THE BULLETIN

13th November 2016
Number 16

News From Around The League

Midweek Action: In their First Division clash on Tuesday evening, Westbury United moved into the top-half of the league with an impressive 3-0 win away at Chippenham Park. Jamie Jordan fired the visitors into a 16th minute lead, with Daniel Price doubling the advantage on the half-hour mark before substitute Nathan Hallet-Young completed the scoring in injury-time. At West Clewes, Welton Rovers claimed a 1-1 draw against Portishead Town, with William Hunter scoring an equaliser six minutes from time for the hosts.

There was also plenty of Somerset Premier Cup action and at Ironmould Lane, Neikell Plummer and George Jones scored in either half to help Brislington to a 2-0 win over Bridgwater Town, while Radstock Town were knocked out by Paulton Rovers following a 2-1 loss after extra-time. Keynsham Town have booked their place in the next round with second-half goals from Tauren Williams and Matthew Martin helping them see off Hengrove Athletic 2-0, yet Odd Down are no longer in the competition following a 5-4 defeat on penalties to Taunton Town after the game had finished 4-4 after extra-time. In Wednesday's lone cup fixture, goals from Samuel Downe, Glen Hayer and Daine O'Connor helped Clevedon Town knock out Chard Town with a 3-0 triumph.

Premier Division: A hat-trick from Craig Herrod helped Street overcome a deficit to defeat Shepton Mallet 3-1. After James Billing had given Shepton a half-time advantage, both teams had a man sent off and that flash point seemed to kick Street into life with Herrod scoring three goals in 13 second-half minutes to secure a vital three points. Willand Rovers moved up into fourth following a 5-1 win away at bottom-side Hallen. Matt Dawson scored a hat-trick for the victors, with Jamil Roberts and Brett Worbey adding further goals either side of half-time. Bridport remain without a home win after going down to a 2-0 defeat against Cribbs. Mason Winter opened the scoring directly from a free-kick in the 25th minute, before Ryan Hayter secured the win 12 minutes from time. Wells City left it extremely late before securing a crucial 2-1 win away at Bitton. With the teams locked at 1-1 going into the final moments, Wells substitute Ryan Pledger forced home the winner from close range to help move his side further away from the relegation zone. Brislington had four different goalscorers as they came out on top of a seven-goal thriller against Longwell Green Sports at Ironmould Lane. Danny Barwood, Neikell Plummer and Twaine Plummer each scored first half goals for the hosts, but after being pegged back to three-all, Alex Lambert popped up with the winner ten minutes from time.

Division One: Keynsham Town continue to set the pace at the top of the table with a 1-0 victory away at Almondsbury UWE. Patrick Davison's 40th minute strike handed them all three points, while joint leaders Wellington secured a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Malmesbury Victoria with substitute Jack Taylor scoring a brace. Callum Ham was a class apart at Meadow Lane, with his hat-trick helping Cheddar see off Westbury United 4-1, with Warminster Town securing victory over Roman Glass St George by the same scoreline. Goals from James Rustell, Josh Howe and Craig Wilson saw Radstock Town defeat Ashton and Backwell United 3-0 and elsewhere Wincanton Town drew 0-0 with Corsham Town.

Steve Friend's 89th minute header helped Chard Town defeat Calne Town 2-1, while at Cothelstone Road, James Quick was the hero as his first-half goal gave Bishops Lydeard a 1-0 win over Portishead Town. At Lakeview, Aaron Seviour kept up his exquisite goalscoring form to give Welton Rovers a 1-0 win over Bishop Sutton.

FA Vase: Buckland Athletic progressed to the Third Round of the FA Vase after defeating Newport Isle of Wight 1-0 at Homers Heath. After a goalless first half, Richard Groves 48th minute effort struck the crossbar, before rebounding in off of the visiting keeper for the game's only goal. Bristol Manor Farm are also through to the next round after goals from Jack Durrant and Dean Stamp handed them a 2-1 victory over fellow Premier Division outfit Odd Down. There was no such success for Gillingham Town who are out following a 1-0 home loss to Exmouth Town, with Clevedon Town going down by the same scoreline away at Torpoint Athletic of the South West Peninsula League. Bradford Town are still in the competition following a 2-2 draw away at Brimscombe and Thrupp. Having taken an early lead from the spot through Martin Lenihan, Bradford soon found themselves 2-1 down, only for Matty Morris to score a stunning equaliser to secure a replay which will take place on Wednesday evening.

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