THE BULLETIN

18th April 2017
Number 38

Premier Division

Bristol Manor Farm claimed their 31st league win of the campaign in the form of a 2-0 triumph away at Bitton. The champions left it late before claiming all three points, with goals from Dean Stamp and Jordan Metters in the final 15 minutes. Street capitalised on an early red-card to defeat fellow top-five side Bradford Town at The Tannery Ground. Two yellow cards picked up in the opening 15 minutes by Bradford’s Kevin Davies saw him dismissed, and the home side took advantage with a pair of goals soon after from Ross McErlain and Steve Murray to lead 2-0 at the break. Alex Monks then fired home a penalty to get the ten-men back into the contest, before Murray restored Street’s two-goal lead and then laid on an assist to Josh Wadham three minutes later. Buckland Athletic also enjoyed a 4-1 victory, defeating Brislington in their final fixture at Homers Heath this season. Richard Groves fired the hosts into the lead ahead of Neikell Plummer’s equaliser, before second half goals from Jared Lewington, Charlie Johansen and Jordan Ewing eased Buckland to the three points. James Filkins scored a sensational goal three minutes from time to hand Gillingham Town a 1-0 win away at third-place Melksham Town, while Cribbs won 3-0 on the road at Wells City. There was a 2-0 victory for Longwell Green Sports at home to the relegated Sherborne Town, and at St Mary’s Field, goals from Edward Butcher and Mark Salter either side of half-time helped Bridport defeat Clevedon Town 2-0. Odd Down are now unbeaten in five league games, after Kye Simpson equalised in the second half during their 1-1 draw with Cadbury Heath. Rhys Cook and Tyson Pollard goals saw Shepton Mallet claim a 2-0 win over Willand Rovers, while Chipping Sodbury Town’s fixture with Hallen ended goalless.

First Division

Wellington confirmed their promotion to the Premier Division following a 3-1 win at home to Chard Town. An own goal, plus strikes from Conor Bryant and Jack Taylor led Wellington to victory as they moved seven points clear of third-place with two fixtures remaining. Hengrove Athletic are just two points from promotion, after Jack Fillingham’s equaliser six minutes from time helped them claim a 1-1 draw away at Portishead Town. In an entertaining fixture at the Aitchison Playing Field, Oldland Abbotonians claimed a 4-2 win over Welton Rovers. Will Hunter fired Welton into the lead in the 28th minute but they were level at half-time with Dave Stone responding ten minutes later for the home side. A quick-fire double in the early stages of the second half from Owen McCullum gave Oldland control of the game, and after Chris Pile gave Welton hope of a draw late on, Stone scored his second of the game in injury time to wrap up the win for Oldland.

Corsham Town v Wincanton Town
©John Cuthbertson
Radstock Town’s magnificent end to the season continued as they won 5-2 away at Roman Glass St George. Thomas Stocks scored during the first half for Radstock, before a brace from James Rustell and further goals from Craig Wilson and Jake Witcombe after the break extended their winning run to five games. Cheddar could only draw 1-1 with Chippenham Park, for whom Charlie Norman was on the scoresheet, while goals from Tom Slater and Rob Mitchell fired Devizes Town to a 2-0 win over Keynsham Town. Sam Downes was in fine form, scoring a hat-trick during Bishop Sutton’s 4-0 win away at Malmesbury Victoria, while Westbury United are now unbeaten in their last nine fixtures following a 3-1 win at home to Almondsbury UWE. A Daniel Wise goal five minutes before the break was the difference as Wincanton Town claimed a 1-0 win over Corsham Town, and at The Lancer Scott Stadium, goals from Paul Uppington, Aaron Read and Ryan Crouch helped Ashton & Backwell United to a 3-0 win over Calne Town. Goals from Mark Clunie and James Quick either side of a Charlie Walton strike saw Bishops Lydeard win 2-1 away at Warminster Town.

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