League ending with exciting promotion race

By Leah Smith in Football

It was a nail-biting end to the season last Tuesday for two of the Mid-Somerset teams, both playing on the night for the First Division runners-up spot and a chance to play in the Premier League.

With league officials posted at both games, it went right down to the ninetieth minute before anyone knew who was going to be promoted. Baltonsborough was winning well against a very young Chilcompton Reserves side, while Westhill Sports beat league champions, Victoria, 1–0, which was enough to see them get the runners-up spot.

League Chairman, Bryn Hawkins, was at Chilcompton and keeping him informed at Westhill was Fixture Secretary, Bob Beale.

Eventually, the news came through that Victoria had equalised at Westhill, which was the final score, and the medals were presented by the Chairman to the Baltonsborough players after their 5–2 victory, giving them just a one point advantage over Westhill Sports – how exciting was that?!

In the Junior Cup Final at Street, Coleford put up a great fight in the second half after going behind to two goals in the first half to their opponents, Perry Street and Yonder Hill. They pulled one back after 65 minutes, but could not find an equaliser, with Perry getting a third late on.

Victoria beat Chew Magna Reserves 5–0 in the Final of the Clark Cup at Shepton Mallet and the last Cup Final of the season is at Peasedown Cricket Club this Saturday, 20th May, kick-off at 2 p.m.

Bryn Hawkins