Minehead laboured to their eighth win in nine unbeaten matches against a spirited and belligerent Combe St Nicholas team who fought gallantly until the very end of the 90 minutes – a different story to the one-sided Minehead 6-0 victory in South Somerset six games ago.
Minehead’s youthful side raced into a two goal lead in the first 15 minutes of this pulsating clash at Irnham Road, which saw both sides display exceptional but differing playing styles.
Uphill Castle became the first team to take three points off Minehead since October, courtesy of a superior all round performance.
Minehead bounced straight back to winning ways with an impressive turn-around at Street on Wednesday evening.
Minehead completed a back to back league double over their opponents from The Tannery Ground with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Irnham Road.
Minehead took the game to their higher placed hosts, and for the first 60 minutes it was the visitors who looked by far the most likely to score, their counter attacking frequently turning the home defence. After ten minutes Guy Burns was put through by Mike Graddon, but having outstripped the defence his’ shot was a foot high.
Minehead gained a deserved revenge for a single goal defeat at table toppers Somerton last time out, with a less convincing but more profitable performance against Somerton at their Irnham Road ground on Saturday.