Sports Bar still chasing four trophies

WESTON St Johns Sports Bar are fighting for honours on four fronts after a hard fought Atwell Shield victory over a spirited Selkirk United side saw them keep intact their winning run at Bournville.

Weston St Johns Sports Bar 2

Selkirk United 1

WESTON St Johns Sports Bar are fighting for honours on four fronts after a hard fought Atwell Shield victory over a spirited Selkirk United side saw them keep intact their winning run at Bournville.

Kieran Marsden was the hero for the Bar after his double saw them to a comfortable victory after falling behind to a first half goal.


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Damon Godbeer excelled after making his first start in his second spell at the club. Lee Loveridge adapted well to an unfamiliar holding midfield role and Robert Tyson gave a battling performance.

Marsden deservedly walked away with the Edge Barbers sponsored man of the match accolade. The Bar’s reward for this victory is a home tie against Cheddar in the quarter-final.

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Draycott 1 East Worle 5

TABLE-topping East Worle took their goal tally to 17 in their last three games with this emphatic win over Draycott.

Draycott kicked up the slope in the first half and created two early chances, but keeper Pete Land stood tall and saved on both occasions. A mix-up in the visitors defence allowed the Draycott striker to give the hosts the lead after 10 minutes.

Nick Karonicola levelled the scores when his 35 yard strike was misjudged by the Draycott keeper and got his second from a Mark McKeever corner.

The visitors started to dominate and create chances at will with Tony Morton, Karonicola and Clive Griffith winning the midfield battle and supplying McKeever and Adam Abrahams up front.

Griffith got Worle’s third goal after picking the ball on the edge of his area to race 70 yards to beat past the Draycott keeper.

Draycott started the second half the stronger, with the impressive East Worle back line of Land, Capille, Abdulgani, White and Danvers in good form.

A well-worked move involving several players ended with Danvers shot missing by inches.

Top scorer Abrahams was too strong for the Draycott backline as he scored a brace, taking his tally to 20 for the season.

With 10 minutes left, Worle conceded a penalty, but Land saved the spot kick at full stretch.

The Observatory man of the match was captain Ashley White.

Westland Res 3

Locking Park 3

SCORE draw specialists Westland’s shared the points with relegation rivals Locking Park, which did neither teams Division 2 survival chances any favours.

It was Westland’s third score draw in consecutive weeks, but they got off to a great start when direct from Locking’s kick off, Paul Wray unselfishly squared to Matt Bazell to score the opening goal.

The visitors equalised on the break midway through the half. This rocked the home side and the balance of play was shifted to the visitors as they caught the Westland’s back four cold allowing the visiting striker to slot home just before half-time.

Locking increased their lead early in the second half. As a last throw of the dice, manager Keeling reshuffled his pack and sent on Nick Crocker and young debutant Alex White in midfield which galvanized the team.

Nick Bond stole in to put Westland’s back in the game with a great volley, followed soon after by Bazell’s second for the equaliser.

This week’s Two Dogs Design man of the match went to Chris Cullis. Westland United would also like to congratulate reserve team captain Nick Crocker for completing the Bath half-marathon.

Worle Rangers 2

Shipham Res 4

WITH second place still a possibility, Rangers were looking for three points against a Shipham side they had beaten easily earlier in the season.

However, Shipham were significantly stronger and shocked Rangers with fast flowing and direct attacks in the early periods.

With less than 30 minutes gone Rangers were 3-0 down. Worle worked hard and were rewarded a glimmer of hope after the lively Willment was brought down in the area, Trewern dispatching the penalty.

Adam Brown was brought into the attack after the break, alongside Willment and this proved a turning point. Brown, with his first touch raced on to a long ball from Horsnell and fired home.

With Dale and Knight battling against Shipham’s midfield three, the pace of Willment, Brown, Brinson and Ingersent caused constant problems and only last ditch tackles stopped them.

The back four of Trewern, Horsnell, Wilson and Quick were solid and played their part, supported by Dave Ayers in goal who had an improved half. Shipham caught Rangers on the break and a defensive mix-up gifted the fourth to Shipham which killed the game off.

The Curry Garden man of the match went to Shane Quick.

RESULTS

Atwell Shield round 2: Nailsea Town Res 2, Winscombe Res 0; Weston St Johns Sports Bar 2, Selkirk Utd 1.

Atwell Shield quarter-finals: Congresbury Res 1, Clevedon Utd Res 4; Nailsea Utd A 7, Portishead Town A 1.

Knockout Cup round 2: Berrow Res 1, Churchill Club 70 Res 0; Weston St Johns Res 1, Hutton 4.

Vardon Cup quarter-final: Clevedon Utd A 2, Wrington-Redhill Res 0.

Keyes Cup round 1: South Park Rangers 2, Weston Super Seagulls 0.

Keyes Cup quarter-finals: AFC Nailsea 2, Banwell 2 (Banwell won 3-0 on pens aet); Selkirk Utd Res 4, St George (E-i-G) A 3; Sporting Weston 3, Dolphin Ath 0.

Page Shield quarter-finals: Axbridge Town Res 0, Wedmore Res 1; Yatton Ath A 2, St George (E-i-G) B 3 (aet).

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res 1, Kewstoke Lions 3; Draycott 1, East Worle 5.

Division 2: St George (E-i-G) Res 2, Axbridge Town 1; Westland Utd Res 3, Locking Park 3.

Division 3: Burnham Utd A 5, Clevedon Dons 2; Cleeve West Town A 1, Wedmore 6; Kewstoke Lions Res 2, Yatton Ath Res 5; Worle Res 1, Portishead Town B 9.

Division 4: Hutton Res 3, Nailsea Utd Colts 1; King Alfred Sports Centre 1, Tickenham Utd 1; Winscombe A 1, Cheddar A 7.

Division 5: Portishead Town Colts 7, East Worle Res 1.

Division 6: Worle Rangers 2, Shipham Res 4.

FIXTURES

Knockout Cup round 1: Portishead Town A v Nailsea Town Res (D Roberts); Selkirk Utd v Cleeve West Town Res (P Fisher).

Challenge Cup quarter-final: Wedmore v Burnham Utd A (T Billinghurst).

Challenge Cup semi-final: Yatton Ath Res v Berrow Res (K Gould, assistants B Carter, M Sprague).

Division 1: East Worle v Clevedon Utd Res (P Fowler); Hutton v Nailsea Utd A (J Cooper).

Division 2: Axbridge Town v Portishead WMC (A Tremlett); Bournville Rovers v Westland Utd Res (C Scriven); Churchill Club 70 Res v Winscombe Res (D Phillips); Locking Park v Weston St Johns Res (A Murphy); St George (E-i-G) Res v Nailsea Utd B (K Summers).

Division 3: Cleeve West Town A v Portishead Town B (T Hurd); Worle Res v Congresbury Res (M Gavin).

Division 4: Cheddar A v Nailsea Utd Colts (J Billinghurst); Shipham Res v Tickenham Utd (J Geer); Winscombe A v Clevedon Utd A (D Pinnock); Wrington Redhill Res v King Alfred Sports Centre (N Wakley).

Division 5: Banwell Res v Selkirk Utd Res (B Hillier); Dolphin Ath v St George (E-i-G) A (J Newbury); Draycott Res v AFC Nailsea (W Dancer); Portished Town Colts v South Park Rangers (J Hickey); Sporting Weston v East Worle Res (C Hughes).

Division 6: KVFC v Worle Rangers (S Freeman); St George (E-i-G) B v Weston Players (K Fox).

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