Seagulls out in nine-goal junior cup thriller

Weston Super Seagulls 4 Frome Collegians 5 - SEAGULLS found themselves up against strong opponents in this Somerset Junior Cup game.

Weston Super Seagulls 4

Frome Collegians 5

SEAGULLS found themselves up against strong opponents in this Somerset Junior Cup game.

It really was a game of two halves as Seagulls found themselves three down at half time. Frome striker smashing two unstoppable shots in along with the Frome keeper's long punt straight over the helpless Baz who could have done nothing about any of the goals.


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In the second half, the defence of Molly, Hester, Fox and Banjo stood firm and were the catalyst for the Seagulls' near comeback.

A lot of hard work from the midfield of Marsh, Main, Motion, Perrott and Boyd saw the Seagulls soon 5-4 down after an excellent hat-trick from Beynon and one from Motion.

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Seagulls controlled the game completely for the last 20 minutes but just could not find that extra goal.

Excellent effort and performance by everyone in these conditions but again it was the centre back pairing of Fox and Hester who stood out which means this week's man of the match goes to both Fox and Hester.

Bournville Rovers 2

Hutton 8

HUTTON went into this Division 1 game looking back on their loss last week with a great performance to show why they are title contenders.

The goals started to roll with Huxey starting off then Loachy and Stu Miller scoring to go into half time looking strong.

The second half saw lots more goals and great passing football with Damon Smith grabbing a hat-trick and goals from mark jones and new sensation signing Thomas Patrick ended a well convincing win.

A good team performance to keep up their challenge to their main rivals East Worle. Old Inn man of the match was Damon Smith.

Ashton United 1

Winscombe Res 2

IN his last game for Winscombe, top scorer Jamie Hutchinson signed-off with his 15th goal in only nine games to help his side to victory amid hideous conditions in the Somerset Junior Cup.

Winscombe controlled the first-half with their characteristic, swift passing, no more so than Matty Wright, Kerrie Sleeman, Paul Underwood and Adam Pearson who threatened constantly in possession.

At the back, keeper Nathan Freeman had little to do in the first period because in front of him Rich Hall, Jory Cureton, Dan Horwood and especially Alan Hunt were dominating Ashton's attack.

Winscombe took a deserved lead inside the opening 10 minutes after Hutchinson lost his marker to steer in Horwood's corner at the near post, and despite further chances falling to Hutchinson and Jake Hartrey that was how it stayed until half-time.

After the break the weather situation at Dundry deteriorated to near monsoon and Winscombe found themselves defending for long periods against the wind and rain, and the pressure finally took its toll when Ashton equalised midway into the second-half.

But this did not dampen Winscombe's desire who always looked dangerous on the break, and Jake Hartey washed away any Ashton hopes in the 86th minute with a side-footed winner into the top right-hand corner.

Wright, Sleeman and Cureton were excellent all game, but Horwood won the man of the match accolade

Milton Crusaders 0

East Worle 4

TABLE-topping East Worle opened up a five-point gap at the top of Division 1, completing their first double of the season over Milton Crusaders.

Crusaders hoped to carry on from last week where they impressed by thumping Hutton 3-0, but the visitors had other plans.

East Worle won the toss and went with the wind at their backs in the first half and piled on pressure. Clive Griffith opened up the hosts backline on many occasions with his bursting runs down the right, suppying the forward line of Marquiss and Hall with chances to open the score.

James Flee, in the hosts' goal, was busy making several fine saves and two in particular from Marquiss while Andy Llewellyn marshalled his defence superbly to keep the hosts at bay.

East Worle did have the ball in the back of the net when Marquiss' cross was met by Tom Hall but was ruled offside.

East Worle made changes at half time introducing Steve Owen and pushing Mark McKeever up front, and McKeever started the scoring before adding his second shortly after, giving the backline a torrid time,

East Worle were now well on top with Thomas, Owen, Griffith and Pratlett bossing the midfield in style. Griffith hit the bar from 30 yards and Marquis put the game out of Crusaders reach 15 minutes from time when he met Somerset Council's cross with a bullet header.

McKeever eventually completed his first hat-trick of the season after several chances went begging when he beat Llewellyn before finding the bottom corner. Manager White was pleased with the clean sheet for the visitors with a makeshift defence having key players missing.

Players Bar man of the match was Mark McKeever.

Wedmore Res 4

Worle Rangers 5

RANGERS edged a nine-goal thriller in Division 6, played in wet and windy conditions to maintain their unbeaten away record.

Despite the conditions Rangers were able to play good passing football and were rewarded with an early lead when Dave Knight powered in from an acute angle. Chris McKee doubled the lead shortly afterwards after good approach work from Paul Shire and Adam Brown, and Rangers were looking well on top.

