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Berrow win eight-goal thriller
2:46pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Sport
Errea Premier League
Weston St John 3, Berrow 5
TWO goals apiece from Dave Keirle and Ross McErlain helped Berrow to an emphatic win at mid-table Weston St John.
Jack Taylor also got on the scoresheet for Berrow, who climb to tenth in the division.
Berrow started well having gained confidence from their performance in the midweek friendly with Southern League Taunton Town.
Harper and Scott Lismore were causing problems down the lefthand side and former Berrow keeper Ash Harrison was being put under concerted pressure. This led to the opening goal when Jack Taylor pounced on a mistake to score.
St John equalised moments later when a good passing move allowed their winger to slot past Nick Slack. Berrow again pressed forward and regained the lead when Harper and Lismore combined to tee up Dave Keirle, who fired home from the edge of the box with his left foot.
Berrow were attacking well but leaving gaps for St John to exploit and they again pulled level when a mis-hit cross evaded Slack, came back off the post and left a tap-in for the striker.
Berrow regained the lead on the stroke of half time – Lismore releasing Ross McErlain in the box and he crossed along the six yard box for Keirle to tap home.
The second half was all one-way traffic with Luke McErlain and Jeff Read dominating the midfield; it was only a mix of poor finishing and good keeping from Harrison that kept Berrow out.
Harper, Taylor and Keirle all had good chances before Ross McErlain struck a brilliant 30-yard free kick into the roof of the net.
Harper could have made the game safe but S. John were then awarded a penalty that was neatly converted. Steve Osgood replaced the injured Pete John and 16-year-old Jordan Eldridge replaced Keirle to make an impressive first team debut.
Berrow finally put the game to bed when Harper cut the ball back for Ross McErlain to drill home from the edge of the box with the aid of a slight deflection.
Mike Charlton replaced Read and, along with Kyle McErlain and Penfold, they saw the final few minutes out for a well-deserved three points.
## Berrow have no game on Saturday but visit Street Res next Wednesday (ko 7.30pm).