DIVISION 1 leaders FC Castlemoat didn’t let the points deduction they received last week affect them as they comfortably saw off title rivals Wembdon 5-2, writes Matt Whelan.

Benn Bartlett, Ross Burford, Ben Evett, Jordan Rose and Charlie Wilson were all on target for Moat, who have now regained the three-point lead they had before the deduction.

Wembdon fall eight points adrift of the leaders and, despite having two games in hand, they will face an uphill task to try and have a say in the title race.

Fifth-placed Galmington squandered the opportunity to make up ground on the teams above them, as they were beaten 6-3 by visitors Redgate.

Phillip Court bagged a hat-trick, with Sam Granville and Brendan O’Grady also netting for Redgate to move them to within a point of their opponents.

Watchet Town Reserves remain rooted at the bottom of the table, losing 4-1 against North Curry to suffer a third straight defeat.

Sam Heath hit Watchet’s only goal, while Curry’s victory sees them move 12 points above the bottom two.

Both games in Division 2 ended in a draw, as Wembdon Reserves spurned a fantastic opportunity to close to within one point of leaders Wellington A.

Norton Fitzwarren gained a valuable point in the 0-0 stalemate at Wembdon to move outside the drop zone.

Wembdon climbed a place to third but have now played more games than all their promotion-chasing rivals.

Middlezoy Rovers Athletic and Bridgwater Grasshoppers played out an entertaining 3-3 draw, in a game which had two hat-tricks.

Callum James was the star for Middlezoy with a treble to take his tally to 14 for the season.

Dan Saunders was equally as impressive for Grasshoppers, his hat-trick carrying him to 10 for the campaign.

With none of the top five sides playing in Division 3, it gave a chance for the other teams to make some headway.

Galmington Reserves’ 2-0 triumph at Exmoor Rangers saw them gain back-to-back league wins.

Mark Valentino’s double was the difference for Galmington, who stay four points clear of seventh-placed Bridgwater Sports Reserves.

The latter beat basement outfit Norton Fitzwarren Reserves 7-3 to halt a streak of six games without a win.

Andy Barnett (3), Joe Taylor (2), Matt Parker and Gareth Monaghan all scored for Sports Reserves.

Chris McBride and Ronan Spierenburg netted for Norton.

Minehead AFC Colts swapped places with Bridgwater & Albion Reserves and leap out of the bottom two after a comprehensive 6-0 success against them.

Shane Corbett (2), Ollie Armitage, Haydn Phippen, Ollie Prescott and Robbie Vickers notched for Colts.

IN the West Somerset Rose Bowl, top flight side Stogursey booked a place in the last four after romping to a 6-0 victory at Bridgwater & Albion of Division 2.

Goals from Josh Tapp (2), 40-year-old veteran Matt Stevenson (2), Tyler Reed and Jamie Close saw Stogursey safely advance.

North Curry were 5-2 winners at Porlock - for whom Daniel Wilson-Gracey and Leigh Knowles scored - to make the quarter-finals.

North Petherton secured a semi-final berth in the Gardner Security Trophy after a 5-2 win over fellow Division 3 side Old Inn 98.

Niall Clift (2), Dan Wilkes (2) and Liam Price netted for Pethy, and Tom Wadham and Lee Hellier replied.

In the Somerset Intermediate Cup, Bridgwater Sports overcame Belrose FC 5-2 to reach the quarter-finals, and White Eagles defeated Burnham United A 6-2.