Winscombe complete a league and cup double

Winscombe Football Club.

Winscombe Football Club. - Credit: Archant

Winscombe won the Somerset County Division 2 Cup after defeating Ashton & Backwell Reserves 1-0.

Winscombe 1

Ashton & Backwell Res 0

WINSCOMBE won the Somerset County Division 2 Cup by defeating a strong Ashton and Backwell Reserves 1-0.

Playing in a howling gale and in front of a large crowd, both sides were trying to gain the upper hand and with Willis and Mason on either flank and Clark and Flint up top, it was Winscombe who started brightest.

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Ashton created a couple of minor chances that were dealt with by the back four of Chambers, Hosey, Hooper and Horwood, who was magnificent throughout giving them little view of Page’s goal.

The second half started with Ashton being denied by a fine save from Page and two timely tackles by Chambers. The only goal when it came was a scrappy affair with the ball bobbing around the area, Willis rose to nod home.

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Manager Barker was obviously delighted, but said this was for the players, promotion was the ultimate goal and the club has achieved both.

Winscombe ended their season by defeating Clevedon United 6-0. As soon as Flint scored after nine minutes, it was obvious which way the result was going.

Flint went on to score four to take his league tally to 31 and with Chambers and Mason getting their first of the season, it took them to 100 league goals for the season.

After the game, Merv Brean announced he would be retiring from his post of linesman and physio. After doing the job for at least 20 years, he decided the time was right.

He would like to thank all of the managers he has worked with, all of the players, especially this season’s team, chairman Andy Flint, but mostly Steve Barker, who has created a team for Winscombe to be proud of.

Langford Rovers 2

Cleeve West Town 0

HAVING guaranteed fifth spot in their penultimate game, Langford finished their season with a 2-0 victory over Cleeve West Town.

The first goal came when Adam Filer brought down a kick from the keeper and laid off to William Sneddon-Coombes, who set up top scorer Tyler Davis to finish smartly.

The Bulls remained on top for the remainder of the game and doubled their advantage when a run from Davis culminated in his shot coming back off the inside of the post and Filer was on hand to fire home.

Player/manager Jamie Patterson introduced himself to the fray with 25 minutes remaining for what could prove to be his last game in England.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Edge Barbers, went to William Sneddon-Coombes. All at the club thank Christopher Board at Edge for his support throughout the season.

All at the club extend their grateful thanks to player/manager Patterson, who will now move to Florida, where it is understood he will take up a coaching position. Thanks are also extended to secretary Jeremy White for all his hard work during the season.

Finally, gratitude must be extended to William Sneddon-Coombes and Mateusz Trybull for their invaluable assistance.

The end of season presentation evening has been provisionally scheduled for June 5.

Langford Rovers 4

Banwell 2

Rovers defeated Banwell 4-2 in their penultimate fixture in what has been an impressive season.

Veteran Matthew White was Banwell’s most effective player and underlined his experience and class with two composed finishes to put the visitors in to the lead.

A tactical change from player/manager Jamie Patterson saw George King pull a goal back for the Bulls and Daniel Hartley drew the sides level as they headed in to half-time.

Early in the second period, William Sneddon-Coombes netted against his former club before Patterson put the icing on the cake with a thunderbolt from the edge of the area.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Edge Barbers, went to William Sneddon-Coombes.

BANWELL Football Club are currently looking for a first team manager to become part of a management team for their Somerset County side.

If you are interested in this position or would like more details, please contact club chairman Paul White on 07772 711187 or

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