A devastating 17-minute spell at the beginning of the second half in which they scored four times saw Timsbury Athletic strengthen their challenge at the top of the table in the Uhlsport Somerset County League Division 1 against fourth placed Uphill Castle. The home side were one down at the interval but turned the match upside down thanks in part to two defensive howlers by the visitors as well as their own attacking prowess.
Timsbury had the better of the early stages and Rhys Cook had a great chance to open the scoring forcing keeper Ryan Scott to save well. Callum Taylor then headed wide from a Liam Craze corner and Tim Midgley was also off target from a long range shot. At the other end the dangerous Jack Askins also headed past the post and Jesse Bishop did well to block another effort by the same player.
The visitors had a great chance to open the scoring when Dave McCabe sent Sam Beresford clear but he shot wide with the goal at his mercy. Five minutes from half-time the same player burst through but this time buried his shot past Ashton Tucker in the home goal to give Uphill Castle the half-time lead.
Within a minute of the re-start Timsbury were level. Tim Midgley crossed from the right and McCabe volleyed an unstoppable shot past his own keeper. Two minutes later two Uphill defenders got themselves into a tangle and Midgley again took advantage crossing for Cook to tap home. Timsbury were now irresistible and Cook should have scored again when Ellis Hancock put him through but shot wide. Hancock himself hit a post, Scott saved from Midgley and Matt Brooks headed over from a corner.
The home side were not to be denied and on the hour made it 3-1 when a superb run from Cook ended with a pinpoint cross that Midgley hammered past Scott. Two minutes later Hancock thundered a header past Scott after another exhilarating move and the game was as good as over. To their credit Uphill battled away and after captain Askins had headed against the bar the same player struck a free-kick past Tucker for a consolation second goal.