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DIVISION FOUR: Rangers routed by rampant Pig
5:30pm Monday 17th September 2012 in News
TROWBRIDGE Rangers were denied a third straight win and outright top spot in after they suffered a 7-1 home mauling at the hands of Pig & Whistle United B.
After suffering an opening day loss, Pig have claimed two impressive wins having beaten the much-fancied FC North Wiltshire side last time out.
Two penalties from Steve Badger put Pig & Whistle two goals to the good before James Griffiths halved the deficit prior to half time.
The second half was all Pig & Whistle United as they bagged another five unanswered goals, Badger adding to his first-half double to claim a hat-trick.
Dan Goldsworthy also claimed a three-timer. Jake Goldsworthy added the seventh for Adrian Skinner’s winners.
Oakhill FC 1 FC United of Chippenham 4
FC UNITED of Chippenham picked up the spoils from their derby day showdown with Oakhill FC, their 4-1 success earning the league newcomers back-to-back victories while Oakhill are still hunting their first points.
Fabian Prangle put United ahead, Jack Hanks doubled the lead for Dudley Philpott’s side and a double from Alex James gave them a 4-0 interval lead.
Oakhill were a lot better in the second half and they pulled a goal back through Ricky Stonham, but his effort was little more than a consolation as United’s first-half showing was enough to give them victory.
Worton & Cheverell 2 Melksham Cosmos 3
MELKSHAM Cosmos inflicted Worton & Cheverell with a third successive defeat but Cheverell, who had conceded 17 goals in their two previous games, will take heart as Cosmos' winner arrived five minutes from time.
Melksham took the lead on 31 minutes when Matthew Bowden put them in front. Poor defending coupled with a slice of good fortune led to Melksham doubling their advantage in the 34th minute, Chris Berrelly finding the net.
Worton made an excellent start to the second half and were back on level terms within eight minutes of the restart.
Jake Flower scoring from the penalty spot on 49 minutes and four minutes later Martin Dickinson restored parity.
Both teams had chances to add to their tally before Melksham hit their winner on 85 minutes, Marc Scammell putting the ball in the net following a corner.
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