Wedmore came back into the game after capitalising on a defensive mix-up and drew level thanks to a stunning 30- yard effort. Worle showed great character to bounce back and Liam Underhill edged the away side into a 3-2 lead which was maintained until half time.

Rangers were forced to reorganise when skipper Matt Wilson limped off and Wedmore took advantage to again equalise. Worle were the better side in the second half though, keeping possession well Shire and Dave Taylor had plenty of possession and McKee linked well up front with Adam Brown.

Knight powered in the fourth but Wedmore equalised again with 15 minutes to go. Rangers never say die spirit prevailed though as McKee scored with a fantastic 30-yard effort to secure the points.

Rangers were indebted to keeper Tom Williams whose excellent all round keeping kept his side in the game. Man of the match was shared between McKee and Williams.

St Georges (EIG) B 3

Weston Players 2

WET and heavy conditions greeted the Players for the second week in a row in Division 6 and tried their best to play their sharp passing football.

The Players started the brightest, Rory Alderson fed Jim Owen who cleverly chipped the ball to Mike Prior who drilled it past the diving goalkeeper for a deserved lead.

Out of nowhere 10 minutes later, St George equalised after a good stop from Dean Gavin was only parried to an unmarked striker. Good through balls from Tom White allowed Prior to get several testing crosses into the box but the defence stood strong.

Players re-took the lead in the second half after a good ball from Owen and solid battling from Dan Riddle who won a strong challenge and then rounded the keeper and slotted the ball home. Alderson continued to work hard to create chances and the Players' defence worked tirelessly but a late penalty and a dubious third goal meant Players went home with nothing.

Man of the match was Rory Alderson, donkey of the match was Martin Brown.

Results

Division 1: Bournville Rovers 2, Hutton 8; Cleeve West Town Res 3, Nailsea United A 3; Milton Crusaders 0, East Worle 4; Nailsea Town Res 2, Churchill Club 70 Res 1.

Division 2: Draycott 6, Selkirk United 2; Westland United Res 4, Clevedon United A 2; Yatton Athletic Res 3, Clarence Park 4.

Division 3: Axbridge Town 3, Wedmore 1; Cleeve West Town A 0, Weston St John's Res 2;Nailsea United B 4, Winscombe A 0; Wrington Redhill Res 5, Congresbury Res 1.

Division 4: Blagdon 3, East Worle Res 2; Clevedon Dons 5, Clelvedon United B 3; South Park Rangers 1, King Alfred Sports Centre 6.

Division 5: Dynamo Dury 13, Bournville Rovers Res 2.

Division 6: Dynamo Dury Res 1, Sporting Weston 7; Selkirk United Res 2, AFC Nailsea Res 2; St George (EiG) B 3, Weston Players 2; Wedmore Res 4, Worle Rangers 5; Yatton Athletic A 6, Axbridge Town Res 1.

Fixtures for Saturday

Atwell Shield, round 1 (2pm): Berrow Res v Weston St John's Res (C Simmons); Burnham United A v Nailsea United A (S Cahill); Clevedon Dons v Wedmore (J Farrow); Churchill Club 70 Res v Congresbury Res (M Smith); East Worle v Portishead Workmans Club (R Connelly); Hutton v Draycott (D Phillips); Kewstoke Lions v Axbridge Town (L Gillam); Milton Crusaders v Locking Park (S Yianni); Selkirk United v Dynamo Dury (S Clarke); St George (EiG) Res v Nailsea Town Res (K Fox); Westland United Res v Weston Super Seagulls (M Davies); Weston Players v Winscombe Res (C Scriven); Worle Res v Cleeve West Town Res (T Billinghurst).

Division 1 (2.30pm): KVFC v Bournville Rovers.

Division 2 (2.30pm): Clevedon United A v Clarence Park; Portishead Town B v Yatton Athletic Res (J Geer).

Division 3 (2.30pm): Nailsea United B v Wrington Redhill Res (R Perkins).

Division 4 (2.30pm): Banwell Res v Hutton Res (K Summers); Clevedon United B v South Park Rangers (C Ham); King Alfred Sports Centre v Blagdon (J Cooper); Westend v East Worle Res (M Sprague); Cheddar A v Nailsea United Colts.

Division 5 (2.30pm): Bournville Rovers Res v St George (EiG) A (M Taylor); Draycott Res v KVFC Res (H Hendricks); Portishead Town Colts v Sparta Kewstoke (W Dancer); Weston St John's Sports Bar Res v Kewstoke Lions A (T Major).

Division 6 (2.30pm): Dynamo Dury Res v St George (EiG) B (J Cox); Sporting Weston v Dolphin Athletic (D Pinnock); Wedmore Res v Axbridge Town Res; Worle Rangers v Selkirk United Res; Yatton Athletic A v AFC Nailsea Res.

Other officials to be appointed.

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