28th January 2018
Number 27

Premier Division

Melksham Town v Brislington
©John Cuthbertson

Seemingly destined for relegation, Longwell Green Sports have turned things around in 2018, and following their 3-2 win over Hallen they now have seven points from a possible nine since the turn of the year. Following first half goals from Ben Allen and Danny Vile, the home side had put themselves in position for another win, before Hallen hit back. Kyle Thomas scored from the spot on the hour mark following a foul on Luke Mills, and then seven minutes later the game was back on level terms thanks to Thomas’ second of the afternoon. With 15 minutes left on the clock, Conor Davies struck the winning goal to lead Longwell Green to another three points in their fight for survival. Bridgwater Town are another team in decent form, with their 3-1 victory over Clevedon Town making it three wins from their last four games. Fine work from Syd Camper set up Jack Taylor for Bridgy’s opener midway through the first half, with Jack Jenkins then doubling the lead ten minutes later. Taylor then added his 14th league goal of the campaign in the lead up to half-time to make it 3-0, before Clevedon’s Morgan Williams struck during first-half stoppage time. At the Oakfield Stadium, goals from Francois Allen and Gary Higdon led Melksham Town to a 2-0 win over Brislington to give them the perfect preparation for next week’s FA Vase clash against Tring Athletic.

First Division

In the lone First Division fixture to beat the weather, Bishops Lydeard enjoyed a fine day in front of goal, claiming a 5-1 win away at Bristol Telephones. Ben Hebditch scored a brace for the second consecutive match, with Mark Clunie, Jordan Lovibond and Jake Quick also getting on the scoresheet as Lydeard jumped up from 14th to 10th in the table.


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