Rangers reach their second semi-final
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Worle Rangers defeated AFC Nailsea to reach their second semi-final of the season.
AFC Nailsea 2
Worle Rangers 4
WORLE Rangers progressed to the semi-finals of the Atwell Shield with a comfortable victory over Division 3 AFC Nailsea.
Dale and Dugmore looked lively and tested the home defence, while Nailsea played a direct game and the back four of Prime, Westgarth, Clark and Quick defended well with good organisation too from Jakeman.
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Nailsea scored against the run of play, but Rangers rallied with Young and Hannam starting to win the midfield battle with good support from Williams, Brinson and Dugmore.
From a Young corner, Westgarth headed home on the half-hour, but Nailsea again scored from a set-piece to lead 2-1 at the break.
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Soon after the break, Quick crossed for Dale to head home the equaliser and then Jakeman saved well to keep the scores level.
Willment, Chatterley and Stephens all did well to stretch the home side and goals from Hannam and Williams won the game for Rangers to take them through to their second semi-final of the season.
Quick was excellent at left-back and Williams’ workrate in midfield and up front was superb. However, the Curry Garden man of the match went to Jo Dale.
Weston Players 3
Bournville Rovers 2
PLAYERS battled to a hard-fought victory despite finding themselves behind twice. The home side found themselves 1-0 down after a rapid counter attack. Players fought back and after weathering the onslaught, thanks to some fine goalkeeping from Owen, clawed themselves back in the game.
Bush had chances and Callum Thompson rounded the keeper only to fluff his lines. He atoned for his error with a smart turn and finish in the box after a long McConnachie throw had caused havoc.
After the break, Players started the brighter, the industry and drive of Skinner and Salmon fed the forward line of Ballantine, Waterhouse, Bush and Thompson to attack at will.
Players were left to rue a number of missed chances as they found themselves 2-1 down against the run of play, but again levelled when Jones powered home Salmon’s free kick.
As the game opened up, Player’s back four of Jones, McConnachie, Williams and Sotiris stood firm and Players got their noses in front when Sotiris lashed home after tidy work in the box from Thompson and Bush.
Manager Ashmore was delighted with his depleted squad, with nods to Bush, Thompson, Ballantine and debutant Salmon, but man of the match was Adam McConnachie.
Wrington-Redhill Res 4
WRINGTON manager Julian Moss started the game under pressure by losing three players to the first team and striker Chris Vowles not being able to get to the game until half-time.
The home side made the worst possible start when two defensive errors gave KVFC a two goal lead in the first 10 minutes. The visitors extended their lead with a fine strike, but Wrington hit bac, with a goal by Lloyd Richardson.
Early in the second half, Vowels came on for James Marshall. Wrington rose to the challenge and grabbed two goals back to make the game all square, but KVFC scored another two goals on the break.
Wrington created chance after chance and Vowles scored a penalty to make it 5-4 and in a storming finish to the game, the visiting keeper pulled off some fine saves to secure victory.
Wrington’s Amours Stores man of the match award was shared by Lloyd Richardson and Chris Vowles.
Atwell Shield round 2: Portishead Caledonian Thistle 4, Banwell Res 2.
Atwell Shield quarter-finals: AFC Nailsea 2, Worle Rangers 4; Nailsea Utd A 5, Weston Super Seagulls 2.
Knockout Cup round 1: Wrington Redhill Res 4, KVFC 5.
Knockout Cup quarter-final: Wedmore 2, Winscombe Res 4.
Davis Shield semi-final: Westend Res 0, Nailsea Utd B 7.
Challenge Cup round 1: Westend 3, Sporting Weston 4.
Division 1: Churchill Club 70 Res 3, Selkirk Utd 1; Cleeve West Town Res 1, Hutton 1; Kewstoke 5, Draycott 1.
Division 2: Axbridge Town 0, Tickenham Utd 3; Clevedon Utd A 2, Portishead Town A 3; St George (E-i-G) Res 2, Burnham Utd A 8; Yatton Ath Res 5, Locking Park 0. Division 3: Cheddar A 0, Shipham 4; Winscombe A 1, Congresbury Res 6.
Division 4: Hutton Res 1, King Alfred SC 5; Nailsea Utd Colts 2, Kewstoke Lions Res 5; Selkirk Utd Res 1, Cleeve West Town A 0; Weston Players 3, Bournville Rovers 2.
Division 5: Burnham Utd B 4, South Park Rangers 4; Clevedon Utd B 7, Axbridge Town Res 0; Priory Rangers 3, Portishead Town Colts 3; Pill Utd 3, Dolphin Ath 3.
Division 6: Clapton-in-Gordano 4, Wedmore Res 0; Congresbury A 3, AFC Nailsea Res 1; Worle Rangers Res 1, Shipham Res 4.
Atwell Shield quarter-final: Kewstoke Lions v Wrington Redhill Res (D Pinnock).
Knockout Cup round 2: Sporting Weston v KVFC (M Sprague).
Knockout Cup quarter-final: Selkirk Utd v Winscombe Res (T Ganfield).
Keyes Cup quarter-final: Pill Utd v Priory Rangers (L Gillam).
Page Shield quarter-final: Portishead Caledonian Thistle v Clapton-in-Gordano (A Smith).
Division 1: Berrow Res v Churchill Club 70 Res (J Bolland); Draycott v Hutton (J Jarad); Clevedon Utd Res v Cleeve West Town Res (I Smith).
Division 2: Burnham Utd A v Axbridge Town (S Cahill); Clevedon Dons v Tickenham Utd (J Harding); Nailsea Utd B v Locking Park (R Brammer); Portishead Town A v Clevedon Utd A (N Wakley); St George (E-i-G) Res v Yatton Ath Res (D Carstensen).
Division 3: Congresbury Res v Westend (J Billinghurst); Shipham v AFC Nailsea (T Billinghurst); Portishead Town B v Westland Utd Res (J Major); Winscombe A v Cheddar A (A Fry); Weston Super Seagulls v Wedmore (J Locker).
Division 4: Bournville Rovers v Selkirk Utd Res (B Dancer); Cleeve West Town A v Kewstoke Lions Res (tba); Hutton Res v Nailsea Utd Colts (tba); King Alfred SC v Worle Rangers (tba); Weston Players v Banwell Res (S Acton).
Division 5: Axbridge Town Res v South Park Rangers (K Fox); Dolphin Ath v Clevedon Utd B (P Maxey).
Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res v South Park Rangers Res (M Croker); Shipham Res v Wedmore Res (tba); Westend Res v Worle Rangers Res (M Collins).