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Ron's Match Reports

30th March 2013 - DRG stun Tuffley at Frenchay

Tuffley Rovers remain at the top of the table on goal difference and have two games in hand over Bristol Academy.

A below par Tuffley Rovers are well beaten by second from bottom D.R.G. Frenchay who netted four times without reply. Bristol Academy 1-0 defeat of close rivals Southmead CS Athletic lifted them into second place in the table.

D.R.G. Frenchay severely dented Tuffley Rovers chances of winning the title with a very convincing 4-0 victory. The home side has now taken 4 points off the leaders this season. The home side took the lead after five minutes with a rather fortuitous but spectacular overhead kick from Anton Dowe that left the Rovers keeper Mark Harris stranded. Both teams struggled to create chances and often gave the ball away to easy. Rovers were awarded a free kick on twenty eight minutes just outside the box on the left and a curling shot from Marcus Foxwell was on target but was deflected wide for a corner just in front of the far post. A couple of minutes later Jorden Cooper broke into the home box and was about to shoot as Mike Connor made a last ditch tackle to clear the ball of the strikers toe.

Bishops Cleeve Reserves V Thornbury Town
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Rovers were unlucky two minutes into the second half when a free kick from Foxwell struck the crossbar with home keeper Lee Francis at full stretch. Just a minute later Francis got down well to save Jordan Cooper’s point blank shot. A second goal in the 50th minute by D.R.G. put Rovers on the back foot. A ball played out to the right found Anton Dowe who neatly passed inside to Ollie Clark who flicked it on to Joe Galsworthy to side foot into the far corner with keeper Harris rooted to the spot. Warren Mann Rovers nippy striker then saw his shot just clear the bar. Things went from bad to worse in the sixty eighth minute for Rovers as James Kenway’s shot from the edge of the box flew past Harris to make it three nil. An injury to home keeper Lee Francis held the game up for four minute whilst he received treatment but he was able to carry on. With just a few minutes of normal time left D.R.G. put the nail in Rovers coffin with a fourth goal, a looping header that flew over Harris as he came of his line.

A local derby between Yate Town Reserves and Chipping Sodbury Town ended all square. After a goalless first forty five minutes the two goals came within a minute of each other midway through the second half. Josh Dempsey headed home a free kick sent over from the right on sixty eight minutes, but within a minute Sodbury were level when Justin Cattle was left unmarked and he made no mistake. The visitors might have had a couple more earlier on but Cattle failed to get his shots on target.

The report on the Hanham Athletic and Kingswood game was very brief. It was apparently a very uninteresting encounter with very little goalmouth action. The result was decided in the sixty fourth minute from the penalty spot after Jack Tottle committed an infringement in the box and Kingswood’s Paul Bleaken netted from the penalty spot.

Bishops Cleeve Reserves V Thornbury Town
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Bristol Academy’s game with Southmead CS Athletic was a very tight encounter with both team unable to break the deadlock in normal time and the only goal of the game came in time added, a well rehearsed corner that was put away by Will Haddrell.

Longlevens continue to climb the table gaining another three points this time at title challengers Kings Stanley. Both teams failed to break through in the first forty five minutes, but two minutes into the second half Ryan Dunn cut in from the right to give the visitors the lead. Longlevens were two up after forty nine minutes this time it was Shaun O’Connor netting from the penalty spot. Stanley’s Liam Gale got the ball in the back of the Longlevens net only to see it ruled out for offside. Longlevens went three nil up on eighty minutes when Brad Martin latched onto a long free kick. Stanley did manage a consolation goal in the eighty fifth minute Liam Gale heading home in a goalmouth scramble.

Bishops Cleeve Reserves V Thornbury Town
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Taverners slipped up at home to Henbury going down two nil. Eddie Howell gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot on thirteen minutes. A couple of minutes later Taverners almost drew level but Tom Hanley’s shot struck the upright. Jack Mills gave Henbury a two goal cushion in the forty seventh minute and although Taverners pushed hard they failed to make the break through.

Bishops Cleeve Reserves are gradually sliding down the table as they were beaten four nil at home by Thornbury Town. A goal from Steve Thompson on twenty five minutes gave the visitors the lead. Then a double from his brother Danny Thompson on fifty minutes and seventy minutes put Thornbury comfortably in the driving seat. A fourth goal on seventy three minutes a bullet header from central defender Pete Fowler round up a very satisfactory afternoons work for Thornbury Town.

