Aaron’s sweet low drive gets Shepton off to flying start

SHEPTON Beauchamp deservedly lifted the first silverware of the season – the Chard Hospital Cup – with a five-goal power show that proved way too much for ten-man Perry Street Reserves at Chard Town’s Zembard Lane in the week.

Shepton, ‘The Old Monsters’, attacked from the start and took the lead inside the first five minutes through Aaron Sweet, who netted with a low drive into the corner.

That advantage was doubled by skipper Doug Whitfield, who headed home from a free-kick two minutes before the interval.

The result was effectively sealed just before the hour when Street captain Ryan Hobby under-hit a back pass and Brad Pitman pounced to make it 3-0.

And a carbon copy incident five minutes later handed youngster Will Raistrick a chance from which he also made no mistake.

Hobby’s frustration was compounded four minutes from time when he was shown a straight red card for a foul.

Raistrick, who scored the pick of the goals with a chip from way out, rounded things off with another goal just before the final whistle.

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