Saints earn three points at Cheddar
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Weston St Johns Reserves returned from Cheddar with all three points after coming from 2-0 down.
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SAINTS travelled to Cheddar knowing victory over the hosts would take them above them in the league table.
Saints welcomed back the Winter brothers and made several changes from the disappointing draw against Worle.
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Cheddar took the lead when Saints failed to clear a corner. The hosts were in control and doubled the lead from the penalty spot after a rash challenge from Radcliffe. Saints’ keeper Allchorne saved the spot kick, but Cheddar scored from the rebound.
The hosts should have gone three up, but Allchorne made an outstanding save after the ball hit the post. Saints woke up and started looking like a team and Radcliffe forced a good save from ex-Saints keeper Si Venn.
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Saints pulled a goal back when Rob Winter was put through and he rounded the keeper to score. Saints kept up the pressure, with Hartley and Evans bossing the midfield, with the hard-working Hayes giving the defence no peace. Saints equalised when Rob Winter smashed the ball home.
Saints came out for the second half like a different team and took the lead when Dan Hartley’s corner was swept home by Mike Carpenter. Saints’ back four of skipper Hartley, Charalambous, Mitchell and Mike Winter were outstanding in the second half as they held on to earn the three points.
M&S Carpentry man of the match was Mike Winter.
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WRINGTON-Redhill travelled to close neighbours and top-of-the-table Yatton for their first game in six weeks.
They imposed themselves quickly on the home team, playing some excellent free-flowing football. Pressure eventually paid dividends when captain Mark Andow burst through Yatton’s defence to neatly finish another impressive attack after 30 minutes.
The second half saw Yatton grow more into the game and a mistake by Wrington saw a Yatton forward slot home the equaliser.
Wrington rallied again and bombarded the home penalty area with corners and crosses, causing some desperate defending. Yatton showed why they are the league leaders, counter attacking quickly and effectively.
Wrington-Redhill man of the match was Callum Fisher, chosen by Spindle Enterprises plc.