Worle top the group stages

Worle v Cheddar.

Worle v Cheddar. - Credit: Archant

Worle sit top of the group stages of the cup after victory over Cheddar Reserves.

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After last week’s league win over Cheddar, Worle went into this cup game in confident mood against a much-changed Cheddar team in what was difficult conditions.

Cheddar should have taken the lead in the first minute, but Hodrien in the Worle goal made a fine save. This was not one of Worle’s better performances, but they got into their stride midway through the first-half and Elliot Nelson gave Worle the lead, with a header from a Ollie Clements corner.

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Worle thought they had stretched their lead near the end of the half when Flynn crossed for Couston, who netted, only to see the linesman with his flag up.

Cheddar did not cause Worle too many problems throughout the game and it was the away team who increased their lead when Cheddar captain Filer gave away a penalty which was converted by Ryan Hodrien.

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Worle were now on the front foot and Ryan Downs was causing the Cheddar full-back problems throughout the second half and with their dominance should have increased their lead further.

The home team pulled a goal back from a corner, when the ball deflected off the post hitting a Worle defender and landing in the back of the net.

Worle were able to bring on Cyrus Molton and Sam Ford promoted from the reserves and also Worle stalwart Rio, who could have put the game out of sight when his quick turn deceived the Cheddar centre-half only to see his shot saved by the keeper.

This puts Worle top of the group stages with the final game coming on Saturday, at home again to Cheddar Reserves (2.30pm), the third game on the trot the sides have met. A win will put Worle into the final eight of this competition.

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