Worle slam five past Nailsea

Churchill AFC v Cheddar.

Churchill AFC v Cheddar. - Credit: Archant

Worle made a bright start to the new season, with a 5-1 victory over Nailsea United Reserves.

Nailsea Utd Res 1

Worle 5

THIS was an emphatic display from Worle, coming off the back of an encouraging pre-season.

Worle started brightly and chances came for Dan Sprague and Jason Potter, but both chances cannoned off the woodwork. Ollie Clements kept delivering the crosses into dangerous areas and a succession of corners found Barry Flynn, who could not convert the chances into goals.

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Another Flynn chance came in the first-half when he turned his defender in the 18 yard box, but with only the keeper to beat, his effort was saved and turned around the post.

Sprague had another good effort tipped around the post and Worle were caught with a sucker punch on the half-hour mark, when Nailsea scored from a free kick, giving Till in the Worle goal no chance.

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Nailsea found it hard going throughout with Crandon, Potter, new signing Mike Gibbons and Mike Hodrien in good form.

After the break, Worle’s dominance was converted into goals, the first coming from Gibbons, who slipped his marker from a free-kick and buried his header into the home net.

The next goal came from Clements when he took the ball around the onrushing keeper and walked the ball into the net. At this time it was a case of how many and Frazier Rendall continued his excellent form to put Worle 3-1 up.

This was quickly followed up with a fourth for Ryan Hodrien and Rich Bushell made it five when he clipped the ball over the keeper.

Credit must also go to referee Simon Venn, who let the game flow throughout.

This was a good performance from Worle and sets them up nicely for the visit of Burnham United Reserves on Saturday (3pm).

Broad Plain 1

Wrington Redhill 1

BOTH sides were anxious to get off to good start to the new season following last year’s promotion to the top division.

Wrington began this game the livelier side, kicking with the wind and winning a succession of free kicks. After 11 minutes, a scramble in the Broad Plain goalmouth saw three goal-bound attempts by Wrington denied by the agile home keeper, along with a number of his defenders.

The deadlock was broken by the away side on 24 minutes when a free kick found the head of Graham Cheeseman, who headed home to make it 1-0 to the away side.

The second half belonged to Broad Plain with the home side hitting the post and having two efforts cleared off the line. Their pressure paid off when the home side headed home the equaliser.

Vice-president’s star man was Mike Rowcliffe.

Photo: Mike Rowcliffe.

Churchill Club 70 2

Cheddar Res 2

HOSTS Churchill won their first league point since November 2013 when drawing their home fixture against Cheddar Reserves.

The visitors took an early lead when Tom Davis’ cross eluded Churchill keeper Chris James. Aaron Blakemore smashed home a shot from 30 yards in the 25th minute, giving the Cheddar keeper Woodcock no chance.

Keeper James showed his bravery as an innocent kick to the nose saw the Churchill custodian bleeding profusely, but carried on impressively. The Nelson brothers at the back for Churchill were rock solid throughout, especially Elliot.

But all were powerless when Chris Beers rose superbly at the far post to head home a corner, giving James no chance in the Churchill goal.

Cheddar were looking sure to take home all the points, but from a Blakemore pass, Tom Fozzard beat Woodcock to the ball and rolled the ball home for the equaliser.

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