Chippenham League: West End strike eight to claim quarter-final spot
Second division Chippenham West End booked the final spot in the quarter-final line up of this season’s Westernsport Trophies-sponsored WG Parr Trophy after their 8-2 success over third division Bremhill View Boys. After falling behind to an Aaron Gardiner penalty West End raised their game and coasted home thanks to two goals apiece from Phil Mellor, Scott Nash and Ben Hibberd and singles from Jason Lovell and James Mulhall. Bremhill second goal also came via a Gardiner penalty.
A week on from their 3-2 success away at AFC Melksham, S.K. Fruits Limited, Chippenham Sunday League, Premier Division leaders, Biddestone Social welcomed Mike Rogers men to Yatton Road for the reverse fixture and like the previous week the spoils went to Biddestone whose 4-1 win saw them open up a three points lead over their nearest challengers FC Jager who were without a fixture this weekend. Ashley Fletcher may have given Melksham an early lead but goals from Dave Thompson, Nathan Phillimore, Martin Johnson and Rob Pocock wrapped up victory for the defending champions.
With Chippenham based FC Brunel unable to use their Stanley Park they switched their match against Bug & Spider to Beversbrook with an afternoon kick-off and unfortunately for Adam O’Keeffe’s side they suffered 7-1 loss. Dave Herring, Steve Allison and Mark Dolman all score doubles after Neurin Jones had given Bug the lead. O’Keeffe scored his teams consolation with a brilliant volley.
Tom Perkins Castle FC side welcomed Corsham United to their home at Sands Lane for the first meeting between the two sides this season and the Division One encounter proved to be one of the games of the day throughout the whole Sunday league with a late goal handing Corsham a 5-4 win. Jacob Wrobel put Castle in front before goals from Joe Pritchard, James Hernandez (two) and Darrin Moss put Corsham 4-1 ahead. Joe Unsworth (two) and Jonny Emm drew Castle level before Paul Newbury scored a last minute winner for Corsham.
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Current Division one leaders Bradford Renegades made it four league wins on the bounce and their eighth in all competitions when they followed up an earlier 5-3 win over Biddestone White Horse with a 6-1 success over Scott Fleming’s side to complete their first league double of the season. Sam Jordan claimed an eighth successive hat trick, Lance Davis’ brace and Mark Robinson’s effort made up the half dozen. Joe Lye replied for Biddestone with his first goal for the club.
Both Kings Arms and White Horse went into their Second Division clash game at All Cannings keen to make amends for disappointing cup defeats the week before, and, although the result went the way the league table suggested it would, the visitors were taken the distance and beyond before claiming the points in a pulsating encounter which they won 6-5. Luke Chant (two), Jake Rogers (two) and Rob Randall scored for Kings Arms. Dale Rowland, Jordan Gullis with a hat trick and Chris Stiles double the second of which came on 92 minutes won it for White Horse.
Goatacre CC may have dropped their first points of the season, but their 1-1 draw with Sutton Benger sees them maintain their unbeaten start to the season. After a goalless first half Darren Holcombe missed a penalty for Goatacre before Matt White put Benger in front. Holcombe’s blushes were spared when Sam Lawro earned Goatacre a point with his first goal for the club.
Having got their promotion challenge back on track with a victory over Wren FC last weekend, Spike Chandler’s Somerford side picked up another two points courtesy of a 6-0 triumph over a struggling Southwick Wanderers whose latest defeat was their fifth on the trot. Chris Yeo bagged a four-timer with the others coming from Will Stone and Ashley Monaghan.
A very depleted Miller Sports side were beaten 8-0 by league leaders Staverton with Jason Povey once again proving to be the star of the show scoring four to take his tally to 12 in six games. Cameron Henley got in on the act with a brace and a goal each from Zack Manna and Levi Wood made up the eight.
Carl Murray’s Wren FC remain stuck firmly to the foot of the table and the Calne based side are unable to buy a win this season, their latest defeat a 9-0 loss at home to GRFC being their sixth on the bounce. Robbie Burton top scored with four, Harry Myles netted from the penalty spot, Jordan Tarrent added a brace and own goals from Hayden Sheffield and Steve Roberts completed the scorers.
Spurred on by last weeks first win of the season, Christian Malford put a brilliant performance away at Division three high flyers PSC Galaxy who were made to fight for the points in their 5-4 away win over Malford at their Kington Langley pitch. Mark Kamic, Ben Munns, Scott Evans and Robert Lowe with his first for the club shared Malford’s goals. Rob Mitchell and Steven House scored two each for Galaxy but it was substitute Pete Huntley who won it for them wit ha 75th minute winner.
Corsham Park Rangers beat Pig & Whistle United A 5-3 as both teams looked for an immediate return to winning ways after losing for the first time last week. Owen Bryan returned to action with a double, Matthew Spear (two) and Joe Forester also scoring for Rangers. Sean Mear, Rob O’Harrow and Darren Morris with a goal from inside his own half replied for United.