Bishops Cleeve Reserves V Thornbury Town
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Berkeley Town continue to pick up points as they gain another at Patchway Town in a one all draw. Sam Strickland gave the visitors the lead when he turned in the box and drove his shot past Alford in the home goal. Patchway leveled on sixty five minutes a superb free kick from Matt Tovey that whistled into the top corner of the net. Both teams were guilty of missed chances that may have seen a much different result.

One point each for Frampton United and Rockleaze Rangers. Rockleaze went in front on twenty minutes from an in-swinging corner that took a deflection of a home defender and ended up in the back of the net. Just two minutes later the home team was on level terms. Adam Cox sent a pass out to Tom Patterson who then sent over a great cross that was volleyed home by Ryan Vincent. Richard Bray restored the lead for Rangers in the thirty eighth minute after the home defence failed to clear a loose ball. Frampton again drew level in the fifty fifth minute with a great interchange of passes between Adam Cox and Steve Jackson before Cox passed the ball into the Rangers net.

26th March 2014 - Somerset County League V Gloucestershire County League

Unfortunately, the Gloucestershire County Football League were knocked out of the competition at the first hurdle but were a little unfortunate with a couple of the goals that Somerset scored.

Gloucestershire were first to create a chance to score on two minutes as Nick Humphreys cross from the left cleared the Somerset defence but fell to the shortest player on the pitch Warren Mann who was unable to gain the height needed to head the ball home. Somerset’s first effort on goal came in the eighth minute a shot from Scott Sandford that was hit straight at keeper Chris Fox. Just two minutes later Somerset took the lead with a rather fortuitous goal from full-back Danny McCall who had found space down the right to send over a deep cross that caught Fox by surprise as the ball drifted over him and dropped into the far corner of the net. A Marcus Foxwell free kick on thirteen minutes was brilliantly saved by the Somerset keeper Adam Bishop who just managed to push the ball over the bar. Nick Humphreys had a good chance a minute later but lifted the ball over the bar. A Shaun O’Connor shot in the twenty eighth minutes was again well saved by Bishop in the Somerset goal. On a pitch that was difficult to pass the ball around, Gloucestershire fell further behind in the thirty third minute; again the danger came from the right as a shot on target from Somerset hit the sand on the pitch and in trying to clear Peter Fowler sliced the ball into his own net. A few minutes later Gloucestershire’s Dave Merrick was just wide with an overhead kick. Then on thirty eight minutes Nick Humphreys found space in the box to pull a goal back for Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire started much better in the second half and pinned Somerset back with some good build up play and a cross from Humphreys went begging with neither the Somerset defence, nor the Gloucestershire forwards unable to reach it. Somerset keeper Adam Bishop was in tip top form and brought off another good save to deny Marcus Foxwell’s free kick going in. Somerset almost got a third goal in the fifty ninth minute but somehow Fox managed to juggle the ball before it was eventually cleared. Although Gloucestershire had been in control for the first part of the second half, disaster struck in the sixty third minute as a break down the right caught the Gloucestershire defence out and as the ball was played into Aaron Deeks he made space to hit his shot on target, the initial shot was well saved by Fox but the keeper was unable to keep hold of the ball and Deeks picked up the loose ball to fire home. Gloucestershire made a couple of positional changes and tightened things at the back, but were unable to get a second goal to get them back in the game.

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Image Courtesy of Peter Langley

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23rd March 2013 - Bristol Academy hit five at Frampton

Another dreadful weekend, with the weather conditions knocking out eight of the nine scheduled fixtures.

The only fixture to be played was at Frampton United who took on Bristol Academy. The visitors went away with the three points after recording a 5-1 win that keeps them in contention for the title. The Academy are currently sitting in fourth place just six points behind the leaders Tuffley Rovers.

A good crowd of 75 spectators were treated to a very competitive game that saw both sides always trying to play good football. The first attempt on goal came from the home side after five minutes a shot from Jonathan Thomas that just cleared the bar. The Academy’s first attempt on goal on ten minutes was a shot from Jordan Lawrence that Dan Borg in the home goal did well to save. The opening goal of the game came in the nineteenth minute a fierce drive from twenty five yards by Jordan Lawrence that somehow crept under the diving keeper and into the net. The Academy who look a good outfit were seeing a little more of the ball than the home side had a good chance to increase their lead on twenty four minutes as Ibrahima Diallo found some space on the right side of the box and unleashed a shot that was on target but Borg moved into position to take the ball cleanly. At the other end Kris Bulley found space for a shot at goal but it was not strong enough to beat Cameron Tarr in the visitor’s goal. The Academy went two up on thirty minutes, from a thirty yard free kick from Tauren Williams that was hit low into the corner of the net with Borg getting his finger tips to it but could not prevent it going in. Then on forty four minutes Frampton were back in the game as Tom Patterson fired across Tarr into the far corner of the net. But straight from the kick-off the Academy broke through again as Mario Mateus was put clear to slide the ball under Borg to make it three one at the break.

