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MWY&ML - Reports
Read the latest match reports for the Mid-Wilts Youth & Minor League
Under 9's Blue Division
Melksham Town Youth Saints gave a very good all round team performance to take three points from division leaders Chippenham Town Youth White. Kai Bush scored the only goal in a competitive but good natured match for the Saints third win in as many weeks.
Under 9's Green Division
Home side Westbury Youth Lions created a number of chances in the first half against Bradford Town Youth A but good goal keeping and a well converted corner by Tom Hughes put the visitors 1- 0 ahead at half time. Westbury pressure increased after the break with Henry Bilsdon getting the equaliser from a loose ball after an initial save by the Bradford keeper. Charlie Savage had a great game at the back for Westbury giving Bradford few chances. A quick throw put Ben Starr through with just the keeper to beat and a left footed strike gave Westbury the win.
Trowbridge Wanderers and Melksham Park played a very hard game dominated by both defences. Melksham Park thought they had taken an early lead through Sam Robinson but the ball was adjudged not to have crossed the line. Trowbridge Wanderers then put pressure on forcing two corners with Jamie Philips hitting the post. In the second half Melksham gradually forced Trowbridge on the defence and hitting the post and crossbar twice. Another claim for a Melksham goal was turned down ending the game in frustration for Melksham. Will Fish and Tommy Ireland were superb in Melksham’s back line with Harry Huish doing a great job in goal. Man of the match was awarded to Will Fish
Trowbridge Town Youth earned their first three points of the season after running out 1-0 winners at home to Devizes Town Youth A. Trowbridge keeper William Hampton made several crucial saves for Trowbridge to hold out for the win.
Under 9's Orange Division
Three clinical finishes in the first half sealed a victory for Castle Combe Colts against home side White Horse Juniors. White Horse came back strong in the second half with a goal from Luke Child. White Horse were denied by the woodwork for a second goal. Castle Combe always looked dangerous on the break testing keeper Charlie Doyle in injury time but he pulled off a great save for Combe’s 3-1 win. Alex Randall, James Onley and Charlie Baines scored for Castle Combe.
Melksham Town Youth Robins ran out 5-3 winners in their away game against Trowbridge Town Youth C. Joe Wood (2), Zac Hillier and George Evans (2) scored for the Robins with Ciaran Taylor and Charlie Jones (2) replying for Trowbridge.
Under 9's Purple Division
In a mid table clash home side Bradford Town Youth ran out 3-2 winners against Marshfield Juniors with goals from Marcus Bartolo (2) and Isaac Reid.
The top of the table game saw Trowbridge Town Youth seal a narrow 1-0 victory against AFC Corsham Leopards. Adam Bouchama scored for Trowbridge.
Under 9's Red Division
Sam Cocks put Westbury Youth Tigers in front with an early goal against Melksham Park. Great defending from Hallam Clark Westbury ensured Westbury held on to the lead at half time. Melksham’s continued pressure after the break paid off with an equaliser. Westbury’s keeper Jamie Long then picked up an unfortunate injury putting him out of the game and seeing substitute keeper Cocks in goal mid way through the second half. Westbury’s defence were proving difficult to break down and the game looked certain to end in a draw when Melksham got a late winner to steal the game. Jack Laundon (2) scored for Melksham with Harry Church their man of the match.
Mere took full advantage of an under strength Melksham Town Youth Magpies team in a wind effected game which ended 9-0 to Mere. The strong wind played an important part in the first half but all credit to Mere who had some fabulous strikes on goal and some fine saves by Euan and solid defending by Will P helped keep the score in single figures. Mere saw goals from Jack Tucker (5), Jack Harvey (2) and William Thorpe.
Thomas Milnes gave home side Devizes Town Youth B a 1-0 lead at the break against AFC Calne. Alex Taylor made it 2-0 with a late goal from the visitors ending the game at 2-1 to Devizes.
Under 9's Yellow Division
Trowbridge town Youth and Chippenham Town Youth Blue shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw. Lyndon Williams scored for Trowbridge with Ben Berkley replying for Chippenham.
