BRIDGWATER Town will look to put their Les Phillips Cup semi-final exit behind them as they go into tomorrow's league finale at Chipping Sodbury Town (ko 3pm).

The Robins lost 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Shepton Mallet at Fairfax Park on Monday night.

So they return to duty for the final time this season in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division, where they are sat in seventh place.

Bridgwater can’t finish any higher, but could yet be caught by Bridport as the Dorset side are currently four points behind with three games in hand.

Chipping Sodbury are in 13th place in the standings.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Robins co-manager Dave Pearse said: “It’s really disappointing to have missed out on the top six, but seventh is the next best thing so we need to win to get the points on the board.

“We’ll go there with confidence and if we play as we have done in the last few games I think we’ll be OK.”


IN the Somerset County League Premier Division, Bridgwater Town Reserves are looking to scramble out of relegation danger as they host mid-table Stockwood Green tomorrow (ko 3pm).

That is their penultimate match, while for fifth-placed Middlezoy Rovers, tomorrow's match with Nailsea & Tickenham (who are third) is their final outing of the campaign.

Zoy go into the home match (ko 2.30pm) off the back of a handsome away win in midweek:

Somerset County League
Premier Division
Ilminster Town 0, Middlezoy Rovers 3

MIDDLEZOY Rovers faced the midweek challenge of facing relegation-threatened Ilminster Town on Tuesday night. 

The opening stages were dominated by the visitors, who found a lot of joy from Charlie Lintell overlapping Jamie Temlett on the wing. 

Chances came for Dan Luce, Craig Wright and Adam Long, but a mixture of poor final passes and poor finishing let Zoy down as they probed for an opening. 

Come the second half, Zoy had the wind with them and they knew they just needed to be more patient and the goals would come. 

Five minutes into the half, Temlett broke down the left, his cross rebounded back off the bar and into the path of Callum Laird, whose cross was met by the onrushing Luce to slot in from close range. 

With 20 minutes to go, Zoy introduced Alex Male and Jed Williams from the bench and it was these two who combined to get the second goal and put the game to bed. 

A goal-kick from Ilminster was met by Male, whose header managed to beat the home defence, with Williams' pace seeing him break through on goal to lob the onrushing keeper. 

And the third goal came from Male himself, as he showed a change of pace to break through the defence and slot coolly under the keeper.