Somerset County League
Division 1 West
Yatton & Cleeve Utd 5, Burnham United 0

BURNHAM United faced a tough trip to second-placed Yatton & Cleeve on Saturday, for a game played in awful conditions.

On a pitch deteriorating right from the start, the visitors were dealt a blow in the opening minutes when defender Harry Penfold suffered a groin injury, but the first half was evenly matched, with few chances created.

However, on 35 minutes, the home side took the lead through James Bird, and they went into the break with a goal advantage.

Burnham’s task got harder within five minutes of the restart, as Yatton scored a second goal courtesy of Alex Bird.

The away side pushed forward to get back into the game, giving their hosts chances at the other end, and Josh Gibbs fired in to put the game out of the visitors’ reach.

Two further goals in the last 10 minutes, from Clayton Matthews and Gibbs from the penalty spot, handed Burnham a heavy defeat, though the scoreline did not reflect the hard work the visitors had put in throughout the game.

Burnham dropped to ninth after the defeat, though they are just five points off third in a congested league.

Man of the match (sponsored by Fusion Leisure): Warren Mylum

Weston-super-Mare & District League
Division 4
Burnham United A 2, AFC Nailsea 0

THE club’s A team won their first league game of 2018 by a comfortable margin of 2-0.

Lloyd Dean scored after 30 minutes, to give the hosts a half-time lead.

Burnham were not at their best in the second half, but with 15 minutes to go, Kane Powell headed home a Steve Eley corner.

Man of the match: Kane Powell

Weston-super-Mare & District League
Division 5
West Wick 6, Burnham United B 1

BURNHAM United B lost to a strong West Wick team, who are likely to win the league with ease.

The visitors were 4-0 down at the break, and that became 6-0 during the second half.

George Hearle scored a late consolation goal for the away side.

The B team have three games left of the season, and retain a slim hope of finishing in the top three.


Somerset County League
Division 1 West
Glastonbury 16, Berrow & Highbridge 0

BERROW & Highbridge’s challenging first season since joining forces in the summer reached a new low on Saturday as they shipped 16 goals without reply at Glastonbury.

In a match rescheduled due to the visitors’ inability to field a side the previous Saturday, Glastonbury took the lead on two minutes and the tone was set.

B&H’s cause wasn’t helped by an early injury to their goalkeeper, and the goals continued to flow with alarming regularity thereafter.

Matt Harper led the way for Glastonbury with four goals, while Harvey Burge netted a hat-trick and Tom Lock (2), Simon Lock (2), Scott Harman (2), Joe Warren, Lewis Russell and Rudy Kellett were also on target as the hosts ran riot.

Berrow & Highbridge have now conceded 38 goals in their last four matches, scoring none, as their miserable run continues.

Their recent struggles are made all the more surprising given their flying start, which saw them win each of their first five matches, but they have lost 15 in 16 since.

It gets no easier for B&H this weekend, with second-placed Yatton & Cleeve visiting on Saturday.