Under 10’s Blue Division
The game between home side Melksham Town Youth Saints and Bradford Town Youth A was a huge credit to the Bradford Team who’s head’s never went down, despite the 7-0 final score, and were still battling on to the final whistle. Four first half goals were well worked with both teams showing some good spells of possession. Three more goals in the second half gave Melksham a well deserved win. Warren (3), Harry, Jack, Lucien and Alex all scored for Melksham.
Trowbridge Youth dominated the first half against local rivals Trowbridge Wanderers leading to a 2-0 lead at the break with goals from Clark and Wilkins-Pratt. Wasteful finishing let Trowbridge Town down in the second half whilst Wanderers came back into the game levelling the scores before going on to finish 3-2 winners. Both keepers played well with Oakley making great saves for Town and Lawes pulling off a superb save from a Town free kick. Sam Padfield (2) and Danniel Lawes scored for Wanderers.
Warminster Highbury hosted Devizes in this hot contest where both sides always put on a performance and produce a stunning game for all, this time there was no difference. Early pressure and lack lust defending from the visitors produced a couple of half chances of which the opposition failed to capitalize on. Devizes started coming into the game and warmed the hands of Thomas Waterland in the Highbury sticks, the opening goal fell to the visitors when a cross ball from James Perrett fell to Liam Hall out wide who’s cross shot was parried by Waterland and the influential and inspirational Cullen Wylie calmly passed the ball into an empty net. Devizes then maintained the pressure but were almost punished when Owen Bartleys cross was headed by Jamie Hall just over his own cross bar.
The second half became more frantic and exciting with Wylie playing a god like performance and Jamie Hall battling hard for his team, the ball fell for Luke Hamblen who turned brilliantly and shot wide, again a majestic pass by Wylie found Hamblen, and if not for Waterland, the travelling team could have doubled their lead. Meanwhile Warminster knew the game wasn’t dead and a crafted through ball found Bartley who finished delightfully in the bottom corner leaving Olly Graham no chance. Warminster quickly put themselves ahead when unmarked Jack Richardson had time and space to what he thought score the winner, with time running out Devizes' visit to Warminster’s den was looking like it would end sour, but the boys in red came roaring back, and a sweet through ball from Jamie Hall left Wylie to side foot the ball under a rushing Waterland. Wylie completed his hat trick and the scoring after Liam Kennedys powerful free kick fell to his feet for him to blast home into the roof of the net in the last minute for the 3-2 win. Kieran Robson and Jack Richardson scored for Highbury.
Top of the table and still unbeaten FC Chippenham dropped points for the first time this season following their encounter with Trowbridge Town Youth A. Trowbridge were quick off the mark taking an early lead but Chippenham brought the scores level with a goal from George Gernonn-Reidy. After the break Jai Saca gave Chippenham the lead but Trowbridge battled hard and in the final minute were rewarded with a late equaliser for a 2-2 final score.
Under 10’s Green Division
Melksham Town Youth Robins maintain their place at the top of the table after running out 5-0 winners against home side Bradford Town Youth B. Evan Jewers (2), Ryan Bole (2) and Caleb Beale scored for the Robins.
Under 10’s Purple Division
Chippenham took a deserved 2-0 lead into half time in their away game against Melksham Town Youth Eagles with goals from George Garraway (2). During the second half the Eagles had more of the game but were denied any advancement by the Chippenham keeper . Chippenham sealed their victory with a third goal from Garraway.
In a close game Melksham Town Youth Magpies had the edge on home side FC Chippenham, taking a 1-0 lead at the interval. After the break the Magpies increased their lead before Aidan Daniel scored a late consolation goal for the home side.
Devizes Town Youth ran out 2-1 winners at home to Warminster Highbury with all goals scored in the first half. Oliver Ranson scored for Highbury.
Under 10’s Red Division
Larkhall Athletic Falcons edged this game played in all four seasons at Leafy lane against AFC Corsham. The game kicked off in bright sunshine before the wind and rain picked up making it difficult for players and spectators alike. Corsham went ahead with a well worked move down the right, Harvey Walton winning the ball and squaring it across the box for Nathan Coupland to finish at the far post. Larkhall then equalised when a long ball went straight through a group of players and into the net with the goalkeeper anticipating a touch. It looked like it was going to be all square at the break but Corsham took a lucky lead right on half time when one of the Falcons players inadvertently kicked the ball high into his own net.
