Sports Bar cause a county cup upset

WESTON St Johns Sports Bar recorded a fine result when they dumped tournament favourites Odd Down out of the Somerset Junior Cup to book a last eight place.

Weston St Johns Sports Bar 4

Odd Down (Bath) 2

WESTON St Johns Sports Bar recorded a fine result when they dumped tournament favourites Odd Down out of the Somerset Junior Cup to book a last eight place.

It was Sports Bar’s work ethic, passion and commitment that saw them comfortably through a testing tie with a great performance.


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Lone frontman Daniel Owens was bold and brave and his tireless work was rewarded with the game’s opening goal. Luke Page scored the second and Kieran Marsden thrived in his new role and netted the third.

Inspirational captain Daniel Sprague drove the side on from midfield and rounded off the scoring with the goal of the game.

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Worle Res 4

Portishead Town B 7

THIS was a great Challenge Cup game to watch as it was end to end for the entire match with Portishead just easing away at the end.

Both sides played attractive football and it was no surprise to see a 2-2 half-time scoreline.

Two first half goals from Elliot Wood plus two well-taken goals from the visitors put the sides in at the break, but Worle hit the woodwork three times in this first half and could have been in front.

The second half started much like the first with indifferent defending and great finishes. First Portishead went 3-2 up, then a great finish by Sam Wood-Webb levelled the scores only for Portishead to regain the lead.

Wood-Webb then levelled the scores with the goal of the game, a volley from 25 yards out giving the away keeper no chance.

Worle brought on Dunleavey, Jordan Rowlands and Jack Coleman but they were caught on the break with Portishead pulling clear to finish worthy winners.

Westland Utd Res 2

Portishead WMC 2

WESTLAND Reserves went into this relegation six pointer with only a bare 11 players.

They were met by a determined Portishead side who took an early lead when a cross shot looped over home keeper Paul Wray and into the net for the only goal of the first-half.

Young Toby Cooper, making his Westland’s debut at just 16, looked dangerous down the right and was terrorising the Portishead back line with his pace.

Westland’s carried on their dominance in the second half and were rewarded with an equaliser when Neil Sharp drifted in from the right wing and found the top corner of the net. Following the goal, Westland’s pressed for a second but the visitors defence stood firm.

Against the run of play, Portishead re-took the lead with a superb counter attack that almost took the wind out of Westland’s sails, but credit to the home side as they continued to attack and a Nick Crocker cross was met by winger Nick Bond who netted the equaliser and a share of the points.

This week’s man of the match went to the whole team for their efforts.

Yatton Athletic A 2

Worle Rangers 3

RANGERS got back to winning ways at Yatton, but it was a rollercoaster ride all the way.

After dominating the opening 15 minutes, Yatton won a penalty, but keeper Royce pulled off an outstanding save to keep the scores even. This lifted Worle who went on to score two before half-time, a 25 yard drive from Imrie and a neat Adam Brown goal.

Yatton raised their game in the second half and pulled a goal back, only for Rangers to quickly make it 3-1, a second for Brown after an assist from Davis.

Ingersent and Brinson provided a good balance on the flanks providing support to Trewern and Horsnell, while skipper Wilson organised the side with his new centre-half partner Dave Ayers.

With Willment, Dave Brown and Williams coming off the bench, Rangers should have scored more, but they missed countless chances. To spice the game up, Royce lost concentration, but Rangers held on to secure a deserved 3-2 win.

Ingersent battled superbly, Ayers’ introduction to the side was significant, but Imrie nicked the Curry Garden man of the match award.

Axbridge Res 1

Weston Players 5

WESTON Players went into this Division 6 encounter knowing that just a point would secure the title.

Good defensive work from Ashmore, Prior and Jones gave Players a solid base, Skinner, Ballantine and Page dictating the middle of the park, DeVanney and Brown utilising the width to great effect.

Jim Owen notched the first after a long ball from Jones, Page hit the bar and post before Ballantine made it two, heading home DeVanney’s corner. Owen got his second, curling in a free kick before Riddle added a fourth just before half-time, deftly lobbing the keeper after Dan Owen’s excellent long kick.

