Saints move up the table after another three points

Congresbury v Broad Plain.

Congresbury v Broad Plain. - Credit: Archant

Weston St Johns gained another three points in their quest to climb the table.

Bishops Lydeard 0

Weston St Johns 2

ST JOHNS travelled to Bishops Lydeard looking for another three points in their quest to climb the table.

Saints could finally call up first team keeper Michael Dangerfield for his first start of the season. The visitors started well on a poor playing surface and dominated early play. Saints had to play Hawkins at left-back and he put in a fine performance.

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The first real action of the first half was when Chris Coombes raced into the box and appeared to be clipped by the defender, only to be booked for diving.

Saints’ midfield of Coombes, McManus, King and Clarke played their passing game and created chances for strikers Winter and Marques. Saints took the lead when Winter turned his defender and fired home for a deserved lead

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Saints came out for the second half and started playing some great one-touch football, which Bishops could not live with. It was only a matter of time before Saints doubled their lead when birthday boy Sam King fired in from close range.

Saints’ back four of Hawkins, Flavell, Hudson and Powell had an easy second half and deserved their clean sheet.

Alliance Homes man of the match was Sam King.

Staplegrove 2

Worle 4

WORLE went to Staplegrove on the back of two defeats, but from the start were by far the better side and won comfortably in the end.

Worle were missing Rio, Mike Kay, Paul Fitzgerald and Ryan Harris, but welcomed back Joe Green and new signing Craig Smith, plus the returning Jon Crandon.

Worle started brightly with the front two of Ryan Hodrien and Smith causing the home defence problems throughout and it was no surprise when Hodrien put Worle into an early lead.

Staplegrove drew level through some slack play from Worle, but their lead was soon restored with the goal of the game from Mark Puddy.

The game then took another turn into the visitors’ favour when the home keeper was dismissed. With this advantage, Worle increased their lead when Smith scored on his debut.

The home side started the second half the brighter and for 20 minutes had Worle on the back foot, but with 15 minutes remaining, Smith struck again to put the game out of reach.

Staplegrove pulled a goal back with a minute remaining, but by this time there was only one winner.

Man of the match went to Mark Puddy. On Saturday, Worle are home to Nailsea United (3pm).

Wrington Redhill 6

Clevedon Utd 1

WRINGTON Redhill entertained Clevedon United at The Rec and produced one of their best performances of the season.

The away side exploded out of the blocks, drawing an excellent save from Mark Wilson in the first 30 seconds. The home side worked their way into the game and were rewarded with a fine team goal with Simon Rigg netting.

Ten minutes later man of the match Neil Andow scored and soon after Wes Bracy netted from a corner. Wrington’s superior fitness and workrate brought three more goals from Jake Murray and two from Joe Berry.

Wrington gifted the away side a solitary consolation goal with a poor defensive pass being cut out and punished.

Wrington Redhill Executive Cartel of Knowledgable Supporters (WRECKS) chose Neil Andow as man of the match.

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