Ron's Match Reports
3rd October 2015 - Elliott gives Bishops Cleeve the edge over Rockleaze
Leaders AEK Boco were held to a goalless draw by Cheltenham Civil Service. Henbury thrash Kingswood to move into second place and Broadwell Amateurs jump to third with a win over Hardwicke.
The game between Rockleaze Rangers and Bishops Cleeve Reserves was decided by just the one goal. It was the home side who opened the better and almost went ahead after 2 minutes but Carl Lakey’s shot was well saved by Cleeve keeper Eric Edge then 6 minutes later the Cleeve defence cleared off the line. Cleeves first real chance on goal came in the 15th minute as Mike Sholley hooked the ball over the bar from a corner. Rangers should have scored on 26 minutes as Lakey crossed to the far post from the right giving James Fitzpatrick a great opportunity to head the ball home but somehow contrived to miss it altogether. Cleeves James Pickup got his header on target on 33 minutes but Burgess was there to collect. Both sides had problems retaining the ball and in the 35th minute Rangers gave it away just inside their half to Matt Magee who raced forward before delivering a superb ball into the path of Giles Elliott to hammer past Burgess from just inside the box. Rangers lost their way after this and the visitors took control and Burgess came to the rescue from a good build up followed by a good effort from Mike Sholley just before the break.
Rangers came out with much more determination in the second half and dominated proceedings for the next 25 minutes but could not find that elusive goal they needed to level the score. Both Carl Lakey and Ieuan Crowe went close with Lakey having the best chance on 82 minute a clear header on goal that he put over the bar from 6 yards. The home side will feel a little aggrieved at the result but missed chance cost them.
Henbury have jumped up the table to second after they hammered Kingswood 8-0. This heavy defeat has dropped Kingswood to the bottom of the table. The accolades must go to Henbury striker Aaron Anglin who netted five of the eight goals with a hattrick 5 minutes before half time. A cross from the right from Jack Mills on 15 minutes was met by Anglin but his shot was well saved by Fox but the rebound fell just right for Reece Purnell to stab the ball home. Then on 19 minutes Scott Thomas finished off a cross from Ben Roe to make it 2-0. Anlgin got the first of his goals on 40 minutes when he picked up a ball wide on the flank cut in and drove an unstoppable shot past Fox. 2 minutes later he swept home a cross from Purnell. He completed his hattrick right on half time. A 20 yard volley that had come from a cross by James Loud gave Anglin his fourth on 51 minutes and he netted his fifth in the 76th minute after a good build up from Adam Rosser and Ben Roe gave him the chance which he took after Fox had saved the first shot. The final goal on 85 minutes slotted home by Danny Simpson after Adam Rosser set it up.
Thornbury Town inflicted a second defeat on Patchway Town to drop them someway down the table. Craig Lancastle helped himself to another couple of goals the first coming after 18 minutes when he made some space on the edge of the box turned and drove the ball in off the post. The second on 26 minutes was an awful mistake by the visitor’s keeper giving the ball away and allowing Lancastle to run the ball into an empty net. Another mistake by the Patchway keeper led to Thornbury’s third on 55 minutes a brilliantly executed shot by Danny Haines from 30 yards out. The visitors only managed to get a shot on goal in the 89th minute of the game.
Southmead CS Athletic picked up their second win of the season with a close 3-2 scoreline over Hanham Athletic. It was the visitors who went ahead on 20 minutes with a goal from Marc Johns. The home side levelled the score on 37 minutes when Danny Glancey netted. a Jack Baber strike then had Hanham in the lead once again only for Jon Kilpatrick to net the equalising goal on 75 minutes with a 30 yard screamer. Hanham will be wondering how they lost this game after twice taking the lead but they left with nothing when Andy Makepeace scored the winner for Southmead in the 89th minute from a free kick.
A point each for Frampton United and Gala Wilton with the score finishing 1-1. Gala went ahead on 10 minutes when Mike Light headed home from a corner. Liam Halliday almost made it two on 15 minutes but for a great save by home keeper James Marklove. Right on Half time Marklove was sent off for a foul giving Gala the chance to go into the lead from the penalty spot. Frampton brought on Frazier Wilson to take over in goal and his first touch was to save the penalty. There were other chances created by both sides throughout the second half but the score remained 1-1.
Broadwell Amateurs have moved into third place in the table after their 3-0 win over today’s visitors Hardwicke. The game started well for the home side when Ben Schiller scored from just inside the box after just 3 minutes. There was a solid display by the home defence throughout but on 44 minutes the outcome might have been so different but for great penalty save by home keeper Craig Edwards. Two goals from Ryan Wilks in the second half sealed the win for Broadwell. His first was a side footed effort on 61 minutes and on 86 minutes he headed in his second.
A second goalless draw for Cheltenham Civil Service but mighty important as they travelled to league leaders AEK Boco. A game of very few chances but never the less that point has lifted Cheltenham off the bottom for the first time.