Timsbury Athletic are through to the last eight of the Somerset Senior Cup after comfortably beating Premier Division side Watchet Town 4-0 at home. Three of the goals came from the Midgley brothers Chris and Tim while home keeper Ashton Tucker saved a penalty to spare the home side a difficult last 10 minutes.
Chris Midgley had a chance in the very first minute after breaking clear but shot wide while at the other end Matt Brooks did well to deny Billy Jones. The breakthrough came after 16 minutes when a fine run down the right from Ebner Heatley ended with an inch perfect cross that leading scorer Rhys Cook volleyed home. The same player could have added a second goal soon after but shot over. Watchet also had their chances and Callum Taylor cleared a shot from Brandon Walsh off the line.
On the half-hour the home side doubled their lead when Chris Midgley found himself in acres of space to tap home a cross from Cook. The game was held up for five minutes when Midgley finished up in the side-netting looking for a second goal after another dangerous cross from Heatley and swift repairs were required. Shortly before half-time he did add to his tally benefitting from a fine run from Toby Neilson before tucking his shot past Callum Knight in the Watchet goal.
The visitors made a strong start to the second half and after Adam Jefferies was wide from distance Aaron Deeks hit the bar and Connor Jeromson headed over from close range. Knight was soon back in action, however, saving well from Cook and Tim Midgley and then denying Cook again after a fine ball from Liam Craze sent him clear.
Watchet were given a life-line with 10 minutes remaining when they were awarded a penalty but Tucker made a fine save to deny Walsh. To rub salt in the wounds Timsbury then went straight to the other end and made it 4-0 thanks to a deflected shot from Tim Midgley. Deeks had a late chance for the visitors but shot over the top from close range to sum up the afternoon.