TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Postponements help Boomsbury to top spot

DUE to their match at Seend United being postponed on Friday afternoon due the hosts' pitch at the Lye being deemed unplayable, Melksham Town Reserves slipped from the top of the Trowbridge Windows & Conservatories-sponsored Trowbridge League Division One table.

Victory for Boomsbury moved them top of the pile and things could have been worse had Westbury United Reserves game at North Bradley not been postponed.

Boomsbury bounced back from their shock Junior Cup exit at the hands of Castle Combe last weekend to record a 3-1 win at Bradford United which takes them to the top of the table.

Bradford may have been poor in the first half but Boomsbury played their best football for a long time as the opened up a 3-0 lead, their first goal coming on 15 minutes after a great finish from Dan Dominy.

Boomsbury had to wait until the 35th minute before adding their second but Booker Woodford’s goal was worth the wait, Woodford headed home after an excellent team move.

Shortly after Oli Howe made it 3-0 with another well-taken header after a similar move that lead to Woodford’s goal.

The second half saw Boomsbury take their foot of the gas and Bradford come more into the game, but when Richie Bliha curled home a 25-yard free kick against his former club in the last minute it was a case of too little to late as Boomsbury had already sewn the game up.

Castle Combe 3 Freshford United 5

A WEEK on from their unexpected Junior Cup success over Boomsbury, Castle Combe came tumbling back down to earth with a bang, suffering a 5-3 defeat at home to Freshford United.

Combe, who had suffered a 4-1 reverse to Freshford in October, looked to be on course for another famous win when goals from Matt White and Mark Bolton put them two up.

Freshford got themselves back in the game before half time through Mark Birleson and they drew level not long after the restart when Steve Roddy fired home to make it 2-2.

Combe reclaimed the lead thanks to Matt Hopper, but their joy was short lived as a second from Roddy squared things up for a second time.

Jamie Olding put Freshford ahead for the first time in the topsy turvy encounter and when Matt Attree knocked in number five for Hughie Fulton’s side their comeback was complete and they held on to claim a 5-3 win and wrap up a league double over their opponents. 

MATCH OFF: North Bradley v Westbury Town Reserves, Seend United v Melksham Town Reserves, Warminster Town Reserves v Trowbridge Wanderers

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