axbridge Town (I Smith); Burnham Utd A v Clevedon Utd A (J Hickey); Nailsea Utd B v Yatton Ath Res (I Campbell); Portishead Town A v Tickenham Utd (J Cooper).

Division 3: Sporting Weston v Weston Super Seagulls (M Collins); Westland Utd Res v Wedmore (M Sprague).

Division 4: Cleeve West Town A v Nailsea Utd Colts (J Locker); Weston Players v Worle Res (B Dancer); Worle Rangers v Selkirk Utd Res (R Brammer).

Division 5: Clevedon Utd B v St George (E-i-G) A (L Gillam); Dolphin Ath v Burnham Utd B (tba); KVFC v Portishead Town Colts (C Ham); Pill Utd v South Park Rangers (A Smith).

Division 6: Worle Rangers Res v Westend Res (tba); Portishead Caledonian Thistle v Shipham Res (T Ford).

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