20th November 2016
Number 17

News From Around The League

Midweek Action: On Tuesday evening, Melksham Town booked their place in the Third Round of the FA Vase with a come from behind victory against Hartley Wintney. After the home side had taken a 12th minute lead, Mike Perrott fired Melksham level just before half-time, with Sam Jordan completing the comeback in the 70th minute. In their Premier Division clash, Cribbs secured a 5-1 victory at home against Shepton Mallet, thanks to goals from George King, James Derosa, Tom Burns and George Brimson (2). Oldland Abbotonians moved up to 16th in the First Division following a 5-2 win away at Chippenham Park. Braces from Owen McCallum and Tom Morgan, plus a goal from Cash Vinall helped Oldland to all three points in a game which was tied 2-2 at half-time. In the Somerset FA Premier Cup, Ashton and Backwell United claimed a 4-1 win away at Wincanton Town, while there were defeats for both Devizes Town and Westbury United in the Wiltshire FA Senior Cup against Downton and Highworth Town respectively.

On Wednesday, a first-half blitz from Bradford Town helped them book their place in the next round of the FA Vase. After drawing 2-2 away from home in the first leg at Brimscombe & Thrupp, braces from both Daniel Cottle and Matthew Morris gave Bradford a four-goal lead inside half an hour, with Martin Lenihan completing the scoring just before the break. Elsewhere on Wednesday, a goal in either half from Asa White helped Hengrove Athletic win 2-1 away at Warminster Town in their First Division clash, while Calne Town progressed to the next round of the Wiltshire FA Senior Cup following a 2-0 win against Beversbrook at Bremhill View.

Les Phillips Cup: Hengrove Athletic extended their winning run in the Les Phillips Cup to six matches following a 4-0 win away at Cadbury Heath. The reigning champions of the competition took a 1-0 lead at Springfield through Asa White, with Rhyl Hickery and Jack Fillingham's double completing the victory after the break. Bristol Manor Farm took forward their league form into the cup, beating Division One side Devizes Town 10-0. The home side scored five goals in either half, with Ben Bament grabbing four, Dean Stamp two, and Jordan Metters, Harley Purnell, Alex Russell and Liam Farmer completing to the rout. Sam Jordan scored twice as Melksham Town defeated Bishop Sutton 2-0, while Glen Wright grabbed the only goal of the game as Division One leaders Wellington stunned Street. Another First Division side who prevailed against Premier Division opponents were Ashton and Backwell United, as they strolled to a 4-0 win away at Wells City. After taking a first minute lead through Sam Skidmore the visitors were on their way, and a hat-trick from Ryan Crouch helped them book their place in the next round. In the game of the round, Gillingham Town came out on top in a ten-goal thriller, beating Bishops Lydeard 6-4 after extra-time. After Lydeard had fought back from 3-1 down to take the game into an extra half-hour, goals from Aaron O'Shea, Jon Vance and Harry Baker secured Gillingham's passage through to the second round.

Jared Lewington scored a hat-trick as Buckland Athletic defeated Chard Town 5-2, while Hallen put their league troubles behind them with a 2-0 victory over Portishead Town thanks to second half goals from James Oouyama and Scott Thomas. Brett Worbey Ian Patchett and Jamil Roberts each grabbed goals in Willand Rovers 3-1 win over Bridport, and at Oaklands Park, Ken Oni scored twice as Roman Glass St George came from behind to beat Longwell Green Sports 2-1. Chipping Sodbury Town claimed an impressive 4-2 win at home to Clevedon Town, with Warminster Town also through to the next round following a 3-0 triumph away at Radstock Town. Jake Hodgson's 24th minute goal saw Cribbs defeat Corsham Town 1-0, while the games at Almondsbury, Brislington and Cheddar were all postponed due to the poor weather.

In the lone Premier Division encounter to take place on Saturday, Odd Down defeated Sherborne Town 4-3 despite Alexandru Stafie's hat-trick, with Adnan Hiroli and Mike Baker each scoring twice for the home side.


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