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.
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
8th October 2016 - Nine man Hardwicke come back to take point against Stonehouse
Stonehouse Town increase their lead at the top but are held to a draw at Hardwicke.
Cheltenham Civil Service move into second spot with a win over Broadwell Amateurs.
All three teams at the bottom failed to gain any points and remain in the same positions.
Hardwicke who reduced to nine men late in the game came from behind to gain a deserved point from this local derby.
Hardwicke were the better side in the first half and after 4 minutes they showed their intentions when Danny Rasdale broke into the box on the left fired the ball across goal but Tobie Webb was unable to get on the end of it at the far post. A minute later with play at the other end a Lee Keveren header was pushed around the post by the Hardwicke keeper Kenny Edward. On 25 minutes a long ball over the visitors defence from Rob Hine found Will Matthews but under pressure he pulled his shot wide. Stonehouse hit straight back with a great run down the flank from Liam Gale cutting into the box almost on the bye-line his shot was well saved by Edward. A corner on the left for Hardwicke was met by Steve Bick but he was unable to get it on target. A great move by Adam Ireland and Tim Williams down the Hardwicke left resulted in Williams getting his shot on target but was unable to get it past Edward.
Stonehouse took the early initiative at the start of the second half and with just 40 seconds on the watch Liam Gale’s free kick from the right was met by the head of Andy Maryon but it was just wide of the target. Jonnie Brodie should have given the visitors the lead a minute into the half but blasted over from six yards. At the other end a break down the left by full-back Pat Vernall set up Will Matthews but his effort went well wide. The opening goal came from a silly mistake by Glen Gittins giving a way a needless penalty when he shoved Liam Gale in the box. Gale took the spot kick and duly dispatched it into the Hardwicke net for the lead. Things were not going for the home side and in the 84th minute Gittings was red carded for a bad tackle. With a minute left the home side got the ball in the visitors net but it was ruled out for pushing. A minute later Hardwicke were down to nine men when Jamie Reid received a red card after picking up a second yellow card. With the chips right down for the home side they salvaged a point in time added at the end of ninety minutes with a great strike from Tobie Webb.
Thornbury Town who were in second place at the start of the day slipped up at home to Bishops Cleeve Reserves going down 2-1. Cleeve went ahead on 25 minutes when Paul Ireland squeezed the ball home. A 25 yard thunderbolt from Marcus Wormwell on 32 minutes got Thornbury back on level terms. Although the home side had plenty of the play, some excellent saves from the visitors keeper kept the home side at bay. Then in the 80th minute the unexpected happened when Cleeves Ben Maguire netted the winner.
Another defeat for Hanham Athletic this time at the hands of today’s visitors Kingswood. Josh Stokes gave Kingswood the lead on 18 minutes with a 20 yard free kick. Two minutes into the second half Jamie Evans hit a half volley home to make it 2-0. A defensive mistake by the home side on 59 minutes gave Ryan Mudd the chance to make it three. The best chance for the home side fell to Adam Grinter on 64 minutes but his header hit the crossbar.
Bristol Telephones were the big scorers of the day with 6-1 over Gala Wilton. It was only 1-0 at the break after Hanin Rhomdane had given the home side the lead on 36 minute with a shot from the edge of the box. On 61 minutes Dhani Golding netted the first of his three goals for the afternoon when Griffiths sent the ball to Mike Alvis who then crossed for Golding to finish off. The second of the afternoon for Hanin Romdhane was a brilliant piece of individual skill drifting past several defenders and rounding the keeper to tap into an empty net. Gala hit back when Alex Pritchard scored from a corner to make it 3-1. Mike Alvis out paced the visitors defence to net number four for Phones and then two late goals from Dhani Golding the first a shot from the edge of the box and the second a close range effort.
AEK picked up a good 3-1 home win over Henbury. Darren Werrett gave Boco the lead on 30 minutes then three minutes later Charlie Stevens netted from the penalty spot to make it 2-0. Stevens scored again on 50 minutes capitalising on a mistake by the Henbury keeper who dropped the ball from a cross. With just five minutes left Henbury’s Danny Simpson pulled a goal back.
The first meeting between the two Clubs Little Stoke and Lebeq United who were promoted from The Bristol Suburban League last season. The spoils went to the visitors Lebeq United with the only goal of the game on 30 minutes a rather bizarre effort from Clinton Wilson who was chasing a through ball which was met by the home keeper and his attempted clearance rebounded off of Wilson into the net. Little Stoke had been guilty of a few missed chance from Owen Greening on five and twenty five minutes but Lebeq were unlucky in the 20th minute when Corey Wilson struck the upright. Visitors keeper Amin Jones brought off a good save from Laver to deny the home side an equaliser on 47 minutes and Luke Sperring skied the ball well over on 70 minutes that could have levelled the score.
