25th August 2018 - Henbury edge out AEK Boco
Henbury recorded their second win of the season with a 2-1 defeat of todays visitor’s AEK Boco. It was the visitors who looked like they might score early on with Liam Powell’s 25 yard drive just clearing the bar and Owen McCullum pulled a really good chance wide of the target. Powell had another chance to score on 16 minutes but a poor shot ran straight to keeper Cameron Tarr. Henbury’s first effort on goal saw them take the lead when Adam Rosser picked up the ball on the right side of the box and unleashed a left footed drive from 30 yards out that curled past the out stretched hands of Boco keeper Liam Jacques. Boco’s McCullum made a great run down the left and cut in but the finishing touch was poor. Then a couple of minute’s later Luke Basseng header over the Henbury bar. On 35 minutes Tarr brought of two great saves from a corner that the home side failed to clear. Basseng did get the ball in the Henbury net on 42 minutes but it was ruled out for offside. Another chance went begging for Boco just a minute later when Tarr came out to the edge of the box and lost possession the ball was pushed to Luke Basseng but with an open goal begging he failed to hit the target. Just before the break Boco keeper Liam Jacques pulled off a great save to deny Jenson Manning’s shot making it 2-0.
It was the visitors first on target in the second half again Tarr saved well from Basseng. At the other end Jacques pushed away a free kick from Adam Rosser and Tom Palmer fired wide from the rebound. With the amount of possession Boco were enjoying an equalising goal was still avoiding them until the 74th minute when Liam Powell cut in from the left struck the ball really well and although Tarr got his hands to it crept over the line to level the score. The lead lasted just 5 minutes when a break down the left by the home side resulted in Jenson Manning sending the ball into the box and Reece Purnell turned and knocked it past Jacques. Sub Harvey Moran had a great chance to make it 3-1 to the home side near the end from a corner but blasted the ball well over the bar. At the other end Boco thought they had levelled but again it was ruled out for offside.
Lebeq United go top of the table with a 4-1 win over today’s visitors Southmead CS Athletic. Terry Obeng gave the home side the lead on 35 minutes with a close finish, then Shah Bhakerd increased the home side lead in the 55th minute from just inside the box. Southmead pulled a goal back on 65 minutes when Andreas Ali netted from just inside the box. Hassankafi Ibrahim then set up Bhakerd to score his second and a late goal from Christian DaCosta after Cameron Brown had created the opening made the final score 4-1.
In the local derby at Hardwicke where Frampton United were the visitors ended all square 1-1. It was a goalless first 45 minutes but only a great save from the Frampton keeper Steven Sparrow kept Will Matthews header out on 15 minutes after Ryan Barrett had sent over the cross. The deadlock was broken in the 63rd minute when Matthews was bearing down on goal hit his shot across the keeper and Nathan Dennis charging back could only steer the ball into his own net. They could have had a second in the 69th minute but for a fantastic save from Sparrow to deny Ryan Barrett. Frampton levelled the score when Sub Kris Bulley crossed for Ryan Vincent to drive home. Home keeper Ricky Warden then saved well from a Matt Cook free kick and in the last minute of the game Cook saw his goal bound shot cleared off the line.
Hanham Athletic moved off the bottom of the table with their first win of the season beating today’s visitors Gala Wilton 3-1. A fine strike from Jamie Fry on 35 minutes from just inside the box gave the home side the lead and then a minute before the break his brother Jack should have made it two. Straight from the restart George Cryer made it 2-0 running clear from a Sam Brown through ball. Then on 60 minutes Jamie Fry grabbed a second to put his side 3-0 up. Gala netted their only goal on 72 minutes from a corner kick that fell to Jay Dare who made space to drive the ball home.
Stonehouse Town found Little Stoke a tough nut to crack and managed to scrape home with just a single goal. The visitors were much the better side in the first half and were unlucky not to have taken the lead when Jack Burgess had two goal bound efforts cleared off the line. Stonehouse grabbed the three points from a move that saw Alex Kibbles long ball picked up by Chris Earle and his cross was met by Luke Soule to score from close range. The second period failed to produce any good chances so 1-0 was the final score.
For the second week Running Kingswood took a real hammering this time going down to Wick 6-0. The home side were rampant right from the off and Kingswood’s keeper had to make two good saves in the first 5 minutes. Wick opened the scoring on 15 minutes with a 25 yard screamer from Sam Thomas. They forced a corner in the 20th minute and from the cross Dan Wingfield drove a crisp shot into the net from just outside the box. Shaun Morris then set up Jordan Scott to run clear to make it 3-0 on 30 minutes. Home keeper Joe Pople was called upon to make a good save to deny Kingswood scoring from a free kick after 35 minutes before Jordan Scott then broke down the left and crossed into Charlie Stevens to drive the ball into the bottom corner. On 75 minutes Keiren Hutson crashed the ball home from just inside the box to make it five and two minutes from the end Joe Thomas rounded two defenders to hit a 25 yard drive into the roof of the Kingswood net.
Patchway Town’s start to the season has been great but they slipped up at home today to visitor’s Rockleaze Rangers. A goalless 45 minutes was broken in the 58th minute when a long throw into the box created a scramble and Josh Morris stabbed the ball in. Rangers levelled on 75 minutes from a cross that was headed onto the crossbar and then picked up by Joe Weare to drive home. Just 3 minutes later Rangers were in front and it was Weare again scoring from 20 yards after the home defence had failed to clear properly. The home side were a little unlucky as they struck the cross bar twice during the game.
The derby in the forest Broadwell Amateurs v Ruardean Hill Rangers. With Rangers carrying on their form from last week and going away with the points with a 3-1 success. There was 6 bookings in this game and 2 sending off’s but the reporter indicated that it was not a dirty game. Broadwell had a lot of possession in the first 45 minutes but found themselves a goal down after 15 minutes when home keeper Jamie Merry spilled the ball from a long cross and Luke Brown was on hand to scoop up the chance. Then came the first dismissal Broadwell’s Guy Jones having to go after picking up a second yellow card. In the second half Rangers Charlie Mason was dismissed but he received a straight Red for an incident off the ball. The home side equalised in the 80th minute from a long Burnard cross that found Ben Fishwick on the far post and he finished it off. A second fumble by home keeper Merry saw Luke Brown turn and knock the ball home to put Rangers in front and in the very last minute a Shaun Tingle cross found Luke Johnson to fire the ball high into the Broadwell net.