DIVISION THREE: Star sparkle to beat Talbot in Derby day duel (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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DIVISION THREE: Star sparkle to beat Talbot in Derby day duel
10:30am Monday 29th October 2012 in News
AFTER picking up their first win in ten games last weekend with a victory over Pack Horse Rangers, North Star B were expected to come crashing back down to earth with a bang when they hosted Talbot FC in their local derby, but it was the North Star who tore up the Division Three formbook with a 3-1 victory that moved them clear of the drop zone.
Talbot were on top for the opening 10 minutes and took the lead when Dean Fry thumped home a 20-yarder but after that, Talbot switched off and allowed their hosts to take control of things and they were rewarded when Michael Taraskevics restored parity before half time.
After the break, Taraskevics volleyed in his second of the contest to give North Star the lead and their victory was wrapped up when Adam Walsh netted their third which not only gave the hosts two valuable points in their battle to beat the drop it also gave them bragging rights until the teams meet later in the season.
Cavalier FC 0 Fortune Inn FC 4
Bottom of the table Cavalier gave a good account of themselves away at fourth placed Fortune Inn but were unable to address a losing run that now stands at four, following their 4-0 defeat against Budge Hylands' visitors to Sands Lane: Rowde.
Fortune may have put 24 past their hosts in their two meetings last term but they were unable to repeat those antics in the first meeting this term and only led by the odd goal at the interval, which came from the penalty spot, with Ryan Bell scoring converting the kick.
Joe Hylands doubled Fortune’s lead, Ryan Kubulius made it 3-0 and Nick Johnstone claimed number four although his effort was helped in by Chaz Wiltshire.
Corsham Park Rangers 1 FC Buscots 2
FC Buscots are the new leaders of the division after they came out on top after their heavyweight duel with former table toppers Corsham Park Rangers.
Buscots' 2-1 success means that they have extended their winning run to six matches while the defeat for Corsham was their second in three games.
Corsham Park had the better of the first half but couldn’t find the net as a combination of good goalkeeping from James Baggot and excellent defending that saw two goal-bound efforts cleared off the line.
Ffive minutes before half tim,e Rangers were hit on the break with Scott Stroud scoring to give Buscots the lead.
The second half was just six minutes old when Buscots doubled their advantage - debutant Barry Forster spotted the Rangers keeper off his line and chipped him from distance to make it 2-0.
Corsham Park were thrown a lifeline on 83 minutes; after being awarded a penalty, Owen Bryan’s weak effort hit keeper Baggott before rolling over the line.
Corsham threw players forward looking for a second goal that their efforts deserved but it wasn’t to be as Buscots held out to claim maximum points from a game that they didn’t deserve to win.
Pack Horse Rangers 8 Pig & Whistle United A 3
Pack Horse Rangers bounced back from last weeks shock loss against North Star B by upsetting the odds themselveswith victory Richard Allen’s Pig & Whistle United A side, whose defeat was their third on the trot and has seen them go from a team challenging for promotion to one struggling in the bottom half of the table.
Simon McCarthy saw his opener for Rangers cancelled out by Simon Watham, whose penalty made it 1-1.
Ben Butterfield regained the lead and a second from the in-form striker saw them open up a two goal lead only for Rob O’Harrow to halve the deficit as he got United back in the game and this was after Paul Matthews had missed a penalty for United and Rangers had seen James Bracey sent off.
The second half started with United making their extra man count and they fashioned an equaliser as a second from O’Harrow made it three-each but after that scare, Rangers upped their game and retook the lead, Ben Butterfield completing his hat trick with their fourth.
Two more goals from Butterfield gave them some breathing space at 6-3 and the 10 men of Rangers wrapped up their victory thanks to two Steve Jenkins goals which left the visitors nursing an 8-3 loss.
PSC Galaxy 4 Bremhill View Boys 3
Having not won a game all season and having lost all three of their away fixtures, Bremhill View Boys nearly caused the upset of the day when they visited second in the table PSC Galaxy, who were given one almighty fright by their visitors before snatching a late goal to claim a 4-3 victory.
Galaxy took the lead in controversial circumstances when a shot from Steven House crashed against the bar and appeared not to have crossed the line, but the referee signaled that it had, much to the dismay and frustration of the Bremhill side.
Jack Taylor got Bremhill level and his second of the game gave the Calne-based side a half time lead.
Galaxy equalised early in the second half, with Jamie Bayes scoring from the penalty spot and Pete Huntley’s hosts edged ahead thanks to a second from top scorer House.
Bremhill View dug deep and got themselves level through Leigh Maidment and like last week when Galaxy conjured up a late winner away at Christian Malford, they did the same again as Steven House broke the visitors heart when he netted for a third time to complete his own three timer and seal Galaxy’s 4-3 win.