Moredon Close In On Top Spot – First Division Round Up

Moredon sit just three points off the summit of Swindon & District Division One after a 4-0 home success over struggling Swindon AFC, writes Josh Bird.

The hosts were able to break the deadlock on 15 minutes as Carl Wyatt was brought down in the area allowing Tom Goody to convert from the penalty spot.

Paul Stevens grabbed a second half brace, taking his season tally to five, before Wyatt rounded off the scoring shortly after.

And after a positive start to the campaign, Moredon boss Paul Stevens is pleased with how things are going.

“The season is going quite well,” he said.

“Obviously we’ve only lost two in the first eight games and drawn one so we’re quite pleased with where we are in the table.

“We made a bit of slow start on Saturday, but Tom Goody stepped up and scored a penalty which meant it was 1-0 at half time.

“But in the second half we really came out swinging and scored two goals in first ten minutes of the second half.

“Adam Law and Steve Nicholls deserve some credit for their crosses and Paul Stevens, my son and not me, scored twice.

“Carl Wyatt got the fourth and apart from that the defence was strong and it was a good solid performance, particularly in the second half, and there was a good clean sheet for Richard Stone.”

Elsewhere in Division One, Sport 4 Pinehurst suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Lyneham as they went down 4-2.

Stratton Juniors were beneficiaries of that result as they hit top spot courtesy of a 3-1 away win at Chiseldon.

Tom Davis briefly hauled Chiseldon back into the game at 2-1 but they spurned several opportunities to level as Stratton bagged a late goal to round-off the win.

Lower Stratton overcame Wroughton Reserves in a tightly fought encounter.

After a goalless first half, a brace from Wroughton’s Darryl Chambers gave them a two goal cushion before Jamie Saunders halved the deficit from the penalty spot.

Diogo Casiniro then scored a late brace to turn the game on it’s head for Lower Stratton and earn them the three points.

Old Town recorded a 3-1 victory at Core Construction to move into sixth in the standings.

Joe Miller and Aaron Williams scored early in the second half to give the visitors the lead before Todd Mears scored to get Core Construction back in the game.

And it took until the final minute of the 90 for Old Town to secure the three points as Ashley Wallace rounded off the scoring.

Courtesy Of Your Sport Swindon