Taunton and District Football League round-up

Bridgwater Mercury: Taunton and District Football League round-up Taunton and District Football League round-up

IN Division One, second placed Bridgwater Sports closed the gap on leaders Locomotives with a 4-2 away win at local rivals North Petherton.

Both Paul Organ and Matt Fursland scored twice each - Adam Wright and Josh Gracie replied for Pethy.

Veteran Highbridge striker Wayne Hand scored twice for his side to give them a 2-0 victory over Hamilton Hawks and move them up to third.

Middlezoy Rovers Reserves recorded a 3-0 victory against their high flying opponents Sampford Blues with two first half goals from John Doyle, one a penalty.

Shaun Turner tapped in a minute after the restart to make it 3-0.

Nether Stowey drew 1-1 with Wyvern Rangers in Division Two - Lionel Crow netted for Stowey and Steve Cottey did the same for Rangers.

Westonzoyland beat Hamilton Athletic 5-2, with Ollie Ham, Sam Edmunds and Jack Evett all scoring.

The Gallery remain top of Division Three after an even contest which ended 3-3 against second placed Morganians.

The Gallery goal scorers were James Bawden, Jamie Evans (pen) and Mark Pope.

Liam Tomlinson scored twice and Andrew James once for Morganians.

Sydenham Rangers closed the gap on third placed Wyvern but only by a point as they only managed a 3-3 draw at home to Galmington Dragons.

Rangers took the early lead through Luke Taylor - a lead which lasted to the break.

But in the second period Galmington took control and scored three times to take a 3-1 lead - Chris and Oliver Tucker scoring as did Tim Bottomley.

Jason Stephenson got one back for Rangers who then shot themselves in the foot by having a player sent off.

But the ten men rallied and Les Pope got the equaliser to get a point.

Redgate followed last week's first win with another this week beating Highbridge Town Reserves 5-1.

Jack Hamblin led the line with a hat trick, Phil Court and Charlie Arden adding the others.

Milverton Rangers and Bridgwater Sports Reserves drew 2-2, Lloyd Udall getting both Rangers goals - Scott Clapp and Mason Gill replying for Sports.

Woolavington have moved up to fourth following their 9-1 thrashing of Nether Stowey Reserves.

Liam Neal scored a hat trick, while Phil Rogers added two and Jonny Hunt, Simon Dodden, John Hughes and Harry Taylor all scored one apeice.

Wiveliscombe stay in touch with 3-1 victory over East Bower in Division Five - Lloyd Cuthbert and Edd French both scored but Bower provided their third with an own goal, James Gibbs got one for Bower at the right end.

Staplegrove Colts have now made it nine games on the bounce without a defeat and this week was a 4-0 victory over Morganians Reserves and a rare clean sheet from keeper Mark Tacchi.

Bridgwater Grasshoppers deservedly took three points with a battling performance at Galmington Dragon Reserves.

A sluggish midfield display cost Dragons dear as Bridgwater had too much time and space to play through the centre.

There were some highlights for the home team in the final twenty minutes but it was too little too late.

The visitors were sharper and more determined and it showed.

A lucky cross from the left found the back of the net for the first and the second squeezed through the keeper's legs and trickled agonisingly over the line. James Cornish scored the other Grasshoppers goal.

Middlezoy Athletic beat local rivals Bridgwater Wolves by the odd goal in the seven scored.

Dan Russell hit two of them, Carl Tucker and Chad Chappell the other two - Gareth Mountstephens, Adam Gamblin and Jack Gardener all hit the target for Wolves.

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