Taunton Saturday league round-up

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MIDDLEZOY Rovers Reserves have been crowned the first champions of the Taunton and District Saturday League after they wrapped up the Division 2 title at home to Nether Stowey.

Sam Lewis opened the scoring in a 3-0 win, with Martin Portlock and Dan Russell adding the others.

Rovers will move up to Division 1 next season to replace their first team, who are flying high in the Somerset County League.

In Division 1, Bridgwater Sports became the first team to defeat Staplegrove this season as they ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

Joe Daly, Andrew Skidmore and a Ben Fellows penalty wrapped up the points.

It wasn’t such a good day for North Petherton as they were thumped 5-1 at Dulverton. Adam Wright scoring Pethy’s only goal.

In Division 2, Wembdon Saints were beaten 2-0 away to an impressive Hamilton Hawks, while Westonzoyland defeated Wyvern Rangers 3-1.

James Millard scored twice and Tim Butt once.

Sydenham Rangers were hammered 10-1 in their Division 3 match against Blagdon with Chris Gillard bagging the consolation goal.

Stogursey moved level on points with third place with a 5-2 win over Redgate. Ryan Chidgey scored two, Andy Bath and Murray Lister got one each with the fifth coming courtesy of an own goal.

In the same division, Wembdon beat Bridgwater Sports Reserves 4-1. Ian Luke, Vinnie Kennedy, Matt Kerton and James Caddy scored for Wembdon, with Leon Dodden scoring for the visitors.

Rhode Lane Wanderers, who are one of three teams who have nine games still to play in Division 4, beat Bridgwater Sports Colts 7-3.

There were a brace of goals from Ben Patrick, Josh Baker and Lewis Baker with Lee Mallett getting the seventh; Kev Curran, Steve Redman and Mason Gill all got a goal for Sports.

North Petherton Reserves had a 3-1 home win over Porlock Reserves. Luke Young and John Matthews both scored one each and the third was a 35-yard free kick from Matthews.

Morganians beat Dulverton Reserves 4-0 with Andrew James leading the line with a hat-trick, Ben Chorley scored the other.

Wembdon Saints Reserves blew a 3-0 lead to lose 6-3 against Tone Youth in Division Five.

Tom Walford, Ryan Harris and Gareth Mountstevens put Saints well ahead before the collapse.

Middlezoy Athletic were on the wrong end of a seven-goal thriller as they were beaten 4-3 at Sampford Blues Reserves.

Rueben Lee notched two for Zoy and Andrew Burland one.

Woolavington are in third but have three games in hand over Sampford and they had a 9-2 win over Staplegrove Colts.

Harry Taylor was the leading marksman with five goals, Jake Chidgey, Liam Neal and the pick of the bunch from Jason Jones scoring with his weaker left foot.

Grove provided the ninth with an own goal.

Nether Stowey Reserves moved up two places after a 1-0 victory over Exmoor Rangers thanks to a Matt Date goal.

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