CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Barber cuts Colerne down to size (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Barber cuts Colerne down to size
12:00pm Monday 7th January 2013 in News
AFTER what had been a frustrating end to 2012 for many sides from the S.K. Fruits Limited Chippenham Sunday League, with the weather causing major disruption to the fixtures, 2013 began in glorious sunshine as all but one of the 24 scheduled league and county cup matches went ahead.
FC Colerne, who had played just four league games since September, started the New Year with a trip to the Premier Division’s bottom side Semington Rovers who they had already beaten 3-1 in early December.
But Clarke’s cavaliers, minus the suspended Kelvin Lockwood, tore up the formbook to claim a 2-1 win.
Semington looked as if they were going to run away with things after dominating the opening 10 minutes but they had to wait until the 25th minute before breaking the deadlock, Stuart Barber putting them in front with a well-taken strike from 18 yards.
Colerne weren’t behind for long and they restored parity through Ashley Petchey who turned in a rebound after the Semington keeper Corey Williams could only parry the original shot.
Colerne thought they had turned things around when Charlie Spirrell fired home, however his effort was ruled out as the referee had already blown up for a foul before the ball hit the net.
With 15 minutes remaining Barber worked an opening for himself inside the area and somehow managed to turn the ball home for what proved to be the winner for Clarke’s side whose win moved them clear of the basement.
Westbury Rangers 2 Bug & Spider 3
WESTBURY Rangers were looking to avenge their 8-0 hammering at the hands of Bug & Spider from December when the sides met at Meadow Lane.
And after taking a 2-0 they looked on course to do so until the introduction of Mark Dolman at half time which turned things around as Bug fought back to claim a 3-2 win.
Prior to kick-off, both sides observed a minute's silence in memory of former Rangers player Martin Cox who died suddenly on December 30.
Rangers then got off to the perfect start as the opened up a two-goal lead with Ashley Easton scoring both from the penalty spot.
Bug & Spider manager Marcus Lovesey, changed things around at the break and introduced Mark Dolman from the bench and he had an immediate impact as Bug reduced the arrears, Mark Smith scoring from the third penalty of the morning.
Dolman then got Bug back on level terms and the super sub wrapped up victory for Lovesey’s side with his second of the game to give them a 3-2 success.
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