THE BULLETIN

24th October 2016
Number 13

News From Around The League

Midweek League Action: Premier Division leaders Bristol Manor Farm strengthened their position at the top of the league with a 4-2 win at home to Brislington. Ben Bament scored twice for the league leaders, with Dean Stamp and George Brimson adding further goals, while Neikell Plummer and Jack Smyth grabbed goals for the visitors. Harry Baker and Philip Ormrod each scored braces as Gillingham Town picked up an impressive 4-0 victory away at Hallen. Street and Melksham drew 2-2 at The Tannery Ground, with Craig Herrod and Josh Wadham scoring for the home side, and Gary Higdon and Mike Perrott for the visitors. In Division One, two goals in the final ten minutes from James Quick saw Bishops Lydeard come from behind to defeat Hengrove Athletic 2-1 at Cothelstone Road. Oliver Webb also scored twice as Calne Town defeated ten-man Malmesbury Victoria 3-1, while substitute Scott Martin scored an 87th minute winner in Chard Town's 1-0 victory over Portishead Town. George Bendle's seventh minute goal handed Westbury United a 1-0 win away at Bishop Sutton, Cheddar drew 1-1 with Wellington and Wincanton Town won 3-1 away against Chippenham Park thanks to goals from Thomas Morris, Matthew Peters and Luke Williams.

Midweek Cup Action: Cadbury Heath progressed in the Les Phillips Cup after defeating Oldland Abbotonians 3-1, with Cribbs also through to the next round after seeing off Sherborne Town 3-1 after extra time. In the GFA Challenge Trophy, Longwell Green Sports defeated Hanham Athletic 3-1, while Almondsbury UWE needed penalties to overcome Roman Glass St George.

FA Vase: Melksham Town took forward their strong league form into the FA Vase, and are through to the second round after defeating Bournemouth FC 3-0. The second-placed side in the Western Premier Division progressed thanks to an early brace from Gary Higdon, and Daniel Kovacs' 35th minute strike. Buckland Athletic are also through following a 3-0 win away at Sholing FC of the Wessex League Premier Division. There wasn't such good news for Street, who fell to a 2-0 home defeat against Blackfield & Langley, with fellow Premier Division outfit Sherborne Town also out after suffering a 4-0 loss at Tuffley Rovers. Clevedon Town pulled off a dramatic victory after extra time to knock Willand Rovers 4-2. With the game tied at 2-2 after normal time, Daine O'Connor was tripped in the penalty area and dusted himself down to slot the winner in the 120th minute, with Alexander Camm adding another less than a minute later. Division One duo Calne Town and Hengrove Athletic are no longer in the competition after suffering defeats to Torpoint Athletic and Cullompton Rangers, respectively. Philip Ormrod scored twice in the second half as Gillingham Town secured their spot in the second round, knocking out Division One side Devizes Town, while Odd Down and Cribbs will meet in a replay after drawing 1-1 after extra time in their match at The Lawns.

Premier Division: Bridport made it three wins on the bounce, after defeating Longwell Green Sports 3-0 at Shellards Road. Braeden Symes opened the scoring in just the sixth minute, with Mark Salter doubling the lead just before the break, and then Elliott Mann wrapping up the victory in the 68th minute. Bristol Manor Farm increased their lead at the top of the table to eight points with a 4-1 triumph away at Bradford Town. Troy Simpson scored twice for the league leaders, with Ben Bament and Jordan Metters also on the scoresheet. Brislington scored twice in the final ten minutes through James Batchleor and Michael Rimmer to secure a 2-2 home draw with Wells City at Ironmould Lane. Cadbury Heath handed Bitton their 11th defeat of the campaign, with a 2-1 victory in their derby match at the Rapid Solicitors Ground. After going behind in the first half, Christian Lee equalised for the visitors just before half-time, before Matt Huxley scored the winner after the break following a fine cross from Harry Churchley. George Box's goal in injury-time helped Chipping Sodbury Town grab three points following a 1-0 win away at Hallen.

Division One: In the top of the table clash, Wellington defeated Keynsham Town 2-0 thanks to goals from Conor Bryant and Jack Taylor to leapfrog their opponents and move to the head of the league ladder. Welton Rovers made it three league wins on the spin, following an impressive 5-1 victory over Westbury United. Welton flew out of the blocks, scoring four in the first half through Hamilton Jackson-James, Malick Jammeh, Grant Price and Aaron Seviour, with Seviour then adding his second of the afternoon just after the hour mark. Charlie Wilson scored the only goal of the game 15 minutes from time, as Bishops Lydeard secured a 1-0 victory away at Oldland Abbotonians, while Wincanton Town and Portishead Town drew 1-1. Bottom side Almondsbury UWE picked up a credible point away at Chard Town after drawing 3-3 at Dening Sports Field. After falling behind to an early Joe Black goal, Chard were soon ahead, scoring twice in quick succession through James Boyland and Pat Golden. Ben Farrell then hammered home an equaliser for Almondsbury, yet they were behind at the break following a goal for Max Westlake, only to then equalise once more through Ashley Knight to secure a deserved point. Malmesbury Victoria drew 2-2 with Cheddar, and Radstock Town beat Chippenham Town 3-1 to rise to eighth in the league. Roman Glass St George secured their seventh win of the season, after beating Corsham Town 2-1, while goals from Conor Biggins, Miles Hardidge, Aaron Read and George Saunders helped Ashton & Backwell United see off Bishop Sutton 4-1.

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