Sports Bar make county cup progress

Weston St Johns Sports Bar defeat Clevedon United to progress in the Somerset County Cup.

Weston St Johns Sports Bar 5

Clevedon United Res 2

SPORTSBAR took on Clevedon in the Somerset Junior Cup and came out on top.

The home side got off to the perfect start when Ash Towler curled a free kick past the visiting keeper after only four minutes. Clevedon equalised when keeper Aaron Reynolds dropped a cross, but Sports regained the lead when Towler found Kieran Marsden and he took his chance well.

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A mistake by the visiting keeper allowed Ben Narsh an easy tap in for goal number three and just before half-time, Marsden netted the fourth.

The second half saw Clevedon pull a goal back midway through the half. Sports wrapped up the game when Lee Stephenson found substitute Luke Page who rounded the keeper to score from a tight angle.

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This was a fine team performance, but central defender James Cleaves was outstanding and won the man of the match award.

Weston St Johns Res 0

Crewkerne Town 4

SAINTS went into this Somerset Cup game not knowing much about their opponents.

They started brightly, forcing the Town keeper into some early saves. Town took the lead against the run of play, before Dan Hartley hit the crossbar. Town then doubled their lead from a quick throw.

Saints came out for the second half and started well, with Rob Winter, Troy Hayes, Hartley and Ryan Hodrian all having shots saved. Town scored two late goals to secure victory.

Mike Whittaker’s Building Contractors man of the match was Andy Hayes.

Kewstoke Lions 3

Congresbury Res 1

KEWSTOKE made it five Division 2 wins from five games against a good Congresbury side.

Leon Brueford opened the scoring from a corner. Kewstoke’s football dropped in standard after the goal, but it was enough for a half-time lead.

The home side pressed in the second half with Ben Popperwell creating chances for his team and the constant running of Bryan Fieldmouse caused Congresbury many problems.

Brueford added a second from a similar corner and DS Securities man of the match Aaron Bray made it three before Congresbury scored a consolation goal.

Worle Res 2

AFC Nailsea 3

DESPITE a spirited and attacking second half performance, Worle failed to take any Division 4 points at home to AFC Nailsea.

The 3-2 defeat did not reflect the performance of debutant goalkeeper Matt Adams who had confident game between the posts.

Worle set themselves the task of restoring some pride and began the second half with a 20 minute onslaught on the Nailsea goal.

Man of the match Elliott Wood and Rich Casey proved a handful for the Nailsea defence and when Wood headed past the keeper from a pinpoint Ben Pearson cross, Worle were soon back on level terms.

However, as Worle pressed for the winner they were caught on the counter late on and had a point snatched from their grasp.

Clevedon Utd B 1 Shipham Res 1

A HIGHLY entertaining Division 6 match ended in a draw, with Shipham feeling the more hard done by.

Shipham’s resolute defence of Shilton, Robertson, Roberts and Ireland held Clevedon at bay, backed up by keeper Mussett, until a long-range shot looped over him to give Clevedon the lead.

Stead worked tirelessly in the lone striker role, supported by Eckett and Drake from wide. When manager Rowsell bought on Stewart to bolster the attack, it was only a matter of time before they scored.

A long kick from keeper Mussett went over the Clevedon defence and Paul Stead lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper. Brine and Winter controlled the middle of the park for Shipham and when the final whistle went they were left scratching their heads as to how they hadn’t got their first win of the season.

The man of the match award went to Paul Stead. Ben Shilton was also presented with the September player of the month champagne.

South Park Rangers 4

Worle Rangers 3

WORLE Rangers’ winning run came crashing to an end with an poor display against South Park Rangers.

Worle took an early lead after a mistake from Park’s keeper, Troy Hannam the benefactor after a long ball from Marc Trewern. However, within a few minutes Worle’s keeper Nathan Royce repaid the favour.

Worle went in at half time 2-1 up after the lively Chris Brinson had fired home, just before being replaced through injury.

The usually reliable centre backs Shane Quick and Matt Wilson played their part in gifting an equalising penalty to Park. Jamie Stephens had a goal disallowed before Royce let in another soft goal.

Tom Williams equalised with his first chance and shortly after saw a header excellently beaten away by the Park keeper. In the dying minutes, a deep cross saw the ball end up in the back of the net to make it 4-3 to South Park.

Dean Bray stood out getting the Curry Garden man of the match.


Division 1: Hutton 6, St George (E-i-G) Res 1; Nailsea Utd A 1, East Worle 0; Selkirk Utd 5, Draycott 4.

Division 2: Kewstoke Lions 3, Congresbury Res 1; Nailsea Utd B 4, Locking Park 3; Portishead Town A 4, Burnham Utd A 1.

Division 3: Bournville Rovers 2, Westend 4; Portishead Town B 2, Wedmore 2; Tickenham Utd 4, Westland Utd Res 1; Yatton Athletic Res 5, Clevedon Utd A 2.

Division 4: Cleeve West Town A 2, Nailsea Utd Colts 3; King Alfred SC 3, Winscombe 0; Shipham 0, Sporting Weston 1; Weston Super Seagulls 0, Selkirk Utd Res 3; Worle Res 2, AFC Nailsea 3.

Division 5: Banwell Res 2, Hutton Res 4; St George (E-i-G) A 2, Wrington-Redhill Res 2; South Park Rangers 4, Worle Rangers 3; Wedmore Res 1, Portishead Town Colts 3.

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res 1, Pill Utd 9; Burnham Utd B 2, Axbridge Town Res 3; Clevedon Utd B 1, Shipham Res 1; Priory Rangers 2, KVFC 3.


Division 1: Clevedon Utd Res v Weston St Johns Res (K Summers); Draycott v Weston St Johns SB (J Billinghurst); Nailsea Town Res v East Worle (J Skinner); St George (E-i-G) Res v Nailsea Utd A (P Roberts); Winscombe Res v Selkirk Utd (S Freeman).

Division 2: Berrow Res v Nailsea Utd B (L Grindle); Churchill Club 70 Res v Cleeve West Town Res (D Pinnock); Congresbury Res v Axbridge Town (J Hickey); Portishead Town A v Kewstoke Lions (I Madge).

Division 3: Bournville Rovers v Portishead Town B (R Connelly); Clevedon Dons v Westland Utd Res (A Fry); Tickenham Utd v Yatton Ath Res (K Fox).

Division 4: Kewstoke Lions Res v Cleeve West Town A (J Stimpson); Nailsea Utd Colts v King Alfred SC (J Cox); Selkirk Utd Res v Shipham (J Bolland); Sporting Weston v Worle Res (M Gavin).

Division 5: Dolphin Ath v St George (E-i-G) A (M Sprague); Hutton Res v Wedmore Res (C Francis); Portishead Town Colts v Worle Rangers (S Clarke); Wrington-Redhill Res v Weston Players (J Gordon).

Division 6: Axbridge Town Res v Clevedon Utd B (J Harding); Congresbury A v Priory Rangers (D Phillips); Pill Utd v Draycott Res (J Geer); Shipham Res v KVFC (N Wakley); Yatton Ath A v AFC Nailsea Res (A Tremlett).

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