Taunton and District Football League round-up - Locos through to cup semis (From Bridgwater Mercury)
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Taunton and District Football League round-up - Locos through to cup semis
8:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014 in Sport
TWO of Division One's top teams Locomotives and Bridgwater Sports met in the Quarter Final of the Rowbarton Charity Cup and it was a close encounter - with Locomotives coming out 3-2 winner to progress.
Locos had to fight hard and they went ahead with great strike from James Weaver, but Bridgwater Sports levelled ten minutes later through Paul Organ.
It was 1-1 at half time, but Sam Hislop restored Locos lead - only for Bridgie to come back again with Organ getting his second.
With fifteen minutes left, Ryan Vickery smashed a free kick into the top corner to win the game for Locomotives.
Division One leaders Highbridge came unstuck at home to the improving Porlock who won 2-0 to go level on points with their opponents.
Oli Purvis and Harry Scratchard both scored for Porlock to add a bit more tension to the title race.
North Petherton registered their first victory of the season with a 2-1 win at home to Sampford Blues.
Ollie Brewer and Josh Gracie netted for Pethy, with the former scoring from his own half.
Alcombe Rovers continued on winning ways with a 3-0 victory over a Middlezoy Rovers Reserves.
Andrew Land, Mickey Bailey and Grant Hodgson scored the Rovers goals.
Staplegrove Reserves won 2-1 at Hamilton Hawks - and in Division Two, Appletree Tone Youth now have a ten point lead at the top of the table after a 3-2 victory over Westonzoyland.
Second placed Wembdon beat Dulverton Town 1-0 thanks to Dan Spencer's close range finish - Stogursey beat Wyvern Rangers 2-0 to close the gap on their opponents to five points with two games in hand.
Watchet Reserves travelled to Taunton to take on Hamilton Athletic and won 5-1 thanks to four goals from Mike Williams and the other from Aaron Clausen - Tom Wadham got the Hamilton goal from a direct free kick. Minehead beat Nether Stowey 3-0 - and in Division Three, The Gallery beat Morganians 3-1.
After a tight first half, Morganians took the lead through Liam Tomlinson after some sloppy defending.
The Gallery immediately pulled a goal back through veteran Mark Pope, and Jake Croker added a second with a late header.
Mark Pope added his second and the gallery's third to confirm the victory.
Alcombe Rovers Reserves made it a good day for their club with a 5-0 victory over Highbridge Town Reserves - Ian Lowe scored three and Jack Bodly two.
Adam Wall and Richie Meek both scored for Bridgwater Sports Reserves to give them three points in their 2-0 win over local rivals Redgate.
Josh Fish scored the only goal of the game for his side Galmington Dragons in their win over Wyvern Rangers Guns.
Division Four leaders Tone Youth had a weekend off and had to watch as second placed Exmoor Rangers closed the gap on them at the top of the table with a 2-0 away win at Nether Stowey.
Sampford Blues Reserves beat Porlock Reserves 2-1 thank to a Liam Oaten strike and Matt Tooze penalty, Sean Kenny replied for Porlock.
Norton Fitzwarren were hosts to Woolavington but a slow start by the home team and what they believe was a dubious penalty sent them in two down at half time - Josh Corkett and Simon Coombes scored the goals for the Williton picked up a good home win beating Rhode Lane Wanderers 4-2 thanks to goals from Andrew Sully, Aaron Blande, Charlie McKeown and Dan Godfrey.
Ash Rangers slipped up in Division Five by only drawing with mid table Creech Cougars.
Staplegrove Colts were 6-2 winners over Hamilton Athletic Foxes, and Morganians Reserves put six past Norton Fitzwarren Reserves who replied with a consolation goal of their own.
Sam Tucker scored the first and last goal for the Bridgwater side, Ashley Clapp added a hat trick and Scott Briffett got the sixth.
Bridgwater Grasshoppers also scored six but they had to work a lot harder for their three points as Middlezoy Athletic hit five in reply in an 11-goal thriller.
Dan Saunders hit a hat trick for the Bridgy, Nathan Mead scored from a header, James Cornish added one and Zoy provided an own goal - both Danny Russell and Kev Cornell hit a pair for Middlezoy, with Lee Horsey scoring the other.
There were twelve goals to watch at Galmington where their Reserves beat Bridgwater Wolves 7-5.