Rangers knocked out

Banwell Res 4 Worle Rangers 2 - WORLE turned in a credible performance against opponents two divisions higher in the Knockout Cup.

Banwell Res 4

Worle Rangers 2

WORLE turned in a credible performance against opponents two divisions higher in the Knockout Cup.

Rangers started brightly, passing the ball well and threatening down the flanks. Banwell took the lead as Worle failed to clear a centre and the turning point of the game came after half an hour when the Banwell keeper broke up an attack handling outside the box, and from the resulting attack Stuart Brown scored to put Banwell two up. Chris McKee and Dave Taylor linked up well in midfield and Paul Shire and Matt Wilson were putting in strong tackles.

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The second half started terribly for the visitors as Brown scored his second. McKee was pushed further forward and Worle were rewarded for their endeavour when McKee scored.

Comedy keeping by Brad Diver allowed Tom Williams to steal possession. Williams was fouled and Marc Trewern converted the penalty to give Rangers hope, but Banwell proceeded to the next round. Rangers man of the match went to Chris McKee.

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East Worle 9

Milton Crusaders 2

FREE-scoring East Worle returned to Division 1 action in style with seven different players getting on the score sheet.

Crusaders went a goal up with their first attack when the unmarked attacker headed past Matt Hill from close range.

The hosts were level when Mark Pennington equalised with a bullet header from a Mark McKeever corner.

Crusaders retook the lead after 15 minutes when East Worle failed to clear.

McKeever headed home the equaliser from a Paul Marquis cross, Clive Griffith out-paced his marker to score and McKeever put in Steve Owen for the fourth.

The midfield pair of Joe Abdulgani and Damien Thomas added goals before Marquis beat four players and drilled past James Fleet for a half time score of 7-2.

The second half saw East Worle in complete control, piling on pressure with James Fleet in the Crusaders goal needing to be in fine form, saving five one- on-ones from the attack.

Thomas got his second with a 30-yard drive before McKeever outpaced Andy Llewellyn wrapping up the score with his second of the game.

McKeever, Thomas and Abdulgani were superb but Mark Pennington took away players' man of the match award.

Clarence Park 2

Winscombe Res 3

WINSCOMBE came out on top against one of the potential big hitters to remain top of Division 2.

Winscombe's Ben Redwood looked odds-on to put his side in front from five yards, but Clarence made the visitors pay for their fluffed opportunity in devastating fashion with a counter attack that left Winscombe tied up in knots.

This jolted Winscombe into life and they quickly equalised when top scorer Jamie Hutchinson slotted away his one-on-one. Further pressure on Park's goal eventually took its toll when Hutchinson grabbed his 10th of the season to put them 2-1 up.

The second-half belonged to Clarence Park, but despite all their possession, Winscombe created the notable chances, and after new signing Kevin Pearce, Hutchinson and Redwood had issued further warnings of intent, Winscombe eventually made it 3-1 when Jake Hartrey swept home his second in as many games.

But, with a third of the game remaining, Clarence were still full of ambition and Lee Graham reduced the arrears from a free-kick that bubbled over Nathan Freeman.

Clarence then hit the post and later the bar, but sterling work by Paul Underwood, skipper Jack Milton, Jury Cureton, Rich Hall and Redwood ensured Winscombe survived the tense finish.

Worle FC Res 3

Westland United Res 1

Weston and District League Div 2

AFTER last week's defeat to a poor Winscombe team, Worle made seven changes and this made the difference with a resounding win over Westland United Reserves.

The first half was an even affair, and good play down the right from Dancer and Long was causing all sorts of problems, while for Worle the energy of Main, Demspey, Gourley and Young were causing the away team difficulty. A foul on Dempsey resulted in the first goal by Main confidently giving the keeper no chance from the penalty spot to put Worle a goal up.

The midfield partnership of Parker and Hooper were in control, but as the game wore on Westlands improved with good displays from Carnell and Dancey.

Westlands came out strongly in the second half but soon Worle doubled their lead, beating keeper Cooper and could have gone further ahead had they taken their numerous chances. Westlands then pulled a goal back through Paul Wray and this led to a nervous end, but all nerves were allayed when Dempsey increased the lead with a cool finish.

New signing Jacob Staines looks to be a promising and settled in well in his second game in the centre of defence

Man of the match for Worle went to Dempsey and for Westlands, Danny Dancer. Westlands next game is at home to Clarence Park.

St Johns Res 2

Wedmore 2

WITH 10 minutes of the game underway, St John's were 2-nil down after a sloppy back pass and defence mistake.

With everything to play for, Saints kept their composure and imposed themselves in Wedmore's half. Just before half time captajn Mike Winters with a 20-yard screamer brought it back to 2-1.