In the second half the sun came out, the wind died down and better football followed as a result. Corsham had plenty of chances but Larkhall always looked threatening and they equalised when a long range effort was parried by the keeper but the ball rolled to a Falcons player who turned it home. With the result looking like a draw, Larkhall stole all three points at the death with some good control and a shot across the keeper from the edge of the box. Liban Suleiman (2) and Kean Hayward scored for the Falcons.
Four goals from Lewis Cooper helped Trowbridge Wanderers on their way to a 5-0 home win against Melksham Park, after a goal less first half. Cameron Purcell also scored for Wanderers.
Under 10’s Yellow Division
Chippenham Town Youth Yellow earned their first win of the season running out convincing 6-1 winners at home to Mere FC. Jake Jones (2), Niall Beddoe (2), Aidan Bottomley and Charles Potter scored for Chippenham.
Trowbridge Town Youth D ran out 7-1 winners away to Marshfield Tigers with goals from Jacob Hearne (3), Connor Hodkins (2), Omar Benchiba and Brandon Davies. Alex Joy replied for theTigers.
Under 11’s Blue Division
Under 11’s Green Division
Westbury Youth and Larkhall Athletic cancelled each other out in the first half with a 2-2 score line. Westbury saw most of the play in the second half adding three more to their tally with one reply to finish 5-3 winners. Westbury saw goals from Jacob Derrick, Brad Gill and a hat trick from Jack Booth.
Under 11’s Orange Division
In a closely fought game between Trowbridge Town Youth and Castle Combe Colts a first half solo effort from Will Green, and an outstanding defensive performance from Kieren Plummer were enough for Trowbridge Town to take the three points. It was an even game, with both teams having chances.
Under 11’s Purple Division
Derry Hill had eight different goal-scorers in their 9-1 home win against Chippenham Town Youth Blue. Strikes from William Blakeney, Sam Sunderland, Joe Williamson, Owen Bull and Billy Gleed saw them lead 5-0 at half time. After the break Craig Jordan, Kieran Glennon (2) and Marcus Frost completed the scoring. Oliver Acorn replied for Chippenham.
Under 11’s Red Division
A close encounter between two well matched sides saw Worton and Cheverell take the lead against Bradford Town Youth Blue with Josh Hatcher bagging a brace in the first half. The second half saw Josh Hatcher score another two goals to take his and Worton's tally to four. It looked as if it were all over at 4-0 but Bradford never gave up and two quick goals from them made it a nervous finish for Worton. Ben Jenks did ease Worton's nerves with a goal to make the score 5-2 to Worton. Gus Wright and James Bacon scored for Bradford with Josh Hatcher named as Worton’s man of the match.
Under 11’s Yellow Division
Bishops Cannings ran out 6-1 victors away to Larkhall Athletic notching up their first win of the season. Tom Marquis scored for Larkhall.
Under 12’s Blue Division
Melksham Town Blues gave Trowbridge Town the toughest game of the season so far leaving Trowbridge believing that a draw may have been a fairer result. Trowbridge took the lead with a well taken Elliot Hughes goal. Trowbridge increased their lead following the best move of the game resulting in a great shot from tom Maynard. Melksham had the better of Trowbridge in the second half with an own goal halving the deficit. Trowbridge were under pressure for most of the second half but were well marshalled by Ashley Rendall to hold on for a 2-1 win. Man of the match for Trowbridge was Tom Oakley who played in three different positions during the game and was superb in each.
FC Chippenham and visitors Derry Hill entertained their spectators with a nail biting 2-2 draw in their mid table clash. Georgy Graganic (2) scored for Chippenham.
Home side Melksham Park and Chippenham Town Youth White started fairly even with Town taking an early lead before Milo Pearson cancelled it out. Chippenham then moved up a gear adding three to their tally for a 4-1 half time lead. Park held out for most of the second half but a fifth for Chippenham put the game out of their reach.
