North Somerset men make it four wins in succession to maintain season's fine start
PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 October 2019
North Somerset made it four Conference South wins in a row with a 3-1 victory at Taunton Vale A on Saturday.
After a fairly even opening, they took the lead when Lewis Francuz received the ball on the left and fizzed a cross into the D for Scott Voisey to deflect into the net.
Taunton applied pressure from the restart, with a reverse stick shot saved by Steve Proctor, who denied other efforts.
The home side eventually got back on level terms, though, when the ball was slipped wide at a short corner and flicked in off the body of Patt Tanner.
Lee Chambers and Mitch Francuz saw more of the ball in midfield as North regrouped, with Charlie Mott's eager running in attack seeing him sweep home a second goal before half time.
The second half followed a simliar pattern, with Proctor making more saves to preserve North's lead and Tanner on hand to deflect other efforts to safety.
And North gave themselves some breathing space when a smart corner routine saw Tanner stop the ball for Voisey to send a low drag flick through the keeper's legs.
Noah Coulson impressed on the left as North asserted themselves on the game, while Chambers displayed a range of passing and Harley Snook, Tanner and Charlie Dangerfield held firm at the back.
Proctor took the Hughes Carpentry man of the match award for North, who welcome Yeovil & Sherborne to Gordano School on Saturday (1pm).
The seconds slipped to a 2-1 loss against Clifton Robinson D, after Sam Aldridge opened the scoring from an early short corner.
The visitors levelled before the break and, after Graham Feboul cleared one effort off the line, grabbed a late winner on the counter attack.
Toby Parker was man of the match for North.
The thirds went down 4-2 against Firebrands, with Neil Edwards and man of the match Dan Kaye netting their goals.
But the women's seconds ran out 7-0 winners over Bluebirds, thanks to goals from Phoebe Gibson (2), Brooke Bassett (2), Poppy Adams, Maddie Welsh and Wallis Jozefowicz.
The under-10s beat Westbury A (1-0) and Redland (1-0) at the Yate festival on Sunday, while also drawing with Bath Buccs B (1-1) and losing to Devizes (2-0).
Their goals were scored by Barney, Charlie and Oscar.