CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Talbot edge seven-goal Calne derby (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Talbot edge seven-goal Calne derby
3:30pm Monday 4th February 2013 in News
IT MAY not have been the most eye catching fixture in Division Three at the weekend, but the Calne derby between rivals Bremhill View Boys and Talbot FC produced a thriller that saw Talbot complete a double over their rivals as they followed up their 3-2 success from earlier in the season with a 4-3 win.
With their pitch at Beversbrook still unplayable after the recent bad weather, the game was moved to Priestley Grove and Vic Long’s Talbot made the most of the switch as they led 3-0 before Bremhill staged a mini revival.
Aaron Clegg gave Talbot a half time lead, Mark Sharratt doubled the lead in the second half and Rob Bunton scored the third.
Bremhill may have been down, but they weren’t out of the game as goals from Caner Ozkaya and Kieron Gleed got them back in the game, only for their hopes of pulling off a great comeback to be dented by Sharratt, whose second of the morning put Talbot 4-2 up.
Bremhill rallied again and a second from Gleed gave them hope for a second time but although they knocked on the door they were unable to find their way through the Talbot defence who saw the game out to earn Vic Long’s side their seventh win of the season.
Corsham Park Rangers 5 Christian Malford 2
TWO late goals saw leaders Corsham Park Rangers secure the points with a 5-2 win over Christian Malford in their home game at Leafy Lane.
Corsham started the stronger of the two teams and opened the scoring after eight minutes.
A nice move down the left saw striker Joe Forester fire home from inside the area to give his team the lead.
Two minutes later in virtually their first attack Malford pulled level when Paul Knight was brought down in the area.
Scott Evans’ penalty was saved by keeper Richard Strange but Evans was first to the rebound and equalised for Malford.
Corsham were looking the more dangerous of the two teams and took the lead again in the 25th minute when Owen Bryant’s cross found Kent Kauppinen who scored from close range to give Corsham a 2-1 lead.
Malford did have a chance to equalise but Paul Knight fired wide after beating the keeper.
At the other end Malford’s keeper Gerald Fawcitt made a couple of good saves to keep his team in the game but on 41 minutes Kauppinen took advantage of a defensive mistake to score his second and give Corsham a 3-1 lead.
Malford however hit back in the 44th minute when Paul Knight took advantage of a miss-timed back pass and walked the ball into the net after rounding the keeper, but it was Corsham who went into the break with a 3-2 lead.
Both teams seemed to struggle for most of the second half although Malford’s David Brown came closest with a shot that just went over the crossbar.
Despite both teams making substitutions there was little effective play until the last five minutes.
Malford had seemed to be getting the better of the game but in the 86th minute failed to clear a throw into the area and Kadar Ayhaw put the ball in the net to give Corsham a 4-2 cushion.
The victory was secured in the 89th minute Joe Forester outran the Malford defence to a long clearance and fired home his second to give Corsham their 5-2 success and a 12th win of the season for Tim Spear’s side.
FC Buscots 4 Pack Horse Rangers 1
FC BUSCOTS maintained their 100 per cent record with a 4-1 win at their Nurstead Road base over Pack Horse Rangers that saw them stretch their winning run for the season to 11 matches.
After 45 minutes, Pack Horse must have thought that an upset was possible as they led 1-0 thanks to a Callum Upchurch goal.
After the break Buscots come into their own and they raised their game and got back on level terms through Luke Enderby.
A second from Enderby gave Buscots the lead and Nathan Moffat added number three before Enderby fire home to claim a three timer and give Buscots another two points as that stay in touch with Corsham Park at the summit.
PSC Galaxy 5 North Star B 2
PSC GALAXY remain very much in the promotion race, but Pete Huntley’s side had to withstand a spirited second half fight back by North Star B who made things hard for their before succumbing to a 5-2 defeat.
A Steve House goal gave Galaxy a 1-0 interval lead and when Neil Clark and Ray King added to the score to make it 3-0 it looked as if the floodgates would open for Galaxy, but that wasn’t the case as North Star B fought back and a Jack Taylor brace cut the gap to the odd goal.
Galaxy knew they were in a game and they were able to tighten things up defensively and up front where it really mattered Steven House showed why he is the division's top scorer.
The prolific striker scored his second of the morning to give his team some much needed breathing space and with time running out he sealed victory for Galaxy with his third of the game and his 20th of the campaign from just 11 games.
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