CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Talbot fight back to deny Rangers victory (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Talbot fight back to deny Rangers victory
3:00pm Monday 8th October 2012 in News
CALNE-BASED Talbot FC, fresh from their impressive draw with third division high flyers PSC Galaxy last weekend, had to come from behind again to claim a second successive stalemate.
Pack Horse Rangers were the team unable to hold onto a lead against Vic Long’s Talbot side, who came from 1-0 and 3-1 down to claim a deserved 3-3 draw.
Darren Legg got Pack Horse off to the perfect start, but his opener was wiped out by Dale Wood.
Simon McCarthy restored the lead for Pack Horse and when Ben Butterfield added a third before the break it looked as if the points were in the bag and heading back to Chippenham.
The second period saw a different Talbot side as they dug deep and like last week it was Dean Fry who got them back in the game with one of his trademark free kicks.
Fry’s long-range stunner got the gap down to the odd goals and Fry had a hand in his teams equaliser, his pinpoint corner former Aaron Clegg who on his debut headed home to make it three each.
Bremhill View Boys 1 Pig & Whistle United A 1
PIG & Whistle United A were denied a third straight win after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Bremhill View Boys for whom it was the first time they had taken anything thing from Richard Allen’s side in three meetings.
It looked as if it would be business as usual for United after Sean Meer had given them a first-half lead.
It was not to be as Bremhill fought back in the second half and claim their point when Kieron Gleed found the back of the net for Garry Marshall’s side.
Christian Malford 2 Corsham Park Rangers 8
CORSHAM Park Rangers completely outplayed Christian Malford at Malford’s Kington Langley pitch.
It saw Rangers end the hoodoo Malford had over them as the hosts had not lost any of the previous seven encounters between the teams.
Rangers scored in the first minute when stand in Malford keeper Matthew Hutchings did well to parry Owen Bryan’s shot but Matthew Spear reacted quickest to prod the ball home and give Rangers a 1-0 lead.
Malford did come close but a fine save by Rangers keeper Michael Brewer at the feet of Paul Knight denied them an equaliser.
Rangers were a constant threat with Bryan controlling the attack and only some good saves from the Malford keeper kept them in the game.
In the 25th minute Rangers extended their lead when Malford failed to clear a corner and Jordan Coulter lobbed the ball over defenders to give them a 2-0 lead.
Malford pulled a goal back in the 35th minute when a mistake by the Rangers keeper let in Paul Knight to send the ball past him and reduce the lead to 2-1.
Rangers went further ahead in the 38th minute when Daniel Clements cross from the right was headed home by Matthew Spear.
Bryan then grabbed two individual goals in the 40th and 45th minutes to give Rangers a 5-1 half time lead.
Malford did start the second half better but went further behind after 57 minutes when Simon Young’s fierce shot from fully thirty yards sailed in to give Rangers a 6-1 lead.
After 63 minutes Bryan completed his hat-trick with a nice lob over the defence to increase the lead to 7-1.
Malford tightened up a little at the back and did not concede again until the 85th minute when substitute David Smith scored with a fine shot after a run from half way to give Rangers an 8-1 lead.
Malford pulled another goal back in the 87th minute when a fine cross on the left from substitute Jamie Frayling left Mark Golledge with a simple tap in to reduce the score to 8-2.
There was no further scoring and Corsham Park Rangers took a deserved 8-2 victory.
Referee Chris Morris had a good game on his return to the middle after a injury lay off.
North Star B 2 FC Buscots 4
HAVING taken over at the top last weekend, Devizes-based FC Buscots remained in pole position on Sunday afternoon, but they were given an almighty scare by hosts North Star B who, after shipping 27 goals in their previous two games, led 2-1 with five minutes remaining before conceding three late goals to lose 4-2.
Adam Walsh gave North Star what was a shock half time lead. Luke Enderby got Buscots back on level terms only for Kevin Long to put North Star back in front and on course for what would have been a fantastic result.
But with 85 minutes on the clock Jack Bramwell scored what appeared to be an equaliser for Buscots.
With the stuffing knocked out of them and with Buscots in the ascendancy they went for the win and snatch the lead thanks to a second of the morning from Enderby.
And they completed their smash and grab raid in the dying seconds when Enderby was on hand to completed the scoring with his third of the game.
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