TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Lamb beat Ashton to reclaim pole position

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UNQUESTIONABLY the match of the day in Division Two was the one at St Mary’s where hosts and current leaders Steeple Ashton entertained second-placed The Lamb.

And come the final whistle the positions of the two teams were reversed as thanks to their 4-1 win, Richard Stevens' Lamb found themselves top of the pile thanks to their better goal difference.

Despite having the better of the first half Lamb were unable to make any of their many chances count and went in at the break locked in stalemate with their hosts.

But after the goalless first half, Lamb got their just rewards when the breakthrough when through Bradley King-Taylor put them in front.

Ashton responded almost immediately with Guy Rowley restoring parity but their good work was undone when Rafal Whitcher saw red after picking up his second booking of the afternoon.

With Ashton down to 10 men the Lamb made their numerical advantage count and regained the lead when Sam Stevens scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-1.

Kieran Fereday added a third for the Lamb before a second from King-Taylor gave Lamb the victory that their excellent all-round team performance deserved. 

Calne Eagles 1 Westbury Town 3

AFTER opening the season in fine style Calne Eagles can’t buy a win at the moment and they slumped to a sixth straight defeat after they were beaten 3-1 by Westbury Town.

Westbury lead through Jamie Howse before Adam Bewley got Eagles back on level term before half time.

Second-half goals from Scott Walford and Adam Bishop who scored from 20 yards out on his debut earned Westbury their fourth win in their last six league outings.

Melksham Town A 0 Bratton 2

GOING into their game at the Beeches, Melksham Town A had already suffered a 2-0 loss at Bratton, but in recent weeks they had climbed out of the drop zone thanks to a three-match unbeaten run.

But Andy Butcher’s side saw their mini-revival come to an end as it was a case of deja-vu for Bratton who ran out 2-0 victors.

In what was a scrappy game played on a very boggy pitch, Shane Newman gave his team the lead and added a second in the first half which saw the villagers complete a double over their hosts. 

MATCH OFF: Worton & Cheverell v Heytesbury

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