Rockleaze Rangers gained a 2-0 victory over bottom Club Southmead CS Athletic although there was little to talk about in the first half except for a missed chance from Kris Reuben after Pilling and Fitzpatrick had set the chance up. Rangers took the lead on 65 minutes with a corking 35 yard free kick from James Pilling. The second goal in the last minute of the game came from Marcus Williams who picked the ball up just inside the visitors half surged forward beating several defenders then rounding the keeper to score.
Frampton United’s home game with Patchway Town ended with a win for the home side but it was the visitors who went into the break with a 1-0 lead after Brandon Benjamin drilled the ball home on 44 minutes. Myron Turner levelled for the home side on 49 minutes when he skipped around the Patchway keeper. Frampton netted the winner on 64 minutes after Steve Jackson was upended in the box and Myron Turner made it 2-1 from the spot.
Cheltenham Civil Service bounced back from the defeat last week with a 3-0 win at home to Broadwell Amateurs. The home side were in front after just 24 seconds courtesy of a goal from Adam Loveridge. Broadwell thought they had levelled but Gabriel’s effort was disallowed. The home side increased their lead with a header form Daniel Keating and Leigh Rayson rounded off to make it a comfortable win.
1st October 2016 - Lebeq United fight back to beat AEK
Two games at the top of the table with Stonehouse Town entertaining second place Cheltenham Civil Service and Kingswood taking on Thornbury Town. Both Stonehouse and Thornbury Town running out winners on the day.
At the bottom Southmead failed to increase their points tally going down at home to Little Stoke and Gala Wilton were pipped at home to Frampton United.
A really thrilling and entertaining match at Oakland’s Park between Lebeq United and AEK Boco the home side coming back to win 4-3 after trailing 3-1 at the break. The visitors took the early initiative and shots from Jordan Scott and Charlie Stevens in the first 5 minutes were on target but not good enough to beat Jones in the home goal. Jones then blocked a good effort from Jordan Scott and a minute later Lebeq cleared off the line. With all the pressure applied the visitors took the lead on 12 minutes when the ball was blocked by Jones it ran out to the left side of the box and was immediately struck across goal where the unmarked Liam Crewe had plenty of time to fire the ball past Jones. After surviving that early onslaught Lebeq hit back on 15 minutes with their first attack on goal that ended with Boco’s Callum Ball hitting the ball past his own keeper Tom Sheppard. Abenour Amraoui had a good chance to give the home side the lead but just as he was about to shoot the ball was pushed off of his toe. Boco retook the lead on 18 minutes when Jordan Scott’s pass split the home defence and Liam Jenkins ran clear to score. The home side had to wait until the 29th minute for their next effort on goal a tremendous shot from Ibrahima Sarr that had Sheppard diving full length to save. Another good break from the visitors on 33 minutes should have brought as third goal for Boco but Scott pulled his shot wide and even though Crewe got on the end of it he skied it over from 6 yards. The last effort from the home side in the first half fell to Clinton Wilson but he hit his shot straight at Sheppard. In time added at the end of 45 minutes Boco got a third goal - a low cross into the box from the left found Jordan Scott and he turned the defender to drive a low shot into the corner of the net.
15 minutes into the second half Jones was called up on to make a save from Substitute Paul Coles who had come on for the injured Liam Crewe. The home side made the game interesting in the 63rd minute with a break down the left the ball then coming into the centre for Ibrahima Sarr to strike a powerful shot from 20 yards past Sheppard. Lebeq drew level on 76 minutes from a break down the right and again fed into the centre where Nouradine Bounouh drove a 25 yard shot past the Boco keeper. Sarr almost scored a fourth for the home side with a tremendous shot from a full 30 yards that Sheppard managed to divert onto the crossbar. Lebeq grabbed the winner in time added on at the end of 90 minutes when Clinton Wilson finished off a great through ball.
Thornbury Town’s 2-1 win at Kingswood made up for their exit from the League Cup a few weeks ago. The visitors started brightly and went ahead after 10 minutes when Luke Franklin latched onto a through ball to fire into the bottom corner. The home side were reduced to ten men on 20 minutes when Frank Hitchins was red carded for a professional foul. The home side hit back on 23 minutes when Ryan Mudd’s cut back was swept home by Simon Clark. Kingswood’s Chris Fox brought of a double save on 35 minutes to keep his side in the game, but right on half time Luke Franklins header on the back post put Thornbury 2-1 up. Kingswood although down to ten men almost levelled on 65 minutes from a corner by Simon Clark that was met by Gary Simmons on the far post but his header was just wide. This win moved Thornbury up to second place.
