CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Castle end long wait for a win (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Castle end long wait for a win
5:00pm Monday 8th October 2012 in News
CASTLE FC welcomed old foes North Star A to their base at Sands Lane Rowde for the first meeting between the two sides who, before play, were sitting bottom and second bottom of the Division One table.
Both sides were winless in the league, but it was The Castle who came out on top with a comfortable 6-3 victory which gave them their first win in 12 games and second on home soil in a year.
Perkins welcomed back a couple of influential players from the FC Boroughs defeat the previous week and they all proved key to the success.
From the first whistle Castle had the visitors pegged back and it took five minutes for them to open the scoring when a tame effort from Gary Campbell went through the keeper's hands and trickled into the net.
Castle were in complete control and 10 minutes later captain Liam Hill got on the score sheet with a neat finish curling the ball past the keeper for 2-0.
Castle were then awarded a nailed-on penalty much to the disgust of the North Star players as they had just seen their appeals waved away at the other end when Karl Sharratt was upended in the box.
Joe Unsworth stepped up and dispatched the spot kick with great composure and The Castle were in control of the game.
With 10 minutes to go until half time Castle wrapped things up when Gary Campbell played a good one-two with Hill and drove the ball into the bottom corner and at this point it looked as though the score could have hit double figures.
The second half North Star looked a totally different team to the first as they played some good football and got themselves a small lifeline when Ashley Maslen got on the score sheet to make it 4-1.
After exchanging some blows Castle made things safe when Hill got his brace with a great individual goal to make it 5-1.
Star then hit back to make it 5-2 when Reece Allison capitalised on a defensive error and scrambled the ball home.
Castle were then awarded a second penalty of the morning when Hill went on a trademark run and was fouled in the box and again Unsworth stepped up and kept his 100 per cent record from the spot to make it 6-2.
With literally the last kick of the game Star pinged a ball high into the Castle box and Stuart Windsor headed the ball home past stand in keeper Doug Dickson.
Perkins said after the game: "Today was an important two points for us to get off the mark. Our results in the league haven't been a true reflection of how we performed so to get the points today before next week's cup game was a timely boost for the lads."
Biddestone White Horse 4 Prestige Bodyworks 1
PRESTIGE Bodyworks were forced to move their game with Biddestone White Horse from Buckley Barracks to Yatton Road and for Prestige, who can’t seem to buy a win after their opening day success against Castle FC, they suffered a third straight league defeat as White Horse cantered to a 4-1 win.
White Horse led through Matthew Thompson who made it 1-0 after latching onto a great cross from Mel King.
Scott Fleming doubled the villagers' lead when he connected with Tom Lye’s excellent cross and it stayed 2-0 until after the break when Joe King’s clearance was flicked on by Fleming to Tom Lye who finished well for 3-0.
Biddestone White Horse sealed their win when the broke from out from the back as defence was turned into attack and Connor McCarron fed the ball to Mel King, who provided the deserved finish that the build up deserved when he fired home number four.
Prestige pulled a goal back through substitute Alan Farnish but it was nothing more than a consolation.
Bromham (Sunday) 6 FC Boroughs 6
BROMHAM (Sunday) may not have got the back-to-back victories they were seeking when they hosted FC Boroughs at their New Road ground, but they will be happy with the point their got from the game which saw them trail 3-0, 5-2 and 6-4 before they fought back to claim an incredible 6-6 draw.
Goals from Sam Jenner, Mark Lane and Liam Bailey put Boroughs 3-0 up, Freddie Paget and Jim Sandiford reduced the arrears only for Bailey to score two more and complete a first-half hat-trick and give Boroughs a 5-2 interval lead.
A Kevin Rich own goal and a second from Sandiford narrowed the deficit for Bromham to the odd goal only for Borough to open up a two goal cushion when Jake Fortune added number six.
Bromham never gave up and they were rewarded for their efforts as a second of the game from Paget and a third for Sandiford helped the villagers to claim their share of the spoils.
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