BURNHAM United’s poor start to the season continued with a 6-0 humbling away to Bridgwater Town Reserves on Saturday.

Their fourth straight defeat saw them eliminated from the Somerset County League Premier & Division 1 Cup, as Lewis Hembery helped himself to a hat-trick from left wing-back.

Josh Champion, Connor Linham and Jamie Moss also netted for the hosts.

Burnham United Reserves enjoyed a much better day, spanking Cutters Friday 8-1 in the Division 2 & 3 Cup.

Benny Windram struck four goals, aided by Kane Powell (2), Nathan Giblett and Harrison Kidner.

In the Weston-super-Mare & District League, Wedmore picked up their first points in Division 1, Will Poole giving them a 1-0 victory over Worle Reserves.

Huntspill Crowns are second in Division 4 after being awarded a home walkover against Wrington Redhill A.

There were contrasting fortunes in the Vardon Cup, meanwhile, as Wedmore Reserves won 6-0 at AFC Nailsea Reserves on Saturday.

Burnham United B, though, lost 3-2 at home to Weston Celtic, despite Wayne Barrett’s brace.

On Sunday, Burnham United Ladies suffered a second consecutive loss in Division 1 of the Somerset County Women’s League, 4-1 at home to Frome.

Burnham trailed 3-0 at the break, and Daisy Goldsmith’s goal could not inspire a comeback; Enna Christmas was in festive mood with a hat-trick for Frome.

There was a better result for Burnham United Under-18s on Sunday, as they beat visitors Minehead AFC 4-3.

Their goals came from Aminul Barik (2), Mason Broadhurst and Cain Smith.


Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

ON TARGET: Mike Stevens netted for Huntspill Crowns at West Bower on Sunday. Pic: Ash Magill

IN this week’s Uxella Bridgwater & District Sunday League action, second-placed West Bower kept themselves ahead of Huntspill Crowns, by beating their rivals 3-1.

Liam Winter and Harry Taylor put them 2-0 ahead, Mike Stevens pulled one back, but Callum James sealed the win for Bower.

In Division 2, leaders North Petherton were held 2-2 by Huntspill Crowns BPH on Sunday.

Jake Barritt and Chris Yates netted for Pethy, with Josh Gracie and Dan Harvey replying.

New Foresters are level on points with Pethy now, after beating Puriton 4-2 – Brad Walford (2), Dan Saunders and Simon Turberfield scoring.

Third-placed Pawlett Rebels roared back from 3-0 down at half time to thrash Woolavington 9-3.

Key to the turnaround was Cam Birch, the substitute scoring a magnificent seven; Bradley Hayes and Johnny Hunt also netted.