Under 12’s Green Division
The mid table clash saw a second half comeback by Castle Combe to draw 6-6 with AFC Corsham after being 4-2 down at the break. The game was played in good spirit with Aaron Ward-Baptiste, Alfie Cross, Zach Carson (3) and on own goal for Corsham. Castle Combe saw goals from Callum Bell (2) , Callum Owen, Liam Wooten (2) and Kieran Hard .
Trowbridge Town A started the brighter against Worton & Cheverell and soon had Worton on the defensive. They managed to convert their chances with some good goals and were comfortably ahead by half time. Worton rallied after the break and Jordan Wildman scored their only goal of the game. Soon the pressure from the home side began to tell and at the full time whistle it was Trowbridge who were deserved 6-1 winners. Leon Greenland (3), Joe Bakali (2) and Alfie Francis scored for Trowbridge.
Westbury Youth raced into a 6-0 half time lead before going on to finish 11-2 winners against home side Bradford Town Youth. Callum Elkins (5), Jaky Ryland, Josh Hill, Charlie Burgess, Isaac Gizzi (2) and Drew Adams scored for Westbury with Alex Carter (2) replying for Bradford.
Larkhall Athletic maintain their place at the top of the table following their 9-1 away win against Frome Collegians. Theo Ogolo (4), Joe Batterick (2), Jordan Jenkins, Lewis Russell and Ollie Noad scored for Larkhall with Jack Davis replying for Frome.
Under 12’s Red Division
Marshfield made a blistering start against Melksham Town Youth Reds and were three goals up inside the first six minutes through Jeremy Bond, Rory Smith and an unfortunate own goal. Bond and Smith both completed hat tricks with Marshfield captain Calum Harnden scoring two in their 9-2 victory. Melksham looked lively going forward and could have scored more goals had it not been for a string of outstanding second half saves from Marshfield keeper Henry Trutch.
Melksham Town Yellows are still looking for their first win despite a spirited second half performance which saw a 4-1 lead clawed back to lose by only 5-4. The first twenty minutes were all Larkhall as they took a 2-0 lead through Charlie Noad and Daniel Marriot. Melksham brought on substitute Joe Spoor in midfield and within minutes of being on the pitch scored a fine goal to make the score 2-1. However Larkhall were quick in replying and soon added a third through Charlie Noad and then a fourth just before halftime from Daniel Marriot to make the score 4-1 at halftime to Larkhall. The second half saw yet another substitution lead to a goal for Melksham as Aaron young popped up in the box to score an excellent goal and make the score 4-2. However once again Larkhall come back and made it 5-2 with Charlie Noad completing his hat trick. The Melksham lads never gave up and were rewarded when Joe Spoor popped up to score his second goal of the match at 5-3 and then Thomas buckle scored to make the score now only 5-4 to Larkhall and set up a tense last 5 minutes. The Melksham lads finished the stronger but could not get the equaliser they were looking for and 5-4 was the final score. Man of the Match went to Joe Spoor and credit given to Melksham keeper Hayden O’Harrow who yet again had an excellent game.
A last gasp goal from Kieran Hardy gave Westbury a hard earned victory in their incredible match against FC Chippenham. The goal in the dying minutes of the game put Westbury ahead for the only time of the game to give them a 10-9 win away to FC Chippenham.
Despite a good opening ten minutes, Westbury soon found themselves 3-0 down against the strong FC Chippenham team currently second in the league. Two goals from Westbury's Paul Eddington and one from Kieran Hardy in the space of five minutes levelled matters at 3-3 mid way through the first half. Chippenham quickly re-gained the lead and scored three further goals to lead 7-3 at the break. Westbury dominated the second half and quickly narrowed the deficit to 7-5 with goals from Hardy and Eddington. Before Chippenham extended their lead to 8-5, then 9-7 with ten minutes remaining. Two goals in quick succession from Paul Eddington levelled things at 9-all, before a long range effort from Westbury's Ryan Carroll was neatly deflected into the goal by Kieran Hardy to complete Westbury's amazing comeback. Westbury's man-of-the-match for his seven goals was Paul Eddington. Chippenham saw goals from Harry Timmins, Micah Tate (2), Tom Bunce, Max Wyatt (30 and Tommy rumble (2).
