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AEK Boco Champions 2015-16

AEK Boco Champions 2015-16
AEK Boco Captain Austen Shopland recieves the Trophy from Marcliff Managing Director Cliff Orchard

AEK Boco Champions 2015-16
AEK Boco Champions 2015-16

AEK Boco Champions 2015-16
AEK Boco Champions 2015-16

Les James Cup Final

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2nd May 2016 - Respect Tables

Latest Respect Tables up on the respect pages, congratulations to Broadwell Amateurs who win a match ball for their good behaviour in the technical area.

3rd January 2016 - Promotion Applicants

With the deadlines for promotion applications passing on the 31st December the following applications have been made

Promotion to step 6

  • AEK Boco - Application Withdrawn
  • Bristol Telephones
  • Patchway Town - Application Withdrawn
  • Thornbury Town - Application Withdrawn

Only one club will be promoted and must meet the ground grading criteria specified by the FA for promotion to step 6. The highest placed club that meets the criteria will be promoted. For this season only the FA has stipulated that the team does not have to finish in th top five to be considered.

Promotion to the Marcliffe Gloucestershire County League

Bristol Premier Combination League
  • Highridge United
  • Mendip Broadwalk
Bristol Suburban League
  • Lebeq United
  • Little Stoke
  • Mangotsfield Sports
Gloucestershire Northern Senior League
  • Newent Town
  • Stonehouse Town

A maximum of two teams may be promoted into the County League and must finish in the top two of their respective league. To be considered for promotion the club must meet the ground grading criteria specified by the 30th April 2016.

The number of relegated clubs will be identical to the number of clubs promoted from the feeder leagues. For the purposes of this rule Kings Stanley will be considered the first relegated club.

Any vacancies after promotion and relegation has been resolved will be filled at the AGM

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Ron's Match Reports

2nd May 2016 - Southmead grab a lifeline

Only four fixtures today but two involved teams one who are trying for runners up spot and the other to try and avoid going down.

Henbury came unstuck at home to Bishops Cleeve Reserves whilst Southmead CS Athletic won their crucial game at home to Ellwood.

Southmead CS Athletic prop up the rest at present and had to win today to try and avoid finishing bottom of the table. They did it in style against a much changed Ellwood team that are safe for another season. The home side got off to a tremendous start and were a goal up in the first minute when the Ellwood keeper Scott Tyler dropped the ball from a free kick right at the feet of Kye Perks to fire home. Two minutes later the home side were two in front again it came from a free kick from the right that was headed home by Ben Fry. Ellwood’s first attempt on goal after 10 minutes was from a free kick just out side the box that was struck well by Tom Liddington but it went straight to Sebastian Gribble in the home goal. The home side went 3-0 up on 18 minutes when Gribble’s long ball up field found Dominic Holver who forged into the Ellwood box and drove his shot past Tyler. A couple of minutes later Tyler did well to save a Rob Sivers free kick. Ellwood pulled a goal back on 22 minutes when Matt Remnent sent Tom Liddington clear and he carefully picked his spot to drive the ball past Gribble. Ellwood should have scored again on 24 minutes when Liddington squared the ball across goal only for Matt Wayman who sky the ball over the bar from eight yards. The home side went 4-1 up in the 29th minute when Holver burst into the box got his shot on target only to see Tyler parry it away but it went straight to Rob Sivers to fire home. Ellwood were unlucky right on half time when Gary Wildins powerful header was heading for the top corner only to be deflected away for a corner at the last moment.

Southmead took a 5-1 lead in the 53rd minute when Sam Rushworth brought down Holver just inside the box and Rob Sivers neatly tucked away the penalty. Holver almost scored again in the 62nd minute when his 40 yard run saw the striker hit a good low shot on target but Tyler stuck out a leg and the ball rebounded up field and was cleared. A minute later Ellwood struck with a second goal the initial work by Liddington saw the striker square the ball to Matt Wayman to slide home. The visitors were having much more possession and the home side were on the back foot as the visitors pushed forward to try and reduce the arrears. Steve Blaby was only just wide of the target for Ellwood as Gribble scramble across goal on 73 minutes, then with just 3 minutes to go the visitors scored a third. The ball was struck across goal from the right it was deflected to Wayman who drove the ball past Gribble with ease. Southmead travel to Hardwicke next Saturday for their final game of the season and all is at stake because only a win can prevent them from finishing bottom of the table.

Henbury stumbled at home today going down 2-0 to visitors Bishops Cleeve Reserves. According to the reporter the home side missed so many chances it was just unbelievable. Strikes from Adam Rosser Aaron Anglin and Kane Simpson that had been going in previous games were all missed. Cleeve went ahead on 10 minutes from a cross into the box from Tom Cooper that was headed home by Adam Gill. The visitors increased that lead on 50 minutes when Jack Bebbington fouled Rob Reid in the box and Reid slotted away the resulting penalty. Henbury will now have to win both of their remaining fixtures to gain the runners-up spot.

Gala Wilton finished their season in style with a 4-1 win over today’s visitors Hanham Athletic. Gala took the lead on 15 minutes with a well worked move down the left between Adam Hemming and Alex Pritchard with Pritchard driving the ball into the far corner. Five minute later it was 2-0 to the home side this time the move developed down the right between Sam Webb and Jack Overthrow with Overthrow volleying the ball into the top corner. Pritchard made it 3-0 on 55 minutes firing a low left footed shot just inside the near post. On 75 minutes Hanham broke out of defence following a questionable back pass that was waved away and the cross into the Gala box was headed into the far corner by George Cryer. Gala increased their lead on 85 minutes from a great shot from Joel White that was saved by the visitors keeper but rebounded to Daniel Mazurek to fire home.

