THE BULLETIN

25th September 2016
Number 9

News From Around The League

Midweek Round-Up: Despite a Samuel Farthing goal, Sherborne Town suffered a 10-1 rout away at Shepton Mallet where no less than eight players got onto the scoresheet for the home club. At the top of the table Melksham Town gained a 2-1 win away at Hallen whilst Bristol Manor Farm edged out Clevedon Town at the Creek by 2-1. Lewis Dunn and Luke Meacham where both on target for Brislington at Ironmould Lane in their 2-1 win over Gillingham Town. A George King goal for Cribbs was not enough at the Ridings as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Chipping Sodbury Town. Elsewhere goals from Steven Murray, Benjamin Robertson and a brace from David O’Hare helped Street to a 4-2 win away at Cadbury Heath with both Simon McElroy and Ian Simmons scoring for the home club. In Division One Wellington eased past Chard Town at the Denning Sports Field by 3-0. At Crown Fields Matthew Brown struck two along with one each from Samuel Duggan and Aaron Childs as Keynsham Town defeated Calne Town 4-0. Leaders Malmesbury Victoria lost top spot as they went down 2-1 away at Chippenham Park. Oldland Abbotonians got back amongst the leading pack with a 4-1 win at the Southbank over Corsham Town, with Matthew Curnock, Ryan Dunn, Gary Shorney and David Stone all on target for the Abbots. Bishops Lydeard defeated Ashton & Backwell United by 2-1 with goals from Mark Clunie and Scott Holland. Warminster Town held out for an away draw with goals from Patrick Carrig and Thomas Welch against Roman Glass St George who had both Luke Clennell and Thomas Sellars scoring for the home side. There were also midweek wins for Cheddar, Radstock Town, Wincanton Town and Hengrove Athletic.

FA Vase: Friday night at Nursteed Road saw Melksham Town win 4-0 against Hellenic League New College (Swindon) with goals from Daniel Kovacs, Luke Ballinger, Gary Higdon and Warren Maidment. Saturday’s fixtures saw Street travel to South West Peninsula League AFC St Austell who were semi-finalists two seasons ago and came away with a 3-2 victory. Sherborne Town put their dismal league form behind them and came away from the Isle of Wight with a 4-0 win over Wessex League East Cowes Victoria. In all Western League ties a Jordan Ford goal was enough for Willand Rovers as they earnt a 1-0 win at Ashton & Backwell United. Harry Baker, Phil Ormrod and Jon Vance all scored as Gillingham Town won 3-0 away to Bitton. Extra Time was needed at the Hand Stadium as Clevedon Town overcome Cheddar by 3-1. A brace from Jay Walters helped Devizes Town to a 2-1 win over Corsham Town. Bremhill View saw seven goals as the home side Calne Town ran out 4-3 winners over Roman Glass St George. At Norton Lane Bishop Sutton succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Hengrove Athletic whilst Westbury United lost by the same score at Meadow Lane to Cribbs. Elsewhere there were defeats to Wessex League clubs for Longwell Green going down 3-0 at Bemerton Heath Harlequins, Hallen losing 3-1 at home to Team Solent, Almondsbury UWE 2-0 at Portland United and Oldland Abbotonians 2-0 at Horndean. There were also defeats to South West Peninsula clubs for Brislington 1-0 at home to Plymouth Parkway, Wells City 2-1 to Torpoint Athletic, Keynsham Town 6-0 at Crown Fields to Tavistock and Portishead Town who went down 3-1 after Extra-Time to Helston Athletic.

Premier Division: Just three matches were played in the division which saw Bradford Town extend their unbeaten league run to 12 games with their 2-2 draw at Buckland Athletic. One of the longest trips in the league saw Bridport travel to Chipping Sodbury Town only to lose by 5-0. Bristol Manor Farm had to come from behind at reigning champions Odd Down to record a 2-1 victory.

Division One: Two league defeats on the trot for Malmesbury Victoria as they lost to Wincanton Town by 4-2 at the Flying Monk. Warminster Town picked up three handy points with a 2-0 win at Welton Rovers. Elsewhere there were draws for Chippenham Park at home to Chard Town which finished 3-3 and to Radstock Town with their 1-1 draw with Bishops Lydeard.

FA Cup: The sole surviving Western League club left in the Emirates FA Cup, Cadbury Heath, now know their opponents for the 3rd Qualifying Round. They will play away to Isthmian League Premier Division Burgess Hill Town who defeated Southern League Kempston Rovers 3-1 in their midweek replay. The match will take place at the Green Elephants Stadium, Burgess Hill on Saturday 1st October.

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