Bradley Edwards gave home side Warminster Highbury a 1-0 lead at the break in their game against Chippenham town Youth blue. The second half saw further goals from Jack Webster and Stuart Lidsay with one reply for a final score of 3-1 to Highbury. Joe McMahon scored for Chippenham.
Under 13’s Blue Division
FC Chippenham ran out 6-3 winners at home to Devizes Town Youth with goals from Harry Griffin (2), Chris Baker (2), Luke Carrington and Stephen Hayes.
Under 13’s Green Division
Goals from William Winterbourne, George Barrell, Tom Osbourne (2) Alex Poulitou (2), William Wright, Tim Fry and Scott Duffus gave Malmesbury a deserved 9-1 victory over Bradford on Avon Blues in an entertaining match played in a good spirit and well refereed by Lewis Norville. Bradford never gave up and scored a consolation goal from Wes Mumford who opened his account for the season.
In a close game Bromham earned their first win of the season so far running out 4-3 winners away to Marlborough Town. Ben Davis and Ashley Stagg (2) scored for Marlborough.
Under 13’s Red Division
Castle Combe rose to the challenge to come out 4 - 2 winners in the top of the table clash with Bemerton Heath Harlequins. Combe took an early lead through Rory McTeague to stun the Harlequins. Rory took full advantage of Harrison Wicks' through ball, it remained 1 - 0 at half time. Rory scored again early in the second half made once again by Harrison Wicks, Harry Prangle nodded in number 3 and Combe were cruising. Harlequins hit back with a beautiful strike from Sam Perry from the edge of the box, then they made it 3 - 2 from the spot by Sam Perry again to make it a tense finish. About 5 minutes towards the end Henry Green broke forward down the right, cut in and held off a challenge to crack a shot over the head of the Harlequins keeper to make it 4 – 2.
Mere continue to enjoy their season in this division after running out 5-1 winners at home to Melksham Park 2nds. Reece Mendham (3), Sebastian Teuber and Thomas Cowley scored for Mere.
Under 14’s Blue Division
Bradford Town Youth ran out Melksham 3-0 winners at the Winsley Rugby Club in Bradford on Avon. It was a tough game and both teams created some good chances but the Bradford keeper Will Carson was the difference, pulling off some top saves. Sam Webb scored first for the home team when he was given the ball by some nervous defending and ran through to accept the gift. Bradford then piled on the pressure and Dan Timbrell Netted a volley from a goal mouth skirmish. At half time Bradford were 2-0 up, and Melksham had a yellow card to show for their enthusiasm which was turning a bit nasty from both sides. The second half was a lot better with both sides enjoying the ball for good spells and the tackles more rational and fair. Half way through the half, Josh Ayres played a great early cross which Brad Crapier slid under the keeper for Bradford’s third to seal the win.
In a highly competitive game Trowbridge Town Youth scored first against Derry Hill United with Alex De Silva from close range. Despite dominating the remainder of the half, with man of the match, Kieran MCCALDON and Aaron Patrick commanding the midfield, Town could not add to their tally and were caught by a counter attacking goal just before break. The second half again saw Trowbridge play the better football, but an excellent break and finish from the Derry Hill striker saw them go behind after ten minutes, however midfielder Josh White made the scores level and then a superb twenty yard volley from striker Joshua Moss found the top corner to give Town the lead for the second time in the match. De Silva scored his second with five minutes to go to secure the game for Trowbridge 4 - 2.
The top of the table clash between leaders FC Chippenham and Amesbury Juniors provided a thrilling end to end game for the spectators. This close encounter saw Amesbury edge ahead in the first half with a goal from James Henry. Chippenham fought back in the second half bringing the scores level before a second from Henry settled the affair at 2-1 to Amesbury.
Warminster Highbury dominated play in both halves of their match against visitors Westbury Youth, taking a 3-1 lead at the break before going on to finish 7-2 winners. Highbury saw goals from Josh Castle and hat tricks from Shaun Tarr and Connor Thomas.
