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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

South And West Bank Holiday Review


Only three crowds in the National League exceeded the 3,102 who came to see Hereford FC maintain their 100 per cent record in the EVO-STIK League Southern's Division One South & West on Bank Holiday Monday, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.

And they saw the Bulls beat a Bishops Cleeve side who had won for the first time on Saturday, 4-0 with Mike Symons opening the scoring just before half-time. John Mills then bagged a quickfire brace in the 53rd and 55th minutes to kill Cleeve off, with Pablo Haysham adding a fourth on 63 minutes.

Tiverton Town and Slimbridge are the only other teams yet to lose in 2016-17 after Swindon Supermarine were beaten 2-1 at North Leigh, who recorded back-to-back holiday wins, thanks to Jamie Cook after three minutes and George Seacole right on half-time proving enough, despite Brad Hooper`s 65th minute penalty reply.
Tiverton though had to be content with one point from a 1-1 Ladysmead draw with neighbours Taunton Town in front of 353.

Levi Landricombe`s 65th minute penalty broke the deadlock to give the Peacocks a lead that Pierce Mitchell cancelled out 13 minutes from time.
Slimbridge didn`t play through as their game at Bridgwater Town was postponed due to ongoing traffic problems on the M5 following a bad accident.

Yate Town and Wantage Town are both yet to pick up a win, although the Alfredians did manage a second point of the campaign in a 1-1 derby draw at home to Didcot Town, whose Luke Carnell rescued them with a 78th minute leveller after Mark Francis had given the hosts a 17th minute lead.
Yate lost their derby at Cossham Street against Mangotsfield United, for whom Lewis Powell bagged a brace either side of a goal from on-loan Olly Mehew – Tom Harrison netting a stoppage time consolation for the Bluebells.
Steve Claridge`s Salisbury FC are up to fifth in the table after hammering hosts AFC Totton 4-0 at Testwood Park.
A crowd of 662 saw loanee Tommy Wright net a hat-trick for the Whites in the sixth, 39th and 54th minutes, with former Gosport Borough favourite Justin Bennett adding the fourth four minutes from time.
Another terrific crowd of 884 saw the Devon derby go in hosts Bideford`s favour against promoted Barnstaple Town, who took a 14th minute lead through Liam Gregory.
Sean Downing equalised 10 minutes after half-time and Dan Western won it for Biddy 15 minutes from time.

Larkhall Athletic edged the derby at home to Paulton Rovers by the odd goal in five, the Larks leading 2-0 through a brace from Joe Tumelty by the half-hour mark.
Nathan Legge on 47 minutes and Sol Wheatley on 66 minutes pulled Rovers back on level terms, only for Josh Egan to win it for the Larks 18 minutes from the end.
Wimborne Town remain in second spot, but had to make to with a point from a 2-2 home draw with Winchester City.
Luke Holmes put the Magpies ahead as early as the fourth minute. Stuart Green levelled on 28 minutes, but the home side restored their advantage just past the hour-mark through Toby Holmes before Howard Neighbour equalised 17 minutes from time.