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Sunday, November 27, 2016

South And West Weekend Review

This from the Southern League:


Hereford FC remain eight points clear at the top of the EVO-STIK League Southern's Division One South & West table after another comprehensive win on Saturday to pass the half century of goals, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.

In front of another excellent crowd of 2,522 at Edgar Street, the Bulls had the game against third-bottom AFC Totton done and dusted by half-time with goals from Tristan Plummer after 15 minutes, Pablo Haysham eight minutes later, an Ian Oliver own goal on 34 minutes and a Mike Symons brace on 42 minutes from the spot and 44 minutes.
The hosts took their foot off the gas in the second half, with the Stags improving.

Evesham United remain second after winning the game of the day at the Jubilee Stadium against Salisbury FC – the hosts` eleventh successive win.
A crowd of 402 saw United move into a 2-0 lead through Lance Smith on 34 minutes and Ashley Williams on 65 minutes. They then handed the Whites a boost when they had Lewis Binns shown a straight red card.
However, it was the ten-men who scored a few minutes later through Nick Stanley on 74 minutes. Evesham were then clinging on as Steve Claridge`s side pulled two back in the final 10 minutes through Tommy Wright from the spot and Claudio Herbert.
Third-placed Tiverton Town and fourth-placed Mangotsfield United also won on Saturday.
Tivvy were 1-0 winners at Larkhall Athletic, courtesy of a 55th Owen Howe effort, although they had to play for the entire second half with ten-men following Ben Carter`s straight red card.
The Mangos won by the same scoreline at in-form Bideford, whose Billy Tucker missed a first half spot-kick before Matty Groves won it for the visitors five minutes after the break.

Sixth-placed Swindon Supermarine, however, suffered a 3-1 WebbsWood Stadium defeat to Didcot Town, who are now just a point behind, although back in tenth place.
In-form Diddy opened the scoring through Louis Joyce after 13 minutes and, after an Adam Learoyd own goal on the half-hour mark, the same player quickly restored the visitors` lead. Ben Whitehead made sure with a third at the end of the game.
Second-bottom Wantage Town suffered a 5-1 hammering at Paulton Rovers, whose Elliott Gibbons bagged a brace, with Will Hailston, Kallan Gould and Kane Simpson adding to that – Mark Francis netting a late consolation for the Alfredians.
Yate Town`s Harvey Baker scored the only goal just past the half-hour mark at home to Barnstaple Town, while neighbours Bishops Cleeve enjoyed a 4-0 home win over Wimborne Town, courtesy of a hat-trick from James Baldwin and one from Harlie Price.