THE BULLETIN

22nd January 2017
Number 25

News From Around The League

Midweek Action: Shepton Mallet progressed to the second round of the Les Phillips Cup following a 2-1 win away at Almondsbury UWE. The Premier Division outfit enjoyed a blistering start and were two up inside 12 minutes through Joseph Morgan and Solomon Wanjau-Smith, meaning that despite a first half goal for the hosts from Jordan Davies, it was Mallet who booked a date with Ashton & Backwell United in the next round.

Premier Division: Bristol Manor Farm maintained their 11 point lead at the top of the league following a 3-1 win at home to Chipping Sodbury Town. Troy Simpson scored once before the break, and twice after to complete a hat-trick for the league leaders as they kept up their impressive run of form. Buckland Athletic extended their winning run to ten matches in all competitions, with goals from Richard Groves, Jared Lewington and Simon Laughton helping them overcome Shepton Mallet 3-1 at Homer's Heath. Cribbs provided the result of the day, putting in a fine performance, dominating Longwell Green Sports in a 7-2 win. Darren Edwards notched a hat-trick for the Bristol side, with further goals coming from Jack McKenna, George Brimson, Lewis Hedges and Mason Winter in a comprehensive win for the home side at The Lawns.

The biggest league crowd of the season packed in to the Oakfield Stadium to see Melksham Town defeat Cadbury Heath 2-0. In the first league fixture at their new ground, goals from Sam Jordan and Luke Ballinger, plus an early penalty save from Robert Brown helped Melksham grab all three points. Street have now won three on the bounce following a 2-1 home win against Wells City. Despite losing Nathan Rudge to a red card during the first half, goals from David O'Hare and Craig Herrod fired second-placed Street to all three points, with Lee Pitman grabbing a consolation goal for the visitors. A brace from James Fisher which came after Alex Camm's opener helped Clevedon Town defeat bottom club Hallen 3-0, while goals from Kye Simpson, Ben Wych and Ashley McGrane saw Odd Down claim a 3-1 win away at Bitton.

First Division: There are now just three points covering the top three sides in the First Division after table toppers Wellington fell to a shock 1-0 defeat to Chippenham Park. Darrin Moss scored the only goal of the game during the second half as the home side moved up three places following a heavily disrupted fixture list due to the adverse weather conditions. Meanwhile, Keynsham Town pulled off another remarkable comeback and are now just a point behind Wellington after defeating Wincanton Town 3-2 at the AJN Stadium. The home side were two goals down going into the final quarter-hour, before a brace from Matt Brown followed by a last minute own goal helped them salvage what was a crucial victory. Cheddar are now just three points off the top, after a first half double from Adam Jones and a late third from Kristian Bell helped them defeat Corsham Town 3-1. Chard Town were the other victors on Saturday, with Patrick Golden and Luke Jackson finding the back of the net in their 2-0 triumph over Roman Glass St George.

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