CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Corsham and Ashton settle for a point apiece (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Corsham and Ashton settle for a point apiece
2:30pm Monday 15th October 2012 in News
STEEPLE Ashton Rangers travelled to Leafy Lane looking to avenge the 3-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of Corsham United a fortnight ago.
But although Ashton put in a much improved performance they felt a little aggrieved as a late goal, which came after a harsh second booking and red card for Jake Sainsbury, robbed them of victory and they had to settle for a point from a 3-3 draw.
It was Corsham playing the early football as they exchanged neat one-two's in the midfield but all the attacks lacked an end product.
It was Ashton that took the lead on 25 minutes, a flicked through ball by Lee Mounty found Sainsbury on the right, he cut inside two defenders before bending a left footed strike into the net.
It wasn't too long after that the lead was doubled by the visitors, Paul Gittens charged down left and his pull back landed to Mark Reynolds in the box who on the turn tucked the ball away.
With the Corsham back line looking very shaky Ashton punished them once again, Sainsbury raced through on the right and he showed great composure to slot the ball low with his right foot past the Corsham keeper.
As Ashton seemed to have completed a near-perfect first period they were punished on the stroke of half time, captain Phil Lewis lost the ball on the edge of the box, Adrian Webb played a neat one-two before sliding the ball into the bottom corner.
Corsham made a change at half time and introduced Stuart Tutty who slotted in at centre half and seemed to settle down and compose the defence.
On 70 minutes Corsham pulled another goal back through Jake Marshall who was left unmarked at the back post and converted into the roof of the net.
Paul Gittins had a couple chances for Ashton in the second half, but was unable to find the back of the net and restore Ashton's two goal advantage.
On 80 minutes Corsham United were awarded a fortunate penalty when Stuart Tutty looked to spin Nathan Holloway, he fell to the floor rather in hope than expectation but the referee had no hesitation in awarding the hosts a very soft penalty.
Tutty stepped up to pull Corsham level but his spot kick was well saved Taylor in the Ashton goal and Phil Lewis cleared the rebound to safety.
Ashton were even more upset several minutes later, Sainsbury who picked up a soft yellow card during the penalty aftermath, was shown a second card for a foul.
This pushed Ashton back further and rather inevitably led to a Corsham equaliser, Darrin Moss cut in from the right and his strike took a massive deflection off Holloway to leave keeper Taylor in goal rooted to the spot.
Prestige Bodyworks 6 Bromham (Sunday) 2
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Freddie Paget’s doub,e it looked as if things were about to change for Bromham as they raced into a 2-0 lead.
James Pope started the Prestige fight back when he reduced the arrears, Stefan Klukowski squared things up and two more from Pope that saw him complete his own hat-trick made the turnaround absolute before half time.
Further goals from Sam Pring and another from Pope which took his haul to four for the morning saw Prestige coast to what was in the end a comfortable win.
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