Category: Match Reports


First win at Nailsea

The first team made it 5 out of 5 in the league with a win away at Nailsea United A.

The first goal was scored by the in-form Chris Green curling in a shot from outside of the box on 11 minutes. Nailsea bought the scores level on 35 but Locking responded immediately, captain Harry Hornigold dancing through the home defence and smashing a shot past the keeper to make it 2-1.

In the second half Nailsea made it 2-2 on 55 minutes but once again Locking replied a minute later. Mike Green looping a pin-point free kick into the box for Ollie Boyd to head onto the bar, Chris Green tapping in the rebound.

Quality performances all round, pick of the bunch being man of the match Mitch Corrick.

Man of the Match Ryan Harris

First team unbeaten league run continues

Locking Park first team continued their great start to the season with a 2-0 home win against Portishead Town A.

Park started the game playing into the wind, but it didn’t stop them attacking, Ash Towler floating balls upto strikers Ryan Harris and Chris Green to chase. The break-through came on 30 when Harris was put through, poking passed the on-rushing keeper and finishing confidently from a slight angle.

Locking made it 2-0 just before half time with Ryan Harris playing down the wing to the hard-working Aidan Dancer who put a ball across the box to Chris Green to slot away.

The second half was a more closer affair, with Mitch Corrick unfortunate not to cap a solid performance with a goal. But Park held on to make it 4 out of 4 in the league.

Man of the Match went to Ryan Harris for a characteristically great performance.


Locking Park First

# Player Position Match Rating Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
Somers CounsellDefender40000
Mike GreenDefender40000
Russell Carter Defender30000
Mitch CorrickMidfielder50000
Aidan DancerMidfielder50100
Ryan HarrisForward71000
Joe PearsonDefender50000
Jack PooleMidfielder50000
Chris GreenMidfielder51000
Ollie BoydDefender50000
Ash TowlerMidfielder40000
Aaron HoneywellGoalkeeper40000
Ben Hollow lifts shield

Locking Park Reserves win Davis Shield!

Locking Park won the Davis Shield with a hard fought victory over a tough Uphill Castle team.

Uphill started the game well, with their fluid front three causing the Park defence problems. After Park weathered the early storm, they started to get a grip on the game and almost took the lead after a long range Kyle Hobden shot hit the corner of post and bar.

The game was fairly even and open, with Uphill failing to create any clear cut chances. Park took the lead after 30 minutes when Rob Long tried to shoot but was thwarted, and the ball landed with Matty Hollow who smashed the ball home from close range. 1-0 to Park at half time.

Park extended their lead five minutes into the second half when a superb Chris Green ball sent Matty Hollow away again, and he went through one on one with the keeper and coolly slotted the ball underneath him for his second of the game.

Uphill had to come out and be more attacking and this made the game very end to end, exciting, but nerve-racking for Park. Uphill got a goal back with 25 minutes to play to set up a grandstand finish. Park dug deep and defended magnificently, with Mike Bollard and Rob Long holding firm in front of the park defence of Dave Bordon, Jon Rowsell, Ben Hollow, Lyndon Cook and Mike Page.

Dan Cook was having his best game of the season but had to come off injured and it left Park restricted to the odd counter attack. They tried to get the killer third goal and hit the post through Chris Green and the bar from Matty Hollow, but couldn’t get the goal to put the game safe.

Uphill exerted more pressure through a number of late corners, but couldn’t get the equaliser, and Park were mightily relieved to hear the final whistle. A fantastic contribution from all concerned, including the Park subs of Liam Page, Darrell Capille and Jordan New, who all made vital contributions, as well as unused sub Paul Sharp who supported the lads strongly from the side.

Man of the match went to Lyndon Cook for a magnificent man marking job on the Uphill danger man Matt Bebber who never got a sniff.


Park Reserves go 7 unbeaten!

Park extended their unbeaten run to 7 games in all competitions with a hard fought win over a testing AFC Nailsea side in sweltering heat.

Park struggled to start the game well and were needlessly giving away possession, which gave Nailsea confidence. Neither side really created anything clear cut, Park having a couple of half chances from corners. Nailsea took the lead after Park gave the ball away under no pressure and were then in a good position. With half time looming, and Park in trouble, Kyle Hobden picked the ball up and from fully 35 yards trownced an unstoppable shot into the top corner to earn Park an undeserved equaliser.

Park regrouped and were a more effective force in the second half, in what was still a fairly even game. With 20 minutes to go the game turned on a major refereeing decision. Craig Baird was taken out by a Nailsea defender when clean through on goal, the referee awarded a penalty and sent off the Nailsea player. Matt Hollow stepped up to dispatch the spot kick, 2-1 Park.

