Rangers struggle to earn a point

Worle Rangers struggled to earn a point against a resilient Cleeve side.

Worle Rangers 1

Cleeve West Town A 1

WORLE Rangers struggled to earn a point against a resilient Cleeve side.

Early breaks through the pace of Williams, Stephens and Chatterley were met with solid defending from Cleeve. Rangers were made to pay for missed chances when they conceded a soft goal against the run of play.


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The back four of Royce, Wilson, Hannam and Sutor defended well and with Hockey showing good hands, the score remained at 1-0 going into half-time.

After the break, Rangers started to dominate with good play from Hannam, Carter, Dale and Young.

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Rangers got back on level terms when Wilson headed home a Hannam corner. Looking for the winner, Sutor moved forwarded and combined well with Brinson and Dale, but Cleeve held on for a draw.

The Curry Garden man of the match went to skipper Matt Wilson.

Hutton Res 2

Banwell Res 4

BANWELL came from behind to beat a strong Hutton side to maintain there 100 per cent record.

The visitors took the lead against the run of play when captain Russell Mitchell drilled the ball into the bottom corner. The lead was short-lived as Hutton’s pacy strikers combined to beat Dave Purkis in the visitors’ goal.

Hutton took the lead when Ben Cornish could only watch as his clearance found the top corner of his own net, before 16-year-old Harry Hornigold finished off the move of the match for the equaliser.

Hutton struggled with Sam Perrett’s long throw which resulted in Mark Pennington scoring from close range to give Banwell a 3-2 lead with 10 minutes remaining. Top scorer Adam Abrahams scored the fourth after beating two players before smashing the ball home.

Banwell introduced Callum White for his debut and veteran Jimmy Darch who both had chances to increase the lead after some good forward play.

Dave Purkis and Sam Perrett both were on the top of their game, ensuring Banwell took all three points on a difficult pitch. Roy Hart Motors man of the match was Russell Mitchell.

RESULTS

Knockout Cup preliminary round: Cheddar A 3, Westend 4; Draycott 4, Axbridge Town 3; KVFC 4, Worle Res 2 (aet).

Division 1: Berrow Res 1, Cleeve West Town Res 2; Selkirk Utd 2, Clevedon Utd Res 0; Winscombe Res 2, Nailsea United A 4.

Division 2: Locking Park 4, Yatton Ath Res 2; Nailsea Utd B 2, Portishead Town A 4; Tickenham Utd 6, Clevedon United A 0.

Division 4: Hutton Res 2, Banwell Res 4; Worle Rangers 1, Cleeve West Town A 1.

Division 5: Axbridge Town Res 1, Burnham Utd B 1; Clevedon Utd B 1, Pill Utd 1; Portishead Town Colts 1, Dolphin Ath 4; South Park Rangers 2, Priory Rangers 2.

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res 1, Clapton-in-Gordano 3; Portishead Caledonian Thistle 4, Congresbury A 0; Shipham Res 7, Draycott Res 1.

FIXTURES

Division 1: Nailsa Utd A v Berrow Res (A Fry); Selkirk Utd v Cleeve West Town Res (A Croker).

Division 2: Burnham Utd A v Tickenham Utd (D Carstensen); Clevedon Utd A v Axbridge Town (T Billinghurst); Locking Park v Nailsea Utd B (N Wakley); Portishead Town A v Clevedon Dons (J Hickey); Yatton Ath Res v St George (E-i-G) Res (S Quinton).

Division 3: AFC Nailsea v Shipham (tba); Congresbury Res v Sporting Weston (tba); Portishead Town B v Wedmore (C Simmons); Westend v Winscombe A (J Harding); Weston Super Seagulls v Westland Utd Res (A Smith).

Division 4: Bournville Rovers v Cleeve West Town A (tba); Kewstoke Lions Res v Banwell Res (tba); King Alfred SC v Selkirk Utd Res (tba); Worle Rangers v Worle Res (M Sprague).

Division 5: Axbridge Town Res v Pill Utd (R Brammer); Clevedon Utd B v Burnham Utd B (J Billinghurst); Priory Rangers v Portishead Town Colts (B Dancer); St George (E-i-G) A v KVFC (T Ganfield); South Park Rangers v Wrington-Redhill Res (A Lambourne).

Division 6: Clapton-in-Gordano v South Park Rangers Res (D Pinnock); Draycott Res v Westend Res (J Geer); Shipham Res v AFC Nailsea Res (M Croker); Wedmore Res v Portishead Caledonian Thistle (S Cahill).

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