27th November 2021 - Henbury get win over Little Stoke
A really valuable win for Henbury who played hosts to Little Stoke this windy afternoon. The visitors had the best of the opening exchanges, dominating the first 15 minutes of the game and testing the Henbury defence who stayed resolute. On 30 minutes Little Stoke had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for a narrow offside. 3 minutes later Little Stoke had a great chance to take the lead after the impressive Jaiden Holver ran into the box and Sean Heal made an effort to stop him but it resulted in a spot kick. Stand in goalkeeper Jack Bebbington made a great save from Kahlil Lamir spot kick and the rebound was cleared by the Henbury defence. The hard-working Kane Manning’s and his strike partner Andrew Dickinson had good chances for Henbury but the Little Stoke keeper denied them each time and the score remained 0-0 at half time. On 60 mins Henbury took the lead when Brandon Dack turned in a Sean Heal free kick from close range, narrowly avoiding the off-side. A calm finish in the 75th minute from Matt Jones made it 2-0 to Henbury who went on to manage the last 15 minutes of the game and take a welcome 3 points.
Bromley Heath United almost upset the apple cart at home to Shirehampton taking the lead twice before having to settle for a 2-2 draw. The home side took the lead on 7 minutes when Alvin Nurse was clean through on goal but the Shirehampton keeper brought him down just outside the box. The free kick was taken by Luke Bessell who neatly planted the ball into the top corner of the Shire net. Following the goal Bromley almost got a second but Alvin Nurse’s shot struck the crossbar. On 36 minutes Shire levelled the score when James Kenway was put through on goal and struck a hard low shot across the Bromley keeper into the far corner. Just 2 minutes into the second half Bromley retook the lead when Antonio Nurse broke into the box hit his shot goalwards the ball was handled by a Shire defender and a penalty was given. Alvin Nurse coolly fired the spot kick past the Shire keeper to make it 2-1. The visitors hit back again and from a corner the ball dropped into the box and after a scrambling Matt McCall stabbed the ball home. Both sides had further chance with Bromley clearing off the line twice.
English Bicknor pulled off a surprise result at Frampton United winning 1-0. Bicknors Blains Smith had a great chance to open the scoring on 12 minutes but shot narrowly wide. Then on 26 minutes Frampton’s keeper Fraser Wilson brought off a good save to deny James Davis. In the 52nd minute Manolo Espada’s shot from a free kick was pushed over the bar by keeper Craig Edwards. Bicknor scored on 74 minutes from a cross into the box that was headed in by Greg Tynan that turned out to be the winner and three very good points for the visitors.
Ruardean Hill Rangers came from be hind in their home game with Gala Wilton to win 2-1 on a very blustery afternoon. Harry Clark should have put the home side into the lead early on but his effort was very well saved by the Gala keeper. For the next 30 minutes honours were even then in the 32nd minute Gala’s Dan Gaynor broke the deadlock. Rangers replied quickly and equalised just 2 minutes later when some good play between Luke Johnson and Steve Clark resulted in a shot being parried by the Gala keeper but Steve Clark knocked in the rebound. Rangers grabbed the winner in the 70th minute when Harry Clark netted.
Patchway Town had a very convincing win at home to Hanham Athletic with a 5-0 result. Hanham’s keeper Ashley Bamford was in action right from the start and saved well from Matt Davies after 2 minutes and Troy Simpson a few minutes later. The home side were relentless and Bamford was in action again in the 11th and 12th minutes pulling off saves from Davies and Fin Thompson. Patchway went ahead on 25 minutes after a scramble in the box and Troy Simpson getting the final touch. The lead went to 2-0 just 2 minutes later when Matt Davies broke down the right and found the back of the visitor’s net from a tight angle. Hanham’s best chance fell to Jack Knight on 41 minutes with a thunderbolt of a shot that was well saved by home keeper Sam Burgess knocking the ball around the post for a corner. On 60 minutes a Matt Davies shot was cleared off the line but it went straight to Troy Simpson to make it 4-0. The home side rounded the scoring off on 83 minutes from a Jarrell Kerr free Kick from just outside the box.
Sharpness had a tough home game against second in the table Wick at Hamfields today. Wick's Joe Thomas had the first shot on target from distance after 10 minutes but it was saved by keeper Truan Taylor. On 15 minutes a Loose header back by Nathan Gore was latched onto by Sharpness' Alex Higgs who was fouled by James Pocock. Brad Hewer’s free kick was just just wide. In the 20th minute Wick's Ben Weaver broke clear of the Sharpness defence but was brought down by keeper Truan Taylor just outside the box, for which he received a yellow card. Mike Hardiman bent his free kick just inside the far post to put Wick 1-0 up. In the 22nd minute Ben Weaver got behind the Sharpness back line, but his shot was saved by Taylor but the ball ran loose to Nathan Gore and Taylor once again denied his effort on goal. A second goal on 29 minutes for the visitors came when Shaun Morris laid the ball back to Tommy Longhurst on the edge of the box, his shot took a deflection of Callum Dummelow and Ben Weaver reacted quickest to tuck the ball home. 5 minutes into the second half Mike Hardiman reacted first to a loose ball and played it to Weaver who gave Thomas a chance but he shot wide On 67 minutes Sharks Hewer sent Alex Higgs through but he was brought down by Kyle Curtis who received a yellow for his troubles. Alex Higgs then fired the free kick just wide.
Broadwell Amateurs home form has been top notch this season and they pulled off another good win over today’s opponents Quedgeley Wanderers. Like most games today the two teams had to cope with a very strong wind which made things a little difficult. Wanderers took the lead on 8 minutes when the home defence failed miserably to clear their lines and Jack Hornsby had a free shot on goal which he dully obliged by putting the ball in the back of the Broadwell net. The lead only lasted a minute as Ben Fishwick headed home a Dan Brain corner to the near post. Wanderers were unlucky on 20 minutes when they struck the post. Then on 35 minutes home keeper Jack Watkins steered a shot on target around the post. Broadwell scored a controversial goal on 49 minutes – the ball struck the referee he gave a drop ball to Broadwell Dan Brain collected the ball and hit a powerful shot into the top corner. On 52 minutes Liam Thomas was unlucky when he hit the crossbar for the home side. On 75 minutes Quedgeley were reduced to ten men when a long ball over the top caught out Jordan Rouse and his lunging tackle on Thomas was deemed preventing a goalscoring chance and he received a straight red card. The home side rounded the scoring off in the 88th minute from a ball struck across the Wanderers box and Kian Skidmore finished it off.
A goal after just 23 seconds was enough to give Rockleaze Rangers a much-needed win at home to Hardwicke. The move for the goal caught the visitors on the hop Jay Moore sent the ball into the box and Sam Bailey nipped in to score. The home side should have scored again on 3 minutes but Bailey’s effort struck the crossbar. Hardwicke missed a great chance to level on 21 minutes but Will Matthews effort went over the bar. On 31 minutes Matthews missed a chance again when he headed Jordan Dowdswell’s cross onto the crossbar from 4 yards. The visitors put plenty of pressure on the home side but never really troubled home keeper Dunning. Rangers should have made it 2-0 on 62 minutes Ollie Woolland missing a glorious chance. Sam Bailey was put clear by Miles Hatfield near the final whistle but the Hardwicke keeper pushed the shot around the post.