Somerset Premier Division: Combe St Nicholas 0-2 Minehead AFC

Minehead’s best performance of 2024 saw them earn their first victory of the year, when they relatively comfortably beat their opponents Combe St Nicholas, writes Brian Walder.

The game flowed quite evenly between the sides, until a good move featuring Waghorn saw the youngster upended on the edge of the box and top scorer Guy Burns’ perfect shot from the free kick curved around the wall, nestling into the bottom left-hand corner to notch his seventeenth goal of the season.

Early in the second half a second Minehead goal was not to be denied however, and this was a fine individual strike from the quick footed Waghorn, who glided passed two defenders challenges and shot home off the inside of the post from the edge of the box, giving keeper Andrew Sochon little chance of saving.

The hosts had tried to come back as an attacking force during the second half but with captain Stefan Phillips growing into the game at centre half The Blues’ defence held firm and after two more strong penalty appeals were denied by the referee, deservedly claimed all three points.