St Johns defeat high-flying Nailsea
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Weston St Johns made it two wins on the bounce with this hard-fought game against their high-flying opponents.
Weston St Johns 2
Nailsea Utd 1
WESTON St Johns made it two wins on the bounce with this hard-fought game against their high-flying opponents.
Saints started brightly, but Nailsea looked strong on the break and at set pieces, with their striker causing problems. It was from a free kick into the Saints box that saw the same striker rise high to steer his header past Ryan Hodrien in the Saints goal.
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The home side continued to press forward and hit the post on two occasions. Chris Coombs showed good skill inside the box and was brought down for Andy Lockyer to send the keeper the wrong way from the spot in the 43rd minute.
The second half became a real battle with the back line of Pierson, Flavell, Cole and Smit standing firm. With the midfield of Wotton, Adams, Hawkins and Clark working hard and Lockyer and Coombs asking questions up front, Saints deservedly took the lead when Coombs got the faintest of touches from Flavell’s corner to score what was to be the winning goal.
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It was an excellent all-round team performance with many up for the man of the match award, but the Alliance Homes man of the match was Mark Adams.
Churchill Club 70 0
Cheddar Res 2
THIS local derby game was meant to on paper be a close game, but the away team dominating the game.
New signings for Cheddar (Towler and Rogers) caused Churchill’s defence lots of problems in the first-half.
After the break, with the game goal-less, Cheddar’s fitness changed the game with good working and passing saw Kyle Gould hit a screamer from 30 yards to give Cheddar the lead.
Churchill’s Greg Dover looked tired which allowed Harry Davidson to up his game and open up gaps in the Churchill defence. Cheddar doubled their lead with a stunning strike from Lewis Rogers to seal the points.
Man of the match voted by John Binding of Churchill went to Harry Davidson of Cheddar.
Combe St Nicholas 2
CONGRESBURY fell to their second defeat of the season following a poor performance.
They took an early lead with a goal that owed a lot to good fortune. The goal came when striker Ross Stockhall charged down the goalkeeper’s clearance and the ball rebounded into the net.
Combe were looking the better side and Congresbury’s defenders Sam Clements, Alex Read, Ollie Clements and Dan Pepworth worked hard to keep them out. The midfield of Ben Marsh, Si Hewish, Dan Sprague and Mo Lister were struggling to create anything against a lively Combe side and the first-half ended 1-0.
Congresbury started the second half the better, but suffered a blow when striker Tony Tuckfield limped off. Combe equalised with a goal on the counter-attack that gave keeper Reece Sullivan no chance.
This seemed to wake Congresbury up and Hewish went close following a determined run. Combe took the lead with another goal to take the lead.
Near the end, Congresbury forced a series of corners and Seb Williams struck the crossbar twice. Player of the match was Ben Marsh.