BISHOPS Lydeard Reserves are now hot favourites to secure the Division 1 title in the Invest Southwest Taunton Saturday League after a 3-0 victory over Galmington Dragons moved them three points further clear, writes Matt Whelan.

An Amauri Ruiz double and Cahal Robertson’s strike sealed an 11th straight league win for Lydeard and takes the club one step closer to a first league title since 2003.

Westonzoyland climbed to third after stunning title chasers Bridgwater Sports with a 2-0 win.

Andrew Evans and Benn Searle notched for Zoyland to leave Sports nine points off the top.

Redgate eased to a fifth consecutive win after a 4-0 success over Watchet Town Reserves.

Cameron Wilkinson bagged a hat-trick, with Phil Court adding a fourth for Redgate.

North Petherton’s 4-0 defeat of Morganians made it a clean sweep of wins-to-nil in the top tier, with Senna Clapp hitting all four goals to move onto 19 for the season.

In Division 2, Stogursey and FC Castlemoat are still neck and neck in the race for top spot, after the former’s 2-0 victory at Dulverton Town keeps a three point gap between them and Moat.

Moat’s convincing 6-2 rout at Bridgwater Sports Reserves means they will move into first place if they win their game in hand.

Third place North Curry were held to a 1-1 draw at relegation threatened Butlins, who fell further from safety after Bridgwater Grasshoppers’ 4-3 triumph against bottom club Norton Fitzwarren.

Shane Owens, Callum Stephens and Dan Saunders all netted to take Grasshoppers four points clear of the drop.

The top two met in an eagerly anticipated clash in Division 3, with second placed Staplegrove Crusaders and frontrunners Wembdon Reserves drawing 3-3.

Alec Jones netted a hat-trick for Crusaders to keep them four points adrift with a game in hand.

Wembdon sealed a point thanks to efforts from Aaron Blackburn, Darren Hill and Jake Adey.

Wyvern United move further clear in third after a comfortable 2-0 success over Exmoor Rangers.

Wellington A lost ground on Wyvern after a surprise 1-0 loss against Galmington Dragons Reserves in a midweek game.

They did however recover with a 5-0 hammering of FC Castlemoat Reserves on Saturday, with Rohan Poulsom (3), Jordan Sellick and Josh Baker on target.

North Petherton Reserves now only trail seventh place Nether Stowey by four points after a good 3-2 win at Stowey.

Dan Wilkes, Shane Frost and Henry Egerton scored for Petherton.

Norton Fitzwarren Reserves picked up just their third league win after beating Galmington Dragons Reserves 2-0.

Hamilton Athletic Foxes move up to ninth after smashing Minehead AFC Colts 8-2.

Creech Cougars reached the final of the West Somerset Rose Bowl after a 3-1 triumph at Division One companions Alcombe Rovers.

They will play North Petherton in the final.

In the Gardner Security Trophy, Wyvern United thumped Exmoor Rangers 6-1 to book a semi-final berth.

Craig Plumridge (3), Ben Walford, Jamie Woodland and Lloyd Alley struck for Wyvern.

FC Castlemoat Reserves are also into the last four, as goals from Chris McKee and Jacob Dyer helped them see off North Petherton Reserves 2-1.

TIGER Old Boys are through to the semi-final of the Gardner Cup after defeating Division 1 leaders Bathpool on Sunday.

After a 4-4 draw in an acrimonious league game, it was all to play for.

Tiger were on top throughout and were two up at half-time through Josh Harvey and Chris Taylor.

They could have paid for missing more chances when Bathpool reduced the arrears.

However, Tiger eased to victory and a semi-final slot against Hamilton on April 14.