Friday, 11 February 2011

County cup interest ends in penalty shoot-out at Tor

Crewkerne Rangers finally draw a blank

A BATTLING Somerset Intermediate Cup performance from Winsham United ended in disappointment as Street-based hosts Tor FC squeezed through to the quarter-finals after a penalty shoot-out.

Goals from Tom Stead, Joe Simmons and Daniel Isaacs helped The Winsh to a 3-3 draw after extra-time but the spot-kick drama proved to be too much for Phil Loaring’s side and they crashed out of the competition so ending the PSL’s involvement in the Somerset County cups for another season.


A SECOND half Neil Hawkins goal earned Misterton a place in the quarter-finals of the 99-year-old Challenge Cup.

Opponents Farway United had earlier taken first-half lead which was cancelled out by Will Brooks.

It was the same score line at Lightgate Lane where an off-colour South Petherton edged past West & Middle Chinnock courtesy of a Rich Hebditch penalty and a winner from Jon Hayter.

There was much more between the sides at the Memorial Ground where Beaminster hammered Ilminster Reserves for the the second time in seven days - this time 6-0.


SHEPTON Beauchamp Reserves’ six-game winning run came to and end despite a Will Aplin goal in a 2-1 home defeat by Waytown Hounds.

As predicted in this column there were also wins for Chard United (3-2 v Thorncombe Res) thanks to a late winner from Luke Joy, and W & M Chinnock Res - although the latter’s 9-3 triumph was hardly the anticipated close-run affair! Dan Rudge (4) and Ashley Cooper (3) gorged on the goals and have now scored 41 between them this season.


TOP-of-the-table Crewkerne Reserves need ed a 119th minute Aaron Hodges goal to finally lay lowly Millwey Rise Reserves to rest after a 4-3 battle.

Meanwhile Chard United crashed out 2-0 in Devon at Farway United Reserves.


COMBE B, still looking for their first win since early November travel to Netherbury to attempt to tame the Waytown Hounds.


THE tie of the day sees two of the league’s heavy scorers go head-to-head when Uplyme visit Dowlish & Donyatt.

The other three ties see lower division side’s hunting giant killings - and all three have a reasonable chance.

Division Three outfit Winsham United Reserves are in fine form having won their last four but opponents Forton Reserves have also shown signs of improvement in Division Two.

Millwey Rise Reserves maybe languishing at the bottom of Division Three but hosts Pymore, with one win in eight are struggling near the foot of Division Two.

Finally Barrington Reserves of Division Four travel to Farway Reserves. Expect goals in this one; The Yellow Hammers last drew a blank 15 months ago whilst the heavy Eastlee Park surface usually causes nightmares for defenders


BARRINGTON held title contenders Lyme Regis for 41 minutes at the Davey Fort before being breached four times as the Seasiders closed the gap on the leading pack.

Manager Mike Harrison and his squad face another tough test tomorrow with the visit of Beaminster who are now unbeaten in nine.

A double from Stuart Packer was enough to haul Perry Street off the foot of the table follwing a 2-2 draw with depleted Merriott Rovers who had goals from Craig Lodge and Jason Manley.

Both teams are the road tomorrow; Merriott at Misterton and the Mothers at Lyme.
Ilminster Reserves must break a run of four straight defeats if they are to be the first team to take a point off leaders South Petherton at Lightgate Lane tomorrow.

Both West & Middle Chinnock and Combe Reserves have shown improved form of late. A first home win of the season for the Chinnocks will see them leapfrog over their opponents and off the bottom of the table.


ILMINSTER Colts gave their survival hopes a boost with a 6-0 thrashing of Norton Athletic who look to be on the slide back down into Division Two.

The Colts, who had six different scorers, can head further into mid-table security with three points from tomorrow’s visit of Charmouth who haven’t won an away league game in more than a year and a half.

With only three homes games remaining, and two of those against Crewkerne and Millwey, Norton must feel they will have to beat Thorncombe tomorrow to put distance between themselves and Lyme Reserves.

Despite being the last team to beat Winsham in a league game on their own turf Lyme will do well to take anything from their trip Baker’s Field tomorrow.

The Crewkerne Town goal machine continues to rumble along. The latest team to fall beneath the wheels were Charmouth with Jamie Spurdle moving upto 16 goals for the season with a hat-trick. The Tigers visit Perry Street Reserves tomorrow.

The day’s other match sees Forton Rangers travel to Millwey Rise. The Rangers have finished 4th, 3rd and 3rd since their relegation from the Premier back in 2006-7. But it looks like anything other than a win tomorrow and a midtable finish beckons.


LEADERS Dowlish & Donyatt were toppled off the top spot after being mauled 6-1 by visiting Shepton Beauchamp. Sam Murley and Kris Hastings both scored twice.

Shepton can continue their impressive form with more of the same from the visit of Crewkerne Rangers.

The Rangers finally failed to net in a league game for the first time in their history (56 games) last weekend when they were hammered 5-0 at Hinton.

After a superb 4-1 win over South Petherton Res Chard Rangers can clamber out of the drop zone with a win at Hawkchurch.


BRIAN Tillotson’s fifth goal in four games and a last minute winner from Rob Long helped Winsham Reserves to a narrow 4-3 win over Combe A.

Tomorrow Combe entertain Chard United who currently lie on the fringes of the promotion places.

Top of the table Crewkerne Res visit Lyme Bantams tomorrow whilst rivals Luso-Chard entertain Drimpton at Forton.


DALE Hutter moved to eight for the season with both goals in Chard Rangers’ 2-2 draw at Combe B. Richard Wilmott scored twice as Ilminster Town A came from behind to beat Hawkchurch Reserves 4-2.

Pick of the games tomorrow is at table-topping Hinton Reserves where Shepton Beauchamp Reserves are the visitors.

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