Five minutes into the second half a mistake by one of the Frampton defenders giving the ball away to the Academy just inside their own half cost them dearly as the ball was played up to Jake Jackson who made space for himself to drive a fierce shot into the roof of the net. Frampton almost pulled another goal back in the fifty third minute from a corner that was headed towards the top right corner but keeper Tarr brought off a great save. Kris Bulley was unlucky as his shot from an acute angle on the left sped across goal and just wide with the Academy defence looking on. The Academy were clinical with their finishing today and after a corner from Frampton was cleared up field in the eightieth minute Jake Jackson netted his second of the afternoon and gave the visitors a five one lead. Frampton never gave up and in the eighty fifth minute was unlucky as Ryan Vincent’s shot just cleared the bar.

16th March 2013 - Taverners through to cup final

The heavy rain caused havoc with the fixture schedule; only three fixtures went ahead, two league fixtures and the Semi-final of the Les James League Cup between Patchway Town and Taverners at Scott Park.

None of the top teams were in action so the top six places remain the same with Hanham Athetic jumping up to seventh after their win over Chipping Sodbury Town In the other league match Henbury won at Thornbury Town by the odd goal.

Taverners reached the final of the Les James League Cup winning 4-3 on penalties after the score on 90 minutes was level at 1-1. Credit must go to the home side Patchway Town for getting this game on, with the pitch standing up remarkably well considering the weather conditions.

Town almost opened the scoring after 6 minutes with a shot that deceived the Taverners keeper but stuck the upright and was cleared. The first free kick of the game went to the visitors just on the edge of the box on the left, the shot was on target but not good enough to beat home keeper Martin Alford. Taverners got the first break in the game on 18 minutes when Oliver Portlock got free on the left and as he broke into the box Town keeper Martin Alford came to meet the striker and although it looked as though he made contact with the ball he caught the man as well. The referee pointed straight to the penalty spot. Taverners Jamie Bish coolly slotted the ball home from the spot. Alford also went in to the referee’s book receiving a yellow card. Five minutes later Taverners keeper also received a yellow card for a foul out wide on the left hauling back Matt Davis after the forward was about to go past him. Patchway best chance of the first half came on the half hour from a good low cross into the six yard box from the left which Matt Davis just failed to reach. Taverners went close to getting a second on 36 minutes after full back Richard Davies crossed a good ball in to the box only for Tom Burridge to mistime his kick and the ball ran out for a goal kick.

Patchway Town v Taverners

Four minutes into the second half Rory Gardiner should have given Taverners a 2-0 lead but shot wide from close range with only Alford standing in his way. Matt Davis should have leveled for Patchway after being put clear on goal, but just 8 yards from goal the striker pulled his shot wide of the target. Patchway’s Sam Davis shot on 53 minutes just cleared the bar but 2 minutes later the home side were level. A corner form the right was swung into the box it was only half cleared by Taverners and Sam Davis fired the ball past a crowd of players to level. Patchway were now looking the better side and were unlucky when they got the ball in the net for a second but it was ruled out for offside. The last 25 minutes of this game was played in torrential rain as the heavens opened up. And although the home side pushed Taverners very hard they held firm at the back with centre back Mike Thornton outstanding. The score being level at the end of 90 minutes the game was decided by penalties.

Taverners Craig Hughes netted first for Taverners with Luke Drew leveling the score. Josh Blunt made it 2-1 to the visitors before Brandon Benjamin leveling it up again. Martin Alford saved Luke Bedwells third penalty for Taverners and then Duane Porlock saved Jon Pugsley’s spot kick to keep it at 2-2. Jamie Bish restored Taverners lead and then Matt Tovey made it 3-3. Mike Thornton gave Taverners a 4-3 lead and it then came down to Matt Webb to level it up for the home side, but Portlock saved Webb’s penalty and sent the very happy Taverners players through to their second final in three years.