Hardwicke bounced back from their defeat on Saturday with 4-2 victory over Bristol Telephones. It was Phones who went ahead on 13 minutes when Dhani Golding headed home from a corner at the near post. The home side levelled the score in the 30th minute from a Paul Carter 25 yard strike that the visitor’s keeper got his fingers to but could not prevent it going in. Two minutes later Carter sent Will Matthews clear to drive the ball into the top corner. A minute before the break it was 3-1 to the home side as Paul Carter drove his 30 yard free kick into the top corner well away from the keeper. Phones pulled a goal back on the hour when Aaron McQuaid beat the keeper. The home side rounded the scoring off in the 76th minute when Will Matthews netted the fourth and final goal from the penalty spot.

30th April 2016 - AEK Boco edge out Hardwicke

AEK Boco’s slender win over Hardwicke was finished off with the presentation of the Championship Cup and trophies after the game was completed.

The chasing pack going for the runners up spot all won today. Frampton United thumped Ellwood in the forest; whist Thornbury Town gave Bishops Cleeve Reserves no change in a comfortable win at home. Henbury kept their chances alive with a win at Broadwell Amateurs.

At the bottom Yate Town Reserves win at home over Southmead CS Athletic gives them some breathing space, but the result sent Cheltenham Civil Service next to bottom. Southmead are propping up the table.

AEK Boco and Hardwicke put on a splendid game of football with the home side winning this game with just the one goal. The visitors took the early initiative and forced several corners in the first few minutes of the game. At the other end Charlie Stevens latched on to a loose ball that had rebounded of a Hardwicke defender but then pulled his shot wide. It was Stevens again on target on 15 minutes but his shot was not good enough to beat Dan Chivers. Boco’s goal on 28 minutes was something quite special as the ball came in square from the right Jason Thatcher struck it from 25 yards and it fizzed past Chivers into the bottom corner.

Hardwicke’s Steve Bick might have levelled 7 minutes into the second half but miscued his shot. At the other end Liam Jenkins fired over the top with a clear shot on goal. Hardwicke’s best chance came in the 59th minute when Boco keeper Joe Pople spilled the ball but some how the defence managed to scramble the ball away. Liam Jenkins saw his shot well saved by Chivers on 73 minutes and another great save from Chivers in the 81st minute kept the score to just 1-0.

Yate Town Reserves have given themselves a good chance of avoiding the drop with a 4-2 home victory over Southmead CS Athletic. The star man for Yate was undoubtedly George Box who netted all four goals for the home side. He opened his account on 35 minute with a clinical finish from an acute angle. Southmead levelled the score on the hour mark when Rob Sivers netted from the penalty spot. Five minutes later Yate retook the lead when Luke Corbiere cross was headed home by Box. Box completed his hattrick on 75 minutes from a great through ball from Liam Pullen. Pullen and Saxton interchange of passes finished up with Box who coolly rounded the keeper to net his fourth. Southmead did manage a second goal on 90 minutes when Rob Sivers lobbed the keeper from a very tight angle.

Henbury are keeping their chances of the runners-up spot alive with an excellent 2-1 win at Broadwell Amateurs. Kane Simpson was unlucky in the second minute when his shot rebounded off the upright. But it was the home side that went ahead when Ross Gabriel challenged for a high ball that fell nicely for Ryan Wilks to volley home. The home side almost gifted the visitors a second on 30 minutes when Ben Schillers back header went over keeper Edwards but Alex Brown cleared off the line. However Henbury drew level on 36 minutes when Schiller in trying to clear drove the ball onto Kane Simpson and the rebound ended up in the back of the Broadwell net. The winning goal for Henbury came after 48 minutes when keeper Edwards misjudged a cross into the box and Scott Thomas was there to slide the ball home. Broadwell’s Kristian Burnard had a good chance to level on 77 minute but put his header over the bar. Unfortunately the home side finished with ten men when Alex Brown received a second yellow and was dismissed.

Thornbury Town have all guns blazing at present as they challenge for the runners-up spot. The hammered five into the Bishops Cleeve Reserves net without reply. Town were a goal up after 6 minutes when Craig Lancastle scored from just inside the box. The second right on halftime came from a Luke Franklin free kick that squirmed under the Cleeve keeper Eric Edge. Danny Haines picked up a loose ball just outside the box to net Thornbury’s third on 62 minutes. Marcus Wormwell was brought down in the box and Craig Lancastle netted from the spot for the fourth. Tom Webb and Asher Budd then set up Nathan Irwin to power home a headed gaol for the fifth.

Frampton United finished off their season with a bang netting six past the Ellwood keeper without reply. Lewis Wilton gave them the lead on 30 minutes and they went 2-0 up just before the break with a second goal from Myron Turner. Lewis Wilton then netted his second on the hour mark and ten minutes later Myron Turner made it 4-0 from the penalty spot. Steve Jackson chipped in with the fifth on 75 minutes and Minola Marquez Espada rounded it of five minutes from the end.

Rockleaze Rangers took an early lead at home to Hanham Athletic when Tom Dailly nipped in following a back header and lobbed the ball over keeper Fletcher. The visitors drew level on 48 minutes when home keeper Sam Burgess dropped the ball leaving George Cryer the simple task of tapping the ball home. Rangers Greg Parr struck the post and then saw Fletcher turn his goal bound effort around the post. Right at the end Steve Fitzpatrick was denied a winner when Jack Baber took the ball off his toe just as he was about to shoot.

Not much action in the first 45 minutes of the game between Bristol Telephones and Patchway Town. The result all came down to a Patchway break away in the 80th minute as home keeper Aaron Greatbanks committed himself to early leaving Mark Stoneham the easiest of chances to lob the ball over the keeper into the net.