Worle go top after scoring five against Burnham

Churchill AFC v Uphill Castle.

Churchill AFC v Uphill Castle. - Credit: Archant

Worle defeated Burnham United Reserves 5-1 to go top of the league.

Worle 5

Burnham Utd Res 1

WORLE went top of the league with this comprehensive win against Burnham United Reserves.

Following last week’s 5-1 win at Nailsea United, Worle were in confident mood despite missing Ryan Hodrien , Dan Till , Darren Vincent and Mike Gibbons, who came on late in this game.

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Worle created enough chances in the first 20 minutes to have the game sewn up, but got caught out by a Burnham breakaway, giving Josh Vongeyer in the home goal no chance.

Worle’s first goal came from Rio, who beat the keeper from the corner of the 18 yard box and from then on Worle peppered the Burnham goal. Dan Sprague got Worle’s second and Ollie Clements put the game out of reach of the away team.

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Worle dominated the midfield area, with Frazier Rendall and Barry Flynn dictating play and it was no surprise when Worle increased their lead early in the second half when Jake Sprague fired home from close range.

Rich Bushell got on the scoresheet for the second week running and his pace caused problems all afternoon.

This was the second game in which all five goals were scored by different players, but with better finishing the scoreline should have been double figures.

Man of the match was Frazier Rendall.

Winscombe 6

Weston St Johns 0

AFTER last week’s reversal at Highbridge, Winscombe defeated Weston St Johns 6-0.

Playing flowing football from the off, Winscombe went ahead after 14 minutes through the impressive Hyden. The back four of Bailey, Hosey, Hooper and Horwood were rarely troubled, which gave the midfield time to play solid football.

After 25 minutes, Stoves scored his first goal for two seasons, and 10 minutes later Clark scored with a penalty after a handball.

Captain Clark, Stoves Hayes, Hughes and Hyden were playing with freedom and it was only down to poor finishing and some brilliant saves from the home keeper that kept the score down.

Willis scored after 56 minutes, and substitute Payne netted twice. Winscombe keeper Paige had a scare late on when the home side made a rare foray into the box, but kept a clean sheet.

Churchill Club 70 1

Uphill Castle 2

CHURCHILL were defeated by a young, well-organised Uphill side, but felt they could have won.

Churchill drafted in new signings Adam Pearson and Mike Gouldney and both were instrumental in an impressive first-half display by the hosts that should have seen them leading, despite conceding a penalty that was superbly saved by man of the match Chris James.

Uphill were dangerous on the counter and kept the back three of Goodland, Nathan Giles and Dolbear busy throughout.

In the second half, two breakaway goals by the visitors saw them take an invaluable lead. The potent threat of Pearson, Gouldney and Banwell was a lacking in the second period, but Matt Lacey was industrious.

Churchill eventually got their reward when a cross by Duncan was brilliantly dummied by Blakemore and gave Fozzard a simple tap-in.

Nailsea Town Res 0

Kewstoke Lions 3

KEWSTOKE secured a second straight victory of the new season with an excellent team performance against a good passing side.

Nailsea could not make their possession count and Kewstoke soon started to create openings with a succession of corners eventually being headed home by captain Leon Brueford.

A second goal soon came when Phil Hockey arrived in the box to see his shot deflect past the keeper. The front three of Tom Vowells, Ben Popperwell and Paul Marquis caused problems, with Sam Davies and Aaron Bray working tirelessly on the flanks.

The game was killed off when a quick passing move saw Vowells set up Hockey for his second of the match.

Brueford, Andy Puddy and Nick Blake were solid in defence throughout the game, with Nick Daniels always looking to support. A late Nailsea miss from the penalty spot ensured another clean sheet.

The Windsor Pub man of the match went to Vowells and Hockey.

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