Westend reach county cup third round

WESTEND travelled to unfamiliar territory in an attempt to reach the third round of the Somerset Cup for the first time.

Middlezoy Rovers 0

Westend 1

WESTEND travelled to unfamiliar territory in an attempt to reach the third round of the Somerset Cup for the first time.

The hosts started the stronger of the two sides as they imposed themselves in the middle of the park. Westend held firm despite the pressure, and stout defending from Bianca Jones and Tony Willmott helped keep the scores level. Keeper Mark Rawlins played his part as well, saving twice in quick succession.

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The best chance of the first half was created by a swift move between Rich Jones and Steve Jones releasing Dave Fruit down the right, his run created the space to roll into Mike Smith, but his low drive was cleared.

After the break, manager Aslan made three changes, bringing on Craig Smith, Will Joyce and Mark Puddy. The subs had an instant impact as Westend began a siege on goal.

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A crunching tackle from Puddy gained possession and he rolled it into the path of Joyce who crossed to Mike Smith, and from the edge of the area he poked it high over the keeper and into the top corner.

As the last moments played out, Westend looked the more likely to score, but the game ended tightly with Westend safely through to the next round.

Worle Res 3

Weston Super Seagulls 5

THIS was a disappointing result for Worle, who never got started until the second half and at which time this Atwell Shield tie was all but over.

The away side got off to the worst possible start with errors enabling the home side to take a 2-0 lead with only 10 minutes gone. Worle pulled a goal back soon after when a good cross by Ed Clarke found its way to Matt Davies who scored. Another lapse in concentration allowed the Seagulls to restore their two goal advantage.

The second half was a more even affair and the home side went 4-1 up when a shot from 30 yards evaded the keeper.

Worle rallied and pulled a goal back when Sam Wood-Webb was introduced and he coolly beat the onrushing keeper. Seagulls increased their lead again, but this was narrowed when Jason Potter scored Worle’s third.

Time ran out for the home side but credit must go the the Seagulls, who deserved their passage into the next round.

East Worle 7 Hutton 1

EAST Worle were drawn a tricky tie in the Atwell Shield against table topping Hutton.

The hosts started the game at a high tempo and Mark McKeever picked up on Pete Land’s long clearance and unleashed a spectacular 30 yard shot to give Worle the lead after two minutes.

Soon after, Adam Abrams clever chip was picked up by winger Clive Griffith, who outpaced Mark Bradner before scoring. Tenacious tackling by Andy Green and Tony Morton never gave Hutton’s midfield pairing of Damon Smith and Mark Jones any time on the ball.

Mike Danvers and Griffith caused all sorts of problems out wide, with Mckeever and Abrams looking dangerous every time they attacked.

The back line of Land, Council, Stretch, Muggins and White were all in superb form and didn’t give Waterhouse or Towler any time on the ball.

Abrams then scored a hat-trick inside 12 minutes with the pick of the bunch reading a Hutton throw and wrong footing the keeper from close range.

With Hutton 5-0 down at the break, Lee Plumley had to rally his troops and they were rewarded when a rare lapse in concentration let in Waterhouse to score.

Worle were able to rest Danvers and Abrams and introduced Daryl Capille and Nick Karonicola and they made the game safe with McKeever scoring direct from a corner before he completed his hat-trick after Capille set up a spectacular bicycle kick from 25 yards.

Despite Abrams and McKeever scoring hat-tricks, the Old Inn man of the match was the outstanding Mark Pennington.

Selkirk Utd Res 3

Kewstoke Lions Res 6

KEWSTOKE took a while to get going in this Davies Cup first round tie and went into the break 1-1 after a Josh Randall header was cancelled out by a great strike.

The second half saw Kewstoke’s fitness and possession come out on top. Charlie Uwadia’s hard work and quick thinking led to two goals for Steve Baines. Curt Smith, Simon Trappani and a third by Baines secured victory.

Selkirk kept fighting until the end and were rewarded with two goals. Dan Batch made some good saves in the Worle goal and Andrew Wilson shared the man of the match award with Baines.

Nailsea Town Res 0

Weston St Johns Sports Bar 2

SPORTS Bar recorded another impressive Division 1 victory with an energetic performance at Nailsea.

The visitors started well with the impressive Page and strike partners Nielson and Cleaves putting the home side under pressure and creating plenty of chances aided by tough tackling from Kelly Tyson.

A great cross from Page was met by a header from Cleaves at the back post to open the scoring and the advantage was doubled when substitute Kieran Marsden was hauled down in the box and captain Daniel Sprague fired home the penalty.

Manager Hicks stood in goal and pulled off a number of quality saves, including a one-on-one from Nailsea dangerman Dean Rommaine. Late on Marsden hit the bar from the halfway line with the home keeper well beaten.

Referee Steve Acton was top class. The man of the match sponsored by O’ Brien Tyre Services went to Kelly Tyson.

St George (E-i-G) 5

East Worle Res 3

EAST Worle Reserves had a lot to live up to as earlier in the day first team had thrashed Hutton 7-1 in the cup.

They fell well below this standard and came off losing 5-3. The game started badly and East found themselves 2-0. Lee Veale used his knowledge at half-time to rally the troops and this had the desired affect as straight from the kick off veteran Pete Allen reduced the arrears with a spectacular overhead kick from 18 yards.

