Westland go through after penalties

Westland United Reserves progressed to the quarter-finals of the Knockout Cup after beating Banwell on penalties.

Banwell Res 0

Westland United Res 0

(Westland Utd won 4-3 on pens)

WESTLANDS progressed into the quarter-finals of the Knockout Cup overcoming Banwell Reserves on penalties in a tense game at the Riverside.

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Westlands were limited to several long-range efforts in the first period and any Banwell advances were dealt with by the Westlands defence, expertly led by returning player manager Whyte and the young Massey.

Banwell hit the crossbar midway through the second half and keeper Tim Malessa was called into action several times to see the game into extra time.

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The visiting team had two great chances to seal victory when Paul Wray beat the defence, only to fluff his lines when one-on-one with the keeper, and David Long headed over with an empty net gaping.

With no winner after 120 minutes, penalties would have to decide the tie. Despite Kerrigan Briffet missing his penalty, Sharp, Massey, Coates and Long kept cool heads by converting theirs.

Malessa was the real hero of the day, saving a penalty and seeing one hit the bar which meant Westlands won the shootout 4-3.

NK Sports man of the match went to Tim Malessa.

Worle Rangers 3

Churchill Res 6

WORLE Rangers bowed out of the Atwell Shield, losing to a well-drilled Churchill side.

Churchill missed a chance to go into the lead and Rangers capitalised, top scorer Troy Hannam firing home, but Churchill hit back to equalise. Rangers called upon good organisation from keeper Royce and centre-backs Wilson and Carter, plus the usual battling efforts of Jake Hannam.

For long periods the back four looked comfortable with Horsnell and Brown solid at full-back. Rangers threatened in patches, again through Dale, plus driving runs from Stephens and Willment, who supported Wilde and Hannam up front.

On the half-hour mark, Hannam struck again to poke home from a tight angle with a superb finish to make it 2-1 at half-time.

After the break, an early mistake from the Churchill keeper gifted an easy third for Hannam, but Rangers took the foot off the gas. Churchill took control of the game and struck back with two quick goals.

Rangers brought on Brinson to the midfield and gave debuts to Chatterley and Westgarth. A fantastic Royce save was one of the few Rangers positives in the final 15 minutes and Churchill went on to win 6-3.

Troy Hannam stood out to get the Curry Garden man of the match.

East Worle 0

Weston St Johns Res 10

SAINTS went into this game in confident mood after beating East Worle 7-0 last week.

Saints made all the early running and it was no surprise when Andy Hayes fed Rob Winter who scored, soon followed by two more to put Saints well in control.

Dan Hartley added a fourth with a stunning strike and Hartley and Winter added further goals to make it 6-0 at half-time.

After the break, a Hartley pass released Tom Patrick for the seventh. Saints made a triple change bringing on Lee Whittaker, Dan Borrett and Ryan Charalambous.

The back four of Winter, Hartley, Mitchell and Joe Whittaker were having an easy afternoon protecting keeper Mike Lowe. Charalambous added two more goals and Winter one more to finish the scoring.

Mike Whittaker’s Building Contractors man of the match was Rob Winter.

Dolphin Athletic 0

Weston Players 7

PLAYERS went into this Division 5 clash knowing that a win would propel them to the top of the league.

Despite not playing for five weeks, Players had most of the early running and went in at half-time 2-0 up thanks largely in part to some outstanding defending from the Dolphin back line with Smith, Skinner and Randall all seeing efforts saved off the line.

Smith finally broke the deadlock, volleying home a loose ball before DeVanney doubled the lead.

After the break, Players raced away, Smith notching his second, Owen grabbing two goals and then Smith beating four players to seal his hat-trick. Not to be out done, Owen completed his moments later with a fine free kick.

A flattering scoreline but it could have been more, Skinner, Earey, Randall and Page all going close and Jimmy DeVanney mising a penalty.

Superb defending from Jones, Ashmore and Riddle saw DeVanney in goal relatively redundant and it was Riddle who walked away with the man of the match award. Steve Ballantine looked sharp in his cameo and both Gavin and Williams put in plenty of running.

