CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Five-star Talbot leave Fortune in tatters (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Five-star Talbot leave Fortune in tatters
5:30pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
VIC Long’s Calne-based Talbot FC side turned in a five-star performance to end Fortune Inn’s hopes of sneaking a top two finish in Division Three.
For Talbot, their 5-0 win was their sixth maximum pointer in eight outings, while the defeat for Budge Hylands Fortune side was their fifth loss in 11 games, two more than they suffered in the whole of the previous campaign.
In what was a largely one-sided affair, Talbot began the game in the ascendancy and rarely throughout the 90 minutes did they appear to be in any mood to let that change.
Honours were even for the first half hour of a fairly contested game with former Talbot manager Jim Bettles rarely troubled between the posts for the hosts, it was a different story at the other end with fortune keeper Dan Johnstone making outstanding saves from both Shaun Ward and Nathan West.
Fortune’s resistance was finally broken when a Dean Fry corner was fortuitously diverted past Johnstone by Nathan West to give Talbot a 1-0 half-time lead.
The second half began in the same vain with Talbot pushing forward and earning a second goal through Dean Fry, the chance to further extend their lead arose when they were awarded a debatable penalty.
The spot kick was fiercely struck by Jamie Van Crump who was brilliantly thwarted by the strong arm of Johnstone again.
Fortune, buoyed by the reprieve, began to enjoy their best spell of the game and a succession of corners very nearly earned them a breakthrough, this however proved to be their downfall when Talbot broke to put the game beyond doubt with their third and Fry’s second.
The Bees' best league performance of the season was capped by the influential Van Crump netting from 25 yards and Fry completing his three timer with a close-range finish.
Bremhill View Boys 0 North Star B 3
FOR A fourth time this season Bremhill View Boys suffered a derby day defeat, North Star B’s 3-0 success over their Calne based rivals means that Bremhill are six points from safety with just four games left to preserve their division three status which could come to an end in the next few weeks.
Bremhill, who lost the reverse fixture 7-0, held North Star to a goalless first 45 minutes but within a minute of the restart the Star broke the deadlock, Jack Taylor unlocking the Bremhill defence.
A brilliant 20 yarder from Karl Sharratt doubled the Star’s lead before a second of the morning from Jack Taylor against his former club sealed a vital win for Lee Lovelock’s side.
The Star were unfortunate not to add to their tally with Michael Taraskevics hit the post and Chris Robinson being denied by the crossbar with the last kick of the game.
Pig & Whistle United A 2 Cavalier FC 0
BOTTOM-OF-THE-TABLE Cavalier may have suffered a 2-0 defeat at Pig & Whistle United A which came just two weeks after they lost the reverse fixture 7-1.
But Andy Holman’s side can count themselves very unfortunate not to get something from the game as they were much improved from the first meeting, with United saying that Cavalier played really well and didn’t deserve to loss or leave Awdry Avenue with nothing for their efforts.
After a goalless first half Rob O’Harrow who bagged a six timer in the previous meeting returned to haunt Cavalier when he broke the deadlock to put United ahead.
O’Harrow then took his tally for the two meetings to eight when he scored from the penalty spot to double his and United’s tally for the morning.
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