Worle smash 10 past league leaders

Worle defeat league leaders Banwell 10-2 in their latest Somerset County League encounter.

Banwell 2

Worle 10

WORLE went into this game in a confident mood, having beaten Burnham the previous week, but no-one could have predicted this emphatic win against league leaders Banwell.

James Elliot came into the side to replace Mitch Tucker in goal and he had a surprising easy afternoon. Worle started well from the start and a free kick by Ollie Clements was diverted into the net for the first goal of the afternoon.

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Banwell equalised when a header from Conor Downs found the corner of his own net. From then on it was all one-way, and even the loss of Ollie Clements with a broken collarbone could not hold Worle back.

Goals from Pratlett, Miller, Vincent and Gorka put Worle into a commanding first-half lead.

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After the break, Banwell had no answer to the flowing play and finishing from a rampant away team. Further goals from Downs, Macabe, Gorka and Miller (2) gave Worle their biggest win for a long time against a team who had only conceded eight goals before this game.

Hewish was instrumental in assists for the goals and Harvey at left back was terrorising the home team with his pace.

Credit must go to the whole Worle team, who will now go into another local derby at home to Westland United on Saturday (2.30pm).

Stockwood Green 1

Langford Rovers 3

ROVERS stretched their unbeaten run to nine games thanks to an impressive second half display in Bristol.

Starting brightly, Rovers dominated the early exchanges, but a slip at the back by Olly Bliss allowed the home side to take the lead.

The goal rocked Rovers but they persevered. Ryan Havard put Grant Giles clean through only for the winger to shoot over before Havard himself saw a good effort blocked.

A Matt Vann free kick then unlocked the home defence, Levi Marlow stooping for his 12th of the season. The game went into half-time all square thanks to a superb reaction save from Jamie Crandon in the Rovers goal just before the break.

Rovers dominated the second period against a resolute home side. The deciding goal was provided courtesy of a stunning Havard volley which the home keeper could only palm into the roof of the net after good work from Joe Ellis and the excellent Leigh White.

Brown, Marshman and Marshall were resolute at the back for Rovers, the latter hitting his sixth of the season near the end from the spot after Marlow was fouled.

Rovers travel to Watchet Town on Saturday in the last 32 of the Somerset Cup.

Weston St Johns 4

Bishop Sutton Res 3

SAINTS recorded a well-deserved victory over Bishop Sutton.

The game got off to an even start with both sides having early chances with Saints keeper Ian Allchorne making two excellent saves to keep the scores level. After a shaky start, Saints’ defenders James Bennellick, Dave Wilcox, Dean Pierson, Andy Young and Nick Jones settled into the game.

Saints took the lead midway through the half when a long kick from Allchorne deceived the Sutton defenders and fell to Ryan Hodrien who lobbed the ball over the keeper and into the net.

Saints dominated the start of the second half with Mark Adams and James Wotton controlling midfield. Jones created good chances for Hodrien and Wotton and there were good shots by Calum McManus and Jack Clark as Saints pressed.

The second goal came when a superb pass from Bennellick found Hodrien and he beat the keeper from the edge of the area. McManus made the score 3-0 with a superb individual effort following a neat pass from Matt Huxtable.

Sutton pulled a goal back following a quick break, but Saints replied almost immediately when McManus set up Hodrien to complete his hat-trick.

Saints switched off at the back and allowed Sutton two goals in the last five minutes to make the final score 4-3.

Mike Whittaker Building player of the match was Ryan Hodrien.

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