Rangers bow out of the Somerset Intermediate Cup

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Weston Rangers bowed out of the Somerset Intermediate Cup at the quarter-final stage.

Worle Rangers 1

Pensford 3

WORLE Rangers bowed out of the Somerset Intermediate Cup at the quarter-final stage, after a spirited performance against a strong Pensford side.

Playing host to the current leaders of the Mid-Somerset League Division 1, Pensford, who have a 100 per cent league record, Rangers knew this could be their toughest test of the season to date.


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The early exchanges tested both defences, Worle looking the stronger with leadership and organisation from Wilson, Westgarth and keeper Jakeman.

An early injury to Dale gave an opportunity for Hannam and after 20 minutes Chatterley fed Hannam who fired home for a deserved lead.

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In open play, the workrate and commitment of Young, Williams, Royce and Nott continued to thwart the visitors. Pensford scored two quick goals to take the lead and netted a third when Westgarth was barged off the ball.

After the break, Worle gradually threw men forward. Willment was introduced and offered some fresh legs. Wilson and Jakeman continued to play well and the workrate of Hannam and Williams was terrific, providing opportunities for Young and Brinson.

Pensford defended deep and held out for a 3-1 win and did enough to deserve the victory.

Westgarth’s and Williams’ commitment and positional play was superb, Brinson was terrific, but the Curry Garden man of the match went to skipper Matt Wilson.

Kewstoke Lions 1

Banwell Res 2

(After extra time)

BANWELL Reserves progressed to the next round of the Knockout Cup after condemning Kewstoke to their first defeat of the season.

Banwell started the brighter side with lots of early pressure and Liam Underhill struck the opener. This was a wake-up call for Kewstoke who responded within 10 minutes through Phil Hockey’s chip from a tight angle.

The second half was goalless, the best chance falling to Kewstoke, but Ryan Northmore pulled off a superb save. The game was decided in extra time when the ball slipped under a Kewstoke foot which Underhill raced onto and clinically finished past Alex Blake who could do nothing about it.

Ben Popperwell worked tirelessly up front for Kewstoke and was rewarded with DS Securities man of the match award. For Banwell, the First Call Training Solutions man of the match was Liam Underhill.

Burnham Utd B 1

Wrington Redhill Res 7

CURRENT Keyes Cup holders Wrington cruised into the semi-finals with a great away victory over a spirited Burnham side.

Wrington started brightly and created a number of chances before Chris Vowels opened the scoring on 20 minutes, but Burnham equalised within five minutes.

Wrington took the lead again when Nick Buck scored his first goal of the season and then midfield partner Paul Burnett also scored his first goal of the season to take Wrington in at the break 3-1 up.

In the second half, Wrington increased their lead when Vowels scored his second. Within 10 minutes, flying winger Dan Tempan added Wringtons fifth.

Manager Julian Moss introduced two new signings Lloyd Richardson and Ash Allen and both settled in straight away and look quality signings.

Vowels scored two more goals to take his tally for the season to 17 as Wrington ran out worthy winners.

Wrington’s Amors stores man of the match was Dan Tempan.

Hutton Res 1

Weston Players 2

PLAYERS travelled to Hutton in this Division 4 encounter and faced a strong Hutton side.

Hutton put on a fabulous tribute and a minutes silence being held in remembrance of Andy Cross. The game was a fitting encounter for such an occasion being played in great spirit with Players edging it.

A tight first half saw Dan Owen in the Players goal the busier with a string of good stops. Callum Thompson went closest for Players when his deft chip cleared the crossbar before Jim Owen put Players 1-0 up.

DeVanney, Williams, Jones and Raymond were dealing well with the pacy Hutton attack and young Sotiris and Ballantine on the wings were giving the Hutton full-backs plenty to think about.

The second half saw Players the brighter team and the increasing influence of Skinner and Thompson in the middle of the park saw Owen, Randall and Bush run riot, all seeing good chances go begging.

Owen attoned for a string of misses with his second and good approach play by Clark and Thompson saw the latter square for Owen to bundle home. Hutton pulled one back after a defensive error, but Players held on for a hard fought win.

A good team perfomance with Thompson, DeVanney, Randall, Bush and Owen impressing, but the man of the match award went to Rich Skinner.

Paul and Tom White of First Call Training Solutions presents Banwell Reserves’ captain Russell Mitchell with their new training kit.

RESULTS

Knockout Cup round 2: Banwell Res 2, Kewstoke Lions 1 (aet).

Vardon Cup quarter-final: Bournville Rovers 7, Selkirk Utd Res 2.

Keyes Cup quarter-final: Burnham Utd B 1, Wrington Redhill Res 7.

Page Shield round 1: Worle Rangers Res 1, Portishead Caledonian Thistle 4.

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res 5, Selkirk Utd 2; Nailsea Utd A 0, Draycott 1; Winscombe Res 5, Clevedon Utd Res 0.

Division 2: Axbridge Town 4, Clevedon Utd A 3; Portishead Town A 3, Burnham Utd A 0; Tickenham Utd 6, Locking Park 1; St Georges (E-i-G) Res 4, Nailsea Utd B 3.

Divison 3: Cheddar A 1, Westland Utd Res 1; Sporting Weston 4, Congresbury Res 7.

Division 4: Hutton Res 1, Weston Players 2; Nailsea Utd Colts 2, King Alfred SC 1.

Division 5: Dolphin Ath 4, Priory Rangers 4; Pill Utd 3, KVFC 2.

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res 2, Wedmore Res 1; Clapton-in-Gordano3, Westend Res 2; Draycott Res 2, Congresbury A 6; Shipham Res 6, South Park Rangers Res 1.

FIXTURES

Atwell Shield round 2: St George (E-i-G) Res v Weston Super Seagulls (C Simmons); Kewstoke Lions v v Churchill Club 70 Res (T Ganfield); Worle Rangers v Weston Players (M Sprague).

Davis Shield quarter-finals: Clevedon Utd A v Worle Rangers Res (S Clarke); Nailsea Utd B v Wedmore Res (A Fry); St George (E-i-G) A v Westend Res (J Hickey).

Knockout Cup round 2: Clevedon Dons v Portishead Caledonian Thistle (M Smith).

Keyes Cup quarter-final: South Park Rangers v Dolphin Ath (A Tremlett).

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res v Berrow Res (J Billinghurst); Draycott v Nailsea Utd A (P Maxey); Hutton v Clevedon Utd Res (N Wakley); Winscombe Res v Selkirk Utd (A Raggett).

Division 2: Burnham Utd A v Yatton Ath Res (M Collins); Locking Park v Tickenham Utd (A Smith); Portishead Town A v Axbridge Town (T Major).

Division 3: Cheddar A v Congresbury Res (tba); Shipham v Westland Utd Res (I Smith); Wedmore v Portishead Town B (K Fox); Sporting Weston v Winscombe A (tba).

Division 4: Bournville Rovers v Banwell Res (T Ford); Cleeve West Town A v Worle Res (T Billinghurst); King Alfred SC v Nailsea Utd Colts (S Cahill); Selkirk Utd Res v Kewstoke Lions Res (I Campbell).

Division 5: Axbridge Town Res v Wrington Redhill Res (B Dancer); Clevedon Utd B v Burnham Utd B (J Major); Portishead Town Colts v KVFC (A Lambourne);

Priory Rangers v Pill Utd (tba).

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res v Draycott Res (R Brammer); South Park Rangers Res v Clapton-in-Gordano (S Freeman).

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