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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

18th October 2014 - Chipping Sodbury maintain unbeaten start at Frampton

The two undefeated teams in the league both continued their successful run. Cheltenham Civil Service winning 4-0 at home to Henbury whilst Chipping Sodbury Town won 2-0 at Frampton United. AEK Boco move into second place with a win at Hanham Athletic, but Gala Wilton drop to fifth after their defeat at Rockleaze Rangers.

Patchway Town win the battle at the bottom to leave Bishops Cleeve Res firmly rooted in last place and Berkeley Town just a point ahead.

The weather stayed fine for a trip to Frampton united this week who were entertaining Chipping Sodbury Town. The first ten minutes was fairly even with a half chance to open the scoring fell to Danny Coombes whose clear shot on goal from the edge of the box went well over the bar. As the game progressed the visitors were using the pace of Coombes Jenkins and Simpson to try to make the break through knocking long balls to the flanks and relying on good service into the box. Frampton defended very well and cut out most of the crosses knocked into their box with keeper Scott Gearon playing his part on several occasions. The best chance fell to the visitors after 35 minutes from a Danny Coombes cross into the box from the right flew across the six yard box with Justin Cattle only managing the faintest of touches. The home side’s only real chance came in the 39th minute from a cross into the box that sped past keeper George Hale but was safely cleared away.

What ever was said in the home dressing room at half time certainly worked as the Frampton side took the game to Sodbury right from the off. 4 minutes into the half a great shot from Matt Cook caught Hale by surprise as the ball rebounded off of him to Chris Fower and with the goal at his mercy he hooked the ball form six yards at the target only to see a Sodbury defender fling himself across the goal and deflect the ball away. At this stage Frampton were in charge and the visitors were struggling to keep them out. In the 56th minute and against the run of play the unthinkable happened as a long ball was punped up field by the visitors it came to Kye Simpson on the left side of the box, he took a couple of touches before unleashing a superb curling shot that bent around keeper Scott Gearon into the Frampton net. Frampton still pushed forward and only a very good save by George hale prevented Matt Cook from levelling the score. Frampton felt they should have had a penalty when Steve Jackson went down in the box but it was turned away by the match officials. A second goal from the visitors in the 81st minute prodded home by Justin Cattle took the stuffing out of the home side, but they were unlucky on the day.

Thornbury Town were coasting after 20 minutes in their home fixture with Berkeley Town after racing into a 3-0 lead .The opening goal after 11 minutes when Rob Wilks rounded a Berkeley Defender on the right side of the box and then fired a low shot that struck the upright on its way in. Nathan Sage made it 2-0 on 15 minutes when he headed home an in-swinging corner from Danny Haines. Luke Franklin put Thornbury 3-0 up on 20 minutes when he went passed the visitors defence before driving the ball home. In the 50th minute Danny Haines received a red card for as bad tackle and from that point on seamed to lose their concentration and in the 75th minute Berkeley pulled a goal back when Dan Gaynor got the ball in the net after a goalmouth scramble. Ten minutes later in almost identical circumstances the score was 3-2 as Mike Reece scrambled the ball home for Berkeley’s second. Thornbury managed to keep the visitors out for the remainder of the game to take the tree points.

Southmead CS Athletic pushed themselves a little further up the table with a narrow 2-1 victory over Yate Town Reserves. The home side took the lead right on half time when Danny Glancy hit a through ball for Vinney Coote drive a sweet left foot shot into the net. A minute into the second half Southmead increased their lead when Danny Warren broke down the flank crossed the ball to Vinny Coote who drove a sweet 25 yard volley into the visitors net. The home side gave away a free kick in the 58th minute after the keeper was adjudged to have handled out side the box and from the resulting free kick Lewis Fogg headed the ball home to make it 2-1.

Patchway Town’s clash with bottom Club Bishops Cleeve Reserves moved them out of the bottom two with a brace of goals from Ashley Brown. The first after 20 minutes came from a break into the box by Matt Davies who was tackled but the ball ran kindly to Brown to tuck the ball into the net. The home side were the better side through out the game and only some outstanding goalkeeping from Gavin Jones kept the score down. He was unable to do much about the second goal from Ashley Brown on 70 minutes as he hit a tremendous shot that stuck the underside of the crossbar before bouncing into the net.

The local derby of the day was at Hanham Athletic who entertained very local rivals AEK Boco in front of an estimated 200 spectators. The crowd at to wait until the last minute of the first half before Hanham‘s George Cryer fired them into the lead. The visitors hit back with a double from Darren Werrett the first after 58 minutes and a second on 71 minutes to give them the lead. The home side were then reduced to ten men in the 72nd minute. Boco finished the day worthy winners when Ben Meaner netted a third goal right on time.

Cheltenham Civil Service march on with another convincing win by 4-0 at home to Henbury. The home side were in control for much of the game and took the lead after 33 minutes when leading goalscorer Jack Sklenar netted from the penalty spot. Three quick goals in the 58th, 60th and 62nd minutes knocked the stuffing out of Henbury. Sklenar got the first followed by Josh Goodhall and John Evens wrapped it up.

Kingswood started the better side and Gary Simmons hit the post on 15 minutes. The visitor’s keeper then brought off a good save from a Simon Clark free kick to keep Bristol Telephones in the game after 25 minutes. The home side got a shock in the 35th minute when Jack Fillingham fired home from six yards to put the visitors one up. Just before the break Ryan Mudd should have levelled but fired over the bar. Clark was unlucky not to level the score on 60 minute but his free kick hit the post. Telephones caught the home side napping in the 62nd minute when they took a quick free kick and Dhani Golding fired home from 10 yards. The home side did reduce the arrears in the 65th minute when Gary Simons scored, but they were unable to get that second goal.

Rockleaze Rangers have found a bit of form of late and took all three points against Gala Wilton who started the day in second place. The first half saw plenty of opportunities but neither side found the back of the net. There was plenty of action in the second half and Tobias Hart missed a great chance to put Rangers in front on 49 minutes. Ranger’s keeper Sam Burgess brought off a great save to deny Dion Lee giving the visitors the lead. The only goal of the game midway through the second half from a mistake by gala the ball falling for Luke Fricker who lobbed the ball over the keeper from 25 yards to put rangers in front. Gala almost levelled in added time but for another great save from Burgess.

Kings Stanley’s first half performance was way under par and were lucky to reach the half way mark only trailing by a single goal although the visitors keeper. Steve Bowles had made several good saves from Liam Gale and Danny Chandler. Darryl Addis gave the visitors the lead on 35 minutes when he turned in a cross from brother Matt Addis. Matt Addis then put Ellwood 2-0 up three minutes into the second half and a few minutes later the home side were trailing 3-0 when Derek Roberts netted from the penalty spot. Stanley hit back on 60 minute when Andy Roberts turned in a cross from Danny Chandler and Jake Davies gave the home side some hope five minutes later with a second goal. Only a great save by the visitor’s keeper Bowles in the dying minutes prevented Stanley from gaining a point.