St Johns beaten by the league leaders
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Weston St Johns Reserves lost 4-2 to league leaders Middlezoy Rovers.
Weston St John Res 2
Middlezoy Rovers 4
SAINTS hosted the league leaders with a bare 11 through injury and holidays.
Saints started well dominating play and created a few half chances before Middlezoy took the lead though an unstoppable shot that flew past Allchorne for the only goal of the half.
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After the break, Saints came out with renewed ambition and Patrick went close again Allchorne made some outstanding saves to keep Saints in the game, but his hard work was undone by a wicked deflection.
Saints still pushed forward and James Parker grabbed a debut goal. The hosts were caught on the break and Middlezoy scored two quick goals before Gorka pulled a goal back late on.
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M&S man of the match was Ian Allchorne.
Westland Utd 1
Weston St Johns Res 1
SAINTS came into this local derby on the back of three defeats, but called on the experience of three veterans in Wilcox, Bennellick and Llewellyn.
Saints settled quicker and looked the more dangerous. With Winter going close, Hartley also forced the Westland keeper into a great save from a free kick.
Saints dominated possession and should have fallen behind, when a Westland striker missed from a yard out.
Westland came out for the second half and settled the quicker and missed a few chances before a long-range strike flew past Hodrien. Westlands then hit the post before Saints took control.
Saints won a free kick which was chipped into the box and Hartley was wrestled to the ground, Joe Whittaker making no mistake from the spot. Saints looked for the winner, but a draw was a fair result.
M&S man of the match was shared between Whittaker and Carpenter.
WORLE remained unbeaten over the Bank Holiday weekend with a 1-0 win away to Cheddar and a good 1-1 draw on Bank Holiday Monday at Creech North Curry.
Worle went to Cheddar in good form and it took a while to get into their stride in this fixture, but the away team took control towards the end of the first-half and most of the second half.
Dan Sandic and Connor Hull were a constant thorn in the Cheddar defence and it was Hull that put Worle one up when he pounced after the keeper spilled a shot.
Joe Malik in the Worle goal had a good game and the defence of Pratlett, Obradovic, Horvath and Pierson had one of their best games to date.
On Bank Holiday Monday, Worle made the trip to Creech North Curry and had to make seven changes and it took a while for the Worle team to get going.
The pitch was hard and the first goal for the home side came when the ball bounced over the keeper and into the corner of the net.
The game was even in the second half, but Hannam, with one of the few chances Worle had, equalised.
Creech North Curry 2
CONGRESBURY produced a battling performance to record an important victory over Creech North Curry.
Congresbury twice fell behind and showed good character to battle back and earn a valuable three points. Congresbury got off to the worst possible start when after two minutes sloppy defending allowed Creech to score,
A minute later and Congresbury were level when Si Hewish hit a 50-yard defence splitting pass into the path of Tony Tuckfield who lashed it past the keeper. Soon after, a mix-up between Sam Clements Bullock saw Creech go 2-1 up.
Still inside the first quarter of an hour, the score became 2-2 when Seb Williams was brought down for a penalty. Williams picked himself up and fired home his second goal in two games.
Just before half-time, Tuckfield turned inside a defender and fired an unstoppable shot into the far corner of the roof of the net to give Congresbury a 3-2 half-time lead.
The second half was a much calmer affair with Congresbury defenders Ollie Clements, Danny Sprague, Si Hewish and Sam Clements all playing much better.
In the final few minutes, Creech poured forward and a striker fired wide with the goal at his mercy to leave the final score 3-2.
Holders Motor Company player of the match was Tony Tuckfield.
Nailsea Town Res 3
CONGRESBURY returned to the top of the table with a hard earned draw against a good Nailsea side.
Congresbury got off to a poor start and soon found themselves 2-0 down as a result of poor defensive mistakes. Danny Sprague got Congresbury back in the game with a well-placed strike.
Just before half-time, more poor defensive play led to Nailsea scoring again making it 3-1 at the break.
In the second half, a good move involving Lister and Harraway ended with Tuckfield heading home at the far post. Nailsea were playing on the break and keeper Reece Sullivan was forced to make an excellent save.
Congresbury continued to press and a quick break by Kai Hammond ended with Ash Brown scoring a close-range equaliser. As Congresbury searched for the winner, Tuckfield and Brown had chances to score, but the keeper saved their shots and the match ended 3-3.
Tuckfield Construction player of the match was Ben Marsh.