WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Chivers’ strike gets Reserves on the right track after slow start to campaign (From This Is Wiltshire)
WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Chivers’ strike gets Reserves on the right track after slow start to campaign
DEVIZES Town Reserves manager Scott Clark is hoping that his side’s draw at Southbrook last weekend signals the end of their underwhelming start to the season.
Devizes fell behind to a goal from Southbrook’s Reece Gilliver but Kieran Chivers capitalised on a defensive slip-up to level the scores and earn the visitors only their second point of the season.
“For us, that was a really good result,” said Clark.
“We went there with quite a weak side and Soutbrook were second in the league going in to the game, so we were expecting it to be really tough.
“Then they scored 15 seconds before half-time but we got back in to it ten minutes into the second half and played well.
“We’ve not had the best of starts and we’ve been struggling because we’ve been waiting for a lot of players to come back from playing cricket. Hopefully that result will be the one that turns things around.”
Devizes are currently second-from-bottom in the Premier Division table, a point ahead of basement side Purton Reserves, who were beaten 2-0 by Doug Imrie’s Marlborough Town.
Vale of Pewsey were condemned to a 4-0 defeat at home by high-flying Trowbridge Town whilst Chippenham Youth fell to a goal either side of half-time as they were beaten 2-0 by Supermarine Sports Club.
In Division One, Wootton Bassett Town Dev moved level on points with Melksham Town Reserves at the top of the table after they beat their fellow early season pace-setters 6-3 at the Conigre.
Dennis King, Max Kitchin and Lewis Petrie all scored twice for unbeaten Bassett.
Third-placed Malmesbury Victoria Reserves won 5-1 at Sarum Youth Seniors as Marlborough Town Reserves beat Blunsdon 4-0.
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