There will be no repeat heroics of the 2022 Somerset Men’s Premier Cup triumph as Paulton eliminate Yeovil at the Quarter Final Stage

Mark Cooper named a fairly inexperienced side with plenty of representation from the club’s Under 18 side.

Ollie Haste was the Glovers captain for the evening with only Charlie Wakefield, Malachi Linton and Jordan Young regularly making the first team squad from the outfielders.

Paulton opened the scoring on 35 minutes when Dan McBeam found the net.

Chances came and went for the Glovers with the best of them falling the way of Linton and Will Dawes, who was returning from W*ymouth having not featured for his loan side for a little while.

Despite the introduction of both Benjani Jr and Charlie Bateson, the equaliser proved elusive.

 

That was until 80 minutes, Dawes found the back of the net from the spot after the impressive Haste won the spot kick.

But parity was only short lived as in the 85th minute David O’Hare scored from an Ed Butcher cross.

Salt was shortly added to the wounds as Will Buse was shown a late red card for the Glovers after handling outside his box.
Goalscorer Will Dawes donned the Gloves for the final few minutes.

The game finished without further drama, with the Glovers departing their final cup competition of the season.

Paulton head into the final four, whilst Mark Cooper will prep a much more experienced side for the arrival of Notts County on Saturday.


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