Second half chances came and a great cross and near-post header by Nick Karanicola levelled the score. From the best move of the game Andrew Katsouris' 25-yard volley hit the crossbar. Man of the match was Tino Consti.

AFC Nailsea Res 3

Weston Players 3

A CRACKING start for Weston Players in Division 6, resulted in Owen giving them the lead after just five minutes.

Poor defending from two Nailsea corners resulted in two goals to see the Players go into half time behind against the run of play.

A super long-range curling effort by Dabbs followed by a tap-in for Owen's second gave Players the lead early in the second half.

An uncleared ball bounced over the Players' defence for a Nailsea forward to rescue a point just five minutes from full time. Man of the match awarded to Ste Murray. Donkey of the match awarded to Dean Gavin.


Somerset Intermediate Cup, Round 1: Aces, Bath 4, KVFC Res 4 (KVFC won on penalties after extra time); Burnham United A 3, Bridgwater Sports 6; Cheddar B 2, Stogursey 3; Chilcompton United 1, Portishead WMC 5; Taunton Civil Service 5, Winscombe A 3; Cleeve West Town A 2, Tor 4; Dolphin Athletic 4, Spaxton 2;Hulan 1, Weston United 2; Stoke Rovers 1, Locking Park 2; Weston St John's Sports Bar Res 2, Weston Zoyland 0.

Atwell Shield Preliminary Round: Kewstoke Lions 4, KVFC 2.

Knockout Cup Preliminary Round: Banwell Res 4, Worle Rangers 2.

Division 1: East Worle 9, Milton Crusaders 2; Hutton 0, Cleeve West Town Res 1; Nailsea Town Res 2, Nailsea United A 1; Portishead Town A 8, Bournville Rovers 0; Weston St John's Sports Bar 3, Churchill Club 70 Res 0.

Division 2: Clarence Park 2, Winscombe Res 3; Clevedon United A 4, Draycott 2; St George (EiG) Res 3, Yatton Athletic Res 2; Worle Res 3, Westland United Res 1.

Division 3: Congresbury Res 3, Kewstoke Lions Res 1; Wrington Redhill Res 1, Nailsea United B 7; Wedmore 2, Weston St John's Res 2.

Division 4: Blagdon 4, Hutton Res 2; King Alfred Sports Centre 1, Clevedon United B 1; Nailsea United Colts 1, Cheddar A 5.

Division 5: Draycott Res 1, Tickenham United 5; Dynamo Dury 5, Portishead Town Colts 1.

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res 3, Weston Players 3; Dynamo Dury Res 0, Wedmore Res 0; Axbridge Town Ress 3, St George (EiG) B 4; Yatton Athletic A 1, Sporting Weston 3.

Fixtures for Saturday

Hospital Cup quarter-final (2.30pm): Churchill Club 70 Res v Cleeve West Town Res (C Simmons).

Knockout Cup Preliminary Round (2.30pm): Axbridge Town v St George (EiG) Res (D Phillips); Dynamo Dury v Nailsea United A (N Rawlings); Hutton v Selkirk United (J Billinghurst); Kewstoke Lions v Bournville Rovers (T Billinghurst); Milton Crusaders v AFC Nailsea (N Brown); Portishead Town A v Congresbury Res (J Skinner); Wedmore v Wrington Redhill Res (S Cahill); Westend v Cheddar A (M Sprague); Winscombe Res v Berrow Res (D Pinnock).

Division 1 (3pm): KVFC v Nailsea Town Res; Weston St John's Sports Bar v East Worle.

Division 2 (3pm): Draycott v Yatton Athletic Res; Locking Park v Clevedon United A; Portishead Workmans Club v Worle Res; Westland United Res v Clarence Park.

Division 3 (3pm): Cleeve West Town A v Kewstoke Lions Res (N Wakley); Nailsea United B v Burnham United A (R Perkins); Weston United v Winscombe A (P Fisher).

Division 4 (3pm): Clevedon Dons v South Park Rangers; Clevedon United B v Hutton Res; East Worle Res v Banwell Res; Nailsea United Colts v Blagdon.

Division 5 (3pm): Bournville Rovers Res v KVFC Res; Kewstoke Lions A v Tickenham United (N Aston); St George (EiG) A v Draycott Res.

Division 6 (3pm): AFC Naillsea Res v Wedmore Res (G Croker); Selkirk United Res v Axbridge Town Res (K Fox); Sporting Weston v Weston Super Seagulls; Weston Players v St George (EiG) B (A Jay); Worle Rangers v Dynamo Dury Res (W Dancer); Yatton Athletic A v Dolphin Athletic.

All other officials to be appointed.

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