After the break, Players eased off the gas, a number of chances went begging at both ends before Owen rounded off the game with a well-taken goal, finishing at the back post from Riddle’s cross.

There was just enough time for Axbridge to grab a consolation goal, but Players ran out deserved winners.

Skinner, Ballantine and Page were superb in the middle, Owen up front was at his predatory best and Jones, Ashmore and Prior were brilliant in dealing with the Axbridge front three, but the Frames man of the match went to Will DeVanney.

RESULTS

Davis Shield semi-final: Winscombe A 1, Clevedon Utd A 2.

Atwell Shield round 2: Cheddar A 4, St George (E-i-G) Res 1; Nailsea Utd A 4, East Worle 2.

Knockout Cup preliminary round: Nailsea Town Res 3, Burnham Utd A 2.

Knockout Cup round 1: Churchill Club 70 Res 18, Banwell Res 1; Locking Park 3, Weston St Johns Res 6.

Challenge Cup quarter-finals: Cleeve West Town A 0, Berrow Res 7; Worle Res 4, Portishead Town B 7; Yatton Ath Res 6, Clevedon Dons 4.

Vardon Cup quarter-finals: Hutton Res 0, Westend 5; Nailsea Utd Colts 3, Tickenham Utd 4.

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res 3, Selkirk Utd 1; Clevedon Utd Res 4, Hutton 0; Portishead Town A 3, Draycott 3.

Division 2: Bournville Rovers 4, Nailsea Utd B 1; Westland Utd Res 2, Portishead WMC 2.

Division 3: Wedmore 2, Kewstoke Lions Res 3.

Division 4: King Alfred Sports Centre 5, Shipham 1.

Division 5: Dolphin Ath 3, AFC Nailsea 4; East Worle Res 2, Selkirk Utd Res 4; Portishead Town Colts 0, Sporting Weston 5; St George (E-i-G) A 3, Draycott Res 3; South Park Rangers 2, Weston Super Seagulls 6.

Division 6: Axbridge Town Res 1, Weston Players 5; AFC Nailsea Res 0, St George (E-i-G) B 1; KVFC 6, Wedmore Res 2; Yatton Ath A 2, Worle Rangers 3.

FIXTURES

Atwell Shield round 2: Weston St Johns SB v Selkirk Utd (C Simmons).

Knockout Cup round 1: Portishead Town A v Nailsea Town Res (N Wakley).

Knockout Cup round 2: Berrow Res v Churchill Club 70 Res (D Pinnock); Clevedon Utd Res v Draycott (I Madge); Weston St Johns Res v Hutton (S Davies); Winscombe Res v Weston Players (D Phillips).

Vardon Cup quarter-final: Clevedon Utd A v Wrington Redhill Res (A Tremlett).

Page Shield round 1: Yatton Ath A v AFC Nailsea Res (tba).

Page Shield quarter-finals: Axbridge Town Res v Wedmore Res (P Fisher); KVFC v Shipham Res (W Dancer).

Division 1: East Worle v Kewstoke Lions (tba); Nailsea Utd A v Cleeve West Town Res (H Hendricks).

Division 2: Locking Park v Axbridge Town (tba); Portishead WMC v Nailsea Utd B (T Newbury).

Division 3: Clevedon Dons v Cleeve West Town A (B Carter); Portishead Town B v Yatton Ath Res (J Newbury); Wedmore v Burnham Utd A (R Perkins); Worle Res v Kewstoke Lions Res (M Sprague).

Division 4: Nailsea Utd Colts v Winscombe A (tba); Shipham v King Alfred Sports Centre (K Fox); Tickenham Utd v Hutton Res (T Hurd); Westend v Cheddar A (M Gavin).

Division 5: AFC Nailsea v Portishead Town Colts (D Renshaw); Draycott Res v Weston Super Seagulls (C Scriven); Dolphin Ath v East Worle Res (N Rawlings); Selkirk Utd Res v Sporting Weston (P Fowler); St George (E-i-G) A v Banwell Res (T Billinghurst).

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