28th August 2021 - Frampton United get big win at Hardwicke
Frampton United travelled the short distance to Hardwicke for today’s encounter in the Marcliff Gloucestershire County Football League. United made it three wins out of three with a resounding 5-0 win. The visitors ran the game right from the off and should have opened the scoring after 5 minutes, but Stuart Maule fired over the bar. Just a minute later they were in front Steve Jackson netting the first of his four goals of the afternoon with a 20-yard drive. Jackson made it 2-0 on 25 minutes after a Hardwicke defender could only head the ball backwards it went to Manolo Espada who crossed for Jackson to score from close range. 5 minutes into the second period United increased their lead when Manolo Espada netted from a Fin Blythe cross. Hardwicke were unlucky when a great effort from Jack Mason was tipped over the bar by United keeper Aaron Taylor. On 71 minutes Jackson headed in his third from a Stuart Maule cross Jackson completed the scoring for United on 75 minutes with another headed goal. Near the end Jordan Dowdeswell was unlucky with a shot for Hardwicke that just cleared the bar.
Wick move into second place in the table with a 5-0 home win over Henbury and Ryan Ross was on target with four of those goals. Wick got off to a great start scoring after just 2 minutes, but it was a bit fortuitus as the first shot from Ryan Ross was well saved by the Henbury keeper Jefferies only to see it rebound straight to Ross to drive home. Jefferies was in action again a few minutes later but this time he denied Ross a second. The home side did, however, take a 2-0 lead on 28 minutes when Joe Thomas smashed the ball past Jefferies. On 36 minutes Ross was able to force the ball home to give Wick a 3-0 half time lead. Ben Harris should have made it four on 58 minutes, but he pulled his shot wide. Henbury were limited with their attacks and had a good chance in the 70th minute but the final shot went wide of the goal. Ross netted his hattrick on 80 minutes when he headed in from a Jordan Yeo cross. Then right at the end he got a very lucky fourth goal after Sean Morris shot found a Henbury defender who’s attempted clearance struck Ross on the back and the ball finished up in the back of the Henbury net.
Little Stoke have also won three out of three and are in third place on goal difference. They had a good crowd out watching at Little Stoke Park where they defeated today’s visitors Ruardean Hill Rangers by two goals to nil. The first real chance for the home side came a minute before the break Aaron West lined up Alex Fox for an attempt on goal but his effort was well saved by the Rangers keeper. Just 2 minutes into the second period Little Stoke scored and it came from a West move as he cut into the box sent the ball across goal and Khalil Lamir finished it off. On 65 minutes Alex Fox struck the crossbar following a corner. Stoke made it 2-0 on 75 minutes as Jude Scott broke into the box he was brought down for a penalty. John Pugsley was given the task of taking the penalty and duly obliged by placing it in the back of the Rangers net.
Rockleaze Rangers continued their good start to the season with a 4-1 win at home to Patchway Town. They opened the scoring on 10 minutes when Marcus Williams headed in a Jordan Dent cross. Jimmy Woolland made it 2-0 on 16 minutes driving home after being set up by Dent. Patchway hit back in the 24th minute with a superb 25-yard free kick for Jacob Cox which flew into the top corner. On 34 minutes Dent played Woolland in to round the Patchway keeper Burgess to slot the ball home. Just before the break Rockleaze Rangers netted their fourth with Dent getting on the scoring list. Patchway Town played much better in the second half and could well have pulled goals back but for some excellent goalkeeping by Ranger’s keeper Jordan Dunning.
Hanham Athletic who were home to Broadwell Amateurs this week put on a much better display than the previous week. James Fry had two early attempts on goal both saved by the visitor’s keeper. A Francis free kick for the home side saw Yusuf Abdulrahman effort on goal hit the upright. Another shot from Fry was well saved by Broadwell’s keeper on 40 minutes. When it looked like it was going to be a goalless first 45 minutes the visitors took the lead with a goal from Kian Skidmore. The visitors ran the show in the second half but failed to find the back of the Hanham net.
First minute of the game saw a corner for visitors Bromley Heath United punched away by Quedgeley Wanderers keeper Kieran Derbyshire. In the 6th minute Quedgeley went ahead when Nathan Payne crossed the ball from the wing into the box for Jack Hornsby to head it home from close range. On 25 minutes a shot from Bromley’s Jay Malpas was well saved by Derbyshire. In the 20th minute, Quedgeley were awarded a penalty after the Bromley Heath keeper brought down Rory Cawkwell. Kyle James-Bryan stepped up to the spot and scored. A minute into the second half Jordan Rouse handled the ball which resulted in a penalty for the visitors. Jay Malpas level the score from the spot. 57th minute saw a chance for Bromley’s Antonio Nurse, but it was well saved by Derbyshire. On the 65th minute, Nathan Payne went close for the home side, but it just went the wrong side of the post. In the 80th minute, Olly Amos for Bromley Heath had a shot from 7 yards out hit straight into the Quedgeley's keeper's arms. The 85th minute brought another chance for Quedgeley, Kyle James-Bryan sped past the full back but his shot in the near post was well saved by the Bromley keeper.
English Bicknor came back down to earth with a big bump today after winning their first game at home last week they were well and truly beaten 6-0 by today’s opponents Sharpness. The visitors took the lead on 13 minutes with a goal from Tom Frankham, then a minute later the home side had a goal disallowed for offside. A second for the Sharks on 25 minutes was from a corner turned in by James Priddy. Will Lacey then got on the score sheet on 31 minutes to score the first of his hattrick. Sam Strickland made it 4-0 on 55 minutes. Bicknor went down to 10 players on 62 minutes through injury. Will Lacey popped up again on 80 minutes to make it 5-0 and then completed his hattrick in the 87th minute to give the Sharks their first three points of the season.
The game at the creek between Shirehampton and Gala Wilton on a lovely sunny afternoon ended all square 1-1. In a well-mannered encounter supporters witnessed a scrappy affair with both teams giving each other too much respect to allow neither side any opportunities to string a number of passes together. Both sides defended well with very few chances to score falling to either side. Shirehampton broke the deadlock on 16 mins through George Loud shooting from close range after finding the ball at his feet from a corner, his shot gave Lewis Skyers in the Gala Wilton goal no chance. 43 mins saw Gala Wilton equalise through Ben Sluman with a well taken diagonal shot from an acute angle, after a good move down the left. The second half continued in the same vein as the first half with very few chances being created, Injuries to Shirehampton’s George Loud and Scott Bamford who both needing replacing saw the game extended for quite some time after the 90 minutes were up.