CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Corsham edge Castle in nine-goal epic (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Corsham edge Castle in nine-goal epic
2:30pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
TOM Perkins' Castle FC side welcomed Corsham United to their home at Sands Lane for the first meeting between the two sides this season and the Division One encounter proved to be one of the games of the day.
Perkins was fielding a very patched-up side from last week's cup victory, with influential players missing across the park as well as skipper Liam Hill through injury.
Perkins' side put up a good battle however before eventually succumbing to a 5-4 defeat.
The game started at breakneck speed and within five minutes Jacob Wrobel opened his account for the season when he tapped home from close range after his original effort came back off the post to give his side a great start.
This spurred Corsham into life and after wave upon wave of attack they drew level through Joe Pritchard.
They deservedly got their noses in front when James Hernandez scored a controversial goal when defender Martin Robinson took a thunderous blow to the head and was down and with everyone stopped Corsham put the ball in the back of the net much to the Castle players' disgust.
This was the turning point of the game. Castle’s heads were down and with this Corsham scored another two goals courtesy of Darrin Moss and a second from Hernandez making it 4-1 before half time.
Perkins rallied his troops and after bring second best for much of the first half they started the second on fire and got themselves a lifeline when Joe Unsworth scored a free kick.
He then made it 4-3 five minutes later when he kept his 100 per cent record from the spot after Jack Fisher was fouled in the area. Castle completed a great comeback when Jonny Emm got his side on level terms after rounding the keeper to make it 4-4.
The game was end to end and either side had opportunities to win it, the Castle guilty of the better ones and at the death Corsham snatched it when Paul Newbury popped up to make it 5-4 and seal the points for his side.
Bradford Renegades 6 Biddestone White Horse 1
CURRENT leaders Bradford Renegades made it four league wins on the bounce and their eighth in all competitions when they followed up an earlier 5-3 win over Biddestone White Horse with a 6-1 success over Scott Fleming’s side to complete their first league double of the season.
With all the talk prior to the game being on whether or not Sam Jordan could keep his hat-trick run going the 22-year-old striker didn’t disappoint as he scored his three goals saw him claim an eighth successive treble.
Renegades took the lead after 15 minutes, Josh Maguire putting Jordan in and from an acute angle his cross come shot found the opposite corner.
Renegades made it 2-0 when Jordan turned provider and Lance Davis finished from close range.
The second half began as the first half had finished, with Renegades in the ascendancy, Lance Davis set off on a solo run and his effort fell straight at Mark Robinson’s feet whose tidy finish made it 3-0.
Renegades added their fourth and Jordan his second when after being fouled in the area he picked himself up to score from the spot.
Jordan then completed an unlikely hat-trick when he latched onto Josh Maguire’s free kick to head over the oncoming keeper to claim another treble.
Biddestone pulled a goal back when Joe Lye drove home at the near post to claim his first for the club.
Jordan again showed that he not just a goal scorer as he provided his second assist of the morning, setting up Davis to head in his second and Renegades' sixth of the game.
Renegades keeper Darren Phoenix had to take much credit for his team's win as he made three outstanding saves to keep Biddestone at bay and Lee Ridout battled hard throughout for the Bradfordians.
MATCHES OFF: Bromham (Sunday) v Steeple Ashton Rangers, FC Boroughs v North Star A.
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