Weston St Johns lose at Minehead

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Despite completing a league double over Minehead, Weston St Johns lost this encounter 2-1.

Minehead 2

Weston St Johns 1

SAINTS travelled to Minehead in confident move after completing a league double over the hosts.

The visitors started perfectly when Hawkins headed home inside the first five minutes, but that was as good as it got as Minehead dominated the rest of the half.

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The hosts equalised and then took the lead. It could have been worse, but keeper Ashley Harrison made four outstanding saves. Saints nearly equalised when Sam King’s free kick hit the post.

Saints started better after the break and had a few half chances, but Harrison made numerous fine saves. The visitors were denied a penalty in the last minute when Ashley Flavell was clipped in the box, but the referee waved on.

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Uphill Castle 0

Glastonbury 3

A MUCH-changed and weakened Uphill side with seven players missing, lost to high-flying Glastonbury.

Uphill started the brighter and came close to taking the lead when Matt Bebber shot narrowly wide. Defenders Joe Boon, Will Devanney, Mike Deane and Randy Palmer looked comfortable and with Ben Harris, Josh Evans and Sam Beresford working hard in midfield, it was against the run of play when Glastonbury scored.

This gave the visitors a lift and stand-in keeper Syd Camper had to make a couple of excellent saves to keep the score down. Glastonbury increased their lead to make the half-time score 2-0.

The second half began with Uphill on the attack with Harris prompting things from midfield. It was a blow when another goalkeeping error gifted a Glastonbury striker another goal.

Uphill never gave up and Paul Wray, Adam Clibbett and Bebber forced the visiting keeper to make good saves.

The Old Thatched Cottage player of the match was Ben Harris.

Winscombe 2

Coombe St Nicholas 2

WINSCOMBE lost more ground at the top by drawing with Coombe St Nicolas.

The visitors started the better and went ahead after five minutes when their winger beat a couple of challenges and drove the ball past Paige. Winscombe soon equalised when the keeper could only parry a shot from Flint into the path of King, who duly obliged.

Winscombe started the second half well, but conceded a goal on a rare breakaway, but Winscombe were awarded a penalty after Heal was fouled. Flint scored from the resulting kick.

Stoves and Cureton were revelling in midfield and the back four of Hughes, Heal, Massey and young Bailey were looking firm, but Bailey was injured and replacements Collier and Chambers also limped off.

These injuries plus other players injured leaves the squad short for Saturday’s local derby at home to Churchill. Winscombe Fish Bar man of the match went to Massey.

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