Locomotive go off track
BATH SUNDAY Bear Flat turned the tables on Roper Rhodes Bathrooms Bath & District Sunday League Division 2 leaders PF Locomotive as they came from two goals down to win the bottom- versus-top encounter 3-2.
Locomotive looked set to hand the Bears their sixth defeat in as many league matches this term when they grabbed the initiative but Jordan Lee started the fightback just before the break.
The second half saw chances for both sides but, with 15 minutes left, Locomotive failed to clear and an Ian Gunning shot was deflected past the keeper by his team-mate, Paul Wood.
In a frantic finale, Shane Sullivan poked home from a free-kick to break the Bears' duck for the campaign.
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Lee White's second-half penalty earned Tramways a 1-1 draw at Walcot Wanderers in Division 3.
Heritage United returned to action after a three-week break with a 4-1 home win over Bath Spa University.
They took the lead with a well-worked goal, Will Richards slotting Andy Hicks' lay-off into the corner of the net. The students levelled before Richards blasted home after the keeper fumbled to restore Heritage's lead.
Bath Spa came out fighting in the second half but Nick Spratling dealt the killer blow, tapping in a mis-hit Nathan Pritchard shot. Spratling wrapped up the win when a corner dropped to him six yards out.
Marshfield claimed a 4-1 victory over Bath City Youth. after taking a first-half lead through Jack Ashton.
A Mark Johnson double and skipper Adrian Williams' strike made sure of the spoils before City pulled one back from a last-minute corner.
Adam Bath's treble and two Oliver Moxham efforts earned Hadley a 5-2 success at Metro in Division 4. Stefanos Noas and Daniel Rozario replied.
In Division 5, Nomads fought back from two goals down to claim a 4-3 victory over struggling Walcot Wanderers United at Lansdown.
After the hosts took a shock lead, a Liam Hunt header plus strikes from Luke Tucker and Ashley Reeve put Nomads ahead before the break.
Tucker had a penalty saved soon after the restart and Walcot made him pay by equalising on the hour but the Nomads top-scorer had the last laugh as he turned a defender and notched the winner from close range.
Ali Stokes and Marvin Parkes both bagged doubles for Alice Park Rangers in their 5-0 success at Twerton Bromwich Albion. Alan Creese was Rangers' other marksman.
AFC Englishcombe went down 3-2 to Bristol City Supporters Reserves despite goals from Lee Platt and Robert Salter.
Rickie Scott inspired a second-half fightback from Kingsmead as they survived a scare against Bath Arsenal to reach the Stan Milsom Cup quarter-finals.
The Gunners had knocked Kings out of the Somerset Sunday Cup a fortnight before and led 2-0 at the break, with Jason Harrison scoring and then turning provider for Chris Banks.
Ben Mackie also had a goal disallowed before Scott single- handedly changed the game after moving to a more advanced role, tackling the keeper to score and then equalising from outside the box.
He then converted a disputed penalty before Andy Keen tapped home Kings' fourth in the closing minutes.
Livingstone Villa also came from behind to beat FC Bathelona 2-1 and progress to the last eight.
Richard Jones put Bathelona in front before two goals in the first five minutes of the second half turned the tie around.
Jack Lewington crossed for Danny Collins to head home the equaliser before letting rip with a 25-yarder that flew into the top corner.
Holders GT Sports cruised through with a convincing 4-1 win over lower-league World XI, courtesy of David Cooper, Ben Horan, Shaun Wiles- Richards and man of the match Richard Hurd.
Acorn were 4-1 winners over ABS Sports, whose reply came courtesy of Ben Short.
Two goals from Richard Watkins and one apiece from Sam Wheller and Dan Jarman helped KCC to a 4-0 success at Batheaston.
Crown & Horseshoe defeated The Griffin, with Josh Brudenell and Andrew Maidment scoring for the losers.