Seasiders face promotion rivals

By WSFP reporter   |   Newsdesk   |
Saturday 5th March 2022 7:00 am

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MINEHEAD have a ‘must-win’ game at home to promotion rivals Somerton Town in the first division of the Uhlsport Somerset County League tomorrow (3pm), writes Barry Knott.

Having lost to Wells City Reserves, another top-three side last Saturday, Minehead cannot afford to lose against fourth-placed Somerton if they are going to stay in contention for promotion.

It will not be easy because they lost 5-1 away to Somerton in January which means they could be on the end of conceding the season’s double to their opponents.

Minehead are still lying second but Wells are only three points behind them with two games in hand while Somerton have played three games fewer and are eight points behind the seasiders.

Timsbury Athletic remain two points clear of Minehead and favourites for the championship, although they face a tough away match against Wells tomorrow.

Meanwhile Watchet Town, who have failed to score in their last three matches, have an away game against improving Stockwood Green in the Premier Division of the county league tomorrow.

Watchet have slipped to second from bottom in the table with sides around them picking up useful points recently including Stockwood who gained an impressive 2-0 away win over Chilcompton Sports last weekend.

Watchet have been struggling to field a settled side all season and they will have to make changes for tomorrow’s game.

Watchet stalwart and assistant manager Nick Sully, who was in charge of the side at Ilminster, believes this is a common problem for many sides these days.

Sully comes from a era when players were totally committed to playing every week and for one club.


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