The latest from the Mid-Somerset League

By Leah Smith in Football

The fixture of the day was the Paulton Hospital Cup Semi-Final between two teams who are unbeaten in their respective leagues, Victoria playing at home against Peasedown Albion.

A close game was expected, both teams started the game tentatively, with the visitors settling down first and playing the better football.

Against the run of play, the home team took the lead, with the league’s top goal scorer, Dan Linham, getting hold of a hopeful punt forward from the defence heading a looping ball over the stranded Peasedown goalkeeper.

Peasedown didn’t let this affect their play and were soon on level terms with a great finish from Scott Baker, after good work by Dan Hucker.

The visitors continued to play the better football and were rewarded when Scott Baker again finished, with a static Victoria defence only able to stand and watch. The visitors ran out deserved winners of this really tough game.

The other game in the Paulton Hospital Cup saw Coleford’s First team travel to Peasedown Albion Reserves and win 5–0. Goals came from Oliver Chapman, Dan Reynolds, Luke Litterick and two from substitute, Curt Mcinerney. They now play Chilcompton Reserves in the Semi-Final on March 25th.

In the Charity Cup, Baltonsborough fell over the line 2–1 against High Littleton, Westfield Reserves put eight past Frome Town Sports Reserves and Farrington Reserves got past Chilcompton United, winning 2–1.

Evercreech had a very good result in the Moorland Cup going away to Bath Villa and winning 1–0.

In the Premier League, Radstock A have closed the gap to just three points on second placed team, Westfield Reserves, with a great win away to Mells, 5–1, and bottom team, Welton Arsenal, have still been unable to get their first win, losing at home to Wells A, 3–1, Matt Weaver getting their goal.

Chilcompton Reserves moved up to fourth in Division One, beating Belrose, 5–2.

Coleford Reserves came unstuck in Division Two, losing at home to Pensford Reserves, 2–1. Their single goal was scored by Liam Sweenie and Pensford scorers were Charlie Cook and Liam Mecteer.

In the Third Division there was only one game – Purnell A recorded their fourth win of the season, beating bottom team, Pilton Reserves, 2–1.

Bryn Hawkins