31st August 2019 - Henbury and AEK Boco share spoils in six goal thriller
Top of the table clash between Henbury and AEK Boco ended in a 3-3 draw. It was a very competitive game with Boco coming back three times to level the score. The opening goal came on 12 minutes from a Sean Heal free kick just inside the Boco half on the left that he floated to the far post and the unmarked Ross Jones headed past keeper Nathan Hawkins. Boco levelled on 18 minutes when Henbury lost possession in midfield the ball was pumped out to Jason Thatcher who cut down the left and fired a low cross into the six-yard box and Jake Slocombe slid the ball into the net at the far post. He collided with Henbury keeper Luke Cox scoring that goal and had treatment before he was able to continue. On 26 minutes a dreadful mistake by Boco’s Sam Hippisley let Dawid Regula free to run clear and fire Henbury into the lead once more. In time added at the end of the first half Hippisley almost made amends when he saw his goal bound shot pushed around the post by Cox.
Boco were on level terms again in the 55th minute Kane Manning latching onto a long ball into the box to fire past Cox. In the 70th minute the home side made it 3-2 from another free kick and again it was Ragula who headed the ball past Hawkins. Just 4 minutes later Boca drew level again as Jack Winter dribble past several defenders before squaring the ball for Manning too strike a low shot to Cox’s left that the keeper got a hand to but could not keep it out. Henbury finished with 10 men on the park after Jack Bebbington was sent to the Sin-bin.
Wick did Hardwicke no favours when they hammered them 6-0 at home today. Wick had two early chances before they opened the scoring on 20 minutes when Sam Thomas played in Sam Duggan. Hardwicke had a great chance to level on 30 minutes but Steve Bick who had found space in the home box lost the chance as he was pushed wide by keeper Joe Pople. The home side went 2-0 up on 32 minutes from a looping header from Mike Hardiman and on 40 minutes Sam Thomas smashed home number three. Hardwicke’s Will Higgins went close but saw his header tipped over the bar by Pople. On 70 minutes the home side made it 4-0 when Hardiman headed home his second. Max Barker then made it 5-0 from a Sam Thomas cross and late in the game Shaun Morris put Joe Thomas through to make it 6-0.
Broadwell Amateurs are ruing the three great chances they had in the first 45 minutes after they conceded three in the second half to today’s visitors Quedgeley Wanderers. On 65 minutes Nathan Payne cut into the box to put Wanderers 1-0 up. On 80 minutes Wanderers made it two when Kyle James-Bryan finished after James Bevan headed back across goal. They made it 3-0 when Nathan Payne intercepted a cross ball and sent Rory Cawkwell through to score.
Rockleaze Rangers redeemed themselves after losing 4-0 last week and turned it round to a 4-0 victory this week. Unfortunately, it was Bromley Heath United on the receiving end and that was their third defeat in a row conceding four goals in each game. The home side went ahead after 4 minutes when Dan Webb finished off a great cross from Nick Jones. Bromley Heath’s Todd Carter was unlucky when his effort cleared the bar after a goalmouth scramble. On 27 minutes Bromley’s Sam Edwards also went close but the shot went just the wrong side of the upright. Jones was causing all sorts of problems down the left and sent in a great cross on 44 minutes that Rory Langdon finished from close range. On 72 minutes Dan Webb grabbed his second, again the cross came from Nick Jones. Bromley’s Harry Maggs then struck the crossbar on 80 minutes before Joe Weare finished the scoring for Rangers with a low shot into the corner.
Little Stoke carried on where they left off last week and gained a 4-2 victory at Hanham Athletic. Kahlil Lamir gave Stoke a 25-minute lead after turning sharply in the box and 5 minutes before the break Blaine Skuse ran clear to make it 2-0. On 60 minutes Adam Grinter went close with a header for the home side but it was Kieran Williams who increased the Stoke lead on 65 minutes. Stoke made that 4-0 in the 70th minute with a simple tap in from Ethan Tucker and then two minutes later Stoke had Alex Hill dismissed. Jack Fry pulled a goal back for the home side on 75 minutes and Adam Grinter struck again for the home side in the 85th minute. Little Stoke finished the game with nine players as Kahlil Lamir got his marching orders right at the end.
Frampton United were back in action again this week and made it three wins out of three with a 4-2 victory over today’s visitors Patchway Town. Jonathon Lewis gave Frampton the lead on 4 minutes but Patchway hit back to level on 18 minutes with a strike from Jacob Cox. Jack Bartman then restored the lead for the home side on 26 minutes. Jessie Hudson made it 2-2 in the 52nd minute before two late goals from Steve Jackson and Jonathon Lewis with his second saw the points go to United.
Gala Wilton made it a hattrick of wins with a 4-2 success over Ruardean Hill Rangers. This was Rangers first outing this season and they will be disappointed with the result. Whereas Gala Wilton are on a high after netting four goals again this week. It was Rangers who took the lead after 8 minutes Luke Johnson turning in a cross into the box. Martin Smith made it 1-1 on 14 minutes and it remained that way until the break. Gala retook the lead in the 63rd minute with a magnificent header from Ryan Dobbins and 2 minutes later it was 3-1 when Dobbins laid the ball on for James Bowers to drive the ball home. On 82 minutes a great shot from Sam Webb took a slight deflection on its way into the net to make it 4-1 then in time added at the end of 90 minutes Luke Brown scored a second for Rangers with a very neat finish.