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26th July 2016 - Little Stoke FC

Little Stoke FC have been invited to join the league for the 2016-17 season and have accepted the invitation.

Thanks to the Bristol and Suburban League for releasing them at this late stage.

24th July 2016 - Henbury Reserve Manager Vacancy

Henbury FC are currently looking to recruit a Reserve team manager, the Reserves are currently playing in the Bristol and District League 1.

Applications are welcomed from all individuals, if you wish to apply or obtain further information about the role please contact Ed Wright using the following details:
Email: hfcsec@outlook.com

Telephone: 07487880213

24th July 2016 - Ellwood FC

Ellwood FC have resigned from the league for the 2016-17 season.

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Ron's Match Reports

27th August 2016 - Little Stoke and Frampton share points

Bristol Telephones top the table with three wins out of three, with newcomers Stonehouse Town just behind and last seasons strugglers Kingswood in third place.

At the bottom Southmead CS Athletic prop up the table with Little Stoke just one place above.

Little Stoke have played 180 minutes of football in the County League so far but have yet to find the back of the net. They drew 0-0 in the week and again today at home to Frampton United. They were unable to penetrate the visitors defence but held firm at the back keeping the Frampton forwards at bay with some good goalkeeping by Luke Langson. The visitors looked more likely to break the deadlock but if the defence were beaten then Langson was there to tidy up. The home side conceded several free kicks in dangerous positions but the visitors were unable to capitalise. There was plenty of effort from both teams but the finishing was either straight to the keepers of wide of the target. Myron Turner had a great chance to put Frampton ahead on 62 minutes but shot wide of the target. Langson then made a good save to deny Joe Wilton and on 80 minutes a long free kick from Frampton’s Nathan Dennis to the far post found substitute Lee Dyer on the far post but he headed over the bar. Joe Wilton broke clear on 87 minutes but his shot was deflected away for a corner by Langson. Right at the death Langson brought of another good save this time to deny Jack Phillips.

Bristol Telephone continued their good start to the season with a 4-1 win at home to Cheltenham Civil Service. The home side took control right from the off and Ryan Hicks steered the ball home in the 1st minute. The visitors levelled the score on 20 minutes when Leigh Rayson headed home at the far post from a corner. Just before the break the home side went ahead from a 35 yard free kick from Dhani Golding. Telephones took a 3-1 lead on 60 minutes when Ryan Webber turned in a Ben Griffiths pass. Just 3 minutes later a long ball out of defence was picked up by Ben Griffiths to cut in and fire the ball home.

Newcomers to the league Stonehouse Town went away with the 3 points in a close encounter at Thornbury Town. The visitors opened the scoring on 37 minutes from an Alex Kibble free kick on the edge of the box that he curled into the bottom corner. 2 minutes later Thornbury were level when Craig Lancastle made space for himself to pass the ball into the far corner. A Tom Webb pass on 52 minutes gave Lancastle the opportunity to create some space and coolly slot the ball past Will Pedrick. The visitors hit back on 65 minutes when Joe Martin found the back of the net from a free kick just on the edge of the box. Stonehouse grabbed the winner in the 82nd minute from a Tim Williams header on the near post.

Southmead are still struggling as they went down 4-1 at home to Kingswood. Kingswood took the lead on 15 minutes when Josh Stokes volleyed home from a long cross into the box. Ryan Mudd then made it 2-0 on 35 minutes. Adam Eldridge converted a penalty for Kingswood on 55 minutes and then in the 70th minute Chris Williams pulled a goal back for the home side. With 10 minutes to go Connor Davis drove a low shot into the Southmead net to make the final score 4-1.

A single goal on 55 minutes a hopeful cross from Ryan Crewe that deceived the Patchway keeper gave Hanham Athletic their first points of the season.

AEK Boco got their first win of the season with a 3-1 score-line at home to Gala Wilton. The home side went in front on 42 minutes when Jordan Scott sent Paul Coles away down the flank and then got on the end of the cross to head home. Paul Coles then made it 2-0 with a volley from just inside the box. A goalmouth scramble in the 75th minute allowed Charlie Stevens to score from 12 yards to make it 3-0. Craig Howell netted a consolation goal for the visitors on 89 minutes when he lobbed the keeper from 20 yards following a long clearance out of defence.

Rockleaze Rangers recorded their first win of the season with a 2-1 win over Hardwicke. A jinking run by Marcus Williams from the halfway line saw a tremendous finish with a shot form 22 yards that gave the visitors keeper Jermaine Hunt absolutely no chance. Steve Fitzpatrick then set up Brother James to score a second for the home side on 52 minutes. Hardwicke hit back on 56 minutes from a Ben Davis header from a corner. There were several other chances for Hardwicke but keeper Sam Burgess kept them at bay.

Henbury v Lebeq United was a game of two halves. The first 45 minutes belonged to the home side but missed chances cost them dearly in the end. Aaron Anglin put the home side one up on 5 minutes when he tapped home from close range after the visitor’s keeper Amin Jones dropped the ball. Caelen Simpson was brought down in the box and Aaron Anglin lined up to take the spot kick. He was too impetuous and took the penalty before the referee had blown the whistle so it had to be taken again. The second shot was well read buy Jones who pushed the ball away for a corner. Simpson broke clear of the visitors defence on 28 minutes and with just the keeper to beat he shot wide. Aaron Anglin then missed a gilt edged chance on 35 minutes. In the second half it was a different story as Lebeq equalised through Sheldon Sawyer, then Dominic Holver gave them the lead on 75 minutes. 5 minutes later Mondher Ben Youssef made it 3-1 and in the 85th minute Holver netted his second when he broke clear and lobbed the keeper. Henbury did hit the post in the dying seconds.

A good 2-1 win over Bishops Cleeve Reserves by Broadwell Amateurs although the visitors were in charge for the first 12 minutes of this game. Home keeper Jamie Merry brought off a great save to deny Jamie Hammond. Sam Keitch’s shot was well saved by Benbow on 20 minutes the home side’s first effort on goal. On 38 minutes good movement between Jamie Powell and Ollie Fitt set up Ross Gabriel to hammer the ball past Benbow for a 1-0 lead. Gabriel made it 2-0 on 47 minutes when he latched onto a pass from Lee Hanson to drive the ball into the top corner. Substitutions were made by the home side around the hour mark and Cleeve lifted their game and pulled a goal back on 65 minutes from a cross from the right turned in by Mike Davis. The visitors pushed hard for the equaliser but the home defence held strong throughout the 12 minutes of time added.