Somerset Premier Division: Chard Town 3-1 Worle FC

AFTER the disappointment of two postponed games it was good to see that the match at Zembard Lane on Saturday was confirmed as on.

The groundsman and his assistants had worked their magic and prepared the pitch to a perfect standard. As the players were out warming up a heavy shower came over but in the distance there was a blue sky.

Worle started the game on the front foot playing down the slope and put Chard under pressure straight away. This enabled Chard to counter attack but after 7m they were caught out and Worle scored a well worked goal.

This inspired the Chard team and with Richard Hebditch and Alex Manley running the midfield they started to fight back. After 20m a great ball forward for Joe Chamberlain to run onto, with a defender to beat Joe was the stronger and with the goalkeeper rushing out he calmly placed the ball under him to equalise. 1-1

34m another ball from midfield to Joe Chamberlain this time running down the left, he squared the ball through the legs of the defender, with James Boyland in a perfect position he made no mistake to get his seventh goal of the season.

Worle come out into the second half looking for an equaliser but running up the slope on a heavy pitch is not easy. Chard also struggled with the heavy pitch and there was no silky skill football.

Almost on the hour a shot into the box was parried by the Worle keeper who had being strong all afternoon. Joe Chamberlain was first to the rebound and scored the third goal. Heads started to drop now and Chard started creating chances. Max Westlake, Ryan Lewis and Ryan Mason were pushing a high line, even Tim Legg got forward to put a shot in.

On 73m Joe Chamberlain who had another fantastic game had a perfect chance for his hat trick only to hit the post.

That post also denied Olly Board a goal after some great work in the box. In the last five minutes Joe Chamberlain pulled up and couldn't continue. Andrew Holmes came on to make his first home appearance for Chard this season, not enough time to score though as the final whistle blew.

Another solid performance from everyone on the pitch today, it's good to see the football club becoming successful. Off the pitch Chard are still looking for potential sponsors to help with the running of the football club.

Chard Town FC have a patrons club that you can join with some great benefits.

They have also had a successful Bingo Night and Quiz Night and more is planned. Follow them on their social media pages to keep up to date with activities.