Gala Wilton continue to struggle this season and although they found the back of the net twice they were unable to stop Frampton United pipping them by the odd goal. Frampton went ahead after 5 minutes with a series of passes that put Matt Cook clear to score the opening goal. United went 2-0 up on 15 minutes when Myron Turner latched onto a ball over the home defence. Just before the break Alex Pritchard made it 2-1 when he fired home from a great flick on from Kyle Bakewell. On 55 minutes Frampton’s Myron Turner put United 3-1 up with his second of the afternoon. With just 2 minutes to go Kyle Bakewell broke through the visitors defence to score a second for the home side. Unfortunately too little to late.
Leaders Stonehouse Town continue to march on with another excellent 3-0 win at home to Cheltenham Civil Service. The visitors came to Oldends Lane in second spot in the table but the home side were ruthless. Lee Keveren missed a good chance on 10 minutes then Cheltenham keeper Tim Griffiths denied Liam Gale a few minutes later. On 42 minutes Griffiths again saved well from Andy Maryon. Just 2 minutes later Maryon hit the post with a neat flick on. The home side opened their account on 62 minutes when Liam Gale drifted past several defenders before sending in across for Andy Maryon to drive home. Straight from the kick off Cheltenham had a good chance but Sam Masons shot skimmed the top of the crossbar? The home side increased their lead on 66 minutes when Liam Gale was brought down in the box and then duly dispatched the penalty. Just 2 minutes later almost an identical incident with Gale again being felled in the box and then stroking home the penalty. In the dying minutes the home side almost made it 4-0 when Ben Carmen beat several defenders to cross the ball for Lee Keveren but he headed over the bar.
Henbury’s inconsistent season continued today with a 4-1 win at home to Hanham Athletic. The home side went ahead on 23 minutes from a Adam Rosser corner headed home by Scott Thomas. The second on 40 minutes also came from an Adam Rosser corner this time headed home by Aaron Anglin at the near post the first of the three goals he netted during the afternoon. In the 66th minute Anglin took full advantage of a mix up by the visitors defence to loop the ball over the keeper to make it 3-0. On 87 minutes it was 4-0 as Anglin completed his hattrick when his first shot was saved by the visitors keeper but he followed up to hit the rebound home. Then in the very last minute Hanham scored a consolation goal when Jamie Fry took on the home defence drifting past four defenders before driving the ball home.
Patchway Town move into third place in the table with an excellent 2-0 victory over today’s visitors Hardwicke. The home side started well and Hardwicke keeper Kenny Edward saved well from a Luke Garbacz free kick on 10 minutes. Brandon Benjamin then missed a good chance to score when he headed over the top. Two further efforts from Benjamin was well saved by Edward before Benjamin finally found the back of the net on 27 minutes when Luke Garbcz set the chance up. Hardwicke’s first attempt on goal came after 32 minutes a shot from Alex Barker that was well saved by keeper Farmiloe. A minute before the break Hardwick’s Steve Bick went close with a header that just went over the top. Benjamin struck again right on half time when Hardwicke’s keeper Edward fumbled the ball from a Jamie Johnson free kick and Benjamin was on hand to tap the ball home. Benjamin might have completed his hattrick on 68 minutes but his effort was cleared off the line by Rob Hine. Then later on Hardwick’s Tobie Webb saw his goal bound effort cleared off the line by Daniel Dunt.
Southmead CS Athletic failed to add to their first point gained last week when they were beaten 3-0 at home by Little Stoke. The home side fell behind after 14 minutes when Ben Fry turned a cross into the box into his own net. 2 minutes later Stoke had a 2-0 lead when Russ Church headed home from a John Rugman free kick. A 30 yard shot from Luke Bayford was well saved by the Stoke keeper on 47 minutes. Stoke rounded the scoring off in the 85th minute when Simon Knight broke through the home defence to score.
A goalless first 45 minutes at Broadwell Amateurs where Rockleaze Rangers were the visitors today. The only real effort on goal in the first half came after 23 minutes when Broadwell’s Jordan Sheen struck the crossbar. The home side took the lead on 49 minutes from an Ollie Fitt corner that was powerfully headed home by Ross Gabriel. On 58 minutes Jamie Merry brought off a great save from a Fitzpatrick penalty to deny Rangers an equalising goal. Then on 75 minutes the visitors grabbed a point as James Pilling unleashed a 25 yard drive that flew into the top corner of the net.