THE BULLETIN

21st August 2016
Number 4

News From Around The League

Midweek Action: Tuesday evening in the Premier Division saw Bristol Manor Farm put eight past Longwell Green Sports without reply in their 8-0 win, whilst Melksham Town were not far behind having beaten Bitton at the Rapid Solicitors Ground by 6-0. Both Jacob and Rhys Hodgson were amongst the goals for Cribbs in their 2-1 win over Cadbury Heath. Troy Simpsons brace along with a goal from Cory Simpson helped Odd Down to a 3-1 win at Hallen with Safian Skupinski on target for the home side. Wednesday saw Clevedon Town snatch a 4-3 win at the Hand Stadium over Wells City. Both Gavin Hammon and Clifford Walters helped Buckland Athletic to a 2-0 away at Sherborne Town. In Division One, Alistair Bradley and Luke Enderby goals was enough for Devizes Town to beat Calne Town by 2-0. Westbury United got over their weekends 8-0 thumping with a 3-1 win at home to Wincanton Town. New boys Malmesbury Victoria inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Keynsham Town at the Flying Monk Ground whereas Bishops Lydeard gained three points at Cheddar with a 4-2 success. A luke Redrup goal was sufficient for early pacesetters Wellington in their 1-0 success over Welton Rovers at West Clewes. On Wednesday at Weymouth Street Warminster Town earned themselves a 2-1 win over Corsham Town.

FA Cup: The Western League saw five clubs progress to the next round with three of them defeating higher league opponents. Street triumphed at the Tannery against Southern League Larkhall Athletic by 4-2 with goals from Steven Murray (2), Craig Herrod and Dale Hunt. Gillingham Town also beat Southern League opponents AFC Totton at Hardings Lane with Aiden Chainey and Will Agbo goals. Division One Portishead Town saw off their Premier Division opponents Shepton Mallet 2-0 at Bristol Road. The other all Western League affair saw Brislington progress after a 3-2 win away at Oldland Abbotonians. A 4-1 success at Springfield also saw Cadbury Heath progress after overcoming Wessex League Team Solent. There was no luck however for Bitton who went down 5-0 in front of 561 spectators at Salisbury, Odd Down who lost at Swindon Supermarine 5-1 and Clevedon Town who succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at home to Barnstaple Town.

Premier Division: A hat-trick from Luke Ballinger, his second of the week sees Melksham Town at the top of the table after their 3-1 success at Buckland Athletic. Two goals in the last six minutes from Peter Sheppard and Ben Bament helped Bristol Manor Farm up to second in the table after victory over Chipping Sodbury Town at the Ridings. Willand Rovers are up to third despite being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Hallen, Luke Aloen and Will Nicholls both scoring for Rovers. Six goals were shared at St Marys Field as both Bridport and Bradford Town battled out a 3-3 draw. Wells City got their first win of the league campaign after a 2-1 win over Sherborne Town whilst Cribbs also picked up three points away at Longwell Green Sports.

Division One: The battle between the two newly promoted sides saw Malmesbury Victoria defeat Bishops Lydeard by 4-2, Shane Bumprey, Jamie Packer (2) and George Pearce scoring for the home side whilst James Quick and Charlie Wilson replied for the visitors. Welton Rovers put their first points on the Board after a 2-1 defeat over Calne Town at West Clewes with Penzi Kakoma scoring the all-important winner in the 90th minute after an earlier goal from Bradley Whittock. Wellington still head the table after a 3-2 victory at Hengrove Athletic. Despite goals from Aaron Read, Sam Skidmore and Ryan Radford Ashton & Backwell United still went down to a 5-3 defeat to Chippenham Park. A Patrick Davison goal was not enough for Keynsham Town at Crown Fields as Corsham Town went home with the points after a 2-1 win with Callum Elms and Adam Shipman goals. Down at the bottom end an Alexander Bisp goal helped Almondsbury UWE to a 1-1 draw at Radstock Town which sees both sides now occupy the bottom two places. Both Devizes Town and Bishop Sutton picked up a useful point each in their 1-1 draw whilst Cheddar got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win over Warminster Town.

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