Under 14’s Green Division
Corsham continue to head up this division following their 5-3 away win against FC Chippenham 2nds. Lee Rogers (2), Mel King, Ryan Godridge and James Cryer scored for Corsham.
After taking a 2-0 lead home side Pewsey Vale found themselves on the wrong side of a 4-1 half time score line against Pewsey Vale. Wanderers continued to dominate as Pewsey tired to finish 10-3 winners. Liam Smart (4), Sam Hibbard (2), James Orchard (2) and man on the match Lewis Smith (2) scored for Wanderers. Chris Milne (2) and Cameron Amor scored for Pewsey.
In their first win of the season Trowbridge Town Youth 2nds took a 1-0 lead at the break against Chippenham Town Youth before going on to finish 4-1 winners. Scott Mitchell, Scott Ingram (2) and Jack Parker scored for Trowbridge with Mike Cupper replying for Chippenham.
Under 14’s Red Division
A minutes silence was observed by home side Bromham FC and Castle Combe Colts in respect of remembrance day. Castle Combe were the better side for the first half although Bromham deprived them of several target shots with great goal keeping from Perry Richards. Combe took the lead after twenty minutes from a fantastic through ball from Sam Wozniak to Combe striker Matt Stevens who placed the ball passed the outstretched Bromham keeper. A more determined Bromham came back after the break and with some great attacking play succeeded in replying to Castle Combe through Captain Steven Price. Jack Taylor also scored for Bromham bringing the finishing result 2 - 1 to the home side. Michael Clack was named as Bromham’s man of the match. All credit to the players, spectators and official on both sides who conducted themselves excellently.
Amesbury Juniors 2nds remain at the top of the table after turning a 4-2 half time lead against home side Bradford Town Youth Blues into a 6-3 final score. Jamie Fry, John Ryan-Zinn, Jack Walton, Mark Farmer and Jack Brownhill (2) scored for Amesbury.
Warminster United ran out convincing 10-1 winners at home to Chippenham Town Rangers. Tristan O’Hagan (4), Matty Hyde, Daniel Hidman (3) and Shaun Marlow (2) scored for United.
Under 15’s Blue Division
Trowbridge Wanderers maintain their unbeaten record running out 6-2 winners against home side Devizes Town Youth. Sam Houkes, Martin Johnson, Josh Ferguson, Otis Young and Jordan Pinder scored for Wanderers.
Two first half goals from Aidan Lane and Ellis Edwards secured a 2-1 victory, their first win of the season, for home side Trowbridge Wanderers 2nds against Westbury Youth. DJ Wheeler scored for Westbury.
Under 15’s Green Division
A very closely contested match between home side Castle Combe Colts and Melksham Town Youth Blue saw both sides trying hard to open up the oppositions defence without much luck. At half time the score was 0-0 which was a true reflection of the way the game had played out. It took an inch perfect pass from Mattie Holdaway though to Bilal who lobbed the keeper with a well taken goal to open the scoring in the 2nd half. Melksham threw everything at Castle Combe in the last ten minutes of the second half but they couldn't find the net.
Local rivals Chippenham Town Youth and FC Chippenham provided some excellent football for their spectators in this 5-3 win for FC Chippenham. Hodges and Bunce (3) scored for FC Chippenham with Alex Jenkins (penalty), Richard Bray and Dan Payne replying for Chippenham Town.
Westbury Youth 2nds took a 3-0 lead at the break in their home game against Melksham Town Youth Reds. The second half was more even with both sides finding the back of the net for a 4-1 final score. Westbury saw goals from Matty Wheble (2), Casey Dominy and Flynn Precup with Lewis Heathcote replying for the Reds.
Under 15’s Red Division
Although Trowbridge dominated most of the game against home side Devizes Town Youth 2nds they made heavy weather of beating Devizes 3-1 as they battled all the way to the final whistle. Tom Shergold scored the first for Trowbridge midway through the second half to make the score 1-0 at the break. Ben Ryder scored the second soon after having his penalty saved, Devizes then scored to open up the game until Ryan Greenland scored from Trowbridge's second penalty of the game. Man of the match for Trowbridge was Ryan Greenland who was unstoppable on the wings.
