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29th November 2016 - Respect Marks

The latest respect marks are on the respect pages now. Along with the second technical area marks of the season, congratulations to Stonehouse Town who win a football for being best marked in this set.

11th September 2016 - Marcliff Plumbing Supplies Sponsorship

The signing of a new 2 Year sponsorship deal between Marcliff and the league took place at Little Stoke before the game.

Sponsorship signing
Cliff Orchard (Managing Director Marcliff) - Bob Stewart (Chairman League)

Sponsorship signing
Ron Holpin General Secretary League – Rob Orchard (Director Marcliff) Cliff Orchard (Managing Director Marcliff) Bob Stewart (Chairman League)

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Ron's Match Reports

3rd December 2016 - Kingswood grab points at Patchway Town

A minutes silence was observed at all the fixtures played today in memory of all those people who lost their lives in the Columbian air disaster.

Changes at the top as Thornbury Town close the gap on Stonehouse Town after a home win over Frampton United. Stonehouse who still lead the table were held to a 2-2 draw at Henbury.

A nine point gap has opened up between Hanham Athletic who are third from bottom and Hardwicke who are fourth.

The game at Scott Park between Patchway Town and Kingswood was decided by a single goal, but the home side must be wondering how on earth they lost the game. They completely dominated the first forty five minutes and created numerous chances but failed to put any of them away. Their opposition Kingswood never managed a shot on target and home keeper Jamie Framiloe was a spectator throughout the first half. The visitors have their goalkeeper Chris Fox to thank for making some splendid saves as well. Patchway’s Jordan Yeo broke clear on goal and cut in to strike a low shot on fourteen minutes but that man Fox save well with his legs the ball flying over the bar. A couple of minutes later it was Yeo v Fox again this time from a free kick on the edge of the box with the keeper pulling off yet another great save. Jordan Yeo was definitely out to try and put the home side in front when his next effort on goal in the seventeenth minute was only just wide. The home side should have done better when Matt Davies weaved his way to the bye-line chipped the ball into the six yard box but nobody was up supporting. On thirty six minutes Gavin Dibden hauled back Matt Tovey on the edge of the box on the right – the ball was pumped into the box it was scrambled away but straight to Luke Garbacz but his shot went just past the post. Davies again broke into the box and let fly only to see Fox palming the ball away. With just two minutes before the break Jordan Yeo got the ball across to Luke Garbacz but his header went straight into Fox’s arms.

Kingswood started the better in the second half and pushed up more on the home defence with a couple of speculative shots from Ben Foxwell and Jamie Evans going well wide. At the other end Matt Davies struck the upright and was cleared by Kingswood. The visitors went ahead on sixty six minutes from a break down the right a ball crossed into the box and Ryan Mudd fired the ball past Framiloe. Kingswood almost got a second on seventy four minutes when Ryan Mudd sent a low cross to the far post and Jamie Evans latched onto the ball but then shot wide. Dan Bendall was brought on for the home side and was unlucky in the seventy ninth minute when a defence splitting pass found him on the edge of the box with just Fox to beat but the keeper had read the situation and just managed to strike the ball onto Bendall and out for a goal kick. The visitors were showing much more intent and the home side had lost that rhythm they had in the first half and Kingswood Substitute Jordan Simms had Farmiloe at full stretch to save his twenty yard shot. Patchway’s Luke Garbacz hit the crossbar with a speculative shot at the other end. It was Farmiloe who denied Ryan Mudd a second goal two minutes from the end saving well from the strikers shot.

Thornbury Town have closed the gap on the leaders and have a game in hand with their two - one win at home to Frampton United. Frampton applied the early pressure with a couple of shots that were blocked but on thirteen minutes they took the lead when another shot was blocked but fell nicely for Matt Cook to drive a low shot past Lippiatt in the home goal. The lead lasted just two minutes as the home side hit back. Scott McLeod’s cross into the box was poorly dealt with by the Frampton defence and Luke Franklin scored with a shot from the edge of the box. In the fifty seventh minute the home side got their noses in front and it came from a long ball out to Craig Lancastle who cut into the box before unleashing a low shot that sped past keeper Marklove. Just a minute later Frampton almost levelled when Minola Marquez Espada’s shot was neatly turned over the bar by Lippiatt. Town had one more chance near the end from a cross by Scott McLeod that was headed over the bar by Nathan Irwin.

Gala Wilton picked up a valuable point at Bishops Cleeve Reserves. In a goalless first forty five minutes that was shaded by the home side. The deadlock was broken in the sixtieth minute from a defence splitting pass by Dan Maguire that found Brett Blake to give Cleeve the lead. Gala then had a purple patch for the next fifteen minutes and pulled a goal back in the seventy second minute when a bad challenge by Danny Gittins in the box gave away a penalty. Kyle Bakewell took the kick and gave the home keeper no chance from the spot. Cleeve had two late opportunities the first on eighty five minutes when Sam Cummings saw his shot well saved and two minutes later Paul Ireland headed over the bar.