A first win of the season and a first in 10 matches saw North Star B move of the foot of the table, but their 5-1 victory over Pack Horse Rangers was made even sweeter by the fact that it saw them avenge their 10-4 loss at the hands of Paul Kidley’s side just three weeks ago. Richard Sheffield, Chris Robinson, Harry Ozut (two) and Michael Taraskevis scored for the Star with Steve Jenkins getting Rangers consolation.
At Priestly Grove another Calne based side turned in a five-star display, Vic Long’s Talbot FC side beating Cavalier FC 5-1 to leave Roger Wiltshire’s visitors still looking for their first win of the season. Two excellent long range efforts from Dean Fry, Aaron Clegg, Pete Thornton and a first of the season from Vic Long saw Talbot home. Josh Scott scoring for a Cavalier side who rode their luck at time and could really have suffered a must heavier loss had it not been for the woodwork, a missed penalty and two disallowed goals.
Old Road FC overturned a 2-1 deficit at home to Trowbridge Town Supporters Club to claim a 3-2 win which maintained their excellent start to the season and although they maybe the surprise leaders of Division four at this early stage of proceedings the former whipping boys deserve their spot at the top. Stuart Little saw his opener for the supporters’ cancelled out by Adam Foskett’s penalty. A penalty from Stuart Little regained the lead for the supporters’ before goals from Jonny Ingram on his debut and Matt Croston won in for Old Road.
Lady Luck was on Crossblades side as they entertained FC United of Chippenham at Nurstead Road, with the home team running out 3-1 winners despite being on the back foot for much of the second half. Goals from Carl Jacobi and Gareth Cole put the Blades two up at the break. Alex James reduced the arrears only for substitute Dave Young to thwart their comeback with a third for the Blades a few minutes from time.
A patched up FC North Wiltshire side were down to the bare bones for the visit of Trowbridge Rangers (Sunday) but despite missing six key players they still ran out 6-1 victors to keep the pressure on Old Road at the top of the table. Simon Gray showed he hadn’t lost none of the guile that made him one of the top strikers in the league a few years ago. The former Corsham Centre hit man netted a hat trick, Dan Deacon scored two with a first goal for the club from Derek Reed making up the half dozen. Elliott Hinton on his debut replied for Rangers.
Pig & Whistle United B shared eight goals and the points following a surprise 4-4 draw away at Oakhill who were expected to come tumbling back down to earth with a bang after their first win of the season last week, but Oakhill defied the odds and really should have taken maximum points as they led 3-1 and 4-2 before United fought back to claim their point. Dan Heap, Dan Payne (two) and Joe Court’s penalty had set Oakhill up for an unlikely win before two apiece from Dan and Jake Goldsworthy sealed a point for United.
Sportzcoach Dragonz United and Melksham Cosmos remained fourth and fifth respectively in the standings after they fought out a thrilling 3-3 stalemate at Cosmos, Goatacre pitch after they match was moved from Stanley Park on Friday afternoon with the Chippenham based complex being deemed unplayable due to the heavy midweek rain. Alex Shaftoe, Paul Walker and Mark Bowsher scored for Dragonz who led 2-0 and 3-1 before goals from Jason Hull, Marc Scammell and substitute Matt Bowden who hit the equaliser with minutes remaining earned Cosmos a share of the spoils.
Results For Sunday 21st October 2011
S.K. Fruits Limited, Chippenham Sunday League: Premier Division, Biddestone Social 4, AFC Melksham 1; FC Brunel 1, Bug & Spider 7; Westbury Rangers v Colerne pp; Division One, Bradford Renegade 6, Biddestone White Horse 1; Bromham (Sunday) v Steeple Ashton Rangers pp; Castle FC 4, Corsham United 5; North Star A v FC Boroughs pp; Division Two, Goatacre 1, Sutton Benger 1; Kings Arms 5, White Horse 6; Somerford 6, Southwick 0; Staverton 8, Miller Sports 0; Wren 0, GRFC 9; Division Three, Christian Malford 4, PSC Galaxy 5; Corsham Park 5, Pig & Whistle A 3; Fortune Inn v FC Buscots pp; North Star B 5, Pack Horse 1; Talbot 5, Cavalier 1; Division Four, Crossblades 3, FC United of Chippenham 1; FC North Wiltshire 6, Trowbridge Rangers (Sunday) 1; Melksham Cosmos 3, Sportzcoach 3; Old Road 3, Trowbridge Town S C 2; Pig & Whistle B 4, Oakhill 4; WG Parr Trophy (sponsored by Westernsport Trophies of Chippenham) First Round, Chippenham West End 8, Bremhill View 2.