FOOTBALL: County cup finalists suffer Bank Holiday defeats
10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014 in By Owen Houlihan
MELKSHAM Town and Bradford Town warmed up for their Wiltshire Senior Cup final on Wednesday with league defeats on Easter Monday.
Melksham lost 3-1 at home to Bath side Odd Down, Kye Simpson scoring a hat-trick for the visitors in the Toolstation League Premier Division as Leigh Rogers was on target for Melksham.
Bradford, crowned champions of the First Division last week, were defeated 3-2 by Wiltshire rivals Calne Town at Bremhill View.
The Lilywhites were 2-0 up at half time as Alex Hamilton netted in the 16th minute before Neurin Jones added a second just before the interval.
Tom Slater made it 3-0 after half time before Bradford launched a belated revival, courtesy of goals from Dan Fowler and ex-Calne man Dan King.
The Wiltshire derby between Corsham Town and Devizes Town finished 2-2 at the Southbank, Booker Woodford putting home side Corsham ahead before half time.
Devizes hit back twice to lead 2-1 before Ant Brown ensured honours were even.
The derby between Warminster Town and Chippenham Park also ended in a draw, Sam Clift netting with an overhead kick for the home side before Park drew level with a penalty from Luke Murden in the dying moments.
There was no joy for Westbury United, who were beaten 2-0 at Wells City, Tom Hurley and Darren Maynard on target for the home side.
Malmesbury Victoria put their off-field problems behind them for an afternoon as they thrashed Carterton 4-0 in their penultimate Hellenic League Division One West match of the season.
Financially-stricken Vics host North Leigh United in their final match of the season tomorrow.
Pewsey Vale were also winners in Sydenhams League Division One, Tom Ritchie on target in their 1-0 win over Laverstock & Ford.
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