A CRUNCH meeting between leaders Wembdon and third placed Bishops Lydeard Reserves ended all square in Division 1 of the Invest SouthWest Taunton Saturday League, writes Matt Whelan.

After a winning run of seven games in all competitions, Wembdon's streak came to an end as the sides were locked at 1-1.

Rhys Ford gave Bishops Lydeard Reserves a first half lead, before Ed Habberfield equalised for Wembdon in a result which preserved the unbeaten record of both.

Westonzoyland stay within two points of top spot after a solid 2-0 victory over Creech Cougars.

James Millard now has six goals in six games after netting both for Westonzoyland.

North Petherton and Porlock could not be separated in a 2-2 draw, while Alcombe Rovers climb three places and off the bottom after a 2-1 triumph at Morganians.

Luke Freeman and an own goal clinched the three points for Alcombe, with Jake Crocker replying for Morganians, who now trail the division.

In Division 2, North Curry cement their place at the top of the standings after a 2-0 success over Dulverton Town.

Sam Clark and Lloyd Cuthbert drove home for Curry, who move six points clear of their nearest rivals.

Stogursey continue to track the leaders after a inflicting a heavy defeat upon Bridgwater Grasshoppers, 7-2.

Chris Young was instrumental as he fired in four goals for Stogursey, with Josh Tapp (2) and Dan Govier also converting.

Bridgwater Sports Reserves' bright start to the season carried on, as their 3-1 win against basement side Middlezoy Rovers Athletic made it four wins out of five.

Wembdon Reserves go from strength to strength as a 10-1 mauling of Galmington Dragons Reserves maintained their lead at the Division 3 summit.

Andrew Skidmore smashed home four goals for Wembdon who made it five wins on the bounce, with Nick Kierle (2), Brendan Pope (2), Nath Chillingworth and Mal Tully completing the rout.

Staplegrove Crusaders sit just one point behind Wembdon after a class 4-2 victory at Nether Stowey.

There is no end in sight to Lewis Coward's goalscoring exploits for second placed Crusaders, as he now has an incredible 22 goals in 10 games.

The in-form striker netted all four goals for his club here, with Ben Enever and Chris McKee striking in vain for Stowey who were beaten for the first time this campaign.

Bridgwater Sports Colts beat North Petherton Reserves 3-1 thanks to efforts from Matt Parker, Dan Saunders and Dan Allen.


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GRIN: Andrew Mockridge on his way to a hat-trick for Huntspill Crowns against Rhode Lane. Pic: Ash Magill

THERE was more cup action in the Uxella Bridgwater & District Sunday League at the weekend, with Huntspill Crowns the biggest winners.

Crowns hosted Rhode Lane Wanderers in the quarter-finals of the Bill Brown Cup, and blew their opposition away in a 10-1 win.

Curtis Bradshaw and Andrew Mockridge did the bulk of the damage, scoring four and three goals, respectively.

Luc Walker, Ryan Kercher and an own goal completed the rout.

Also going through to the semi-finals are West Bower, who won 5-1 at Red Road Rangers.

Liam Winter bagged a hat-trick, with Charlie Lintell also scoring.

Brynn Pearce netted Rangers’ consolation.

And joining them in the final four are Spaxton Stags, after they beat Spaxton Rangers 4-1.

There were also a couple of ties in the Geoff Harvey Cup, as New Foresters and North Petherton went through to the semi-finals.

Foresters won 5-0 at home to Woolavington, while North Petherton beat hosts Victoria Gate Albion 6-3.

Josh Gracie and Scott Harman hit two apiece for Petherton, who also had James Smith and Jack Winter on the scoresheet.

Ronnie Robilliard (2) and Ben Evett replied for Albion.