11th September 2016
Number 7

News From Around The League

Midweek Round-Up: There were nine goals at Bitton as the home club capitulated to a 6-3 defeat at the hands of Gillingham Town. The star of the match was Phil Ormrod who scored five goals. Buckland Athletic hit five at Homers Heath as they defeated Wells City by 5-2. Craig Herrod (2) and Matthew Hurley where all on target for Street as the Cobblers won 3-1 away at the champions Odd Down. A solitary Peter Sheppard goal was enough for Bristol Manor Farm to come away from Shepton Mallet with a 1-0 win. Sherborne Town got their first point of the season with a 2-2 draw at home to Bridport. Bradford Town and Cadbury Heath both ended up with a point with a 1-1 draw whilst Willand Rovers hit five against Clevedon Town in their 5-0 win. In Division One the leaders Malmesbury Victoria were held to a 4-4 draw at Nursteed Road against Devizes Town who had Jordon Matthews, Robert Mitchell, Jake Waters and Thomas Salter netting for the home side. Adam Jones got the only goal for Cheddar in their 1-0 victory over Radstock Town. Welton Rovers won their second game in three with a 2-1 win over Bishops Lydeard. Elsewhere Hengrove Athletic won 4-1 at Wincanton Town whilst Westbury United had a 2-1 success over Calne Town. Wednesday evening saw wins for a further five clubs Ashton & Backwell United, Keynsham Town, Roman Glass St George and Chippenham Park whilst Corsham Town and Almondsbury UWE ended all square at 1-1.

Alan Hobbs: The Funeral for the late Alan Hobbs will take place on Friday 16th September at 1:00pm at St Johns Church, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2HX. After the service there will be a private burial. Donations in Alan’s memory are to be made to the Bobby Moore Cancer Trust, this may be done through the funeral directors, B H Mears, Pows Orchard, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset BA3 2HY.

FA Cup Draw: The two remaining Western League clubs left in the FA Cup now know their opponents for the 2nd Qualifying Round which is to be played next Saturday. Cadbury Heath have been drawn away to Wessex Premier League Alresford Town whilst Brislington are home to Hellenic Premier League Brimscombe & Thrupp. We wish both clubs the very best of luck.

FA Vase: The road to Wembley has started with the majority of the Western League clubs taking part. Gillingham Town travelled to Wessex League Andover New Street and had to come from behind to level the score late on with a Phil Ormrod goal to force extra time. Two goals from Harry Baker in the added 30 minutes saw the Gills go through by 3-1. Hallen also played Wessex League opponents in the shape of Fawley and with goals from Kelvin Williams, Luke Mills and Josh Digby went through 3-2. Cheddar had a fine 2-1 win at home against South West Peninsula League Elburton Villa. Also defeating Peninsula League clubs were Hengrove Athletic, 3-2 against Camelford, Keynsham Town 4-2 against Ivybridge and Portishead Town who won 2-1 away at Liskeard Athletic. Two Jordan Pinder goals was enough for Westbury United who won 2-1 at Meadow Lane against Wessex League Folland Sports. There was no luck however for Shepton Mallet who crashed out with a 6-1 home defeat against Tavistock and Radstock Town who also went down by 6-3 at Southfields by Torpoint Athletic. Cadbury Heath made the long trip to the Isle of Wight to face Cowes Sports and went out by 4-2 after extra time.

Premier Division: The few matches to take place in the Premier Division saw Bradford Town score six against Odd Down in a 6-2 win. Buckland Athletic went top of the table after their 3-1 win against Bristol Manor Farm whilst Melksham Town travelled to Ironmould Lane and came away with a 5-2 win over Brislington. At Raleigh Grove Sherborne Town picked up another point with their 2-2 draw with Bitton, the draw leaves both clubs occupy the bottom two places in the table. An Issac Reid goal was not enough for visiting Clevedon Town with Street winning 2-1 at the Tannery. In the only other match, Wells City overcome Longwell Green Sports by 4-1 at the Athletic Ground.

Division One: The only match to take place was at Bremhill Veiw with the hosts Calne Town winning 1-0 against Roman Glass St George with a Stuart Windsor goal.


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