Wrington Reserves get their season up and running
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Wrington Redhill Reserves got their season up and running with a victory over Westend.
Wrington Redhill Res 2
WRINGTON Reserves bounced back from a disappointing opening day defeat with a solid performance against Westend to get their season up and running.
Wrington took an early lead as O’Connor finished a fine passing move which took the ball quickly from defence through to attack. Wrington rode their luck as Westend saw a goal disallowed for offside and a goalbound effort deflected.
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Rouvrais and O’Connor linked up well together, while keeper Jacob Burnett made two excellent stops from close range, leading to a well-deserved clean sheet for him and his excellent defensive unit.
After the break, Moore had a good chance following an intelligent short free-kick by Edmunds. The hosts didn’t have to wait long though, as another flowing move was converted by O’Connor.
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Holland and Rouvrais exchanged passes before the latter chested the ball inside to Johnson, whose inch-perfect through-ball allowed O’Connor to round the keeper and tap home.
St Georges (EIG) Res 4
Worle Rangers 2
AFTER last week’s Somerset Cup victory, manager Rich Salvage made five changes to his side, but were beaten in this Division 1 clash.
Chris Brinson and Tom Backhouse pulled the strings in midfield and they took the lead when Charlie Dugmore set up James Nutt to score from close range.
Nutt thought he had doubled the lead moments later, when a great ball from Chris Green saw him hit the underside of the crossbar.
St George levelled just before the half-hour mark and took the lead a few minutes later. A fine goal-line clearance from captain Tom Coleman rescued Rangers before they equalised through Dugmore.
Further chances fell to Backhouse and Dugmore, but somehow Rangers found themselves 4-2 down at half-time against the run of play.
Rangers went out for the second half fired up, but were met by a solid defensive formation by St Georges. They introduced Rich Dubery, who was fantastic at right back, and then Jack Hockey and Dex Taylor were introduced and both made positive impacts, but Rangers could not find the net again.
A notable mention goes to Dubery, but the Curry Garden man of the match was Charlie Dugmore.
Cleeve West Town A 1
Banwell Res 6
BANWELL Reserves made it three wins out of three in all competitions with a comprehensive 6-1 win over Cleeve West Town A.
It was another young squad of players with an average age of 17 years. Banwell dominated the game from the start to the finish and found themselves two up after 20 minutes with two goals from the excellent Dylan York.
The home side got a penalty against the run of play after a handball by Stu Miller to make it 2-1. Banwell continued to create chances but failed to add to the scoreline before half-time.
After the break, Banwell dominated the game with the midfield of Jamie Huggins, Billy Miller, Dylan York and Wayne Davies. Another slick move saw York score his hat-trick.
The management made changes on the hour mark, with James Cammidge, Daniel Clarke and Samuel Merreywether introduced.
Banwell kept up the pressure and a great run from Merreywether made it 4-1 and shortly afterwards Daniel Clarke made it 5-1 with a great strike. Davies turned two defenders in the box and scored to put the victors 6-1 up.
Impressive Banwell captain Stu Miller played in the same team with his 16-year-old son Billy.
The Crosville man of the match went to Dylan York.
Dynamo Locking 3
AFC Nailsea Res 1
DYNAMO Locking maintained their unbeaten start to the season and went top of the league with a well-deserved victory over AFC Nailsea.
Dynamo went behind for the first time this season after conceding a scrappy goal. Dynamo were finding most of their joy down the left-hand side with good inter-play between Jon Rowsell and Kyle Hobden.
It was this link that got Dynamo back into the match when Hobden played a lovely diagonal ball over the Nailsea defence for Matt Hollow to score.
Dynamo took the game to Nailsea in the second half and were in control throughout, restricting Nailsea to a few half chances.
They took the lead when a Kyle Hobden corner was cleared by the Nailsea defence, but only as far as Dynamo captain Ben Hollow. He controlled it first time and smashed a volley from the edge of the area to make it 2-1.
