WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Ludgershall complete fine comeback against Calne
6:00am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Latest News
Ludgershall secured a remarkable comeback victory, winning 4-3 against Calne after trailing 3-0 at half time.
A brace from Robbie Allen and a goal apiece from Steve Witt and Ben Haugard sealed a stunning win to keep them in the chasing pack in the Premier Division.
Ludgershall manager Paul George said: “At half time I asked the boys to show some character, and show the people who have turned up what they are really about.
“The first goal seemed to unsettle them, the second goal made them implode.
“I just hope we use this result to get some momentum going and push on”.
Supermarine Sports also came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory away at Marlborough Town.
Rob Harland put the hosts in front in a frantic 10 minutes before half time.
Supermarine fought back to equalise through Kieron Jennings and were given a penalty for handball which Marlborough manager Doug Imrie felt was very harsh.
“It was certainly a dubious decision,” he said. “It definitely hit him on the arm- but it looked outside of the box”.
Jennings converted the penalty to give the visitors all three points, which Supermarine manager Pete Milhench felt flattered his side. He said: “We didn’t deserve to win.
“We’ve played football for nine minutes out of the 90 and we’ve come away with three points”.
Southbrook moved within two points of leaders Trowbridge having played a game less than their rivals.
They took the lead through Devan Bryan after just two minutes, before he doubled his and Southbrook’s tally just 10 minutes later.
Any chance of a Purton comeback was ended late on, when Jamie Shepherd ran through anda combination of himself and a defender prodded the ball into the Purton net.
A valiant effort from depleted SKS Blyskawica was not enough to prevent them being crushed 5-0 by leaders Trowbridge.
The Wanborough side were forced to play with a goalkeeper in defence due to their second player shortage in as many weeks.
They held their own in the first half, with Trowbridge needing a defensive mix-up from SKS to go into the half-time interval in front.
Trowbridge doubled their lead early in the second half, before Ashley Chapman missed a great chance to halve the deficit, shooting wide when in on goal.
Trowbridge’s third came soon after, when the linesman harshly awarded the hosts a penalty despite the referee originally waving away the penalty appeals.
Trowbridge completed the rout with two more goals as Blyskawica were forced into carrying out a damage limitation exercise.
Wroughton were the Premier Division’s joint highest scorers, thrashing Corsham at the Southbank Ground 6-1.
In Division One, Melksham retained top spot with a comfortable victory away at strugglers Wroughton reserves.
The 4-1 loss was their fourth successive league defeat.
Wooten Bassett Town Dev maintained their 100 per cent start to the season to keep up the pressure on league leaders Melksham town.
The hosts secured a comfortable 5-1 victory against Malmesbury Victoria Reserves, leaving them behind Melksham only on goal difference with a game in hand.
Intel won 5-0 for the second successive week to keep within touching distance of the top two.
The visitors comfortably dispatched of bottom side Blunsdon, who are without a point from their first five games.
Marlborough Town Reserves had a difficult afternoon away at Sarum Youth Seniors. The away side were comprehensively beaten 6-1 against a team which had started the day below them in the league table.
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