Ryan nets hat-trick for Worle
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Worle defeated Winscombe to keep up their good run of results.
WORLE ran out 3-1 winners in this local derby against Winscombe, who will be in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season.
In difficult conditions, Worle played some of their best football of the season and the back three of Sprague, Wright and the returning Ryan Harris coped well with the Winscombe attack.
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The first-half was a goal-less affair, although a snap shot from leading scorer Ryan Hodrien could have given Worle the lead.
Worle were playing the more fluent football and deservedly took the lead early in the second half when the referee awarded Worle a penalty for handball, which was converted by Hodrien.
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Worle then started to dominate the game and Hodrien scored again when the Winscombe defence failed to clear. Winscombe were then given a lifeline when a shot hit the post and rebounded to Winscombe’s top goalscorer Winter, who had an easy tap-in.
Worle stepped up the tempo and both Dows and Hodrien were causing problems for the home defence and with 10 minutes left, man of the match Hodrien completed his hat-trick when given a one-on-one chance with Page in the Winscombe goal.
The only downside was an injury to Ryan Downs late in the second half when he was brought down from behind and had to be carried from the field of play.
Middlezoy Rovers 3
CONGRESBURY continue to climb the league table with a hard-earned win against a high-flying Middlezoy side.
They got off to a perfect start when in their first attack of the game a superb run and cross from Ross Stockhall was smashed past the keeper by Rob Harraway to make the score 1-0.
Congresbury defenders Liam Knight, Dave Blakeley, Ash Flavell and Joe Whittaker were indebted to keeper Danny Bullock, who had to make several great saves to preserve the Congresbury lead.
Middlezoy took a deserved lead with two quick goals following defensive blunders, both strikes giving Bullock no chance. Congresbury equalised when Stockhall netted to make the half-time score 2-2.
Congresbury started the second half well, with the midfield of Ash Towler, Will Scarrett and Seb Williams all working hard. Chances came for Harraway and Stockhall, but they failed to beat the keeper.
It was against the run of play when Middlezoy took the lead when a striker was left unmarked. At the other end, Williams went close to equalising, but saw his header crash back off the crossbar.
Congresbury got a deserved equaliser when Flavell met Kyle Havard’s corner and forced the ball into the net and in a thrilling finale, Stockhall outpaced the Middlezoy defenders and crossed for Harraway to make the final score 4-3.
Mercedes Benz of Weston player of the match was Rob Harraway.
Nailsea Town Res 3
Churchill Club 70 2
CHURCHILL probably put on their worst display since Tim Richens took over and for the first time the experienced manager looked bereft of ideas.
The non-appearance of a couple of regulars saw a late reshuffle and the inclusion of 48-year-old assistant manager Paul Chick, who proceeded to put in a man of the match performance.
Even Chick was helpless to stop Nailsea taking an early lead, firstly through a hotly disputed goal, while the second goal came from an error by the normally reliable Chris James.
Two Tom Fozzard goals saw the visitors get back to 2-2, despite missing a number of good chances, while the hosts also had a goal chalked off for offside.
Churchill continued to waste chances and with 10 minutes to go, a slip-up in defence gave Nailsea the winning goal.