First Division Timsbury Athletic held Premier Division local rivals Clutton to a 1-1 draw in the Somerset County League Cup for Premier and Division 1 clubs but were then beaten 5-4 on penalties. There was little to choose between the two sides in a hard fought local derby.
Timsbury created the early chances with Matt Brooks heading wide from a Liam Craze corner and Chris Midgeley shooting just over with a fine effort. At the other end Zach Evans was wide with a speculative attempt for Clutton while Ellis Hancock shot past the post for the home side. The deadlock was broken on the half-hour when Brooks rose well to head home a Rhys Cook corner.
Clutton responded with Edward Stowell heading wide from a Steve Greenslade free-kick but Timsbury had the chances to double their advantage with Cook having an effort ruled out for off-side and Hancock heading a Jack Nix cross over the top. Adam Holcombe twice came close to grabbing the equalizer just before the interval but a crisp shot from distance drifted just wide and almost immediately a free-kick from the same player struck a post.
Just two minutes into the second half Clutton were level. A cross from George Perry was stabbed home by Stowell. A fine effort from Toby Neilson forced a good save from visiting keeper Steve Rogers while at the other end Tony Pow did well to cut out a dangerous cross from Ryan Saunders. Rogers denied Cook with a crucial save at the near post and also did well to hold a shot from substitute Lewis Bond-Kendall. Jordan Reeves had a late opportunity to win the game for the visitors but his goal bound effort was deflected for a corner and right on time home keeper Ashton Tucker saved from Holcombe.
Neither goalkeeper was given much chance with the penalties but Jesse Bishop was the unfortunate odd man out putting his shot over the bar.