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Sunday, January 29, 2017

South And West Weekend Review


As ever this review is written by Pitchero's Steve Whitney.


Hereford FC's march towards the EVO-STIK League Southern Division One South & West title continued on Saturday when they beat third-placed Tiverton Town 2-1 to move a whopping nineteen points clear at the top.

Another terrific crowd of 3,049 at Edgar Street saw top scorer John Mills open the Bulls` account from the penalty spot in the 12th minute. Pablo Haysham doubled their advantage in the 25th minute but Tivvy gave them a test and pulled one back through Tom Gardner eight minutes before the break.
Second-placed Evesham dropped two home points to do the Bulls a favour when they were held to a 2-2 draw by lowly Paulton Rovers.
Kailan Gould gave Rovers a 15th minute lead that Lorcan Sheehan and Lance Smith turned round before half-time. But Sol Wheatley grabbed a point for the visitors four minutes from time.

Fourth-placed Swindon Supermarine were also held to a draw – 0-0 at Wordsworth Drive by seventh-placed Taunton Town.
Salisbury FC are fifth after a 4-0 Raymond McEnhill Stadium win over fourth-bottom Yate Town.
A crowd of 625 saw a goalless opening half and then Tommy Wright open the scoring eight minutes into the second half from the spot. Tom Whelan added a second on 63 minutes and a brace from prolific marksman Justin Bennett on 71 and 79 minutes made it comfortable for the Whites.
Mangotsfield United remain on Salisbury`s coat tails in sixth spot after a 2-1 Cossham Street win over Wimborne Town, thanks to a Lewis Powell brace after 28 and 58 minutes, with Carl Preston replying 11 minutes from time.
The two bottom-markers, Bridgwater Town and Wantage Town, lost again and are both eleven points adrift of third-bottom AFC Totton, who won.
Howard Neighbour`s 52nd minute penalty for Winchester City sealed Bridgwater`s fate at Fairfax Park, while Ben Brooks with a brace, Josh Egan and Joe Tumelty, were all on target for Larkhall Athletic at Alfredian Park against Wantage, for whom Sam Mason netted a consolation.
Nat Sherbourne scored both of the Stags goals in their 2-0 win at Testwood Park against Shortwood United.

Elsewhere, North Leigh won 3-1 at home against Slimbridge, thanks to Bradley Gray, Jamie Cook and Mike Hopkins – all after Lee Smith had given the visitors a first-minute lead.
And the games between Bideford and Didcot Town and Bishops Cleeve and Barnstaple Town both ended all-square.
Dan Western bagged a brace for Bideford at home to Diddy, whose Louis Joyce and Ricardo Andrady pulled the visitors back from two-down – the second coming five minutes into stoppage time. Town's James Mayne cancelled out Jacob Davidge`s 16th minute opener for Cleeve in the 73rd minute.