2nd October 2016
Number 10

News From Around The League

Midweek Round-Up: In the Premier Division George King was on target as Cribbs grabbed all the points with a 1-0 away win at Bitton whereas Karim Rendall came off the bench to score for Bradford Town in their 1-0 win at Hardings lane over Gillingham Town. In Division One Keynsham Town put their FA Vase disappoint behind them with a 3-0 win over Chippenham Park. A brace from Jack Hopper and a Jordon Matthews goal helped Devizes Town to a 3-1 win away at Oldland Abbotonians whilst the only other match between Wincanton Town and Radstock Town finished up in a 0-0 draw.

FA Cup: The dream is finally over for Cadbury Heath as the last Western League club left in the competition succumbed to a 6-1 defeat in rural Sussex. Playing Burgess Hill Town from the Isthmian Premier Division, some two leagues higher than Heath was always going to be a tough encounter at the Green Elephants Stadium in this 3rd Qualifying Round encounter. Burgess Hill’s Pat Harding, the son of the late Chelsea Vice-Chairman Matthew Harding helped himself to a hat-trick along with other goals from Daniel Thompson, Tyrell Richardson-Brown and Daniel Pearse, Simon McElroy replied for the visitors.

Premier Division: Tyson Pollard notched a hat-trick for Shepton Mallet in a 3-1 victory over Melksham Town. The new leaders in the division are Bradford Town who stretched their unbeaten league run to 14 matches with a 2-1 win away at Hallen, an Alex Monks penalty and a Karim Randall goal gave them victory. Buckland Athletic move up to third with a 6-0 win at Cribbs. At the Creek, it ended all square at 0-0 between Bristol Manor Farm and Street. There were plenty of goals elsewhere as Sherborne Town continued their miserable start to the season with a 9-0 thumping away at Clevedon Town, Jake Harris and Issac Reid both scoring hat-tricks along with Archie Ferris and two from Daine O’Connor who were all on target. The Athletic Ground saw 11 goals as Odd Down helped by a Kye Simpson hat-trick won 8-3 at Wells City. Elsewhere there were also wins for both Gillingham Town and Willand Rovers.

Division One: A 2-0 home win over Cheddar keeps Keynsham Town in pole position at the top of the table, Matthew Brown and Kyle Box scoring the important goals. Wellington with two Luke Redrup goals stay in second with their 2-0 home win over Roman Glass St George. Moving up to third is Hengrove Athletic with a 6-0 win over Welton Rovers which sees the West Clewes club now prop up the table. Jordan Davies and Joe Weare both helped Almondsbury UWE in their 2-1 success at Bremhill View over Calne Town. A Sean Brereton goal was not enough at Meadow Lane as Westbury United went down to a 2-1 defeat to Radstock Town. At Bristol Road Portishead Town went down to Warminster Town who had Francois Allen, Jack Miluk and Eben Mortimer-Taylor among the goals. Corsham Town drop into the bottom four after their 4-3 defeat at the Southbank to Bishop Sutton. Not a happy week for Oldland Abbotonians who lost their third match in a row this time away at Ashton & Backwell United by 2-1.


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