Patchway Town v Taverners

At Hanham Athletic the game with Chipping Sodbury Town was given the go ahead after a pitch inspection by the referee. Sodbury started the game brightly and created several chances which they failed to take. After 30 minutes Hanham started to get on top, then against the run of play Sodbury took the lead from a long range effort fumbled by Hanham’s keeper Dan Fletcher and turned in by Karl Reese. Sodbury continued to pile on the pressure and finished the half the way they had started, the much stronger team.

After the break the home side forced an early corner, but it turned into a nightmare and a fine counter attack from Sodbury and a cool finish from the Sodbury striker Justin Cattle to put them 2-0 ahead. Hanham attacked down the left and a pass picked out Jack Baber, who had time to pick his spot from the edge of the box to make it 2-1. This seemed to lift the home side and as they pushed forward Sodbury gave away a free kick in a dangerous position and from 25 yards Jack Baber hit a fine shot to bring the score level on 2-2. Both teams were now pushing for the win and a route one clearance from Dan Fletcher put Hanham substitute James Shipman through on goal to round the keeper and make it 3-2 late in the game.

Patchway Town v Taverners

Thornbury Town lose at home for the second week running this time by one goal to nil at the hands of Henbury. In a game of few chances it was Henbury who took the lead on 10 minutes from a free kick a shot from Ben Sandle that deceived the home keeper and floated into the net. Thornbury were unlucky not to have levelled in the 30th minute as Tom Webb got onto a low cross into the box by Steve Thompson but some how Henbury keeper Ashley Newman kept the ball out. The home side had a really good spell in the second half but failed in their finishing and were unable to find the back of the Henbury net.

Patchway Town v Taverners

9th March 2013 - Longlevens snatch points at Thornbury

With Tuffley Rovers game being postponed due to a water logged pitch Southmead CS Athletic took over top spot with a 4-3 win over Taverners. Kings Stanley slipped up at Chipping Sodbury Town going down 2-0.

At the bottom end of the table Berkeley Town to pick up another point with a 2-2 draw at home to Yate Town Reserves.

Thornbury Town can feel a little unlucky not to have gained at least a point to show for their efforts, but two late goals by Longlevens left them with nothing. Both teams created chances in the first half but neither side could break the deadlock. Thornbury had a free kick just outside the box after 5 minutes taken quickly but it was hit straight at the keeper. Then Danny Thompson hit his shot just wide of the post a couple of minutes later. Tom Webb was next up with a shot that was just wide and then Danny Thompson hit the side netting with a shot from the right of the box. Longlevens had a great chance to take the lead on 25 minutes after a mistake in the home defence allowed Shaun O’Conner to get free but the striker fired wide of the target. A couple of minutes later Craig Martin was unlucky to see his shot rebound of the post with keeper Freeman beaten. Steve Thompson just failed to get on the end of a deflected cross into the box on 34 minutes. Thornbury debutant keeper Damian Freeman kept out Craig Martins side flick from a corner just before the break.

Thornbury Town V Longlevens

It was Freeman to the rescue again in the 51st minute as Ryan Dunn’s effort was saved by the keeper. At the other end Tom Webb’s left foot drive sped across goal and just beyond the far post. A mistake by the Longlevens keeper almost gave Danny Thompson the chance to open the score but he failed to get his shot on target with the keeper well out of position. Freeman was in action immediately afterwards pulling of another good save to deny the visitors. The break through came in the 61st minute Thornbury substitute Sam Jones taking full advantage of a slip by the visitors keeper Ed Smyllie to drive the ball home. Danny Thompson should have made it safe for the home side in the 65th minute after being put clear on goal he pulled his shot wide of the target. Longlevens almost equalised in the 76th minute when Scott Goodhalls header from a corner was flicked onto the bar by Freeman and out for a corner. In the 81st minute Longlevens were awarded a free kick just outside the box. Brad Martin hit a low shot that was seen late by Freeman who did manage to keep the ball out but the rebound went straight to Scott Goodhall to smash the ball home from 3 yards. This lifted the visitors and six minutes later they went in front. A long ball out of defence was flicked on and Shaun O’Connor made the space on the left side of the box to drive the ball past Freeman into the far corner.

Southmead CS Athletic rise to the top of the table with a 4-3 success aver Taverners. It was the visitors who took the lead in the 8th minute with a great strike from Rory Gardiner from the edge of the box. A long ball over the Taverners defence in the 15th minute allowed Luke Mills to nip in past the defender round the keeper to level the score. The home side then went in front with a similar goal again a long ball over the top with Luke Mills out pacing the defence and chipping the keeper. Taverners hit back in the 34th minute Tom Burridge slipping the ball home from close in. The visitors then took the lead in the 42nd minute Rory Gardiner driving a low shot into the net from the edge of the box. 7 minutes into the second half the home side made 3-3 from a corner that Taverners failed to clear and central defender Vinny Coote drove the ball into the roof of the net. The home side grabbed the winner on 72 minutes as Rob Sivers latched on to a ball from Danny Glancy to cut in from the right and drive the ball past the keeper.

