24th December 2017
Number 22

Premier Division

Street maintained their nine-point lead at the top of the league after coming from two goals down to beat Bridgwater Town 3-2 at Fairfax Park. The home side took the lead after just four minutes through Jake Llewellyn, before doubling their advantage 15 minutes later through Syd Camper. The league leaders hit back almost instantly through Craig Herrod, and then levelled things up thanks to a header at the back post from David O’Hare. O’Hare then added his side’s third at the end of a frantic first half, which saw the marksman have his stoppage time penalty saved by Jake Viney in the Bridgwater goal. Street held out in the second half to claim the three points, with Bridgwater’s task of getting back into the game made harder when they lost Llewellyn to a red card. For the third time this season, Cribbs plundered nine goals during their 9-2 triumph away at Cadbury Heath. The game was all but over after just 22 minutes following an incredible start from Cribbs which saw goals from Horace Ormsby, Sol Wanjau-Smith, Ben Dowdell and Chris Kite fire them into a four-goal lead. The home side scored either side of half-time through George Boon and Sacha Tong to reduce the deficit to two, before Cribbs hit their stride again, adding a further five goals after the break. Ormsby scored his second of the contest, with Jacob Hodgson and Charlie Aldom adding to a brace from Liam Clayton during the romp. Bradford Town couldn’t quite match Cribbs’ goalscoring feat, but were in fine form during their 7-1 victory at home to Longwell Green Sports. Karim Rendall bagged a hat-trick for the home side, with the duo of Sam Jordan and Matty Morris each popping up with two goals of their own. During an entertaining Christmas affair at Silver Street, Willand Rovers maintained their winning run following a 4-2 victory at home to Bridport. After Craig Veal had twice given Willand the lead during the first half, Bridport managed to claim equalisers through Tom Richardson and Mark Salter to leave the game delicately poised on the hour mark. It was Willand who managed to find a second steam, and after retaking the lead through Fletcher Williams, they wrapped up the win late on thanks to a goal from Luke Mortimore. Gary Higdon struck for the 18th time in the league this season to help Melksham Town claim a 3-2 win away at Odd Down. After taking a 16th minute lead through Dan Demkiv, Melksham were pegged back just two minutes later when Ash McGrane struck for the hosts before restoring their lead on the cusp of half-time when Ollie Webb headed home. Higdon then struck to extend Melksham’s advantage which proved crucial when Kye Simpson scored ten minutes of time for Odd Down.

Hallen claimed a crucial 1-0 victory away at Brislington which came thanks to a goal from Daryl Charman, while Jack Bown-Porter scored twice during Wellington’s 2-2 draw with fellow strugglers Wells City. At the Hand Stadium, Clevedon Town struck late to claim a 2-1 win at home to Hengrove Athletic. Clevedon claimed the lead after ten minutes through youngster Jack Sell, before keeper Damien Freeman kept them ahead after saving a spot kick from Hengrove’s Jack Fillingham. The visitors managed to get on level terms through James Boyle, before Lucas Vowles scoring the game-winning goal 13 minutes from time. At the Ridings, Chipping Sodbury Town jumped ahead of opponents Bitton, with Jake Thomas opening the scoring during their 2-0 triumph.

First Division

Corsham Town v Oldland Abbotonians
©John Cuthbertson

Keynsham Town claimed their 15th league win of the campaign, scoring twice after the break during their 2-0 win over Ashton & Backwell United. Kyle Box fired them ahead just after the hour mark from outside the box, before the league’s leading scorer Matt Brown added a second in the dying minutes. Roman Glass St George survived an early red card on their way to claiming a 3-0 win over Bristol Telephones. After Rhys Hodgson put the hosts ahead after eight minutes, they were reduced to ten men when Jack Knowles was shown a red card. Moving into the second half, Hodgson scored his second in the early stages, before Ryan Radford put the result beyond doubt after firing into the corner of the net. Westbury United remain second after goals from Dan Price, Mark Robinson and Jamie Jordan led them to a 3-0 win away at Malmesbury Victoria, while a solitary goal from Francois Allen saw Welton Rovers claim a tight 1-0 victory away at Almondsbury. Jay Walters and Jack Hopper were the scorers for Devizes Town during their 2-1 win at home to Chippenham Park, and at Bremhill View, Jamal Chevolleau, Stuart Windsor and Josh Hard each got on the scoresheet as Calne Town defeated Warminster Town 3-0. Ollie Trevarthen scored twice in the build-up to half time, before Courtney Charles struck late on during Oldland Abbotonians 3-1 win away at Corsham Town. At the Southfields Rec, Radstock Town claimed their first win since mid-November, beating Bishops Lydeard 4-1. After top-scorer James Rustell opened the scoring, 16-year-old Finn Haines marked his senior debut with a 25-yard volley to double Radstock’s advantage. Matt Minnis made it three on the hour mark, with Morgan Skipp adding the fourth after Ryan Brereton had scored for the visitors. On Wednesday evening, Salisbury progressed to the semi-finals of the Wiltshire Senior Cup at the expense of Westbury United, courtesy of an own-goal midway through the first-half at Meadow Lane.


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