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9th December 2014 - #footballremembers

  • Kings Stanley v Yate Town Reserves

  • Southmead CS Athletic V Chipping Sodbury Town

  • Rockleaze Rangers V Thornbury Town

  • AEK Boco V Southmead CS Athletic

  • Berkeley Town v Bristol Telephones

  • Frampton United v Bishops Cleeve Reserves

  • Ellwood v Gala Wilton

  • Yate Town Reserves v Kingswood

  • Cheltenham Civil Service v Thornbury Town

  • Henbury V AEK Boco

  • Patchway Town v Hanham Athletic

  • Hanham Athletic v Rockleaze Rangers


The Management Committee of the Marcliff Gloucestershire County Football League wish everybody connected to the league a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

16th November 2014 - Respect Awards

Second Respect awards of the season go to Cheltenham Civil Service and Ellwood for the best marks from the referees in the second 5 games.

Cheltenham Civil Service 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

Old news here

Ron's Match Reports

20th December 2014 - Chipping Sodbury see off Bishops Cleeve

No change at the top after all three teams picked up 3 points

At the bottom of the table Berkeley Town and Patchway win whilst Bishops Cleeve Res lose and Yate Town Res drew. Only 4 points separate the bottom four Clubs.

Chipping Sodbury Town kept up their challenge with a convincing 4-0 win at home to Bishops Cleeve Reserves. The home side started brightly and two good early chances were missed by Justin Cattle and James Mackie. The home side looked much the better side but had to wait until the 26th minute to open the scoring when a brilliant through ball from Sam Jenkins gave James Mackie the opportunity to drive the ball past the keeper from 15 yards. A Danny Coombes cross from the right on 35 minutes saw Justin Cattle rise to head home the second. Danny Coombes was involved with the third goal on 65 minutes with another cross from the right that was headed home by Alex Fox. Sodbury made it 4-0 on 63 minutes when new signing Ben Weaver came on as a sub and with his first touch picked up the rebound of the post from a Danny Coombes shot to score. Bishops Cleeve never really got a look in and only forced one corner throughout the game.

Berkeley Town followed on their draw from last weeks game with an excellent 2-0 win at home to Henbury. The first 45 minutes failed to produce any goals but the visitors did hit the crossbar. The home side took full advantage of the extra man after Henbury had a player sent of on 50 minutes as they went ahead 8 minutes later when Dan Turner capitalised on a back pass that the Henbury keeper fumbled allowing Turner to run the ball into the net. Turner was involved in the second goal on 72 minutes when he was upended in the box. Tom Palmer fired the ball home from the spot. In the dying seconds Berkeley almost gat a third but the free kick hit the post.

Cheltenham continued their good form with 2-0 win at Hanham Athletic. The two goals that were both scored in the first 25 minutes came from defensive errors by the home side. Leading goalscorer Jack Sklenar got the first on 15 minutes and the second 10 minutes later was driven in by Jamie Lock.

Kings Stanley inflicted another defeat on Kingswood whose early season form seams to have deserted them at present. It was the visitors who went in front after 10 minutes when the Stanley defence were napping when Kingswood took a quick free kick and Frank Hitchings lifted the ball over Ashley Gale for the lead. Stanley levelled after 25 minutes with a good move between a numbers of players of which led to Danny Chandler tapping the ball home. A really well struck shot from just outside the box by Ben Newman on 44 minutes gave Stanley a 2-1 lead at the break. Ian Evans the visitors keeper brought off to great saves in the 65th and 67th minute to keep his side in the game. Kingswood had a great chance to level on 80 minutes but the cross was headed wide. In the 85th minute Stanley caught Kingswood on the break with Danny Chandler rounding Evans before rolling the ball home. A mix up in the goalmouth by Evans and a couple of defenders gave Brad Moore the chance to stab the ball home for a fourth and final goal right on 90 minutes.

Bristol Telephones whose fixture was switched to the home of Southmead looked in full control in the first 45 minutes but got hit on the break twice to concede two goals scored by Andy Makepeice to give Southmead CS Athletic a 2-0 lead at the break. At the beginning of the second half only a brilliant tackle from Marc Griffiths prevented Southmead a third goal. Telephones suddenly woke up and reduced the arrears’ with a strike from just inside the box by Ryan Webber, A Ryan Hicks header made it all square before Mike Grist headed the Phones in front. Dhani Golding rose to head home number four and with 5 minutes left Ryan Webber netted the fifth with a shot from just inside the box.

A 2-0 win over Ellwood has moved Patchway Town out of the bottom two. Neither side were able to break the deadlock in the first 45 minutes. Patchway brought on John Adams midway through the second half and this turned out to be a great move as he picked up the ball rounded two defenders before firing the ball into the Ellwood net. Adams was also involved in the second goal in the 85th minute being fouled just outside the box and getting a free kick. Up stepped Charlie Collins to drive the ball home from the kick and gain 3 important points.

The game between Frampton United and Rockleaze Rangers never really pulled up any trees. The best chance in the first half fell to the home side in the 21st minute Chris Fower’s powerful header was pushed over the bar by Rangers keeper. The only goal of the game on 84 minutes came from a Manola Marquez Espada corner that was headed home by Dan Huxstep. Rangers only real chance came 3 minutes later when Aaron Day headed just wide from a corner.

With 110 supporters watching and on a bobbley pitch which both sides struggled at times to get the ball under control and a score that probably flatters the eventual winners. The first goal came for the visitors in the 20 min from Alex Pritchard. A fine goal from Darren Werrett cutting in from wide to curl the ball low around the keeper at the far post made it 1-1 at half time. On 50 minutes against the run of play Sean Bennett made it 2-1 to the visitors. The goal of the game came in the 70th min with a stunning 30 yard free kick from Liam Powell. The home side continued to bombard the visitors with chance after chance being missed. A double sending off in the 69 minute saw Jack Withy for Boco and Craig Howells for the visitors both see red. Missed chances was to be the undoing of the home side as in the 85th minute a chance from nothing was converted by Martin Smith for the visitors and they held out for the last 5 minutes to inflict a second successive defeat at home for AEK Boco.

It was a 0-0 scoreline at Thornbury Town where Yate Town Res were the visitors. A game which was limited to a couple of chances one for each side I think determined the final score. Nathan Sage saw his looping header strike the crossbar on 50 minutes. Whilst Yate were limited to a gaol-mouth scramble in which they thought the ball had crossed the line but was waved away by the officials.