29th December 2018 - Lebeq United with resounding win over Frampton
By Ron Holpin
Game of the day to watch was Lebeq United v Frampton United first and second in the table. The final result was a resounding win for Lebeq but it was a very tight first 45 minutes that produced only one goal.
Frampton were the first to show after 5 minutes when a low cross from the right was well cut out by keeper Amin Jones. There was a hold up on 8 minutes when Nathan Hall received a head injury and after treatment had to leave the field replaced by Hassankafi Ibraham. Christian Dacosta had the first chance for the home side on 18 minutes but from the edge of the box blasted well over. Frampton almost broke through on 20 minutes when Ryan Vincent went for the ball in the six-yard box but fouled keeper Jones in the attempt. Sean Lawson made headway down the left for Frampton on 24 minutes but his good low cross was cut out and cleared. Lebeq’s James Hall made a terrific break down the left but the Frampton defence somehow got it clear. A minute later Dan Payne was only just wide for the home side. The deadlock was broken on 31 minutes from a corner from the right sent over by Cameron Brown and James Hall came steaming in and thundered the ball into the back of the net with a powerful header. The best effort from Frampton came on 38 minutes a great shot from the edge of the box by Ryan Vincent and pushed around the post by keeper Jones. Frampton were still looking for the equaliser 2 minutes into added time when Ryan Vincent went very close following a Manolo Espada free kick. Although the score-line was just the one goal the home sides share of possession was greater than the visitors.
3 minutes into the second half Dacosta went close with a shot just over the bar. Frampton full-back Stuart Maule sent over a perfect cross for Joe Wilton but he headed wide. A break down the left by Cameron Brown on 54 minutes ended with Alex Barret getting injured but prevented Dan Payne from scoring. An awful foul on 69 minutes by Nathan Dennis on the edge of the box that cost him a booking also cost his team dearly as Christian Dacosta hammered the ball past keeper Sparrow for a 2-0 lead. The home side were rampant at this stage and only a great save from Sparrow denied Fabian McCarthy a third goal. Lebeq went further ahead on 73 minutes when Liam O’Neill brought down Dan Payne in the box and Cameron Brown netted from the spot. On 79 minutes Sparrow made a great save to deny Fabian McCarthy a second time and a minute later Lebeq netted they’re fourth a brilliant piece of individual skill from Dan Payne breaking from the halfway line sending in a low cross for Shah Bhakerd to drive past Sparrow. Then with just 3 minutes left the home side made it 5-0 from a great through ball from Fabian McCarthy for Shah Bhakerd to hammer past Sparrow.
A very exciting game at Rockleaze Rangers fixture at home to Gala Wilton. At one stage of the game the home side were trailing 3-1 but hit back to win 5-3. Gala looked good from the off and home keeper Lewis Brodie had to be at his best to keep out Danny Knight shot, but it was the home side who took the lead on 17 minutes with a bullet header from Rory Langdon after Jay Moore had sent over a pin point cross. A mistake in the Rangers defence allowed James Bowers to level on 24 minutes and on 37 minutes Gala were leading after Danny Knight cut in from the flank and laid the ball on for Harlie Price to tap home. Gala went further ahead on 50 minutes after the ball broke to Harlie Price following a goalmouth scramble and he made no mistake slotting the ball past Brodie. Rangers were well down at this point but five minutes later left full-back Nick Jones gave them renewed hope when he cut in and unleashed a great right footed shot past keeper Dan Brabham. Just another five minutes on the clock and Rangers were level after Sub Dan Webb’s low cross was knocked in at the far post by Rory Langdon. Rangers got their noses in front on 71 minutes when Gala keeper Brabham’s mistake gave Ali Boyer the chance to score. Rangers completed the scoring on 80 minutes when Zach Dale squared the ball back for Dan Webb.
