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Monday, November 14, 2016

South And West Weekend Review

Steve Whitney penned this review of games in the South and West League.

Hereford FC are already looking like odds on champions of the EVO-STIK League Southern Division One South & West after they moved ten points clear at the top of the table following a 2-0 win over Shortwood United, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.

Jamie Molyneux
A crowd of 2,731 saw Jamie Molyneux after 56 minutes and a John Mills penalty see off a Shortwood side who started the match in second place. They are now fourth after wins for both Tiverton Town and Mangotsfield United.

Tivvy enjoyed a tremendous 2-1 win at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium against Salisbury FC, who are looking like needing a boost to make a New Year play-off push.
A crowd of 705 saw Owen Howe put Tivvy in front just before the break. Tommy Wright equalised 11 minutes into the second half but a George Colson own goal 12 minutes from time settled the game in the visitors` favour.

Mangotsfield were 3-0 Cossham Street winners over third-bottom AFC Totton, with Lewis Powell bagging a brace in the 25th and 31st minutes and a Steve Mowthorpe own goal accounting for the other seven minutes from time.
Swindon Supermarine were looking to go level on points with fifth-placed Evesham United whey they travelled down to Devon to play Bideford.
But they returned along the M5 with their tails between their legs after a 4-0 defeat in which Will Richards netted a hat-trick and the fourth was a Ryan Morgan own goal near the end.

Ben Whitehead`s 55th minute effort secured Didcot Town`s home win over Barnstaple Town, while Wantage Town are now second-bottom after swapping places with Bridgwater Town after edging a 3-2 win at Fairfax Park.
The Alfredians were 2-0 up through James Glover and Mark Francis by the 15th minute. Syd Camper reduced the deficit on 67 minutes, only for Aaon Ferris to make it 3-1 with 10 minutes to go, although Harry Horton`s second for the hosts two minutes from time made for a nervy finale.
Fourth-bottom Paulton Rovers suffered a 3-1 home defeat to mid-table Slimbridge.
Lee Smith and an Adam Mace spot-kick had the visitors two-up by the 16th minute, and although Will Hailston pulled one back for Rovers seven minutes before the break, Sean Lawson made sure with the visitors` third on 63 minutes.