New club record of victories set by Winscombe

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Winscombe set a club record when they recorded their 14th successive victory.

Winscombe 5

Taunton Utd 4

WINSCOMBE made it 14 wins on the trot, which according to Winscombe legend Hugh Fountain, is a record, but it was a close call.

The visitors made the better start and went ahead with a penalty after Matt Heal was adjudged to have handled the ball. They went further ahead when a mix-up allowed the striker to put it past the helpless Page.


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Gradually, Winscombe got their act together and scored with a penalty converted by Flint.

The second half was much different as the home side equalised almost immediately through Winter. Five minutes later, Flint scored his 18th of the season to put them ahead.

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With 10 minutes remaining, the game sprang back into life when Taunton equalised and scored again two minutes later. This put the winning run in jeopardy, but the never say die attitude saw them score straight from the restart, Winter back-heeling home for his 12th of the campaign.

They scored the winner in the last minute with a penalty by Hyden, who was brought down and got up and put away the kick.

Man of the match was Mike Hosey.

Congresbury 2

Staplegrove 1

CONGRESBURY produced a good performance to earn victory over a high-flying Staplegrove side.

Congresbury started the better of the two sides, with defenders Joe Whittaker, Alex Read, Ash Flavell and Liam Knight rarely troubled by the Staplegrove forwards.

The home side took the lead when Knight’s cross found Tony Tuckfield at the far post to score. Moments later, Congresbury had a great chance to make it 2-0, but Rob Harraway missed a great chance.

With half-time approaching, keeper Danny Bullock had to make two great saves to deny strikers that were clean through on goal and that left the half-time score 1-0.

Congresbury doubled the score straight from the second half kick-off, when Ross Stockhall fired a 40-yard effort that gave the keeper no chance.

With midfielders Ash Towler, Kyle Havard, Sam Matthews and Seb Williams working hard, Congresbury continued to create chances and Knight should have scored when Harraway’s superb cross found him unmarked in the area.

There were further good chances for Towler and Will Scarrett, but both failed to test the keeper. Near the end, Staplegrove scored a consolation goal.

Towens player of the match was Ash Towler.

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