- Five postponed games blight the fixture list on a damp grey Saturday
- Sportz use their pace to control Bassett
- Centurians power on to see off Spectrum
- Julbilant Chiseldon get their first win of season
- Marlborough hatrick hero Hill punishes New Town
- Pinehurst and Haydon Wick share the points in a high tempo game
- Old Town held at half time but go on to win by 2
|Bassett Bulldogs 1||Sportz Central 2|
|Craig Hunt||No Scorers Given|
|After a positive start from Basssett they managed to take the lead and had the run of the play in the opening exchanges of the game. Sportz soon settled in to their game and high temp pace allowed them to soon take control of the game and they went on to score twice to pick up all 3 points.|
|Spectrum 2||Swindon Centurians 4|
|Andy Huggins, Aaron Northcott||Gary Donnelly, Sam Bailey,Nick Camden x 2|
|Centurians took a control of the game early on and took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Donnelly and Bailey. Spectrum rallied from this early set back and managed to claw themselves back in to the game with goals from Huggings and Northcott to bring the game level going in to half time.
Spectrum continued to work hard but struggled to contain a dogged Centurians midfield who started to dictate proceedings. The game was eventually put to bed thanks to a brace from Camden ensuring Centurians secured the win.
|Deers Leap P||Tawny Owl P|
|North Swindon P||Swindon Spitfires P|
|Village Inn P||Ramsbury P|
|FC Dorcan||No Game|
|Chiseldon 4||Swindon AFC 1|
|Daniel Vaughan x 2 Luke Robinson, Francesco Hunt||No Scorer Given|
|The bottom of the table battled saw Chiseldon came out on top to claim their first win of the season against AFC Swindon who are still pointless.
The early exchanges in the game saw Chisledon having more of the ball but being unable to break down a stubborn and deep laying defence. The deadloack was eventually broken as Vaughan struck a volley from outside the box past the keeper who remained rooted to the spot to give Chiseldon the lead.
With all the momentum with Chiseldon, Swindon were put under constant pressure but managed to remain in the game by some indecision by Chiseldon in the final third. Their lead was eventually increased thanks to a second from Vaughan and an effort from Robinson who both scored with long range shots from outside of the box.
Swindon AFC started to push for a goal and thanks to some lack lustre defending, they were gifted a free run on goal which they gladly converted to make it 3-1. Any thoughts of a fight back were put to rest as another shot from outside the box from Hunt sailed past the keeper and in to the net sealing AFC’s loss.
|New Town All Star 2||Marlborough Res 4|
|Dale Bird, James Lewis||Fred Hill x 3,Tom Mooney|
|New Town struggled to get out of the blocks and found themselves a goal behind early in the game. New Town managed to get back in to the game with a fine header from Bird. With momentum on their side, they took the lead thanks to a Lewis penalty.
With 15 minutes of the game remaining Marlborough began to deal with the poor conditions better than the hosts and started to up their game. With New Town all but out on their feet, Marlborough piled on the pressure and notched up three goals to give them a comfortable win in the end.
|Sports4Pinehurst 3||Haydon Wick 3|
|Aaron Welland, Jonathan Peachey,Damian Gwanzeni||David Palmer, Barry Murphy, Christopher Tewkesbury|
|Haydon Wick started well with a superb goal from centre back Palmer. A real end to end tussle saw the game swing back and forth with Haydon Wick remaining ahead at half time. Early in the second Pinehurst equalized and doubled their tally with another goal 2 minutes later.
That could easily have knocked the stuffing out of the Wicksters but they levelled from a corner to make it 2- 2 only for a wonder strike from Gwanzeni to gave Pinehurst their third of the game.
The last 15 minutes carried on on the same manner with chances and an amazing save from Haydon Wick’s keeper keeping them in the game. With time ticking away, a deep cross from new boy Connelly was met with a strong header from Tewkesbury at the back post to level the game up at 3-3 and salvaging a point for Wick.
|Stratton Juniors 1||Old Town 3|
|No Scorer Given||Aaron Williams, Steven Nesbitt, Stephen Low|
|Old Town were forced to begin this match with just eight men due to work commitments and heavy traffic. Despite the numeric advantage, Stratton Juniors were unable to capitalise and Old Town looked comfortable.
Following the arrival of two more players Old Town took control of the match but failed to find the net before the break thanks to save after save from the Juniors keeper kept United out.
Stratton’s goalkeeper was in fine form but was unable to keep the Williams as his 55 minute effort Old Town the lead. Nesbitt then doubled Old Town’s lead before Stratton scored with a superb long range volley to bring them back in to the game at 2-1.
United final had 11 men on the pitch with 1- minutes of the game remaining and they took full advantage as a Low added a third late in the game to wrap up victory and move to within a point of Stratton Juniors in Division One.
|Core Construction P||Lower Stratton P|
|Lyneham P||Wroughton P|