Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting COUNTY GAZETTE to 80360 or email us
Taunton and District Football League round-up
2:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013 in Sport
DIVISION Three leaders Gallery had an easy afternoon as they beat bottom side Highbridge Town Reserves 10-1.
Both Jake Croker and Mark Pope got hat tricks, with the other four goals coming from Liam Derrick, Jack Griffiths, Jason Mcpheat and Cameron Robilliard - Matt Cox scored the Highbridge consolation goal.
Morganians stay level with them on points after their 6-3 victory over Galmington Dragons.
Andrew James was the leading marksman with four goals - James Monteith and Reece Standerwick added one each.
Chris Tucker got two of the Draons goals with Oliver Tucker getting the third. Champions Locomotives slumped to their third defeat of the season, losing 4-2 to current leaders Highbridge Town.
It was the home side who found themselves 4-0 ahead at half time thanks to a Mark Chapman hat trick and a Wayne Hand penalty. Locos stepped up their game in the second period, with James Conway converting a penalty and James Weaver slotting home, but it wasn’t enough. Middlezoy Rovers Reserves move ahead of their opponents Bishops Lydeard after beating them 3-1, thanks to goals from Carl Peters, Shaun Turner and Jamie Temlett.
In the Rowbarton Charity Cup first round, third Division Bridgwater Sports Reserves beat Division Five side Creech Cougars 2-1.
In Division two, Nether Stowey were hammered 6-0 by Wyvern Rangers, and Westonzoyland move up to third after their 2-1 victory over Stogursey.
Wembdon beat Minehead 2-0 thanks to goals from Ben Cheffey and Oliver Jones – and in Division Four, Dulverton were 2-1 winners at North Petherton.
Elsewhere in Division Four, Nether Stowey were 3-1 winners at home to Woolavington and Exmoor Rangers and Sampford Blues Reserves drew 2-2.
Division Five leaders Ash Rangers lost their 100% record but remain undefeated after a 1-1 draw with Middlezoy Athletic. Bridgwater Grasshoppers picked up their eighth win of the season beating Morganians Reserves 3-0.
Midfielders Rob Adams and Shane Thompson ran the show but it was two goals from Dan Saunders and one from Jim Winchester who rifled in his shot that won the points for them.