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18th October 2016 - Respect Marks

The first set of respect marks are on the respect pages now. Along with the first technical area marks of the season.

9th October 2016 - Representative Game

Marcliff Gloucestershire County Football League v Gwent County Football League on Tuesday 8th November 2016 – At Tytherington Rocks Football Club – Kick-off 7.30pm

24th September 2016 - Southmead CS Athletic

The club would like to confirm that a new Management Team have been appointed to manage the side in the Gloucestershire County League, current Player Manager Chris Williams has agreed to step aside to concentrate on playing, allowing Trevor Richards and Jason Tarr to take over as Co -Managers and Matty King has been asked to assist in all areas on matchdays and continue his work behind the scenes with Danny Daly.

Thanks must go to Chris for the passion he has shown to take on the managing during the summer, to get the local players back together, and to create a great spirit. We all agree results not been great but the team have been competitive in most games.

We are all confident that both Trevor and Jason will bring vast experience to Southmead after many years together at Bristol Manor Farm with the U18s and Reserves more recently, and with a few signings the team can start to climb the table.

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

15th October 2016 - Broadwell take points at Bishops Cleeve

Just one league fixture completed today with most of the Clubs performing in the GFA Challenge Trophy. The game in the north of the county between Bishops Cleeve Reserves and Broadwell Amateurs was an interesting encounter with Cleeve going into the match with a very good win last week and the visitors on a bad run of results from their last couple of games. Broadwell got off to a flying start after 3 minutes when Cleeve full-back Luke Finch hit a horrendous ball back to his keeper Steve Benbow it bounced so high that the keeper had to handle it or it would have gone over his head and into the net. The referee immediately blew for a free kick to the visitor’s which was in the home box about 14 yards out. Kristian Burnards shot must have taken a deflection and finished up in the back of the home net. Broadwell almost made it two on 7 minutes when a mistake by Mike Davis allowed Ross Gabriel to run clear but his shot was brilliantly saved by Steve Benbow. Benbow was in action again 3 minutes later when he deflected a Danny Latham shot onto the post. The home side had a good chance to pull a goal back on 13 minutes when Jamie Hammond found himself clear on goal but keeper Jamie Merry foiled his attempt. On 25 minutes Merry brought off a good save to deny Mike Davis with 25 yard drive. A lee Hanson cross found Jordi Sheen but his header was well saved by Benbow. Broadwell defender Greg Lewis had to make a rash clearance that just cleared his own crossbar in the 34th minute. The visitors went 2-0 up on 38 minutes when Cleeve lost possession on their left side and the ball was played through to Ross Gabriel who smashed the ball into the top corner. The home side got themselves back in the game right on half time when Mike Davis curled a superb free kick from the edge of the box around the wall and past Merry.

In the very 1st minute of the second half Broadwell restored their two goal cushion. A free kick on the left just outside the box was firmly struck by Lee Hanson across the Cleeve six yard box and central defender Greg Lewis had the simple task of side footing the ball home. In the 51st minute a 25 yard effort from Jack Oldham went just wide of the visitor’s goal with Merry stranded. The home side were unlucky in the 66th minute when a header back to merry fell short and Paul Holmes got a touch on the ball but it rolled agonisingly wide of the post. Benbow brought off a good save diving full length to deny Jordi Sheens header going in. Broadwell had a great chance to make it 4-1 on 87 minutes when Ben Fishwick was clear on goal but failed to beat Benbow. The last effort of the game in time added at the end of 90 minutes fell to the home side Elliot Pulley made a great run into the box and then saw merry dive full length to push his shot out for a corner.

  • Bishops Cleeve Reserves v Broadwell Amateurs, Courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishops Cleeve Reserves v Broadwell Amateurs, Courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishops Cleeve Reserves v Broadwell Amateurs, Courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishops Cleeve Reserves v Broadwell Amateurs, Courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishops Cleeve Reserves v Broadwell Amateurs, Courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishops Cleeve Reserves v Broadwell Amateurs, Courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishops Cleeve Reserves v Broadwell Amateurs, Courtesy Peter Langley

  • Bishops Cleeve Reserves v Broadwell Amateurs, Courtesy Peter Langley

GFA Challenge Trophy Reports

Two Clubs are through to the next round after defeating opposition from a higher league. Bristol Telephones saw of Hallen from the Toolstation League Premier Division whilst Kingswood defeated Tuffley Rovers from the Hellenic League Premier Division.

