27th October 2018 - Lebeq United give Patchway footballing lesson in second half
League leaders Lebeq United were drawing 2-2 at the break with today’s opponents Patchway Town, but a superb second half from the leaders who out played Patchway in skill and finishing and score six more in the second 45 minutes.
It was Patchway who got off to a flying start and took the lead on 2 minutes when Dan Bendall broke clear down the left and hit a low shot into the six-yard box where Liam Lloyd was arriving to hit the ball past keeper Amin Jones. Lebeq’s reply came on 6 minutes from Kevin Camargo a shot from the edge of the box that went over the bar. Then on 10 minutes the home side were level from a break down the right by James Hall who squared the ball back for the incoming Christian DaCosta to hit a shot from the edge of the box past keeper Sam Burgess. The home side then went ahead on 17 minutes from a low cross from the left that found Fabian McCarthy to turn the ball past Burgess. On 24 minutes Patchway were level when the home defence had pushed up to far and a long ball found Josh Morris completely unmarked and he strolled through to hammer the ball past the helpless Jones. Towards the latter stages of the first half the home side were beginning to show their metal and McCarthy fired just over on 33 minutes and a couple of minutes later A shot straight at Burgess hit the keeper on the chest rebounded to Cornwall but he shot straight into the keeper’s arms. Twaine Plummer then hit his shot just wide and James Hall struck the crossbar but it remained 2-2 at the break.
7 minutes into the second half Elan Plummer’s good run and shot was deflected over the bar but 2 minutes later Lebeq were back in front and it came from half-time substitute Cameron Brown who made some space for his shot from the edge of the box and it flew past Burgess. In the 63rd minute Burgess saved well from Aaron Cornwall but from the resulting corner Cornwall turned the ball in from close range. From another attack by the home side a shot on goal was blocked by the Patchway defence but Kevin Camargo curled the ball past Burgess. On 75 minutes came one of the best goals of the game as Cameron Brown weaved his way past three Patchway defenders before sliding the ball into the net with Burgess stranded. Shah Bhakerd then fired over the bar for the home side before a rare break by the visitors saw Dave Talbot shoot straight at Jones. On 82 minutes Lebeq scored again when Cameron Brown split the Patchway defence with a superb ball that found Fabian McCarthy to score his second. Pathway kept trying and on 87 minutes Dan Bendall was unlucky with a shot that curled at the last moment and struck the outside of the upright. Then right on 90 minutes Lebeq made it 8-2 after Shah Bhakerd scored form a tight angle.
A goal in the 82nd minute gave Frampton a 2-1 win at home to Hanham Athletic after the visitors had taken the lead in the 36th minute. Sean Lawson should have put the home side one up on 29th minute but headed over the bar, but a minute later the Frampton keeper saved well from Hanham’s Jack Camm. Sean Lawson then ran almost the full length of the field and then saw his final shot brilliantly saved by Hawkins. The visitors went ahead on 36 minutes a free kick from Jack Camm was headed in by Tom Welling. Ryan Vincent levelled the score for the home side and then came that late goal when Manolo Espada pulled the ball back for Jonathan Lewis to fire home.
Wick were brought back down to earth after their excellent win at Lebeq in midweek when they were held to a draw by Henbury. With very little action until the 44th minute when Henbury took the lead with a great strike from the edge of the box by Harvey Moran. Henbury were reduced to ten men on 51 minutes when Adam Rosser was shown a straight red for a foul. Wick pressed hard and were rewarded with an equalising goal on 70 minutes that was stabbed in by Jordan Scott following a goalmouth scramble. The home side retook the lead on 80 minutes from a long kick from keeper Cameron Tarr that saw a Wick defender slip as he went for the ball and that allowed Moran in on a one-on- one situation and he made no mistake Henbury were 2-1 up. With just 3 minutes to go Wick were awarded a penalty and Shaun Morris hit the back of the net to make the final score 2-2.
Ruardean Hill Rangers went a goal down after 8 minutes to todays opponents Stonehouse Town scored by Dan Martin who craftily lobbed the ball over keeper underwood as he advanced. Rangers first effort on goal came from Luke Johnson on 18 minutes but Town’s keeper Will Pedrick saved well. The visitors let the home side back into the game on 20 minutes when they gave away a penalty which Luke Johnson duly dispatched. Just after the restart Stonehouse had a great chance to go ahead but the ball was scrambled away by Rangers. They were unlucky again in the 50 minute when Dan Martin saw his header cleared off the line by Charlie Mason. On 72 minutes Rangers grabbed the winner when Shaun Tingle squeezed the ball in following a goalmouth scramble. They could well have increased that lead just 3 minutes later when they were awarded a second penalty but Pedrick saved Luke Johnson’s shot only for the referee to make them take the kick again and this time Johnson fired over the bar. The visitors were unlucky right at the end when firstly Dan Martin went close and then Jamie Martin had his effort well saved by Underwood.
Broadwell Amateurs took an 8th minute lead when new signing Sam Wines scored from a 25-yard free kick against Little Stoke. Broadwell’s Kristian Burnard had to leave the field very early on with an injury and they brought on 16-year-old Josh White for his first game. With no further score in the first 45 minutes the second half saw Stoke with much more possession and in the 56th minute they levelled the score when a cross from the right was met at the near post by Luke Henderson. Both sides had chances to win the game and the home side almost stole the points in the 80th minute but for a great save by the Little Stoke keeper from a Harry Williams effort.
Southmead slip up again at home this time losing to Rockleaze Rangers by three goals to one. Rangers went ahead on 15 minutes when Mike Perham headed home at the back post from a corner. Rangers made it 2-0 in the 41st minute again it came from a corner that was headed back to Dan Webb to fire home. The home side got themselves back in the game on 65 minutes when Remi Ferguson scored from the penalty spot, but then in the 75th minute a break by Rangers down the left and the ball swung into the edge of the box and Rory Langdon drove the ball home.
Hardwicke ran out 3-2 winners in this close encounter with Gala Wilton. It was Gala who had the first attempt on goal after 16 minutes a rasping shot from Steve Smith from 30 yards that went just past the post. The home side took the lead on 20 minutes from a Glen Gittins cross that was headed in by Will Matthews. Gala levelled the score in the 28th minute fierce 30-yard drive from Jon Antonio that flew over keeper Jacob Hobbs. Gala keeper Lewis Skyers brought off a really good save from a James Ratcliffe 25-yard free kick on 38 minutes to keep the score level. Just a minute before the break Hardwicke retook the lead when Glen Gittins passed the ball out to Ratcliffe on the left he cut into the box and slotted the ball past the keeper into the bottom corner. Gala started the better in the second half and Andrew Ikuesen had three good shots on goal all really well saved by Jacob Hobbs. Then on 80 minutes against the run of play Hardwicke scored a third and it came from a James Ractliffe cross that was turned in by Will Matthews. Gala hit back 5 minutes later with a well-deserved goal by Andrew Ikuesen but the home side held out to the end for that win.