CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Seven-up Buscots stay top (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Seven-up Buscots stay top
2:30pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
DEV-ZES-BASED FC Buscots top the table thanks to a healthier goal difference than Miller Sports.
Buscots' latest win saw them beat Sutton Benger 7-3 to extend their unbeaten run to 24 games.
Benger started brightly against a form team and almost took an early lead when centre back Tom Merriman hit a shot against the crossbar in the first five minutes.
This spurred Buscots into life and some neat football saw them take the lead through Phil Little.
Benger weren’t going to roll over and were level when prolific defender Merriman got forward and found himself with plenty of time to slot home to make it 1-1 with his fifth goal of the season.
Buscots then took control of the game and some nice passing in midfield saw them create a number of chances.
A second from Little saw them regain the lead, Rob Drown made it 3-1 before Little completed a first half treble to see Buscots lead at the break 4-1.
The second half started as the first had finished with Buscots scoring another to make it 5-1, Luke Enderby doing the damage.
Benger were creating the odd chance and, after a defensive mix-up, Chris Miles broke through and rounded the keeper but was brought down as he tried to finish, James Weston stepped up and slotted the penalty home to make it 5-2.
Buscots pressed forward again and quickly made it 6-2 thanks to a second of the half from Enderby.
Benger may have been down but they weren’t out of it and when Will Stevens was tripped in the box, James Weston stepped up again and slotted away the penalty in identical fashion to the first for 3-6.
With only minutes remaining it was Buscots who got the final goal, a soft penalty award with Enderby scoring his third and Buscot’s seventh.
Miller Sports A 4 Fortune Inn FC 2
AFTER a last-minute defeat two weeks ago and with a number of players absent, Miller Sports A bounced back with two late goals of their own to come away with the three points from a 4-2 win at home to Fortune Inn.
The first half was all Fortune Inn who dominated the opening 30 minutes but for all there pressure they were unable to trouble the Miller keeper with most of their shots coming from distance.
A change of personnel in attack saw Miller start to get back into the game as they pressed for the opener which came just before the break, some good play by James Webb on the right found Steve Roberts free to bundle the ball home.
The second half started fairly even with both sides creating chances but it was Fortune who hit back with two quick goals from Richie Bolter and Aaron Ledgister to find themselves 2-1 up and shortly after the second they hit the bar.
Miller pressed for an equaliser and Joe Murray played in Scott Boyd down the left who beat his defender and cut back for Joe Murray to slot home to ties things at two each.
More chances came and went for both teams and with a draw being inevitable Richard Moules played a through ball and Steve Roberts took advantage of indecision in Fortune’s defence to tap in to put Miller 3-2 ahead.
With time running out James Webb took the ball on the right and with everyone expecting him to play it down the line and help see time out he pinged a cross over the defence for Scott Boyd to round the keeper and slot home with the last kick of the game and continue Miller’s decent start to the season.
Southwick Wanderers 5 GRFC 3
GRFC visit to Southwick Wanderers ended in a fourth straight loss, but Tam Laidlaw’s side who may have been 5-1 down at the turnaround fought back in the second period as they added a couple of goals to make their 5-3 defeat look a little more respectable.
Carl Davies with a first-half hat-trick, two of which were set up by Jack Parker and the other by Carl Mackness. Parker himself added the other two after Pete Spong created one and Davies the other.
A double for Scott Nash and Connor Laidlaw’s second-half effort were in vain for a GRFC side who can be proud of their second half fight back even if it did end with them getting nothing for the efforts.
Talbot FC 3 Potterne CFC 2
TALBOT FC may have gone into their game at home to Potterne CFC struggling at the foot of the table, but the hosts put in their best performance of the season to date as they fought back from a 2-1 half time deficit to claim a 3-2 win.
Andy Law may have given Talbot they lead but they found themselves trailing 2-1 at the break as goals from Pete Huntley and Ben Mason turned the game in favour of Potterne.
A spirited second-half showing from a struggling Talbot side saw them level through Jamie Van Crump and then grabbed a much-needed win courtesy of Aaron Clegg’s late winner.
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