THE BULLETIN

31st October 2016
Number 14

News From Around The League

Midweek Action: In their FA Vase replay on Tuesday evening, Odd Down were thankful to goals from Charlie Maddison and Michael Baker, as they booked their place in the second round with a 2-1 victory over Cribbs at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

In Premier Division action, Street moved up to fourth with a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Longwell Green Sports. David O’Hare opened the scoring in the 19th minute, with Benjamin Robertson and Josh Wadham adding further goals before the break to secure Street’s 10th victory of the campaign. Gillingham Town also eased to three points, defeating Shepton Mallet 5-1 away from home. Jon Vance scored twice for the visitors, with Harry Baker, Ashley Clarke and James Filkins also adding goals as Gillingham made it four wins on the bounce in all competitions. On Wednesday evening, Jack Fillingham scored twice in the second half as Hengrove Athletic defeated Calne Town 2-1 in their First Division clash. Elsewhere on Wednesday, Samuel Clift scored the only goal as Warminster Town beat Ashton & Backwell United 1-0, while the evening before, goals from Jordon Matthews, Robert Mitchell and Thomas Slater helped Devizes Town overcome Wincanton Town 3-1.

Premier Division: Bristol Manor Farm hit a magnificent six against Sherborne Town to secure their sixth win on the bounce. A goal directly from a corner by Jake Cox, and former Odd Down striker Troy Simpson’s double had them three goals up with the first half hour. Dean Stamp then made it 4-0 just before the break, with Pete Sheppard adding two second half goals to complete the comfortable victory. Willand Rovers came from behind to defeat Chipping Sodbury 2-1 thanks to goals from Jason Kennard and Kevin Squires, while Lee Davidson’s second half strike gave Melksham Town a 1-0 win over Bridport. Bitton moved off the bottom of the table, thanks to a 4-2 victory away at Clevedon Town, with Kyle Tooze grabbing a hat-trick. Jake Mawford and David O’Hare scored twice apiece at Trowbridge Road, as Street defeated Bradford Town 5-1, while Gillingham Town eased to an 8-0 win over Longwell Green Sports. Matt Huxley was among the goals again, scoring twice in Shepton Mallet’s 3-2 win over Cadbury Heath, while George King and Jake Hodgson helped Cribbs come from behind to draw 2-2 with Wells City at the Lawns. Buckland Athletic secured an impressive 4-1 win against Odd Down at Homers Heath. After falling behind to an early Joe Hillard strike, Buckland fought back, with Charlie Johansen scoring twice to accompany goals from Simon Revell and Lloyd Gardner as they moved up to fifth in the league. Hallen now sit bottom, after goals from Mike Rimmer, Luke Meachem and Danny Barwood condemned them to a 3-1 defeat against Brislington.

Division One: Wellington continue to lead the First Division by four points after a 2-0 win over Warminster Town. Glen Wright opened the scoring in the first half, and then Scott Drayton doubled the lead within a minute of the restart as they hung on for their 13th win this season. In the game of the day, there were five goals in the final half hour as Keynsham Town drew 3-3 with Welton Rovers. With Welton ahead thanks to Shakeil Green, Keynsham substitute Patrick Davison got his side back on level terms just after the hour mark, only for Malick Jammeh to restore the advantage just two minutes later. The home side hit back once more, with Samuel Duggan drawing the sides level, before Duggan handed Town the lead for the first time with four minutes to play, but there was still enough time for Welton to grab a point, and they did just that with with Aaron Seviour scoring the final goal of the game in the 88th minute. Ashton and Backwell remain without a draw this season after they beat Westbury United 2-1 thanks to two goals in the first 11 minutes through Ryan Radford and Jake Flower. Corsham Town got back to winning ways after beating Chard Town 1-0. Harry Myles long distance effort with 15 minutes remaining saw them go a goal up, and then a minute later, Sam Thomson made his fourth penalty save of the season, denying Max Westlake a would-be equaliser. Devizes Town had a fast start which helped them beat Almondsbury 5-1. Tom Slater scored two identical goals in the first three minutes to fire them ahead early, with Jordan Matthews, Jamie Wallen and Jack Hopper adding further goals. Conor Williams scored a hat-trick, and Luke Williams a brace, as Wincanton Town saw off Calne Town 7-1, while at Norton Lane, Jack Fillingham’s two goals helped Hengrove Athletic defeat Chippenham Park 3-1. Alex Chapman’s strike on the hour mark gave Bishop Sutton a 1-0 win over ten-man Portishead Town, and Cheddar saw off Oldland Abbotonians 3-2 thanks to winner two minutes from time by Ricky Bennett. Despite going behind early, Malmesbury Victoria beat Radstock Town 6-1 with many of the plaudits going to Ed Wilkins for his hat-trick, while at Cothelstone Road, goals from Joshua Morris, Lewis Wentland and Rahib Rehman helped Roman Glass St George defeat Bishops Lydeard 3-1.

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