28th December 2016
Number 22

News From Around The League

Premier Division: On Christmas Eve, Buckland Athletic came out on top in the Devon derby after beating Willand Rovers 1-0 at Silver Street. With the game seemingly headed for a draw in front of a bumper crowd, Jared Lewington bundled the ball home in the second minute of stoppage time as Buckland made it seven wins on the bounce in all competitions. Boxing Day saw top face bottom, and goals from Martin Stowell, Dean Stamp and Ben Bament helped Bristol Manor Farm defeat a rapidly improving Hallen side 3-1 at The Creek. Melksham Town left it late before seeing off Bradford Town in front of 476 fans at The Conigre. After both sides had been reduced to ten men, the game looked to be heading towards a goalless draw before Ricky Hulbert sidefooted the ball home in stoppage to help Melksham claim the 1-0 win. Street were also fortunate to score late in their fixture, where they eventually defeated Bridport 5-3 at The Tannery Ground. With the game tied at 3-3 going into the final ten minutes after Steve Murray's brace for the home side, goals late on from David O'Hare and Dale Hunt saw Street post their 15th league win of the campaign. Cadbury Heath came from a goal down to defeat Chipping Sodbury Town 2-1 thanks to goals from George Boon and Matt Huxley, and Shepton Mallet drew 2-2 with Wells City despite going ahead on two occasions thanks to strikes from Tyson Pollard and Cormac Pike. A Sam Farthing own goal, and a second half penalty from Phil Ormrod helped Gillingham Town secure a 2-1 win away at Sherborne Town, while Odd Down and Brislington drew 0-0 and Longwell Green Sports defeated Bitton 1-0. A first half goal from George King gave Cribbs a 1-0 win over Clevedon Town on Tuesday afternoon at The Lawns.

First Division: First half goals from Sam Duggan and Matt Brown helped Keynsham Town seal a 2-1 win at home against Hengrove Athletic for their 18th league win of the season, yet they remain three points behind table-toppers Wellington who defeated Bishops Lydeard 4-1 thanks to goals from Ian Bellinger, Scott Drayton, Jack Taylor and an own goal. Roman Glass St George defeated bottom side Almondsbury UWE 4-3 with Ken Oni, Sam Wentland and Jason Burt all scoring before Josh Morris slotted home a late winner. Goals in the final 15 minutes from Max Westlake, Scott Martin and James Boyland saw Chard Town come from a goal down to defeat Wincanton Town 3-1, and Warminster Town defeated Westbury United by the same scoreline thanks to goals from Samuel Clift, Jack Miluk and Eben Mortimer-Taylor. Olly Trevarthen kept up his impressive form with a brace in Portishead Town's 2-0 win away at Ashton & Backwell United, while Adam Jones and Ricky Bennett scored in Cheddar's 2-0 home win against Bishop Sutton. Radstock Town produced an excellent performance to defeat Welton Rovers 5-0 in the ‘Coalfield Clasico', while Devizes Town and Corsham Town drew 0-0. There was late drama at Hardenhuish Park where Calne Town grabbed a last minute equaliser through Aaron Hopkins to rescue a 1-1 draw against Chippenham Park.


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