Uhlsport Somerset County League
Division 1
Minehead AFC 1, Burnham United 3

BURNHAM United roared back from 1-0 down at half-time to beat Minehead on Saturday, and preserve their unbeaten start to the new season.

Hosts Minehead topped the Division 1 table after two games, having won their previous match 6-1, and they led at the break thanks to Stefan Phillips’ goal from the penalty spot.

But Joe Selway equalised for the visitors, and goals from Curtis Bradshaw and Harry Penfold secured a brilliant away win.

The result takes Burnham on to seven points, the same tally as leaders Broad Plain House – but their goal difference is three better than Burnham’s.

Next up for Steve Hainsby’s side is a home match with Staplegrove, this coming Saturday (ko 3pm), ahead of a Somerset Senior Cup first round tie at home to Cutters Friday the following Saturday.

Staplegrove have only played two league games so far, losing 4-1 at Broad Plain House and winning 3-2 away to Uphill Castle.


BURNHAM United Reserves lost by a six-goal margin for the second consecutive weekend, in Division 3 of the County League.

Beaten 7-1 at Bishops Lydeard Reserves the previous Saturday, this time they suffered a 6-0 home defeat against Chew Magna.

Niall Hodge and Aaron Price both scored braces for the away side, with Robert Higgins and Callum Hodge adding one each.

Burnham go to Yatton & Cleeve United Reserves this Saturday (ko 3pm).