The game was put out of reach with 10 minutes to go when Angus Lewis played a one-two with Hollow and steamed through the Nailsea defence to score.
The Raddy’s Café Bar man of the match went to Angus Lewis.
South Park Rangers 1
Winscombe A 3
WINSCOMBE A recorded their second win of the season after defeating a hard working South Park side.
Winscombe were awarded an early penalty after Jamie Foncete was brought down in the box, the striker dusted himself down to slot the penalty away.
South Park mounted the pressure on Winscombe for the rest of the half and were unlucky not to equalise when their striker hit the post.
Matthew Wright delivered a famous half-time rant at his underperforming troops, and it was just what the doctor ordered as Foncete fired in two goals to complete his hat-trick and send Winscombe on to victory. South Park managed a late consolation though a Harry Bee own goal.
Matthew Ware picked up the Mervyn Brean man of the match award.
Worle Rangers Res 5
Hutton Res 4
WORLE Rangers Reserves won a hard-fought contest at The Campus, which was an improved performance from last weekend’s result.
This win has put Worle Rangers up to fourth in the league table after three games.
Rangers fell behind three times in the match, but were victorious at the final whistle with goals from Dion Rees, Martin Brown, Nick Carter (penalty) and a fine brace from AJ Lester.
It was a resilient performance from the team, with Michel Davis causing havoc down the right wing and Rangers goalkeeper Mason Brown making key saves to keep Worle in the game.
The Curry Garden man of the match went to Liam Neate.
Atwell Shield preliminary round: Hutton 0, Weston Super Seagulls 4.
Division 1: Clevedon Utd A 2, Cleeve West Town Res 4; Portishead Town A 3, Locking Park 2; St George (E-in-G) Res 4, Worle Rangers 2.
Division 2: Axbridge Town 1, KVFC 5; Berrow Res 3, Yatton Ath Res 5; Congresbury Res 2, Uphill Castle Res 0; Sporting Weston 4, Wedmore 0; Wrington Redhill Res 2, Westend 0.
Division 3: Cleeve West Town A 1, Banwell Res 6; Nailsea Utd B 2, Clapton-in-Gordano 6; Portishead Caledonian Thistle 15, Kewstoke Lions Res 1; South Park Rangers 1, Winscombe A 3.
Division 4: Dynamo Locking 3, AFC Nailsea Res 1; Worle Rangers Res 5, Hutton Res 4.
Division 5: Clapton-in-Gordano A 1, Selkirk Utd 5; Congresbury A 6, Axbridge Town Res 2; Portishead Town Colts 4, Banwell A 3; St Pauls Church 0, Wrington Redhill A 2; Wedmore Res 1, South Park Rangers Res 1.
Atwell Shield preliminary round: Locking Park v Uphill Castle Res (D Pinnock); Winscombe Res v Banwell Res (R Connolly); Worle Rangers v Clapton-in-Gordano (J Billinghurst).
Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res v Weston Super Seagulls (A Lambourne);
Draycott v Clevedon Utd A (T Major); Nailsea Utd A v Portishead Town A (D Carstensen).
Division 2: Axbridge Town v Yatton Ath Res Ross Dyer); Berrow Res v Westend Alan Raggett); Wedmore v KVFC (tba); Wrington Redhill Res v Congresbury Res (tba).
Division 3: Kewstoke Lions Res v South Park Rangers (tba); Nailsea Utd B v Winscombe A (tba); Worle Res v Portishead Caledonian Thistle (tba).
Division 4: Clapton-in-Gordano Res v St George (E-in-G) A (M Sprague); Portishead Town B v AFC Nailsea Res (J Shute); Shipham v Westend Res (E Dawe).
Division 5: Clapton-in-Gordano A v Banwell A (W Jones); Selkirk Utd v Axbridge Town Res (D Poole); St Pauls Church v Wedmore Res (tba); South Park Rangers Res v Portishead Town Colts (M Smith); Wrington Redhill A v Congresbury A (C Connor).