For the first fifteen minutes Bradford Blue dominated play against club rivals and division leaders Bradford Whites, keeping the white team contained but a cross ball by Jamie Parlour gave Matt Brown the opening goal for the White team. The situation worsened for the Blue’s when they gave away a penalty six minutes later. Keeper Sam Draper made a sensational effort but unfortunately his save parried the ball into the net. Matt Brown put the third goal in for Bradford Whites just seconds before half time. The two teams cancelled each other out for much of the second half with the Blue’s creating many opportunities. This resulted in a late consolation goal for the Blue’s when a deflected shot from Gabriel Nathan was carried over the line by the goal keeper. This was a highly competitive game of real quality. Callum Kellett was named the Blue’s man of the match with Matt Brown earning the Whites title.
The game between Chippenham Town Rangers and Derry Hill United saw chances squandered throughout, especially in the second half but first half goals from Ryan Armstrong and Joe Woodward sealed the win for the Rangers.
Mere FC stand just three points behind leaders Bradford Town Youth with a game in hand after running out 8-3 winners away to FC Chippenham 2nds. Chippenham played well in the first half holding Mere to a 3-3 score line and with all three goals from Will Stevens.
Under 16’s Blue Division
A hard fought but well contested game was played out between home side Trowbridge Town Youth Black and Worton & Cheverell Yellow. The Yellows took a narrow 1-0 lead at the break after Maverick Drewitt went on a spectacular solo run through the Trowbridge defence, side stepping several defenders before slotting the ball past the oncoming keeper. Centre half Liam Gilbert rescued a point for the Blacks in the seventy-sixth minute for a 1-1 final score.
Trowbridge Town Youth move four points clear at the top of the table following their 8-1 away win against AFC Corsham. Trowbridge saw goals from Tom Mackinder (3), Steve Hulbert (2), Jamie Jordan, Tom Barford and an own goal with Sam Vasey replying for Corsham.
Under 16’s Red Division
Westbury Youth were in full command of their home game against Worton & Cheverell but nearly let it slip away from them in the last ten minutes. It all started very well with early Westbury pressure leading to a Worton player playing a back pass to the keeper, unfortunately for him the ball hit a bobble, went over his foot and rolled into the net. On nineteen minutes a Westbury corner pinged around in the area and James Short kept his composure on the edge of the box to power the ball home. The rest of the first half saw Westbury generally in control and making chances, but Worton kept having breakaways which Westbury needed to be alive to.
The second half started with more Westbury pressure and more chances converting one on forty-six minutes with a good move ending as Jonny Tribick forced the ball over at the back post. More chances came but Westbury could not take advantage of them. Then the game changed. A poor pass in the midfield gave the ball away to Worton and they were able to take full advantage and win a free kick on the edge of the area. This was well taken and converted low in the bottom corner by Jake Roberts. A period of uncertainty then overtook the Westbury players as for the first time Worton took the ascendancy and made several chances. Westbury did not give up but were much more ragged. Having said this they did manage to break out and score again. Some fine work by Westbury man of the match James Cracknell sent the ball across and Jonny Tribick, again making a well timed back post run forced the ball over the line. The excitement was not over as two minutes later Worton scored again through Tom Mason. Westbury had to weather more pressure in the last few minutes, but managed to hang on for a hard fought victory.
Warminster United narrowed the gap to just one point, with two games in hand, against leaders Amesbury Juniors at the top of the table after running out 2-1 winners away. Amesbury hit every part of the goal except the back of the net in the first half leading to a goal less first half. An own goal and a clean penalty shot gave Warminster a 2-0 lead in the second half. Amesbury pulled one back through Andrew Wright in the dying minutes but it was too little too late.
Bemerton Heath Harlequins maintain their championship challenge with a 6-1 home win against FC Chippenham. James Godfrey scored for Chippenham.
Under 17’s Division
Castle Combe Colts took a 3-1 lead at the break in their away game against FC Chippenham. The second half was much closer with both sides scoring one a piece for a 4-2 final score. Dean Williamson and Kosta Petrov scored for Chippenham.
last updated: 12/11/07