Week 18 Division One Match Reviews

  • Old Town storm back from 4 goals down to stay top with victory
  • Lower Stratton sneak win against Core Construction
  • Lyneham control Stratton Juniors
  • Rivals Marlborough and Wroughton share point
  • Sports 4 Pinehurst in title chase


Moredon 4 Old Town 7
No Scorers Given Lee Hayward x 2, Alex Hammond x 2, Anton Webb x 2, Jesse McGowan

Not for the first time this season, Old Town are short of players and start the game at a massive disadvantage of only having 9 men.

Moredon take full advantage of the extra players early on and are awarded a penalty which was dispatched in style to take the lead in the opening five minutes. Things got even worse for Old Town as they found themselves 2-0 down only two minutes later after being overrun by Moredon’s attacking prowess.

With Moredon growing more confident they increased their lead further with a neat finish into the top corner of the net making it 3-0. Moredon were running riot and increased their lead even further thanks to another poor tackle in the box resulted in a second successfully converted penalty of the day.

With the score at 4-0 at half time, Moredon must have thought they would be picking up all 3 points but that was not to be.

Old Town’s missing players finally arrive and they kick off the second half with a full compliment of players. It doesn’t take long before United start to make use of the newly arrived players as Lee Hayward and Alex Hammond score two quick goals to bring the game back within reach.

With Old Town starting to dominate the game its not long before they claw back another goal through Anton Webb with 25 mins left on the clock closely followed by Alex Hammond’s second of the game to level the match at 4-4.

A deflated Moredon begin to collapse under the pressure and fall apart and a rash challenge in the box sees a 3rd penalty of the day given, this time to Old Town. Jesse McGowan converts and sees Old Town take the lead with only 10 minutes left on the clock.

With United in full flowing and confident and Moredon deflated and struggling to keep pace, Anton Webb finds himself in the box to get his second of the game whilst Lee Hayward completes the win with a goal right at the end of the game to make this what must be considered the come back of the season.


Haydon Wick 2 Swindon AFC 2
Tom Jewell, Yasuhiro Ohno Nico Manolis x 2
Swindon AFC managed to pick up their fifth point of the season with another draw away to Haydon Wick.

Haydon Wick controlled the game well leading 2-0 going into half time, thanks to goals from Tom Jewell and Yasuhiro Ohno.

Some poor finishing from Haydon Wick kept Swindon AFC in the game and they found themselves right back in contention thanks to a goal from Nico Manolis to make it 2-1. With the game entering the final quarter, some further defensive mistakes from Haydon Wick resulted in Manolis picking up a second goal to ensure his team took a share of the points.


Lower Stratton 3 Core Construction 2
Richard Clark (Penalty) Steven Norriss, Jack Doult No Scorers Given
Lower Stratton cling on to third position after a well fought match against Core Construction.

Stratton were awarded an early penalty which Richard Clark slotted home, this was closely followed by a goal from Steven Norriss, giving the home side a two-goal cushion.

Core Construction came back fighting in the second half, with two goals of their own.

The winning goal finally came from Stratton’s Jack Doult seeing them taking the 3 points.


Lyneham 3 Stratton Juniors 0
No Scorers Given  No Score
Lyneham continue to put the pressure on 3rd place Lower Stratton with a second 3-0 win in two weeks, this time against Stratton Juniors.

Lyneham started strongly and managed to convert 3 times before the opening half was up. Stratton struggling to get in to the match and had no reply to the fast pace of the home side but were some how able to keep them out in the second half thanks to some lacklustre finishing from the home team.


Marlborough Reserves 1 Wroughton Reserves 1
Ryan Rawlings No Scorer Given
Marlborough had the better start of the two teams with Ryan Rawlings putting them in the lead which was seemed destined to be the only goal of the game after both teams were battling hard but failing to find a break through.

With the game all but done, Wroughton managed to grasp a last minute goal to level the game up leaving Marlborough feeling like it was 2 points dropped.


New Town All Stars 0 Sports4Pinehurst 8
Aaron Welland, Ryan Welland x 2, Brad Stranners x 2, Jonathan Peachey-Score x 2
Sport4Pinehurst remain in contention for the Division One top spot after an 8-0 win away against New Town All Stars.

With Ryan Welland, Brad Stanners and Jonathan Peachey-Score all managing a brace of goals coupled with an goal from Aaron Welland, they’ve ensured their club a fourth consecutive win and keep the title hopes alive.


No Game this Week