Bristol Academy kept up their challenge with a 2-1 victory over local rivals Patchway Town. The home side went in front on 24 minutes from a shot from Jordan Lawrence that was parried by keeper Martin Alford but Mario Mateus had followed in and netted from 6 yards. Two minute later the Academy increased their lead as Mario Mateus put Paul Metheringham in to drive a left foot shot past Alford. Patchway pulled a goal back in the 34th minute when John Pugsley got in behind the home defence to drive the ball across the keeper into the far corner.

Thornbury Town V Longlevens

Rockleaze Rangers were back in action again this week and keep up their challenge with a 2-1 win over Kingswood. Peter Tomiak the leading goal scorer in their reserves this season was introduced to first team football and got off to a flying start giving the home side the lead on 9 minutes driving the ball home from 12 yards after Jack Rivers had set it up. Savas Frangoullis should have made it two but saw visitors keeper Chris Fox pull off a great save from his header. However, Rangers went 2-0 up on 16 minutes with a back header from Jack Rivers. A couple of minutes later Carl Lakey hit the crossbar for the home side. In the 51st minute Peter Newton-Smith missed the easiest of chances hitting the crossbar with the goal gaping before him. Kingswood played much better in the second half and were eventually rewarded in the 80th minute when Gavin Dibden lobbed keeper Burgess to make it 2-1. Unfortunately they were unable to find the back of the net again.

Berkeley Town are now unbeaten in 3 games as they pick up another point with a 2-2 draw at home to Yate Town Reserves. It was Yate who scored first after 8 minutes from a mistake by the home defence that let Jack Parker in to score from close range. Berkeley drew level five minutes before the break as Palmer set up Sam Strickland to score from the edge of the box. The home side was disappointed on 60 minute when they had a goal ruled out for offside. James Mackie then saw his goal-bound effort tipped over the bar. Yate grabbed the lead on 85 minutes with a break away and a cross into the box that was turned in by Liam Crew. Berkeley failed to lie down and hit back in the 90th minute when Tom Palmer and James Mackie set up Sam Strickland to net the equaliser.

Thornbury Town V Longlevens

Kings Stanley were beaten by Chipping Sodbury Town with two second half goals. Alex Fox netted the first on 48 minutes and then Sodbury were reduced to ten men when Mike England was dismissed for a second yellow card. Justin Cattle netted a second two minute from time to give the home side the three points.

Henbury were 2-1 winners over D.R.G. Frenchay with all the goals coming in the first 45 minutes. Ryan Innoles gave the home side the lead on 10 minutes and Eddie Howell netted a second after 21 minutes. D.R.G. pulled a goal back in the 44th minute but could not find another to level it up.

Ellwood got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Bishops Cleeve Reserves. The visitors took the lead on 30 minutes with a George Nicholls goal, but the home side drew level just two minutes later with a goal from Darryl Addis. Darryl Addis then gave Ellwood the lead a minute into the second half and a third goal from Lee Scotford on 69 minutes sealed the three points for the home side.

Thornbury Town V Longlevens

Tuffley v Hanham Athletic – Postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

2nd March 2013 - Kings Stanley and Tuffley spare spoils in top of table clash

Southmead CS Athletic move into second today after Tuffley Rovers regained top spot in midweek. All the Clubs in the top four picked up points today.

Biggest surprise of the day was the 1-0 victory by bottom Club Berkeley Town at Bishops Cleeve Reserves.

Top game of the day was Kings Stanley v Tuffley Rovers. Rovers the league leaders and Stanley very close behind. It attracted the biggest gate of the day with 115 spectators turning out on a sunny afternoon to watch these two Clubs challenging for the title.

It started very well for the home side who took the lead after two minutes from a corner swung over from the left to the far post that was headed back across goal for Ben Newman to stab the ball home. Rovers weathered this early set back and gradually worked their way back into the game. They might have leveled in the 14th minute as Warren Mann broke into the box from the left and then fired his shot across goal beating everyone and went just wide of the far post. Rovers were given the opportunity to level the game in the 23rd minute from the penalty spot after Paul Webster was penalised for pushing. Richard James gave Stanley keeper Gavin Dean no chance with his spot kick hammering it into the left corner. Rovers had much more of the play in the fifteen minutes leading up to half time and could well have got a second goal as Max Blackmore worked an opening on the edge of the box then blasted the ball well over the bar.

