- Dorcan jump Deers Leap
- Swindon AFC pick up first points of season
- Old Town go joint top after teaching juniors a lesson
- Wroughton in seventh heaven
|FC Dorcan 5||Deers Leap 3|
|Jake Kitchin(3), Daniel Horwood, Brendan Shaw||TBC|
|FC Dorcan brought themselves to within one point of league leaders thanks to a hard fought home victory against Deers Leap.
A hat-trick for FC Dorcan star Kitchin put them on the way to victory but Leap weren’t going to roll over and concede the game as a brace from Leaps Glover brought the game level at 2-2 early on.
It was however strikes from Dorcans Horwood and Shaw which gave them a win although they were pushed right until the final whilst as Pearce scored for the visitors to ensure the game was never really over until it was over.
|Old Town United 8||Stratton Juniors 3|
|Steven Nesbitt (3), Lewis Cholod (3), Aiden Williams, Lee hayward||TBC|
|Old Town United continued their excellent run of form as they picked up their 6th win in a row and in doing so, leap frogged their opponents, Stratton Juniors to go joint top of the league.
Old Town got off to a flying start when Nesbitt struck a 45 yard free kick that flew in to the back of the net leaving the keeper stranded. Stratton replied soon after when a long range shot was spilled by the United keeper and it was Stratton who reacted quickest to tuck the ball home and level up the scores.
With Stratton pressing higher up the pitch, it put the United defence under pressure and forced them in to making a clumsy challenge on the edge of the box. The resulting freekick was sweetly struck home giving the keeper no chance and made it 2-1 to the visitors.
The upset was short lived as two minutes later the scores were level again after a through ball from the United defence found Nesbitt who pushed forward at pace. The ball was quickly moved across the park and in to the path of 16 year old Lewis Cholod who hit a superb strike to make it 3-2 to United.
With United starting to control the midfield battle, more chances were being created in the final 3rd and this pressure paid off as Nesbitt scored a great effort to complete his first half hat-trick.
The second half continued in the same way the first ended and United soon increased their lead further thanks to a second goal from youngster Cholod. Cholod found himself in space and started a mesmerising run which saw him weave his way through 3 players and slot the ball past the keeper.
This 5th goal put an end to any thoughts of a recovery from Stratton and United continued to dominate and went further ahead after finishes from Hayward and Williams.
Stratton thought they had the last say of the game when they were award a penalty which was converted but late in the game, it was the youngest Cholod who stepped up unnoticed at the back post to to score his 3rd goal and his first hat trick for the club.
|Swindon AFC 6||Chiseldon 2|
|Josh Fisher (2), Ricky wood, Lee Giles, Callum Wells, Hayden Watson||Frankie Hunt, Arron Smith|
|Swindon AFC picked up their first win of the season beating Chiseldon 6-2 in the battle at the bottom.
Chiseldon got off to a great start thanks to a Hunt after 7 minutes but Chisledon failed to keep hold of the ball and find themselves under pressure from AFC Swindon. This pressure was soon converted in to a goal after a mix up in the Chiseldon defence allowed Fisher space to slot the ball home to level the scores.
Fisher picked up his second goal of the game 10 minutes later as a poor pass from the Chiseldon full back gifts the AFC winger the ball and he in turn beat 3 of the Chiseldon defenders before squaring the ball to the unmarked Fisher who was able to tap in to an open goal making it 2-1.
With Chiseldon changing their approach in the game, a long ball from the keeper found Smith charging through on the goal. He was able to calmly lift the ball up and over the approaching keeper to bring Chiseldon back in to the game.
With the game swinging back and forth, it was AFC Swindon who struck next after a corner is floated in to the back post which found the AFC striker unmarked and he was able to header home and give AFC the lead at half time.
With confidence flowing in the AFC Swindon side, and the prospect of their first win of the season, they came out the stronger of the two sides in the second half. With Chiseldon failing to string passes together, Swindon were gifted more and more of the ball and they continued to pile on the pressure. They extended their lead further after another corner caught the defence napping and allowed the striker time and space to find the back of the net.
As the game progress and the pitch deteriorated, the game became difficult for both sides and it was AFC Swindon who adapted best and proceeded to score two goals late in the game.
A disappointing afternoon for Chiseldon was rounded off when they had a penalty which they failed to convert which summed up their performance to the delight of the home team who ensured they picked up their first points of the campaign.
|Wroughton 7||Moredon 1|
|Daryll Chambers (3), Jamie Pidgeon (3), Mike Thompson||Paul Stevens|
|Wroughton have a history of being involved in high scoring games so far this season and this weekend wasn’t to dis-appoint.
Wroughton managed a 7 – 1 victory over Moredon who were hoping to go top of the league with a win.
Chambers notched up a 25 minute hat-trick in the first half and Thompson scored a 4th goal to give Wroughton a comfortable 4 – 0 at half time. Moredon tried to get a foothold in the game early in the second half thanks to a Paul Stevens goal but a second rapid hat-trick for Wroughton, courtesy of Pidgeon, put the game well out of reach.
|Core Construction 5||Haydon Wick 2|
|Richie Miles (3), Liam Kearns (2)||Marc Connelly, Yasuhiro Ohno|
|Core Construction were back in league action after a few weeks without a game and were back in fine form as they defeated Haydon Wick 5-2 keeping their winning run going.
Even though Construction won the game, they got off to a slow start as Wick’s Connelly strike a fierce shot from the edge of the box to give them the lead. This lead was short lived as a Construction equalised via Miles shortly after.
It was Wick who continued with a high tempo pace and they were rewarded with the lead after Ohno put Haydon Wick back in front with a well worked goal and finish. This goal seemed to give Construction the kick they needed as from this point on, they dominated for large parts of the game and picked up a deserved win after Miles completed his hat-trick and Liam Kearns picked up a brace.