In a very one sided game, Telephones had a great start and after 8 minutes took the lead with a header from Dhani Golding after some good individual work from Ben Griffiths down the left side. Ben Griffiths should have extended the lead on 15 minutes, again after some neat foot work, he cut inside, only to shoot just wide of the upright. On 19 minutes Ben Griffiths challenged the Hallen defence and was brought down for a penalty. Hanin Rondhane took the spot kick and netted to make it 2-0. On 30 minutes Ben Griffiths inflicting more punishment on the Hallen defence crossing the ball to Mike Alvis who squared it to Dhani Golding to finish with a left foot shot into the corner. Mike Alvis latching onto a through ball from Hanin Rondhane sliding the ball across goal for veteran Martin Blacker to score of the underside of the cross bar. On 40 minutes Dhani Golding completed the perfect hattrick with a right footed effort after Ben Griffiths had again tormented the Hallen defence once more. Hallen had only one attempt on goal in the first 45 minutes only to find Adam Gregory blocking the shot on the goal line.

The second half started much the same as the first although Hallen did manage a few more chances, but Telephones defence were stubborn, and didn't allow them to break through. On 52 minutes Martin Blacker should have extended Telephones lead, but only a good save from the Hallen keeper kept the score line the same. Then on 66 minutes Martin Blacker broke free of the defence his shot hit the post and fell to the feet of Dhani Golding, who netted his fourth of the afternoon. With the game heading towards the final 15 minutes, Hanin Rondhane ran at the Hallen defence and slid the ball to Mike Alvis who drilled the ball into the bottom right corner. Hallen had vey few chances again in the second half leaving Telephones goalkeeper Will Osborne very little to do for most of the afternoon

Patchway Town and Frampton United met for the second week running on this week it was in the cup. paul Noise went close for the home side with a header on 18 minutes and then two minutes later Matt Davies hit the crossbar. In the 22nd minute the visitors took the lead from a breakaway Jonathan Lewis finding the back of Towns net. Nathan Dennis went close for the visitors from a free kick on 28 minutes. Town had a couple of chances that they failed to convert but did draw level on 41 minutes when Like Garbacz set up Matt Tovey to score. The home side had a goal disallowed in the 54th minute but in the 83minute Frampton grabbed the winner when the ball was played into the home box and central defender Dan Dunt was unable to prevent a deflection going into his own net. Minutes later Garbacz hit the upright but Town are out of the Cup for another year.

Kingswood can hold their heads high tonight with a win on penalties over Tuffley Rovers after the final score finished 3-3 after 90 minutes. Mark Pritchett gave Tuffley the lead with a header on 7 minutes but 5 minutes later Gary Simmons levelled from a breakaway. Kingswood took the lead on 42 minutes when Ryan Mudd headed home a Josh Stokes corner. Luke Chappell cleared off the line on 53 minutes and then in the 62nd minute Tuffley Rovers were reduced to ten men when Shane Bradley received a red card for a foul on keeper Chris Fox. Tufley levelled on 73 minute with a scrambled goal from Warren Mann and then Pritchett headed the visitors into the lead on 82minutes. The home side pulled level right on time from a low cross driven across the six yard box by Adam Eldridge and Tuffley defender Tunnicliffe deflected the ball into his own net. In the penalty shoot out home keeper Chris Fox brought off two great saves and Kingswood won 3-0 on penalties.

Rockleaze Rangers were over come by an inform Cadbury Heath side from the Toolstation League premier division by five goals to two. Matt Huxley hit a hattrick and Sam McElroy netted a brace for the visitors with Steve Fitzpatrick netting a brace for the home side. The home side were 2-0 down after 10 minutes. On 3 minutes Sam McElroy shot from the edge of the box was mishandled by the home keeper letting the ball through his hands. Matt Huxley then made scored when he stabbed the ball home. Huxley netted again on 29 minutes before Steve Fitzpatrick pulled a goal back for the home side. McElroy netted a fourth with a header on 45 minutes to give the visitors a 4-1 lead. On 60 minutes Rangers scored their second Fitzpatrick driving home after Aaron Days header had been save by Jamie Powell. Rangers had a goal disallowed on 85 minutes then right on time Huxley swivelled in the box and drove the ball into the corner of the net.

Nine goals at Thornbury Town with the visitors Cribbs going away with a 5-4 win. George king gave Cribbs the lead on 5 minutes and then Darren Edwards made it two on 15 minutes. Craig Lancastle pulled a goal back for the home side on 19 minutes and 2 minutes later Nathan Irwin made it 2-2. Josh Jones netted for Cribbs on 37 minutes and then on 43 minutes Lancastle made it 3-3. George King gave Cribbs the lead on 58 minutes and Jack McKenna made it 5-3 on 66 minutes with Nathan Sage completed the scoring for the home side in the 91st minute to make the final score 5-4 to Cribbs.

Hardwicke have progressed to the next round with a 4-1 win at home to Lebeq United.

Little Stoke are also through to the next round even though there were no goals scored in their encounter with AEK Boco. The home side won the tie on penalties 5-3