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Somerset County League round-up
12:50pm Friday 11th May 2012 in Sport Latest
Taunton Blackbrook suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat at home to Watchet Town on Monday in the Premier Division of the Errea Somerset County League.
Tom Sparks was the star of the show for Watchet with four of the goals with the other coming from a Lee Nunn penalty.
The victory complimented Watchet’s 5-2 success at Odd Down Reserves on Saturday.
Sparks hit a brace with the others coming from Chris Sully, Lee Nunn and Tayler Maddock.
Blackbrook’s poor defeat on Monday followed up a 3-1 reverse at home on May 2 against leaders Nailsea United and then a 1-1 draw at St George Easton in Gordano on Saturday.
Minehead closed the season with one of their best performances of the campaign on Saturday at Nailsea United in a 2-2 draw.
Nailsea had gone into the game knowing a win would give them the title, but despite being held by Minehead they discovered they had still clinched the championship because of results elsewhere.
Minehead went 1-0 up in the 19th minute through Martyn Phillips and he was on target again two minutes to double their lead.
Nailsea reduced the deficit just before the break through Stuart Lee and James Lee levelled early in the second period.
Ten minutes later and the same player should have put the home side ahead, but his shot came back off the foot of the post.
Despite seeing their two-goal lead wiped out, Minehead continued to press for a winner. Stefan Phillips saw his shot from the edge of the box curl just too high.
It was Minehead’s final outing of the season and has seen them finish in a middle-table position in the Premier Division.
Bishops Lydeard lost out 2-1 at home to Nailsea Town in their penultimate game of the season on Saturday in the Premier Division.
They finish this coming Saturday (May 12) with an away trip to Odd Down Reserves.
A win for Lydeard would see them leapfrog above Minehead into 11th spot.
Taunton Blackbrook were completing their campaign, which has so far seen them win just seven matches, last night (Wednesday) with a home game against Ashton and Backwell United, while Watchet close with a fixture at Langford Rovers 2000 on Saturday.
If Watchet can claim another three points and other results go their way, they could find themselves finishing the season in a respectable fourth position.
Creech St Michael are in Division Two West action this evening (Thursday) when they travel to face Westland United and complete their league fixtures on Saturday with a trip to Banwell.
Creech are likely to rest some of their key players in readiness for next Tuesday (May 15) when they play Fry Club Reserves in the Division Two Cup Final at Bishop Sutton FC with a 7.30pm kick-off.
The Lakeview ground can be found at Weeks Road, Bishop Sutton BS39 8XN.