Nailsea to their credit kept going with 10 men trying to fashion an equaliser but it wasn’t to be. Park had the unusual luxury of three subs, all of whom made a positive contribution as well as being fresh legs in the unbearable heat.

Man of the match went to Kyle Hobden for a fantastic goal that dragged park back into the match.

Man of the Match

First and Reserves Victorious

Cleeve West Town Reserves 2 – 3 Locking Park

Locking Park earned a hard fought victory in their first game in a month away against Cleeve West Town Reserves.

Park were first to score after Tom Rolls’ diving header from a Mitch Corrick cross on 11 minutes. It was soon 2-0 after a Somers Counsell long-range free kick caught the wind causing the home keeper to flap at the ball, it ending up in the back of the net on 20.
In the second half Cleeve took advantage of the wind and slope and got one back on 53. A free kick expertly slotted passed stand in keeper James Bromley. Five minutes later the scores were level after Joe Pearson was judged to pushed a Cleeve attacker in the box and the home side converted the resulting penalty.
But it was Park’s day when Russel Carter played Rory Atkins in and he volleyed the ball passed the oncoming keeper to seal the winner.
C. Erison Man of the match went to Russel Carter.
Locking Park Reserves 6 – 1 Worle Rangers Reserves
Park made it 4 wins in a row with a convincing thrashing of Worle Rangers Reserves. Park took an early lead when great work from Chris Green on the right allowed him to play a ball into the box for the unmarked Dan Cook to slot home from close range. They went 2-0 up shortly after Chris Green again created a chance for Matt Hollow to score. Park then took their foot off the gas which allowed Rangers back into the game, and they got a goal back before half-time following a defensive mix up. 2-1 to Park at half-time.
Park started the second half well and got a third when Green again set up Matty Hollow. Park were now in total control and looked like they could score at will. Hollow got his 3rd and 4th goals following assists from Green again and Hobden to make it 5-1. Hollow won a penalty late on and Green took it to complete the rout.
Man of the match went to Matty Hollow for 4 goals, with Chris Green unlucky to miss out with 4 assists and a goal.

Rowsell wonder strike settles cup quarter final!

Locking Park came into this game on the back of a great win and a number of encouraging performances and were in confident mood ahead of this Davis Shield Quarter Final.

It was an even contest for the opening part of the match but Wrington took the lead after 7 minutes when an excellently free kick from just outside the area flew straight into the back of the net. Park equalised when Ben Hollow flicked the ball in the air and acrobatically volleyed into the top corner from just inside the area. From then on Park were the better team creating a number of chances that they couldn’t convert from excellent play from Chris Green, Liam Page, Dan Cook and Brett Bolton. But Wrington went in at 2-1 up at half-time following a hotly disputed penalty decision.

Park started the second half in determined fashion and enjoyed near total domination for the rest of the match, with Ben Hollow and Somers Counsell running the midfield, and the back line of Dave Bordon, Jordan New, Mike Page, Lyndon Cook and Jon Rowsell not looking like they were going to conceede. However, Wrington were always dangerous on the break and were it not for a couple of wonder saves from Dave Bordon they would have gone 3-1 down. Substitute Craig Baird came on and helped change the game in Park’s favour, scoring with 20 minutes to go with a classy finish over the keeper.

Injury and a lack of other substitutes meant player-manager Joe Rowsell was called in to action for the last 15 minutes. Very late in the game, with extra-time looming ,he controlled a knock down from Baird in the area, and coolly swivelled to fire the ball across the giant keeper to win the game in the last minute. Cue wild celebrations for which Rowsell was lucky not to be booked for taking his shirt off!

Man of the match could have gone to anyone in the team, however it was awarded to Dave Bordon for some world class saves at a crucial point in the game.


Locking Park Res back to winning ways!

Park got back to winning ways with an emphatic win over fellow promotion hopefuls Congresbury.

They took the lead after just two minutes when Chris Green put Matty Hollow through to open the scoring. Park doubled their lead not long after Kyle Hobden was set free down the left and a delightful ball across the box found Matty Hollow again. The third goal came not long again after that, Dan Cook playing a one-two with Chris Green before finishing nicely from an acute angle. The game was never in doubt with Ben Hollow and the returning and impressive Mike Bollard running the midfield. The 4th goal came shortly before half-time when a Ben Hollow through ball set his brother Matt through and he lobbed the ball over the keeper who was in no man’s land to complete a first half hat trick.

The second half was a more dour affair which was to be expected. Park kept looking to create chances but were unable to score any more goals. The back line of Jon Rowsell, Paul Sharp, Lyndon Cook and Mike Page, in front of Dave Bordon were looking impenetrable, however a dodgy penalty decision allowed Congresbury to score to make it 4-1.

Man of the match went to Matty Hollow for a welcome hat trick.