With the first team’s scheduled home Toolstation Western League (Division One) match against Calne Town last Saturday (11th November) falling foul of the weather conditions that saturated the Bowdens Park pitch, Shaun Potter’s boys were without a game last weekend.
As has transpired owing to the results of the past week, the ‘Cheese’ have dropped to fourth place in the league, Radstock Town having now climbed to second place courtesy of their 1-0 victory over Bishop Sutton on Tuesday (14th November) evening. ‘The Miners’ (alias Radstock Town) are now on 33 points from 17 games.
Keynsham Town (who were in second place following (last) Saturday’s results are in third place on 32 points (from 17 games) and ‘The Cheese’ are in fourth place with 31 points (also from 17 games). In fifth place currently are Welton Rovers who the Cheese visit on Saturday 16th December.
Rovers have 30 points (from 17 games) and in sixth are Oldland Abbotonians who travel to Bowdens Park on Saturday 2nd December, for the first of two December home games, the second being Sherborne Town, who visit on Saturday 23rd December, in the final home league game of 2017.
Westbury United continue to lead the league with 35 points (also from 17 games) and are two points ahead of Radstock, three ahead of Keynsham and four points ahead of ourselves.
Interestingly, the Wiltshire side are to visit Keynsham on Tuesday next (21st November) before hosting ourselves on the Saturday (25th November) in what are two eye-catching games.
In other first team news, as many supporters will already be aware, steely (and popular) defender Shaun ‘Lambo’ Lambert has returned to the club following a spell at Bridgwater Town.
Weston based Shaun who signed terms on Monday of this week, said: “I’m looking forward to getting back out on the pitch with the lads and hopefully this year we can go up!
” I can’t wait to get back playing, it’s going to be a good season!”
Manager Shaun Potter on completing his latest signing, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Shaun back to the club, he has been a vital member of the squad over the past few seasons and gives us something different to what we have already, as well as adding some depth to our back four.
“‘Lambo’ is a popular figure in the dressing room so I’m sure that he’ll slot back in quickly.
“He will be available for selection this weekend.”
The first team are back in action on Saturday (18th November) when they travel to Warminster Town in the first round of the Les Phillips (League) Cup. Kick off at Warminster’s Weymouth Street ground on Saturday is 3pm.
Turning to the Reserve team, there was also no game for the Reserves last weekend, but Andy Wallis’s lads are back in action this Saturday when they host Banwell in the Somerset County League (Division Two). The match kicks off at 3pm.
The ‘A’ team have been enjoying a string of good results of late and on Saturday they hosted a table-topping clash with Weston super Mare & District League Division Four leaders, Burnham United ‘A’.
Unfortunately, the ‘A’ team were to lose their good run of form at the weekend and were defeated 3-5 by a Burnham team, despite the Cheddar team leading the match 3-2 at one stage in the match. Cheddar goal scorers were John Edwards (with two goals) and Sam Smith.
The ‘A’ team are in action again at Sharpham Road this coming weekend when they take on Bath Villa in the Somerset Intermediate Cup, in an earlier kick off time of 1.45pm.
Flying the flag again for the club last weekend was again Cheddar Ladies. Here is manager Russell Heal’s report on an amazing result at Porlock…
The Cheese girls travelled to Porlock and knew that the match would be a tough encounter against the second placed team in the league and it turned out to be a very entertaining game with both sides playing some fantastic football.
The home side started very strongly and energetically, creating some early chances and took the lead in the third minute when a Jo Reason volley put the home side in the lead, after the Cheddar full back steered the ball past her own goalkeeper but six minutes later Valerie Walsh grabbed an equaliser.
Porlock then regained the lead two minutes later but then Lauren Faulkner equalised again with a great long range shot that cleared the goalkeeper and dropped into the net just under the crossbar.
Valerie Walsh then got her hat-trick by scoring in both the 29th and 31st minutes. Megan Dyer then grabbed a fifth for Cheddar just before half time. The home side started the second half very strongly grabbing their third goal after just three second half minutes, but the Cheese girls took total control of the game with two further goals coming from Holly Hael and one from Charlotte Caley to make the final score Porlock 3 Cheddar Ladies 8.
Player of the match was Valerie Walsh, but this was an outstanding performance by the complete team.
Cheddar Ladies play at home to Crewkerne on Sunday (19th November), kick off 2.00pm.