Uhlsport Somerset County League
Premier Division
Odd Down Reserves 0, Middlezoy Rovers 7

AFTER recent cup success, Middlezoy Rovers faced the long away trip to Odd Down, the division’s bottom side, on Saturday.

Zoy started brighter and looked dangerous with long balls in behind the full-backs early in the game.

It was on 12 minutes that they found the first breakthrough, after Greg Turner found Callum Laird out wide, Laird beating his man and whipping the ball in for an unmarked Dan Luce to slot home.

The lead was doubled three minutes later, when Johnny Higgins picked the ball up from 25 yards out.

His ferocious effort was parried out to Jed Williams, who whipped in a ball to find Andy Smith sliding in at the far post.

Zoy were lucky to escape as Odd Down hit back and the ball was cleared off the goal-line.

Middlezoy absorbed the pressure, though, and broke through again on 39 minutes when Higgins found Williams, who squared the ball for Luce to slot in.

Five minutes into the second half, great play from Williams allowed Charlie Lintell to swivel and finish in style into the far corner.

The fifth goal came on the hour, as the ball was won by Laird on the penalty spot and flicked on for Alex Clapp to react and smash home.

The sixth arrived when Matt Connick lashed a ball in, Ollie Ham in position to smash home on the volley.

The final goal came with 10 minutes to go after Connick’s cross was turned into his own net by an Odd Down defender.

This was a thoroughly deserved result for Zoy, who are playing well and getting the results.

Man of the match: Johnny Higgins

Middlezoy, up to 11th in the table, entertain Westfield on Saturday (ko 2pm).


IN Division 1 of the County League, Bridgwater Town Reserves beat hosts Burnham United 1-0 to go top of the table.

Young substitute Patrick O’Halloran scored the only goal of the game with five minutes to go, converting Josh Champion’s cross.

This Saturday sees Town Reserves entertain Winscombe (ko 3pm).

n AND in Division 3, Middlezoy Rovers Reserves came unstuck away to pace-setters Cheddar Reserves, losing 4-0.

Robbi Maggs (2), Adam Davies and Harry Hughes netted for the hosts.

Zoy Reserves are without a scheduled match this Saturday, returning to action at Combe St Nicholas on December 8.


South West Women’s League
Premier Division
Middlezoy Rovers Ladies 7, Downend Flyers Women 0

MIDDLEZOY Rovers Ladies crushed basement club Downend Flyers 7-0 at the Aerodrome on Sunday.

New signing Ellie Roberts scored a hat-trick, with their other goals coming from Georgia Coles (2), Laura Goodier and 16-year-old Krystal Edwards, her first senior goal.

This Sunday sees fifth-placed Middlezoy travel to Exeter City Ladies, who are third in the division (ko 2pm).