Pill United 4

Shipham Res 1

SHIPHAM Reserves succumbed to a disappointing Division 6 defeat at Pill United.

Shipham entered the game with what was effectively their strongest team of the season, but never got started.

The game started with Pill dictating the play in front of the Shipham backline, making an early breakthrough when a shot cannoned between the striker and Oli Winter and into the net.

Shipham levelled via the left foot of Paul Stead, after good work from Seb Winter had left him with time and space on the edge of the box. Pill were then reduced to 10 men just before the break.

In the second half, Shipham managed to concede three poor goals, each worse than the last, culminating in a short goal kick going totally awry, leaving the Pill striker with an easy chance.

Man of the match was awarded to goalkeeper George Stone.


Mavis Tate Cup semi-final: Weston & District League 2, Frome Sunday League 1.

Atwell Shield quarter-final: Worle Rangers 3, Churchill Club 70 Res 6.

Knockout Cup round 2: Banwell Res 0, Westland Utd Res 0 (Westland won 4-3 on pens).

Knockout Cup quarter-final: Sporting Weston 0, Hutton 5.

Challenge Cup quarter-finals: Clevedon Dons 1, Yatton Ath Res 4; Clevedon Utd A 9, Cheddar A 1; Portishead Town B 1, Tickenham Utd 3.

Vardon Cup quarter-finals: AFC Nailsea 4, Worle Res 1; Cleeve West Town A 1, Nailsea Utd Colts 5; King Alfred SC 7, Kewstoke Lions Res 0.

Division 1: East Worle 0, Weston St John Res 10; Selkirk Utd 2, Nailsea Town Res 0; Winscombe Res 4, Nailsea Utd A 2.

Division 2: Burnham Utd A 0, Berrow Res 1; Cleeve West Town Res 2, Axbridge Town 1; Congresbury Res 3, Portishead Town A 0; Kewstoke Lions 2, Nailsea Utd B 1.

Division 3: Westend 5, Bournville Rovers 1.

Division 4: Winscombe A 6, Shipham 4.

Division 5: Dolphin Ath 0, Weston Players 7; Hutton Res 3, St George (E-i-G) A 3; Wedmore Res 0, Wrington-Redhill Res 4.

Division 6: Congresbury A 2, Clevedon Utd B 4; Draycott Res 1, AFC Nailsea Res 2; KVFC 7, Priory Rangers 2; Pill Utd 4, Shipham Res 1.


Atwell Shield semi-final: Weston Players v Churchill Club 70 Res (A Locker, A Lambourne, O Lukins).

Knockout Cup quarter-final: Berrow Res v Westland Utd Res (A Fry).

Knockout Cup semi-final: Winscombe Res v Hutton (P Fisher, J Jarad, J Bolland).

Keyes Cup round 1: Banwell Res v Worle Rangers (K Moore).

Page Shield round 1: Congresbury A v Shipham Res (D Pinnnock).

Page Shield quarter-final: Pill Utd v Axbridge Town Res (J Cox).

Division 1: Clevedon Utd Res v Selkirk Utd (T Nicholls); Draycott v Nailsea Town Res (T Billinghurst); Weston St Johns Res v Nailsea Utd A (J Skinner).

Division 2: Axbridge Town v Congresbury Res (J Billinghurst); Locking Park v Cleeve West Town Res (J Cooper); Kewstoke Lions v Portishead Town A (A Murphy); Nailsea Utd B v Burnham Utd A (K Fox).

Division 3: Bournville Rovers v Wedmore (R Connolly); Cheddar A v Yatton Ath Res (J Harding); Clevedon Dons v Portishead Town B (K Summers); Tickenham Utd v Westend (B Adams).

Division 4: AFC Nailsea v Cleeve West Town A (N Wakley); King Alfred SC v Nailsea Utd Colts (M Gavin); Selkirk Utd Res v Weston Super Seagulls (I Madge); Shipham v Kewstoke Lions Res (C Ham); Sporting Weston v Winscombe A (M Sprague).

Division 5: Portishead Town Colts v Dolphin Ath (A Smith); Wedmore Res v South Park Rangers (R Brammer).

Division 6: Priory Rangers v Draycott Res (T Ford).

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