Worle held to a draw at Kewstoke
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Worle visited an unbeaten Kewstoke Lions side and came away with a 2-2 draw.
Kewstoke Lions 2
WORLE travelled to unbeaten Kewstoke Lions in this local derby and came away with a deserved point from this top of the table clash.
Kewstoke started brightly and Ben Popperwell put the home side into the lead when he beat Hodrien in the Worle goal. Chances were few in the first-half, but Worle equalised from the spot when Joe Green was upended and top goalscorer Ryan Hodrien converted.
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The game opened up in the second half and there were chances at both ends. Paul Marquis put Kewstoke into the lead when he scored from a tight angle.
Worle pushed forward trying to get an equaliser and it was substitute Bobby Dunleavey that pulled Worle level when he found space in the 18-yard box and fired past Blake in the Kewstoke goal to set up a tense final 10 minutes.
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Worle should have taken all three points, but could not turn their possession into goals and the game finished 2-2, which was a fair result for both teams.
Worle are at home on Saturday in the county cup against Burnham United, who play in a league above, so this should be a good test of Worle’s credentials. Kick-off is 1.45pm
Portishead Town Res 0
CONGRESBURY recorded a well-deserved victory with a good all-round performance against a determined Portishead side.
The early stages of the game were fairly even with Congresburys defenders Ash Flavell, Liam Knight, Alex Read and Justin Seale dealing comfortably with the Portishead attacks.
Congresbury gradually took control of the game with Dave Blakley and Seb Williams winning the midfield battle. Ross Stockhall was through on goal on two occasions, but was denied both times by excellent saves by the Portishead keeper.
Just before half-time, Tony Tuckfield beat a defender but saw his powerful strike crash back of the post to leave the half-time score 0-0.
Right at the start of the second half, Congresbury took the lead when Kyle Havard’s clever pass found Stockhall, who fired into the top corner of the net.
It was all Congresbury now and Rob Harraway saw a good chance well saved by the keeper. The score became 2-0 when Havard’s corner was punched into his own net by the unfortunate Portishead keeper.
Portishead were restricted to rare counter-attacks and long range efforts none of which caused keeper Danny Bullock any problems.
Congresbury had chances to increase the led, but the keeper made excellent saves to deny Harraway, Stockhall and Williams and the game finished 2-0.
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