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Reserves win away, firsts lose in Somerset Cup

Worle Rangers 3 – 5 Locking Park Reserves

Locking Park Reserves won away in an exciting match versus Worle Rangers.

Worle scored in the opening 5 mins with a free kick bang in the top corner, giving keeper Zac no chance. James Bromley headed in a Joe Down corner to make it 1-1. Locking took the lead after a Joe Pearson free kick was parried by the the goalkeeper only for Jordan New to half-volley into the open net.

In the second half a set-piece curled in from Down found Will Poole, who header home to extend Locking’s lead. But after a bout of Worle Rangers pressure they bought it back to 3-3.

Back-to-back free kicks saw Joe Down cooly slot into the bottom corner to put Locking ahead once again. After more pressure from Worle Rangers to push for the equalizer, they missed some clear chances and young keeper Zac pulled off some impossible saves to keep Park in the game. With 5 minutes to go Will Poole slipped through the Worle Rangers defence to put the game to bed with his second.

An impressive hard-fought performance by all players. Man of the Match went to Will Poole.

Will Poole MOM
Will Poole Reserves Man of the Match

Locking Park 1 – 3 Milborne Port FC

The first team were unfortunate to lose in the Somerset Junior Cup at home to Milborne Port.

The game started well for Park, taking the lead after Taye George crossed in for Dan Nunes to beat the keeper at the front post. The away side equalised almost immediately and it was end-to-end stuff for the rest of the half.

Milborne Port took the lead and Mike Bollard was unlucky to have his equaliser disallowed. But with Locking pushing on in the second half the away side scored their third to put the game beyond Park.

For a quality performance that kept Locking in the game in the first half, stand-in keeper Aaron Honeywell was named CES Man of the Match.