Chippenham League: 10-man Bug & Spider score eight in second-half rout
The weather once again caused disruption to the fixture programme of the S.K. Fruits Limited, Chippenham Sunday League but unlike the previous weekend when just two matches survived the rain, things were a lot better as seven out of 25 scheduled League and Sunday Cup matches were cancelled due to frozen pitches.
With just two matches in the Premier Division it was Bug & Spider who claimed the result of the day as they played most of their game with Westbury Rangers with 10 players but thanks to a brilliant second half performance they dismantled the visitors to Beversbrook to claim an unbelievable 8-0 win.
After a goalless first half a four goal blast from Mark Dolman along with Aaron Hopkins brace and singles for Dave Herring and Mark Smith earned Bug their stunning win.
FC Colerne had to come from behind to see off Semington Rovers who after taking a half time lead through Stuart Barber’s header ran out of steam in the second period as Colerne turned things around to claim a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Adam Osboure, Chris Dixon and Jake Jefferies from the penalty spot.
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What was expected to be a tricky away game for Division one leaders Bradford Renegades at Prestige Bodyworks turned out to be a stroll in the Park for Lance Davis men as they turned on the style to come away with an 8-1 victory which sees them maintain their stranglehold over their opponents at the top of the table. Goal machine Sam Jordan scored another five to take his tally to 23 in just six league games, Mark Robinson’s brace and a goal from debutant Steve Bryant sealed the win after Martin Riddell had put Prestige ahead.
Corsham United remain level on points with leaders Bradford Renegades after they heaped more misery on Bromham (Sunday) whose 6-2 defeat leaves them in the bottom two and also leaves them winless in five. James Hernandez double and singles for Jamie Murphy, Andy Wilkins, Darrin Moss and Stuart Tutty made up Corsham half dozen. Freddie Paget and Danny Powell replied for Bromham.
Basement side North Star A welcomed old adversaries Castle FC to their home at Beversbrook, Calne for the second meeting of the season between the two sides and like the first one which Castle won 6-3 it was Tom Perkins side who came out on top with a comfortable 8-2 victory over their hosts. Adam Welsh scored both of North Star’s goals but they were little more than consolations as Liam Hill, Gary Campbell and Jacob Wrobel added two apiece to singles from Jonny Emm and Jack Bramwell to give Castle their victory.
Steeple Ashton Rangers promotion challenge suffered another blow after they were beaten 5-2 by a resurgent FC Boroughs side for whom the win was a third on the trot and it was also a third successive game that Ashton had failed to beat their guests. George Blackah, Sam Parker and Kevin Bridgeman scored in the first half for Boroughs after Marc Sheppard and Paul Gittens had put Ashton ahead. A second from Parker and Adam Lane’s who completed the scoring earned Boroughs their latest win.
With Goatacre CC missing out on a game, Staverton made a welcome return to the top of the Division Two table but they were made to work hard for their latest success which came away at Sutton Benger who put up a brave fight before going down 4-2. Staverton were 2-0 up at half time, thanks to goals from Cameron Henley who put them in front with a fantastic strike from 25 yards. Sam Clark doubled the lead with another stunning strike, his thunderbolt from 20 yards seemingly putting the game to bed.
Luke Todd pulled a goal back for Benger only for Matty Hall to head Staverton 3-1 up. Benger pilled on the pressure and scored a second with a tidy finish from Tom Bond but shortly after Levi Wood found the target to seal a hard fought 4-2 success for Aaron Latchem’s side.
Miller Sports first league outing since the end of October ended with a 9-0 loss away at Somerford who have already beaten Mike Stevens side twice this term, after a 2-0 win on the opening day of the season, a 6-0 win in the Knock Out Cup a few weeks they completed their hat trick of wins with another clean sheet. Ashley Monaghan top scored with three, Chris Yeo scored twice and singles from Louis Gough, Will Stone, Lee Hernandez and keeper Dan Quinsey who scored from the penalty spot made up the nine.
GRFC played their part in a nine-goal thriller away at Southwick Wanderers unlike the start of the season when Tam Laidlaw’s side triumphed 4-3 it was Matt Rusling’s hosts who came out on top this time taking the spoils thanks to a 6-3 win to claim a third win in four games. Two brilliant goals from Pete Spong, Carl Mackness, a Jack Parker double and a stunning strike from Nathan Flower saw Southwick home after GRFC had led three time in the first half thanks to a Robbie Burton double and Jamal Chevolleau’s single.
The long awaited Division Three showdown between rivals PSC Galaxy and FC Buscots took place at the Northbrook, Market Lavington and the heavyweight clash was won by Buscots whose 5-2 success gave them their seventh win of the season and also ended Galaxy’s 27 match unbeaten run. Nick Oram making his debut for Buscots put them in front and goals from Phil Little and Ashley Edwards made it 3-0 before Steven House pulled a goal back for Galaxy. The second half saw Galaxy reduce the deficit to the odd goal thanks to Jamie Bayes who scored from the penalty spot but Scott Stroud gave Buscots some breathing space before a second from Oram capped a fine debut but more importantly for Buscots it gave them the points.
