Midweek MatchesIn a replay of their FA Vase tie, Westbury United were defeated 1-0 by Christchurch at the Hurn Bridge Sports Ground on Wednesday evening. A 62nd minute header by Kieran Douglas sealed victory for Christchurch, who will now face United Services Portsmouth in the first round proper.
Bitton had four different goal-scorers in their 4-2 win at home to Henbury in their Gloucestershire FA Challenge Trophy clash, with Reeko Best, Tom Knighton, Lewis Powell and Ben Wych all netting. Elsewhere in that competition on Tuesday night, Chipping Sodbury Town overcame Longwell Green Sports 5-4 on penalties after their match had finished 1-1 after normal time. The following evening, Matt Huxley scored a brace, and Sacha Tong was also on the scoresheet as Cadbury Heath made the perfect start to their cup defence with a 3-1 win at home to AEK Boco. With league matters put on the back-burner, there were a trio of GFA Trophy fixtures on Saturday, and in a clash between two First Division sides, Almondsbury claimed a 4-0 win away at Oldland Abbotonians. The visitors scored twice in either half, with Alex Bisp, Russell Church, Ashley Knight and Dan Lane all grabbing goals. Bristol Telephones also won away from home, with Dhani Golding and Ben Griffiths scoring in their 2-1 victory against Rockleaze Rangers, while Roman Glass St George fell to a 2-1 loss at Hardwicke.
In the first round of Somerset FA Premier Cup, Chard Town won 5-4 on spot kicks away at Shepton Mallet, while a goal in extra-time from Ash McGrane handed Odd Down a 2-1 win over Frome Town. Portishead Town were knocked out by Paulton Rovers, who scored three times in extra-time during their 4-1 win, while Weston-Super-Mare beat Brislington 3-0. At Huish Park, Bishop Sutton were defeated 1-0 by League Two side Yeovil Town for whom substitute Neville Nzembela scored late on, while at Cothelstone Road, a brace from James Rustell was followed by a stoppage-time winner from Jack Witcombe as Radstock Town claimed a 3-2 win over Bishops Lydeard. On Wednesday evening, two goals from Steve Murray weren’t enough for Street who fell to a 4-3 extra-time defeat away at Larkhall Athletic. Cheddar were also knocked out, losing 2-1 at home to Bath City, while an 81st minute goal from Craig Parsons handed Hengrove Athletic a 1-0 win over Bridgwater Town.