Worle through to the cup final

WORLE have made it to their first cup final in quite a few years, doing it the hard way by beating a Shepton Mallet side who had previously won 11 games on the trot.

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WORLE have made it to their first cup final in quite a few years, doing it the hard way by beating a Shepton Mallet side who had previously won 11 games on the trot.

Worle had to start the game with 10 players when Conor Hull failed to get to the ground on time and a full 30 minutes was played before he could take to the field.


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Before his arrival though Worle were the better side, with Sumption having the best chance when outstripping the home defence and lobbing the keeper, only to see his effort sail just over the bar.

The back three of Downs, Potter and Ellis were in tremendous form and limited the Shepton attack to only a few chances in the whole game. With Hull partnering Evans up front, Worle reverted to five in midfield with both Hewish and Clements stroking the ball around the park with ease.

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Within 10 minutes of the second half Worle struck when Hull outstripped the home defence, his shot early finding the corner of the net.

Worle then created numerous chances, Sumption missing a gilt edge chance. Shepton equalised from a set piece when Worle failed to clear and a Shepton player beat Hill in the away goal.

Within five minutes Worle retook the lead from a free kick when Ellis rose at the far post to head home.

In the last 10 minutes Shepton had a player sent off for two bookable offences. Evans had another chance near the end when he shot straight at the keeper.

This was a terrific performance from Worle who now look forward to the final (date to be arranged).

On Saturday, Worle are at home to Westland United (3pm).

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WESTLAND had the better of the first-half against Congresbury and was unlucky not to score before the break.

Congresbury made the breakthrough on 47 minutes when Rob Harraway latched onto the ball and held off the defender well to roll the ball past the keeper.

Westland had a sequence of four shots at goal. Jack Riney blasted the ball from eight yards for Congresbury keeper Dan Bullock to pull off a superb save.

his was followed by another blast that hit the underside of the bar and two more shots cleared off the line. Congresbury then doubled their lead when a through ball found Kai Hammond who finished well.

Westland played with spirit and was rewarded when Ian Leadbetter converted from a cross. The visitors were now well on top, but could not score the equaliser.

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