CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE SUBSIDIARY CUP: Derby day spoils for Corsham United (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE SUBSIDIARY CUP: Derby day spoils for Corsham United
12:30pm Monday 25th February 2013 in News
AFTER getting their Subsidiary Cup, Group B campaign off to flyer last weekend with a victory over Premier Division AFC Melksham it was a case of after the Lord Mayor’s show for third division leaders Corsham Park Rangers who dropped from top spot after their 4-1 loss to local rivals Corsham United.
A depleted Corsham Park side had to call up a number of their fringe players and they did well to keep their United out for the first 40 minutes until Andy Wilkins broke the deadlock.
Corsham United made the perfect start to the second half, Wilkins doubling his team's lead with a fine finish from 20 yards. United added number three on 72 minutes when Joe Pritchard finished well from 16 yards and their killed of Rangers a few minutes later, James Hernandez making it 4-0.
Rangers scored a late consolation when Dave Smith chipped the ball over the United defence and Matt Spear was on hand to turn the ball home for a goal that Tim Spear’s side deserved for their continued effort.
GROUP A: Biddestone Social 2 Old Road 1
PREMIER Division front runners, Biddestone Social picked up their second win in Group A.
After beating FC North Wiltshire 13-0 last weekend they were expected to run riot again Old Road FC also from division four, but that wasn’t the case as Social who rested many players came up a battling Old Road side who gave it their all before suffering a 2-1 defeat.
Biddestone had to wait until the 34th minute before breaking through the resilient Old Road rearguard, Kieran Baggs heading in a Ryan Baggs cross for 1-0.
Old Road conceded a second in the 59th minute, veteran John O’Meara scoring from 20 yards to double his teams advantage but just as the floodgates were expected to open Adam Foskett pulled a goal back for the Old Road, who despite the loss, were more than happy with the result.
GROUP C: Talbot FC 2 Bug & Spider FC 7
Third division Talbot FC who kicked off Group C with an 8-1 win at Pig & Whistle United B last weekend came crashing back down to earth with a bang this weekend after they were beaten 7-2 by local rivals Bug & Spider.
Marcus Lovesey’s side top-flight side led 2-0 at half time thanks to goals from Alex T. Lewis and Mark Dolman.
After the break Mark Smith made it 3-0 from the penalty spot before Dolman added his second of the morning.
Aaron Hopkins fired home number five, Dolman scored his third and the Bug’s sixth before a second from Hopkins completed the rout. Talbot scored two late consolations via Jamie Van Crump and Mark Sharratt.
GROUP D: Steeple Ashton Rangers 5 Prestige Bodyworks 3
STEEPLE Ashton Rangers hosted fellow Division One side Prestige Bodyworks in their second encounter in Group D.
Both teams won their opening game in the competition and the winners of this tie would take a huge step towards progression and it was Ashton who boosted their hopes of reaching the semi-final stage with a 5-3 win.
Ashton made the best possible when Phil Lewis put Ashton ahead, he latched on to a through ball and his controlled left footed strike found the bottom corner.
Prestige equalised almost immediately, James Pope controlled a long ball forward 25 yards from goal and his strike flew past Matt Grist in the Ashton goal.
It didn't take too long for Ashton to regain the lead and it was Phil Lewis again, he drove through the middle before converting again with his left foot.
Prestige's second equaliser of the game came from a corner, an out swinging delivery found Martin Riddle and his near post strike beat Jamie Ford on the line.
Just before half time Ashton went ahead for the third time in the half, the ball fell to Marc Sheppard in the box and his strike found the back of the net.
The second half started even with neither team able to create any clear-cut chances.
On the hour mark, Ashton pulled further ahead and opened a two goal cushion for the first time in the game, neat build up down the right between Jake Sainsbury and Loui Stillman resulted in a pull back cross which fell to the feet of Sheppard and his low strike beat the keeper.
Prestige were back in the tie shortly after, a free kick from 25 yards was taken by Jamie Treweke and his drilled strike flew past Grist.
In the dying minutes of the game Ashton killed the game off and it was Sheppard who completed his hat-trick.
The ball fell to him six yards from goal and his strike was down the middle of the goal with the keeper was unable to react.
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