AFTER a week of heavy rain, Ilminster Town lost their scheduled match on Saturday, against Shirehampton, due to a waterlogged pitch.

This coming Saturday the Blues – eighth in the Somerset County League Premier Division table – are due to host Westfield, who slipped into the bottom three after a 2-0 defeat at Worle last weekend (ko 3pm).

Manager Andy Dyke will have some tough decisions to make as he has a full squad to pick from.

Meanwhile, the young Ilminster Town Reserve team moved into the semi-finals of the Perry Street & District League’s Daisy Hutchings Cup, with a 6-1 away win at Kingsbury.

Kieran Manley led the way with a hat-trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Jordan Allen, Mitch Hooper and Jake Coulstock.

There was also quarter-final joy for South Petherton Reserves, who progressed to the last four of the Somerset FA Intermediate Cup with a 2-1 win over Mendip Rangers.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Petherton boys, as their semi-final at FC Castlemoat takes place this Saturday in Taunton (ko 2pm).


THE rain accounted for Ilminster Town Ladies’ home match with Portishead, but Ilminster Reserves’ game did survive.

It didn’t produce any goals, though, as the Blues drew 0-0 with Somerset Women’s League Division 1 opponents Burnham United.

This coming Sunday sees Ilminster entertain Marine Academy Plymouth in the South West Women’s Premier Division (ko 2pm), while the Reserves host Ash Rangers in the Dawn Prior Memorial Trophy (1.30pm).


Uhlsport Somerset County League
Division 3
Combe St Nicholas 3, Cutters Friday 1

COMBE hosted basement boys Cutters Friday at Slades Cross on Saturday.

The game was played in a strong cross-breeze, but the home side took control and led through a great finish from Jack Steer in a one-on-one situation.

Cutters looked dangerous on the counter-attack and levelled five minutes later.

With a change of formation and rousing team talk, Combe came out flying at the start of the second half and regained the lead through a good finish by Dan Anjos after good work by Steer.

Luke Perry’s solo effort on the hour sealed the win for Combe, who are up to ninth in the table as a result.

This Saturday Combe entertain 13th-placed Yatton & Cleeve United Reserves (ko 3pm).