Calne based Talbot FC who opened this campaign with a 2-1 win over Christian Malford completed the double with a 4-2 away win over Malford at the latter’s Kington Langley pitch. Tommy Ludford and Steve Wordley scored two each for Talbot with Malford goals coming via a James Yates own goal and a last minutes strike from Kieran Shiels.
The first of back-to-back meetings between Corsham Park Rangers and Pack Horse Rangers produced an 11-goal thriller that Corsham Park were expected to win comfortably but missing a host of regular players they scraped their way to a nail biting 6-5 success. Ashley Tarrant, James Flyn, Tom Butterfield, Darren Legg and Tom Flynn’s penalty couldn’t save Pack Horse who went down to goals from Simon Young, Joe Forester, Adam Wood, Kadir Ayhaw and Matthew Spear’s double.
Garry Marshall’s Bremhill View Boys remain in the bottom two but they should take heart from their 2-2 draw away at Pig & Whistle A as they showed glimpses of what they are capable off. Stewart Avery and Mark Bridger scored for United either side of goals from Dave Lymath and Kieron Gleed for Bremhill.
Leafy Lane hosted a classic match which warmed both the home and away fans during a cold and frosty morning. On the opening day of the season, FC North Wiltshire thrashed Worton & Cheverell 9-0, but since then the league new-comers have improved greatly, and North Wilts knew they were not going to be in for an easy game as so it proved as the hosts had to dig deep before coming through a nail biter which saw a late goal earn them a 6-5 win that took them to the top of the Division four table for the first time.
Kyle Davies scored all five goals for Worton but somehow he ended up on the losing side as a last minute goal from substitute Dan Kelly earned North Wilts their win after Dan Gilbert, Dan Deacon, Simon Gray and Jason Brooks-Stevens double, the second of which came from the penalty spot had kept the contest interesting.
Sportzcoach Dragonz United surrendered top spot after they were held to a 1-1 draw by a vastly improved Crossblades side who they had already beaten 4-2 this season. Carl Gilbert put the Blades in front before a brilliant header from Dan Barnett on the stroke of half time earned United their draw.
Chippenham based Old Road got their promotion challenge back on track with a 4-1 win over Pig & Whistle United B who they also beat 7-0 on the opening day of the season. Dan Stevens headed Old Road ahead. Jonny Ingram’s spectacular 20 yards curler doubled the lead and Andy Rose in his first game back in action after injury made it 3-0 before Dan Goldsworthy pulled a goal back for United. James Smith volleyed home from 16 yards out to seal the win.
MATCHES OFF: Trowbridge Rangers (Sunday) v Oakhill FC, Trowbridge Town Supporters Club v Melksham Cosmos
Defending Wiltshire Sunday Cup holders FC Jager along with AFC Melksham will have to wait a while longer to see if they can book their place in the last eight of their season’s competition after their games at home to respective opponents Inter Sandgate and Rodbourne were both lost to frozen pitches.
Two sides from the league are safely through, one of those being Fortune Inn who defeated FC Brunel 3-0 in the all-Chippenham league tie. It’s the second time this term that Budge Hyland’s third division side have conquered top flight Brunel, a 4-3 success back in September saw them eliminate from the Knock Out cup. Adam Shipman (two) and Matty Jenkins who put Fortune in front saw them safely home.
Premier division leaders Biddestone Social eased in the fourth round with a Sunday morning jaunt at home to Salisbury First division side Cedars Bar who they hammered 12-0. Nathan Phillimore and Martin Johnson shared the scoring honours with four goals apiece, Sean Percival, Danny Jones, Nat Auckland and Jack Hiscocks shared the other for the Biddy Boys who also hit the woodwork seven times.
Results For Sunday 2nd December 2012
S.K. Fruits Limited, Chippenham Sunday League: Premier Division, Bug & Spider 8, Westbury Rangers 0; FC Colerne 3, Semington Rovers 1; Division One, Corsham United 6, Bromham (Sunday) 2; North Star A 2, Castle FC 8; Prestige Bodyworks 1, Bradford Renegades 8; Steeple Ashton Rangers 2, FC Boroughs 5; Division Two, Chippenham West End v Wren pp; Goatacre v Kings Arms pp; Somerford 9, Miller Sports 0; Southwick 6, GRFC 6; Sutton Benger 2, Staverton 4; Division Three, Cavalier v North Star B pp; Christian Malford 2, Talbot 4; Pack Horse 5, Corsham Park 6; Pig & Whistle A 2, Bremhill View 2; PSC Galaxy 2, FC Buscots 5; Division Four, Crossblades 1, Sportzcoach 1; FC North Wiltshire 6, Worton & Cheverell (Sunday) 5; Old Road 4, Pig & Whistle B 1; Trowbridge Rangers (Sunday) v Oakhill pp; Trowbridge Town S C v Melksham Cosmos pp; Wiltshire Sunday Cup Round Three, AFC Melksham v Inter Sandgate pp; Biddestone Social 12, Cedars Bar 0; FC Jager v Rodbourne pp; FC Brunel 0, Fortune Inn 2.