21st September 2019 - Quedgeley Wanderers win first league derby with Hardwicke
On a lovely Saturday afternoon and in front of 172 spectators Quedgeley Wanderers ran out 3-1 winners over local derby rivals Hardwicke. An early chance for the home side when Kyle James-Bryan saw his effort on goal deflected wide for a corner. Then on 12 minutes the same striker had another shot deflected away for a corner. On 22 minutes Hardwicke had Pat Vernall sent to the sin-bin and in that time, he was off the pitch James-Bryan got the ball into the Hardwicke net but it was ruled out for offside. On 34 minutes Wanderers went ahead from a ball lobbed into the box and James-Bryan was quick to act and lifted the ball over Hardwicke keeper Jacob Hobbs.
6 minutes into the second half the home side went 2-0 up, a long ball from the back pumped up field by Louis Peyton was picked up by Kyle James-Bryan to fire the ball past Hobbs. Hardwicke got back in the game on 59 minutes from a ball pumped across goal to far side of the six-yard box hooked back across goal and Jordan Dowdeswell hooked the ball into the net. Following the goal and off the ball incident by Hardwicke’s Steve Bick saw the referee send him straight off so the visitors were down to ten men. Wanderers netted a third on 78 minutes from the penalty spot after Alex Barrett had broken down the left flank cut into the box and was hacked to the ground the referee pointing straight to the spot. Skipper Louis Peyton stepped up to take the kick which hit the back of the net giving Hobbs no chance.
Wick made their second visit to Little Stoke within two weeks only this time it was a league match. Stoke started the brighter and created four good chances to opened the scoring earl on but all were missed. On 13 minutes Wick went ahead from a snap shot from Shaun Morris and on 41 minutes Max Barker tapped in at the far post after everyone had failed to get a touch on a low cross. In the second period Stoke started well again but failed to find the back of the Wick net but they did hit the upright.
For the second week running Patchway Town conceded five goals and could only reply with two. This time it was away to Rockleaze Rangers. Surprisingly considering the final result it was Patchway who took the lead on 8 minutes a good pass from Jake Cox found Joe Dolby to slip the ball into the Rangers net. Rangers hit back on 19 minutes when Luke Perham headed in from a corner. Just 2 minutes later the visitors were back in front when the ball was handled in the box giving Town a penalty which was duly dispatched by Jess Hudson. 37 minutes and Rangers were level again this time from a great run by Dan Webb to fire the ball into the Town net. Rangers practically sewed the game up in the 58th and 61st minute with two great strikes from Rory Langdon. By this time Rangers were well on top and Sam Burgess in the Patchway goal kept the score down. Rangers netted the fifth and final goal on 84 minutes a header from Joe Weare that hit the post on its way in.
A second visit in two weeks to Hanham Athletic for Ruardean Hill Rangers this time it was a league match. It was the home side who went close after 12 minutes when Connor Hartley broke into the box but then saw his shot go agonisingly wide. Rangers opened the scoring on 21 minutes with a brilliant shot from striker Luke Johnson the first of his three goals of the afternoon. Within a minute the home side were level when Luke Corbiere found space in the box to knock the ball past Underwood. Rangers retook the lead on 35 minutes when Johnson turned in a great cross from Luke Brown. Hanham were unlucky on 55 minutes when Jack Fry’s header came back of the bar. Rangers grabbed all three points on 75 minutes when Luke Johnson completed his hattrick when he turned in a free kick from Luke Brown.
Broadwell Amateurs went down 2-1 at home to Sharpness but this game was filled with incidents. There were two penalties five bookings and a sending off. James Killkenny gave away an early penalty to Sharpness but keeper Ben Reed saved the resulting spot kick. Then Liam Thomas was only just wide for the home side and whilst a drinks break was being taken the Sharpness keeper Dan Hobbs was shown a red card. On 44 minutes Dan Gayner gave Sharpness the lead with a headed goal from a free kick. Sharpness made it 2-0 on 60 minutes from the penalty spot after Lewis’s late tackle. Dan Gayner coolly dispatched the ball into the Broadwell net. Broadwell did eventually get on the score sheet in the 75th minute when Ollie Hunt scored.
Henbury came back from an early shock to win 4-2 at home to Bromley Heath United. Tom Shopland gave the visitors the lead on 25 minutes with a simple tap in and it remained that score until the 72nd minute when a cross from the right by Adam Rosser for Ross Jones to head home levelling the score. On 78 minutes the home side went 2-1 up when Dawid Ragula broke through the Bromley Heath defence. On 82 minutes a corner for Henbury was poorly cleared by the visitors and Joe Cox lashed the ball into the net. Just 2 minutes later Ragula got clear again after a great ball from Ross Jones and this time lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper to make it 4-1. Bromley Heath did manage a second goal on 87 minutes a low shot from the edge of the box by Ben Hargett.
The top game of the day was Gala Wilton v Frampton United which ended in a 1-1 draw. On 16 minutes Frampton’s Ryan Vincent went close with a shot and at the other end the Frampton keeper kept Gala out. On 29 minutes Skyers saved well from a Vincent effort grabbing the ball whilst sat on the ground. 44th minute Liam O’Neill from Frampton shown the red card after he pulled down Jay Dare. Martin Smith gave Gala the lead but Steve Jackson levelled for the visitors late on.