Winning streak ends
Weston St John’s winning streak came to an end against Yatton Athletic.
Yatton Ath 3
Weston St Johns 2
SAINTS’ recent winning Somerset County Division 1 run came to an end with a disappointing performance against a good Yatton side.
Saints started brightly with James Wotton and James Bennellick enjoying plenty of possession. It was against the run of play when Yatton took the lead following a quick counter attack.
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Yatton took control of the game and Saints defenders Mitch Smit, Nick Jones, Ash Flavell and Dean Pierson had to play well to keep them out.
Saints gradually got back into the game and Ross Stockhall, Ryan Hodrien and Calum McManus all had shots well saved by the Yatton keeper.
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Saints got the equaliser they deserved when Wotton fired past the keeper from close range. Saints came close to taking the lead when McManus beat two defenders before smashing his shot just wide and moments later Wotton’s header beat the keeper, but came back off the post.
Saints got the worst possible start to the second half when Yatton took the lead following another quick break, a striker giving keeper Ian Allchorne no chance. Yatton were dominating the game and it took two outstanding saves by Allchorne to keep Saints in the game.
The score became 3-1 when Yatton were awarded a penalty, but Saints hit back almost immediately when McManus’s corner was headed into the net by Flavell. Saints pushed forward in search of the equaliser and had a great chance when they were awarded a penalty, but Stockhall fired wide.
Mike Whittaker Building player of the match was Mitch Smit.
Cheddar Res 4
WORLE started well against Cheddar when new signing Ross Macnab put the home side 1-0 up.
Worle decided to sit back and defensive errors told. Within 10 minutes of taking the lead, the home side found themselves trailing.
The first goal was a good strike from outside of the box and the second came when a header back to Tucker in the home goal fell short and the striker had an easy tap-in. Another slip let in Cheddar for the third and that is how it stayed until half-time.
Worle made six changes from the cup game the week before, bringing in Miller to partner Macnab up front and they caused Cheddar problems all afternoon. Vincent was brought on, with Dan Pratlett playing at full-back and Elliot Woods at centre-half.
The second half saw Worle on top, but were caught on the break and Cheddar increased their lead. With 25 minutes to go, Worle were given a lifeline through a penalty converted by Ollie Clements.
Worle are at home again on Saturday when they face Burnham United Reserves (2.30pm).