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29th September 2014 - Respect Awards

First Respect awards of the season go to Bishops Cleeve Reserves and Chipping Sodbury Town for the best marks from the referees in the first 5 games.

Chipping Sodbury Town also win a football for having the best behaved technical area in the same period.

Details on the respect pages

19th September 2014 - Ron meets the sponsors

22nd June 2014 - Thornbury Town FC - Physiotherapist.

Thornbury Town FC are looking for a new Physiotherapist to work alongside 1st team manager Andy Davies, the person will be required to be available at the majority of 1st team matches during the season, which commences with the first friendly game against Bristol Rovers on Friday 11th July. Experience in this type of role would be beneficial along with general sports injury and first aid knowledge. Anyone interested in taking up this important role within the club should in the first instance contact Terry Payton Vice Chairman on 01454 887436.

19th May 2014 - Respect Award

Congratulations to Bristol Acdemy who win £70 for the sixth Respect Award of the season for being the best marked club by referees in that set set of five games. Ellwood win £40 for second Place. Details of how well your club did are on the respect pages Here.

2nd August 2013 - League Handbook

A version of the leagues handbook is available as a PDF file here

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Ron's Match Reports

27th September 2014 - Henbury win at Patchway

Cheltenham Civil service opened up a four point gap after beating Bristol Telephones 2-0. AEK Boco – Chipping Sodbury Town and Kings Stanley all drew. Gala Wilton move into third place with a 3-2 win at Bishops Cleeve Reserves.

Bishops Cleeve Reserves remain at the bottom of the table but Patchway Town have now dropped to second from bottom after losing 3-1 at home to Henbury. Berkeley moved out of the bottom two with a 1-1 draw at Yate Town Reserves.

Patchway Town are having a dreadful season and have dropped into the relegation zone after losing 3-1 at home to local rivals Henbury. It took 19 minutes for either Club to conjure up the first effort on goal and it fell to Henbury a Jack Mills shot from the left side of the box that skimmed past the far post. Henbury got off the mark in the 30th minute with a shot from Adam Rosser from just inside the box. The equalising goal from Patchway Town came 4 minutes later a long range effort from wide on the left from Luke Clennell that looped over the keeper. The visitors were unlucky right on half time when Adam Rosser’s 35 yard drive just cleared the bar.

Henbury took a 2-1 lead five minutes into the second half and almost identical situation to Luke Clennell’s equalising goal for Patchway it came from the same area of the field Jack Mill’s shot looped over the keeper form 35 yards in a cross come shot. Henbury got a third in the 55th minute with yet another long free kick that dropped into the Patchway box from the left and with Danny Simpson bearing down Chris Church sliced the ball into his own net. The home side were limited to just one opportunity in the second half a free kick on the right of the box fired low by Mark Stoneham at the Henbury goal but never troubled the visitor’s keeper.

Cheltenham Civil Service are still undefeated so far this season and have only dropped two points from a possible 27 from nine games. Their latest victims were inform side Bristol Telephones who for the last three weeks have netted 20 goals, but failed to find the back of the net today going down 2-0. The opening goal for the home side came in the 34th minute from a super through ball from TJ Bick that sent Stuart Mitchinson clear to fire into the bottom corner. TJ Bick then found the back of the net for the second after 54 minutes with a superb 20 yard free kick.

Thornbury Town and Chipping Sodbury Town had to be satisfied with a 1-1 scoreline in a very hard fought game. Sodbury grabbed the lead a minute before the break with a neatly taken goal from Danny Coombes slotting home at the near post. Thornbury were reduced to 10 men in the 67th minute when Richard Curtis was dismissed for a second bookable offence. The home side hit back in the 75th minute to earn a hard fought draw when Nathan Irwin turned the ball in from 6 yards.

Hanham Athletic eased their worries with a 2-0 victory over Ellwood and took the lead in the 25th minute from a ball pumped into the box that was well controlled by Sean Morris who then laid it back for Rob Burton to score. The home side then made it 2-0 ten minutes later with some great skill from Josh Dakwa who lifted the ball over the defence for George Cryer to latch onto and lob the ball over the keeper.

Gala Wilton picked up their first points in three weeks with a 3-2 victory at Bishops Cleeve Reserves. The home side went one up on 15 minutes with an own goal a cross into the box that struck the back of a Gala defender before striking the post and going in. The home side went 2-0 up in the 41st minute when Connor Sherry turned in a cross from close range. The visitors hit back a minute before the break when Ellis Waugh received a pass out on the right before cutting in to drive the ball home at the near post. The equalising goal for Gala came in the 62 minute when the Cleeve defence got themselves in a muddle and gave away a penalty that Lee Allen converted. The home side must have felt they had earned a point but it was not to be as a free kick sent into the box was headed home by Gala’s Craig Howell to give them the three points in the very last minute.

Rockleaze Rangers gave themselves a boost with a 3-2 wins at home to Southmead CS Athletic. This was a game of three penalties all awarded to the home side but only one was converted. The first of the penalties came after 23 minutes when the visitor’s keeper Bowering brought down Ed Freeman. Up stepped dependable Aaron Day but he fired well wide of the target. On the half hour mark a double effort from Rob Cox and Ed Freeman was scrambled off the line by Southmead. The second penalty arrived right on half time when Southmead centre back Joe Wenham brought down Ed Freemen. This time the penalty was left to Jack Dempsey who fired the ball past keeper Bowering. Southmead hit back in the 49th minute with a 25 yard shot from Luke Bayford that deflected off Neil Simmons and caught home keeper Burgess on the wrong foot. In the 51st minute Simmons made up for his error and sent a slide rule pass through to Robbie Cox to net a second for the home side. Freeman who had been in the thick of it with the penalties then scored a superb solo effort riding the tackles of several Southmead defenders before slotting the ball home on the hour. The visitors hit back in the 78th minute when Luke Coghlan rounded Aaron Day before firing a 20 yard shot into the net. 5 minutes from the end the home side were awarded a third penalty when Matt Sykes brought down Tim Downes and with Dempsey off the field it was down to Aaron Day to take his second penalty of the afternoon and unfortunately he failed again from 12 yards as his shot was saved by keeper Bowering.

Kings Stanley were held to a 2-2 draw by their closest rivals Frampton United. It was the visitors who went ahead on 16 minutes from a ball into the box that was volleyed home by Ryan Vincent. Liam Gale then had a good shot blocked on the line by the Frampton defence on 20 minutes. A minute later Stanley were level when Gale controlled the ball well before firing into the bottom corner. Frampton should have taken the lead just before the break but Nathan Dennis’s header went just over the bar. Then right on half time home keeper Regan Garraway kept the ball out of the Stanley net with a superb save. A Jake Davis neat flick with the outside of the foot put Stanley in front on 55 minutes, but the visitors went away with a point with a goal from the penalty spot scored by Matt Cook on 65 minutes.

Kingswood fell behind after 3 minutes to a free kick that was headed home by Dan Brister. Kingswood drew level on the half hour after Gary Simmons was brought down in the box by the visitors keeper and Tom Higgins netted the resulting penalty. A great finish from the edge of the box by Simon Clark gave the home side the lead after 35 minutes. It took another 40 minutes before the score was level and this time it was another penalty given away by Frank Hitchings with Charlie Stevens netting from the spot.

Yate Town Reserves vs Berkeley Town finished all square at 1-1. The home side took the lead on 35 minutes when Sam Gilchrist charged down a poor clearance from the visitors keeper. Within a couple of minutes Berkeley were level after the home keeper made a blunder and gave away a penalty that Tom Palmer netted to level.