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4th December 2021 - Fast starting Hardwicke see off Broadwell Amateurs

Ron Holpin


A frenetic start at Hardwicke for the visit of Broadwell Amateurs with the home side forcing four corners early on. Jordan Dowdeswell delivered a superb corner in the 25th minute which was handled by a Broadwell defender and Adam Bloonfield slotted the resultant penalty into the Broadwell net. The Broadwell defender was shown a red card for the incident. Broadwell pressed well going close with a deep looping cross only for the home side to win back possession and break away and a looping ball into the box was duly headed home by Will Matthews on 32 minutes. The home side dominated possession for the remainder of the first half but failed to make it count.

Broadwell started the second half the brighter of the two, attacking the Hardwicke box on several occasions with one of those attacks leaving the spectators at a loss as to how the ball didn’t hit the back of the Hardwicke net, keeper Ollie Hall with a superb last ditch save. The home side introduced Ben King on 70 minutes coming on for Bloomfield making an immediate impact, following some quality from Humphries in midfield who set King off on a direct run into the box only to be tripped by the Broadwell full back the Referee waved play on. The 75th minute saw the return of Will Higgins following a lengthy injury on for Matthews. Broadwell we’re battling, though nothing seemed to fall their way and a handball in the box resulted in a second penalty on 85 minutes which was neatly put away by Higgins to finish the game 3-0

Frampton United travelled the short distance to Quedgeley Wanderers and came away with the three points after a disappointing result last week. The opening goal went to the home side on 10 minutes Henry Birkett firing home from 18 yards. Right on half time saw home keeper Ben Holborough pull off a great save from Frampton’s Billy Curtis to keep the score at 1-0. Quedgeley had a great chance to go two up on 50 minutes from the penalty spot but the Frampton keeper made a great save. The visitors drew level on 60 minutes with a goal from Billy Curtis, then with 10 minutes to go Frampton grabbed the three points when Manolo Espada got onto a great cross into the box to tap the ball in.

An outstanding game by the Patchway Town keeper Sam Burgess almost got them the three points against Wick today. Patchway took the lead on 8 minutes when home keeper Joe Pople decided to leave his goal to try to cut out Patchway’s Matt Davies who had latched onto a long punt forward but he never made it and Teague lobbed the ball over him into the net. Ben Weaver was put clear on goal a minute later but Sam Burgess came off his line to smother the ball. Wick continued to attack the visitors defence but were unable to get the ball past the unbeatable Burgess. At the other end Pople brought of a great save to deny Patchway taking a 2-0 lead. It was Burgess again who made a fantastic finger tip save to deny Joe Thomas an equalising goal. The home side became very frustrated as Burgess continued to thwart their efforts but they got out of jail in time added when they were awarded a penalty taken by Mike Hardiman, Burgess saved but Joe Thomas followed in to net the rebound.

Bromley Heath United gained three points with this 3-0 win at home to English Bicknor whose form is very unpredictable. The home side got off to a great start scoring in the fifth minute from a ball crossed in by Nurse laid back across goal by Louis Hoyle for Trai Ellison-Sacket to tap in. It was 2-0 after 20 minutes when Bicknor gave away a penalty that was put away by Alvin Nurse. The 75th minute saw a third for the home side a cross into the box and Olli Hanham who had travelled 40 yards to get on the end of it and finish it off. Bicknor only created one really good chance a shot from Riley that struck the crossbar.

Bottom ClubHanham Athletic faced Rockleaze Rangers for a second time this season with the score line much better than the first meeting. Rangers took an early lead when Marcus Williams chipped the home keeper after just 2 minutes. The home side were caught out again when Dan Webb made it 2-0 to Rangers. They did however pull a goal back in the 30th minute Jack Knight getting on the score sheet. Rangers almost made it three but for a great tackle by Terry Wise to overt the danger. Hanham had a great chance to level on 60 minutes but the Ranger keeper saved the spot kick after Liam Jenkins had been brought down in the box. A free kick from the home side’s Liam Jenkins was headed onto the crossbar by Terry Wis in the 70th minute. Then the home keeper Sam Brown made several good saves to keep his side in the game. Rangers got a third goal through Zayd Alli, then in the 87th minute Hanham were awarded a second penalty after Josh Gibbs was brought down in the area and then got up to strike the ball into the Rockleaze net from the spot.

Ruardean Hill Rangers slipped up at home going down 3-1 to Henbury. The home side scored first after 8 minutes Luke Brown heading home from a Sam Mason cross. On 13 minutes there was a bout of head tennis in the Rangers box before Andy Dickinson fired his shot over the bar. Rangers’ keeper Arron Underwood gave away a penalty on 20 minutes and Kane Manning’s made sure from the spot 1-1. On 35 minutes Henbury keeper Jefferies brought off a great save tipping Steve Clark’s header over the bar. Another save from Jefferies on 52 minute this time tipping a Steve Clark free kick over the bar. In the 67st minute and against the run of play Henbury took the lead Kane Manning’s getting on the score sheet for a second time. The visitors rounded the scoring of on 75 minutes with a strike from Aaron Anglin.

Les James League Cup sponsored by Boca Teamwear - Little Stoke progress to semi-finals


Little Stoke go into the semi-final with a 3-2 win at home to Gala Wilton. Stoke were 3-0 up by half time. The first effort on goal on 14 minutes came from a through ball by Alex Hill to Ethan Moore whose shot went just wide. On 20 minutes a Jaidon Holver lob from 35 yards also went just wide of the target. Stoke went one up on 30 minutes from a delivery from Alex Hill into the box and a superb overhead kick from Phil Kourouma that hit the inside of the post on its way in. 38 minute saw a second for Stoke, a through ball from Holver saw an error by the Gala keeper Lewis skyers and Aaron West was on hand to tap in. The third for Stoke came a few minutes before the break a cross ball from Kourouma allowed Aaron West to play the ball to Kahlil Lamir to score from just inside the box. Gala hit back with two late goals just a minute apart the first on 81 minutes came from Ben Sluman after a scramble in the box the ball came out and Sluman hit a 25-yard shot home. Just a minute later it was 3-2 when Dan Gayner scored from the penalty spot. The last few minutes was a bit Shakey for the home side but they managed to hold on for the win.