Gryphons run riot

PUBLISHED: 14:28 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:28 13 March 2013

Somerset Gryphons 2nd XI ran riot against Yate, scoring 17 goals without reply.

Somerset Gryphons Men’s 2nd XI 17

Yate B 0

UNWAVERING waves of attacks secured one of the club’s highest-ever scores, a 119 goal difference and league trophy and medals.

Yate, which narrowly lost 3-2 to Gryphons first time round, started strongly, but decisive interceptions, precise passes and teamwork saw the home team 4-0 up within 10 minutes. Dazed, Yate retreated and Gryphons dominated to clinch 9-0 by half-time.

Following the restart, Yate constructed several attacks, but the drilled defence and keeper Darren Clements ensured the clean sheet.

David Procter hit five, Scott Mills a hat-trick, Darren Wheadon and Matt Pimble two each, while Simon Price, captain Ian Trudgett and Mike Leatt bagged one apiece.

Defender Matt Holden finally nabbed one and Andy Leatt’s powerful strike hit home from the final play of the game.

Somerset Gryphons Ladies’ 1st XI 4

Taunton Vale 3rd XI 1

HUNGRY for victory, Gryphons fought hard to secure a win that sees them promoted to South West Premier 2, the team’s highest-ever position.

Gryphons were soon dominating and newcomer Leanne Chitty slotted home from a short corner. Further pressure saw Carrie Rudge score with a brilliant lob over the keeper, but a lapse gifted Taunton a counter attack and one back into half-time.

The second half saw Gryphons’ fitness prevail as the visiting team tired and player of the match Lara Ford bagged two and midfielders Tash Walters and Jade Summerell commanded the wings.

Taunton tried to snatch a consolation goal, but all remaining attacks were easily repelled.

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