14th August 2016
Number 3

News From Around The League

Premier Division: The reigning Champions Odd Down were beaten 2-0 at home by Willand Rovers, Ryan Guppy was on target along with an unfortunate own goal. 152 turned up at the Ridings to witness newly promoted Chipping Sodbury Town playing their first match at home, unfortunately they suffered their second straight defeat after seeing Melksham Town gain all the points in a 3-0 win. David Thompson and Luke Ballinger (2) were both on target. Bristol Manor Farm left Springfield with a 5-0 win over Cadbury Heath. Mark Salter scored a brace as Bridport won 2-1 at Clevedon Town with Daine O’Connor replying for the home side. Street and Shepton Mallet battled out a 1-1 draw at the Tannery with goals from David O’Hare and Craig Loxton each getting on the score sheet. Brislington head the table after their 2-1 win over Cribbs whilst Longwell Green Sports are also on six points after their 2-1 victory at Sherborne Town.

Division One: The early leaders of the Division are Wellington after their 4-1 win at Calne Town. There was an abundant of goals at Norton Lane where the home club Hengrove Athletic put nine goals past a lacklustre Westbury United without reply. Asa White (4), Jordan Hughes (2), Rhys Hickery (2) and Jack Fillingham were all on target in the 9-0 romp. Malmesbury Victoria got their first points on the board at the Flying Monk ground after their 6-0 win over Welton Rovers which was helped by a Samuel Parker hat-trick. The mornings table toppers Devizes Town came unstuck as Cheddar putting their midweek FA Cup replay disappointment behind them scored five second half goals in a 5-0 victory. An Ollie Carter goal was enough for Portishead Town to win 1-0 over their hosts Corsham Town. Elsewhere goals from Adam Snook (2) and Lewis Wentland sealed a 3-0 win for Roman Glass St George over Bishop Sutton whilst Warminster Town got their first points of the season after two consecutive defeats with a 3-1 win at Weymouth Street over Chard Town. Ebon Mortimer-Taylor, Louis Sparey and Sam Clift all on target.

FA Cup Replays: Tuesday midweek replays in the FA Cup saw Cheddar lose unluckily to Peninsula League side Bodmin Town in front of a magnificent Bowdens Park crowd of 362, with the visitors scoring the winner in extra time to finally go through 3-2. There was more luck at the Tannery where goals from Steven Murray (2) and Benjamin Robertson sealed a 3-0 victory for Street over AFC St Austell. Wessex League Whitchurch United stole the glory at the Lawns with a 1-0 win at Cribbs. An all-Western League affair saw Gillingham Town win 4-3 against Bristol Manor Farm whereas Division One Portishead Town defeated their Premier Division Opponents Wells City by 2-1. On Wednesday evening Hengrove Athletic went down 3-1 away at Wessex League Verwood Town whilst Shepton Mallet defeated Willand Rovers 2-0 at Silver Street with goals from James Billing and Ashley Wilmott.

Midweek Action: In the Premier Division a Jared Lewington goal was enough for Buckland Athletic to take all three points at Bridport with a 1-0 win. A six goal thriller at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground saw Odd Down and Melksham Town share the points with a 3-3 draw. Newly promoted Chipping Sodbury Town opened their campaign with a 2-0 defeat away at Longwell Green. At Ironmould Lane goals from Twaine Plummer and Neikell Plummer (2) helped Brislington to a 3-1 win over Cadbury Heath. Division One saw Devizes Town overcome Warminster Town by 3-1 helped with goals from Luke Enderby, Jordon Matthews and Thomas Slater. Corsham Town found themselves 4-0 down at Chippenham Park but remarkably came back with four Benjamin Pring goals to snatch a point with a 4-4 draw. Wednesday evening saw a 67th minute goal from Ryan Madge which wrapped up Oldland Abbotonians 1-0 win away at Roman Glass St George.


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