Somerset Senior Cup: Chard Town 4-1 Hartcliffe FC

CHARD Town welcommed Hartcliffe FC to Zembard Lane on Saturday in the Somerset Senior Cup.

Following the resignation of Jason Hutchings and Andrew Holmes not officially taking his post until Monday, September 4, Ian Burns and Martin Fielder were in the dugout.

The pair were assisted by the Reserve manager Danny Cleal and they were able to get a good selection of youth and experience into the squad.

Oscar Latas made his first appearance of the season and the return of James Boyland made a great difference.

Within five minutes a perfect corner caused confusion in the area and a defender ended up putting the ball in the net, despite Ryan Mason claiming he had the last touch.

Ten minutes later James Boyland found space in the area and with a left foot shot found the top corner of the goal to double Chard's lead.

At the half time break the score was 2-0 to the Robins and they looked like a team in control.

Five minutes after the restart, James Boyland caused trouble down the right squared a perfect ball for Will Board to put it in the back of the net.

Despite the dominance, Chard slipped up and Hartcliffe ended up with the ball in the goal, a consolation.

After a water break Steve Morris scored the goal of the game creating a space on the right and putting the ball sweetly into the goal.

As the game came to a close Oscar Latas and James Boyland were subbed off after they put in a great shift and were creating problems all afternoon.

The referee brought the game to a close soon after and Chard were comfortable winners.

After the full time whistle went, a spokesperson for the club said: "It was good to see a win at Zembard Lane and the mood in the clubhouse was positive.

"The people of Chard deserve to have a successful football club, we have great support from all the businesses from town it's time to give them something back."

They added: "Anyone wanting to be a part of the club, we have a patrons club that you can join with the chance of winning £100 per month."

On Saturday, September 9, Chard are back to league action against Mendip Broadwalk who haven't lost this season.