Rockleaze Rangers managed a slender win at Hanham Athletic and the only goal of the game came in the thirty sixth minute from an in-swinging corner that was helped into the net by defender Luke Clapp for an own goal. Hanham’s Tom Welling saw his power driver of a shot almost beat the visitor’s keeper but somehow he kept it out. Then in the seventy eighth minute Max Heaven kept Hanham in the game when he saved well from a Kye Simpsons shot.

Henbury who went down to ten men after thirty five minutes held leaders Stonehouse Town to a two – two draw at Arnell Drive. It was the home side who showed the early promise and took the lead on twenty two minutes when Caelen Simpson was brought down in the box and Jack Mills fired home the resulting penalty. The leaders equalised on fifty one minutes from an acute angled shot from Josh Butler. Three minutes later the visitors were in front when Luke Barstow scored direct from a free kick giving the home keeper no chance. Henbury salvaged a point in the sixty eighth minute when Aaron Anglin capitalised on a defensive mistake by the visitors and had a simple task of tapping the ball home from close in.

  • Cheltenham Civil Service (Orange) v AEK Boco (Blue), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Cheltenham Civil Service (Orange) v AEK Boco(Blue), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Cheltenham Civil Service (Orange) v AEK Boco (Blue), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Cheltenham Civil Service (Orange) v AEK Boco (Blue), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Cheltenham Civil Service (Orange) v AEK Boco(Blue), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Cheltenham Civil Service (Orange) v AEK Boco (Blue), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Cheltenham Civil Service (Orange) v AEK Boco (Blue), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishop Cleeve Reserves (Green) v Gala Wilton (Yellow), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishop Cleeve Reserves (Green) v Gala Wilton (Yellow), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishop Cleeve Reserves (Green) v Gala Wilton (Yellow), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishop Cleeve Reserves (Green) v Gala Wilton (Yellow), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishop Cleeve Reserves (Green) v Gala Wilton (Yellow), Images courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishop Cleeve Reserves (Green) v Gala Wilton (Yellow), Images courtesy Peter Langley

Bristol Telephones won their game with Southmead CS Athletic three – two but made hard work of the victory. Neither side could find the back of the net in the first forty five minutes but the home side changed that in the first minute of the second half when a through ball to leading goalscorer Dhani Golding saw the striker give them the lead. Four minutes later brother Kieran broke down the right and then pulled the ball back for Ryan Webber to swivel round and strike the ball home. On seventy minutes Southmead reduced the arrears when a quick break caught the home defence out and Rob Sivers netted the resulting penalty. In the eighty ninth minute Phones scored again and this time it was a spectacular overhead kick from debutant Tom Daley. The visitors made it three – two in time added a mistake by keeper Aaron Greatbanks allowed Farai Chiwah the opportunity to score.

Lebeq United got back to winning ways with a three – one success at home to Broadwell Amateurs. All four goals came in the first forty five minutes. Dominic Holver was the first to test the Broadwell keeper Jamie merry with a fine shot on twenty minutes, but just five minutes later Broadwell took the lead when Christian Burnard capitalised on a mistake in the home defence. Ibrahima Sarr gave Leroy Swaby the chance to level but the keeper saved well. Nathan Hall then missed great chance for the home side before a mad three minutes in which Lebeq scored their three goals. The equalising goal came in the forty second minute with a great lob over the keeper by Dominic Holver and a minute later Leroy Swaby headed home a Sheridan Sawyer cross. Then right on half time Holver put Swaby clear to net the third.

AEK Boco shaded the first ten minutes of the game at Cheltenham Civil Service and had their full back booked on seventeen minutes for retaliation. The home sides first attempt on goal came from a quick break and a cross from Sam Mason that was turned behind. A Cheltenham twenty five yard free kick from Ryan Smith on twenty six minutes struck the crossbar and went over the top. On thirty minutes a volley from Adam Loveridge was well blocked by the visitor’s keeper. Almost an almighty blunder by Teejay Bick who sent a forty yard back pass to Tim Griffiths saw the keeper scrambling back and just managing to head the ball over the bar. Bick made up for that blunder in the thirty eighth minute when his thirty yard free kick is brilliantly saved by the Boco keeper. The score remained goalless until the fifty first minutes when Jack Green was put clear to slide the ball past Griffiths and give Boco the lead. On sixty one minutes Burrows sent Mason clear but the striker drove the ball into the side netting. Boco sealed the three points in the very last minute of the game when Jack Green scored from the penalty spot to make the final score two – nil.