Timsbury Athletic suffered their first home defeat since their promotion to the Uhlsport Somerset County League Premier Division going down 3-2 against Middlezoy Rovers. Despite being without a number of key players Timsbury were always in the game and the result was in doubt right to the end.
With regular keeper Ashton Tucker injured Sam Gregory filled the post and he was in early action saving a header from Middlezoy captain Charlie Lintell. At the other end Chris Midgley saw his header easily saved by Greg Turner but goalbound efforts were few and far between. Liam Gilbert showed good strength bursting clear for the visitors before shooting wide while attempts from Ellis Hancock and Dom Barresi for Timsbury also went the wrong side of the post.
The deadlock was eventually broken after 40 minutes and was worth waiting for. Hancock hit a superb left-foot shot from well outside the penalty area past a helpless Turner. It pre-empted a busy period before the interval with Rhys Cook and Hancock coming close for the home side and Lewis Hembury and Liam Winter threatening at the other end.
Middlezoy came out strongly after half-time and within nine minutes had taken a 2-1 lead. First Timsbury were penalised for handball in their area with Winter converting the penalty and almost immediately Merson Ham added a second. Hancock then volleyed over for the home side before they drew level after 65 minutes. A dazzling run from Chris Midgley ended with him being upended in the box and Cook confidently levelled from the penalty spot. Soon after a great run from Cook presented Rico Sobers with a clear chance but his shot hit the upright and then Hancock raced clear only to be foiled by Turner. The decisive moment came soon after when the dangerous Winter showed the most precise of touches before lobbing over Gregory for the winner. In the last minute Tim Midgley hit a great ball from the right but Sobers just failed to get a touch and the points belonged to the visitors.