Broadwell Amateurs bounced back from their 4-0 defeat at the hands of Ruardean Hill Rangers on boxing day with a 4-2 victory over Southmead CS Athletic. The visitors started the game looking the better side and against the run of play Broadwell took a 6-minute lead and it came from a cross wide on the right by Harry Williams that the Southmead keeper completely misjudged and the ball finished up in the back of the net. Justice prevailed on 15 minutes when Kyle Wootten turned on the edge of the box and lifted the ball over the keeper to make it 1-1. That was the score at the break but Broadwell went ahead again on 60 minutes from a corner that fell nicely to Greg Lewis to drive home. Three more goals in the last five minutes of the game two for the home side and one for the visitors. On 85 minutes Danny Latham cut in from the left and drove a fierce shot past keeper O’Keefe to make it 3-1 and 2 minutes later an own goal from Southmead increased the lead to 4-1. The visitors got their second goal right on the 90 minutes when Kyle Wootten netted from the penalty spot after a handball incident in the box.
Stonehouse Town gained three more points with a 2-1 win at home to Patchway Town. There were early chances for both sides as Adam Philp set up Luke Soule but his effort was just wide - meanwhile at the other end Dan Bendall was only just off target for Patchway. The home side had a great chance to take the lead on 15 minutes when Tim Williams rose above everyone to head a cross from Adam Philp home but it just cleared the bar. The home side went ahead on 26 minutes when the Referee allowed play to continue after Adam Philp had been fouled on the edge of the box only for Tim Williams to be allowed to curl the ball past Burgess into the Patchway net. On 43 minutes the home side made it 2-0 from Alex Kibbles corner that came to Liam Gale on the edge of the D and he fired it past Burgess. Then right on half time Patchway hit back Dan Rees turning the ball in from a corner. The second period failed to produce any further goals but the home side had several chances that they wasted.
A great result for Little Stoke picking up three points away at Wick with a 3-1 win. Sam Thomas got the home side off to a great start and gave them the lead after just 4 minutes with a close-range finish. Jordan Yeo was unlucky with a free kick from 25 yards on 20 minutes for Little Stoke, but he made up a minute later with a cracking shot that stuck the inside of the post on its way in. With the visitors playing quite well Wick Keeper had to be at his best when he fisted away another good cross into the box. The Little Stoke keeper Ollie Jones kept his side in the game with a brilliant save from a Charlie Stevens header. Little Stoke then cleared off the line on 61 minutes and at the other end a Stevens cross should have been put away by Jordan Scott but he shot wide. With the home side having the better of the play it came as a bit of a shock when Jordan Yeo scored a second to put Little Stoke 2-1 up in the 75th minute then with just 5 minutes to go Ethan Tucker struck again for Stoke to make the final score 3-1.
Henbury had chances to win their home game with Ruardean Hill Rangers but failed to convert. The first big miss came in the first minute of the game when a low hard cross found Jimmy Potts on the far post unmarked and he missed the target. In the 29th minute the home side surrendered the ball to Rangers leading scorer Luke Johnson and found themselves trailing 1-0. Just 3 minutes later they gave it away again in a dangerous position and this time Luke Brown scored to give Rangers a 2-0 lead. Henbury did manage to pull a goal back in the 41st minute when Adam Rosser swung the ball into the box and Jack Bebbington headed home. The scoring finished there with no clear-cut chances created by either side in the second half.
Hardwicke entertained AEK Boco with the visitors going away with a 2-1 win to help their attempt to climb the table. The first 10 minutes both sides looked a little cagey but the visitors scored on 12 minutes when Josh Brown was put clear of the home defence. Straight from the restart Hardwicke levelled the score. Keiran Brice-Ingles was fouled and from the resulting free kick Will Matthews headed home. For the next 72 minutes play was fairly even with both sides fighting it out in midfield then in the 85th minute Boco grabbed the winner a tremendous shot hit the crossbar rebounded to Harvey Sealey and he drove the ball home. In the last few minutes of the game the Hardwicke keeper Scott Eales brought off a couple of great saves to deny Boco going further ahead.