Uhlsport Somerset County League
Division 3
Bishops Lydeard Res 7, Burnham United Res 1

BISHOPS Lydeard Reserves earned their second win in as many games, with a thumping victory over their Burnham United counterparts on Saturday.

The newly-promoted Bishops played up the slope in the first half yet, after missing a hatful of chances, Harry Millar’s blockbuster of a shot flew in on 43 minutes.

The second half saw Lydeard run riot with six more goals.

Amauri Ruiz scored with a header in the 47th minute and then a superb chip to make it 3-0 five minutes later.

In the 57th minute Ruiz sent Millar away and he slotted home goal number four.

Reegan Scotcher scored from the edge of the box to make it five then, with eight minutes left, Oliver Andrews slammed home number six.

A minute later, Andrews crossed for Ruiz to seal his hat-trick, before Burnham got a last-minute consolation with Jeff Smith’s penalty.

Lydeard are without a match this Saturday, returning to action at Tunley Athletic on August 31.


AS for Bishops Lydeard 1st XI, they picked up their second Western League First Division win of the season, as they triumphed 3-2 at Corsham Town.

Ben Hebditch, Ryan Brereton and Ben Cottrell’s goals sent the Bishops into a 3-0 lead, with Jonathan Bazley and Lewis McCarron replying for the home side in the last five minutes to make it a nervy finish.

Lydeard, who sit second in the early season standings, host Sherborne Town this Saturday (ko 3pm).


Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Street 4, Wellington AFC 2

TWO goals in the last two minutes consigned Wellington to a third straight league defeat, after the Tangerines had played their part in a pulsating Western League clash at Street’s Tannery ground on Tuesday evening, writes Kerry Miller.

Strikes from Kam Andrews and Kyle Strange gave the hosts the win, after Wellington had matched them and taken a well deserved lead on 70 minutes with a stunning goal from Joe Wylie.

Clive Jones’ side attacked from the start and after Joe Wilkinson had missed with a diving header, Street responded as Dan Linham twice went close.

Wellington were struggling to contain the pace of Leighton Thomas, and after good work right on half-time Linham’s chip came back off the post for Strange to slot home.

What was a tremendous end-to-end game all changed on the hour, when Thomas’s volley hit the bar and from the restart the visitors surged forward for Glen Wright to fire past an unsighted Liam Norris.

Substitute Joe Chamberlain fired wide for Wellington as they sensed a win, and seconds later a long angled pass found Wylie in space and his sublime lob made it 2-1 with 20 minutes left.

Yet the lead only lasted 90 seconds as Thomas finished off a fine home move to level.

It remained 2-2 until, with just two minutes left, Andrews fired home a bullet from 25 yards, and with the next attack Strange made it 4-2 with another fine finish.

Tuesday's defeat followed a 2-0 loss at Buckland Athletic on Saturday.

Despite a fine performance from Wellington goalkeeper Josh Mclean, a goal in each half from Richard Groves and Ryan Bush secured three points for the hosts.

The Tangerines – who have to wait until September 18 for their first home game of the season – are away to Odd Down this coming Saturday (ko 3pm).