MANY of our sides were in Somerset Cup 1st Round action at the weekend as Maltshovel capitalised to move six points clear at the top of Uxella Bridgwater Sunday League Division 1.
In the cup, braces from Rob White and Josh Smith helped New Foresters beat Cobblestones 5-1, Jason Fouracres adding the fifth.
Tiger Old Boys won 8-4 against Pen Mill thanks to Jack Winter’s two goals and Ryan Weston, Gary Head, Aaron Head, Dan Luce, Chris Taylor and Adam Jenkins all netting.
Two Connor Watts goals helped Blake OB to a 6-1 win at home to Tramways with Mark Pople, Shaun O'Brien, Craig Watts and an own goal completing the scoring.
Pawlett Rebels edged past Highburn 2-1 as Ryan Williams and Sam Chillingworth were on target; Adam Lock claimed Highburn’s consolation.
Abbey Moor won 4-2 at Cutters Friday thanks to two Craig Chant goals and one from Kyle Richards and Stuart Taylor.
Luke Morgan, Jamie Evans, Carl Tucker and Steve Hall helped Red Tile to edge a 4-3 thriller over Staplegrove Sports.
Ramblers exited the cup though as they lost 4-1 to World XI despite Sam Facey’s goal and Middlezoy’s match was 2-2 after 40 minutes with Tone Youth when it was abandoned after an ambulance came to a player with a suspected broken leg.
In the league, Maltshovel moved six points clear after a 7-0 drubbing at Grasshoppers. A Ryan Chidgey hat-trick, two from John Plowright and one for Dean Organ and Chris Singleton completed the scoring.
In Division Two, Puriton are top on goal difference after braces from Josh Champion and Rob Woolley and one from Oli Pearce saw them beat Knowle 5-1.
Nigel Cornell, Jamie Chillingworth and Ian Bellinger scored to give Tiger Old Boys Reserves a 3-1 win over Willow Green, Flag Old Boys beat North Petherton 8-1 with Jamie Stewart’s hat-trick, two from Andy White and one for Matt Parker, Kev Wheddon and Tim Griffiths making up the scoring.
Finally, a goalfest saw R.O.F beat Huntspill 12-4. For R.O.F, Carl Gymer scored five, John Richardson, Danny Palfrey and Harry Taylor all got two and Jason Jones grabbed one. For Huntspill, Ash Lockyer, George Bell, Chris Bell and Andy Kitch netted.