Kings Stanley V Tuffley Rovers

Stanley started the better of the two sides in the second half and Nick Humphreys got in behind the Rovers defence and fired a low cross into the box only to see it fly across the box with out anyone making contact. A few minutes later Rovers keeper Chris Perks intercepted a cross that could well have given Stanley the opportunity to take the lead. Stanley right full –back Tony Oakley sent over a great cross to the far post that picked out Nick Humphreys but he was unable to control the ball well enough to trouble Perks. Antoine Thompson gave away a free-kick on the edge of the box but Stanley failed to take advantage of the situation. Twenty minutes into the second half Tuffley were appealing for a penalty as Warren Mann went down in the box but the referee who was close to the situation waved play on. Richard James denied Danny Chandler breaking through with a good tackle that resulted in a corner for Stanley on the hour mark. A good effort from Rovers Kieran Tracey in the 70th minute was just wide of the target. Further efforts from Rovers strikes Max Blackmore and Warren Mann failed to find the winner and the game ended all square which on the balance of play was probably a fair result.

A big surprise of the afternoon came at Bishops Cleeve Reserves as Berkeley Town pick up their first win since 27th October last year. This win follows their point gained at home last Saturday sending them into double figures at last. The only goal of the game came in the 85th minute from a through ball by Luke Palmer that was finished off by Sam Strickland.

Kings Stanley V Tuffley Rovers

D.R.G Frenchay suffered a heavy defeat at home to third in the table Southmead CS Athletic thanks to a hat-trick by Adam Bell. Bells first strike came after 14 minutes in a one on one situation with the keeper. The home side drew level in the 24th minute from a James Kenway penalty, but two goals in the space of two minutes just before the break the first from Dominic Holver on 43 minutes and a second strike a header from Adam Bell put the visitors well in command of the game. Adam Bell completed his hat-trick five minutes into the second half from close range and then with fifteen minutes to go Rob Sivers made it 5-1.

Longlevens completed the fifth win on the bounce with a 2-0 victory at home to Chipping Sodbury Town. This has moved them into mid-table and they still have plenty of games in hand. A long throw from Josh Westcarr found Brad Martin to give the home side the lead after 7 minutes. Sodbury’s Justin Cattle had a good chance to level but fired his shot straight at keeper Evans. In the second half Ryan Dunn missed a good chance to increase the home sides lead and then Shaun O’Conner who had come on as a sub saw his goal disallowed for offside. Longlevens did however, get a second on 80 minutes as Shaun O’Connor and Brad Martin linked up to give Dave Merrick the chance to fire his shot across the keeper into the far corner of the net.

Kings Stanley V Tuffley Rovers

Rockleaze Rangers came away with the three points form their fixture at Scott Park against Patchway Town. Town forgot to turn up in the first half and the visitors took the lead in the 20th minute when central defender Aaron Day hooked the ball home in a goalmouth scramble. A thirty yard screamer from Shane Hobbs gave the visitors a 2-0 lead on 37 minute. Towns Matt Davies did strike the upright and John Pugsey missed a one on one situation with the visitor’s keeper.

Kingswood v Thornbury Town was a very close encounter throughout with both defences in control for most of the game. It took a real piece of skill from Kingswood’s Ryan Mudd to break the deadlock in the 85th minute as he chipped the ball over the Thornbury defender before driving the ball into the net from the edge of the box.

Not much to report on the game between Hanham Athletic and Ellwood other than the home side won the game in the 30th minute from the penalty spot Shaun Morris scoring the only goal of the game.

Kings Stanley V Tuffley Rovers

Taverners can’t seem to get that extra goal to record a win that would help them climb the table. After taking the lead in the 46th minute at home to Frampton United with a goal from Josh Blunt direct from a corner, they were pegged back with a superb strike from Kris Bulley curling the ball into the net from a difficult angle.

A point apiece was the order of the day at Yate Town Reserves as both team had to settle for a 1-1 score-line. Both goals were of a similar nature with Ben Sandle giving Henbury the lead on the hour mark with a shot that bounced over the diving keeper. Scott Robson’s leveler on 85 minutes was also a shot that bounced over the keeper on its way into the net.

Kings Stanley V Tuffley Rovers