Saints defeat unbeaten Minehead

Soccer Worlev Uphill castle.

Soccer Worlev Uphill castle. - Credit: Archant

Weston St Johns defeated high-flying Minehead 3-2, and also took their unbeaten record.

Minehead 2

Weston St Johns 3

ST JOHNS travelled to Minehead and came away with three points and their undefeated record.

Saints handed a debut to Leigh White, who scored and worked hard on his debut. The visitors started slowly against a team who were second in the league.

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Minehead should have taken an early lead, but Ash Harrison made an outstanding save to keep the scores level, but soon after the hosts took a deserved lead and Saints had Harrison to thank again after making another great save

Saints came out for the second half a different team, with Sam King controlling the midfield and Hawkins and McManus causing trouble up front and it was no surprise when King equalised.

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The visitors were on top with the back four of Powell, Flavell, Hudson and Radcliffe protecting Harrison.

Saints took a deserved lead with a swift passing moved finished off by White. Saints had Harrison on a couple of occasions, before they added a third when Hudson scored from a McManus corner.

Minehead scored deep into injury time, but St Johns held on for a deserved three points. Alliance Homes man of the match was Ryan Hawkins.

Worle 2

Uphill Castle 1

THIS was Worle’s fourth win on the trot, which puts them in joint top spot with North Curry.

Despite missing Jason Potter, Worle were able to call on both Ryan and Connor Downs for this local derby. The game started at a rapid pace and it was Uphill Castle who took the lead after a defensive error.

Two goals in 10 minutes changed the game when Smith made it five goals in three games when his pace took him clear of the Uphill defenders. Worle soon increased their lead when captain Ryan Harris was brought down in the box and Rio, Worle’s leading scorer gave Rawlings in the Uphill goal no chance.

The second half was more of a defensive display from the home side with Ryan Hodrien having an outstanding game and with Harris, Parker and Crandon limiting the away side.

Connor and Ryan Downs both came and worked tirelessly. Worle saw the game out and look forward to a week off from league action when they entertain Kewstoke in the cup in another local derby (2.30pm).

Man of the match was Ryan Hodrien.

Purnell Sports 0

Congresbury 2

CONGRESBURY recorded a well-deserved victory over a battling Purnells side to earn the points.

Congresbury had to wait until the final quarter of an hour to score the goals that gave victory. They were superbly led by Mason Gardner, who created early chances for Ross Stockhall and Danny Sprague.

Defenders Ollie Clements, Sam Clements, Alex Read and Brian Wrigley all played well and dealt comfortably with the rare Purnells attacks as the half ended 0-0.

Congresbury got the goal they deserved when a clever pass from Seb Williams released Stockhall and he made no mistake. Stockhall hit the post twice before Ben Sheppard scored the second.

Tincknell Country Stores player of the match was Mason Gardner.

WRINGTON Redhill FC is holding their annual vice-presidents and sponsors day on October 26 when Castle Cary will be the opposition.

Guests will be treated to a home-made buffet and match day hostesses will be in attendance throughout the day. The match will be sponsored by Mr Naz Hoque of Bombay Palace in Cleeve.

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