Just as East began to take control, they were dealt a sucker punch as St George broke away to the score 3-1. East again rallied and it came as no suprise when James Mucas fired home to make the score 3-2.

Once again East shot themselves in the foot and two own goals put the game beyond them and with seconds remaining Jono Collins gave the score some respectability.

The Lee Plumley sponsored man of the match went to Roo Harrison.

Weston Players 5

Axbridge Res 0

LOOKING to keep their 100 per cent record intact, Players knew that they had to turn in a performance against Axbridge.

Jim Owen got them off to the perfect start, latching on to a super ball from Ballantine before firing home. Kev Ballantine saw a header superbly tipped over before Tom Bush scored arguably the goal of the game.

A deep angled cross from Mike Prior was perfectly volleyed home for his fourth in as many games.

The midfield of Page and Ballantine kept the game flowing and with the defence of Jones, Smith, Riddle and Ashmore in good form, there was little change for the Axbridge forwards. When they did penetrate they found Aldous in goal determined to keep a clean sheet.

Soon after the break, Owen got his hat-trick when Rob Jones released Owen to finish from a tight angle. Players extended their lead when Bush fed Owen, who was felled in the area, Owen scoring from the spot.

With the game fizzling out, there was just enough time for Owen to complete the rout, substitute Ste Murray whipping in a cross for Owen to bundle home at the back post. With Ballantine superb in the middle and Owen on fire, the JT Angling man of the match went to Rob Jones.

Worle Rangers 4

Wedmore Res 1

WORLE Rangers went five games unbeaten after a hard fought win at Hutton Moor.

With their new kit on show plus their chairman and sponsor in attendance, Rangers went into this game with an extra lift.

Positive runs from Tom Williams, Adam Brown and Liam Willment relieved some pressure and stretched Wedmore’s defence. The midfield three of Mickey Ayers, Marc Trewern and Chris Brinson started to match Wedmore’s battling quality as the first half ended goal-less.

Just after the break, Williams’ work rate was rewarded as he latched on to a through-ball by Trewern to put Worle in front. A second quickly followed as Brown slotted home after great work down the left by Willment.

Wedmore got a goal back after a deflection beat Dave Ayers in goal. Worle regrouped and the introduction of Jo Dale and Jamie Ingersent freshened up the team and Dale set up Brown for a great second before Ingersent put Willment through who chipped the keeper for a class finish.

Special mention must go to the back four of John Imrie, Matt Wilson, Steve Clark and Paul Shier, but the Curry Garden man of the match went to Steve Clark.


Atwell Shield preliminary round: East Worle 7, Hutton 1; KVFC 0, Congresbury Res 1; King Alfred Sports Centre 0, Winscombe Res 1; Portishead Town A 6, Tickenham Utd 4; Westland Utd Res 0, Draycott 3; Weston Super Seagulls 5, Worle Res 3.

Atwell Shield round 1: Kewstoke Lions 2, AFC Nailsea 1.

Davis Shield preliminary round: Selkirk Utd Res 3, Kewstoke Lions Res 6.

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res 2, Nailsea Utd A 4; Clevedon Utd res 1, Selkirk Utd 3; Nailsea Town Res 0, Weston St Johns Sports Bar 2.

Division 2: Axbridge Town 3, Churchill Club 70 Res 1; Wedmore 3, Clevedon Dons 4.

Division 4: Cheddar A 3, Shipham 1.

Division 5: Draycott Res 0, Dolphin Ath 1; St George (E-i-G) A 5, East Worle Res 3; Sporting Weston 6, Portishead Town Colts 1.

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res 2, Shipham Res 2; Weston Players 5, Axbridge Town Res 0; Worle Rangers 4, Wedmore Res 1; Yatton Ath A 4, St George (E-i-G) B 2.


Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res v Nailsea Town Res (S Clarke); Draycott v East Worle (J Skinner); Selkirk Utd v Nailsea Utd A (T Major).

Division 2: Bournville Rovers v Weston St Johns Res (J Billinghurst); Locking Park v Axbridge Town (J Geer); Nailsea Utd B v St George (E-i-G) Res (P Fisher); Portishead WMC v Westland Utd Res (C Simmons).

Division 3: Berrow Res v Worle Res (B Carter); Burnham Utd A v Portishead Town B (S Cahill); Cleeve West Town A v Clevedon Dons (T Hurd); Congresbury Res v Yatton Ath Res (S Yianni).

Division 4: Clevedon Utd A v Hutton Res (P Roberts); Nailsea Utd Colts v Shipham (M Smith); Winscombe A v Tickenham Utd (L Grindle); Wrington Redhill Res v Westend (D Phillips).

Division 5: Banwell Res v AFC Nailsea (J Cooper); Dolphin Ath v Weston Super Seagulls (R Connelly); East Worle Res v Sporting Weston (M Gavin); Portishead Town Colts v Selkirk Utd Res (L Gillam); South Park Rangers v Draycott Res (T Newbury).

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res v Worle Rangers (T Nicholls); Axbridge Town Res v Weston Players (A Tremlett); St George (E-i-G) B v Shipham Res (N Rawlings).

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