TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Westbury win battle of the heavyweights (From This Is Wiltshire)
TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Westbury win battle of the heavyweights
12:00pm Monday 30th September 2013 in Sport
WITH Chantry Digital Ltd sponsored Knockout Cup holders Lacock receiving a first round bye in this years competition, they won’t begin the defence of the trophy they won last April when they beat Worton & Cheverell until the middle of November.
Lacock will be pleased to see that one of the favourites in North Bradley fell at the first hurdle after they were beaten 3-1 at home by Westbury United Reserves.
Bradley fell behind on 20 minutes, with Marc Lanfear’s well-taken effort putting Westbury ahead. Elliott Hughes missed a couple of chances to extend Westbury advantage before Ronnie Frost got Bradley on level terms before half time.
Nick Taylor regained the lead for Westbury on 52 minutes and it was Taylor’s shot on 70 minutes that led to Westbury’s third.
Bradley’s keeper Stuart Powell did well to keep out his initial shot but the ball fell to Marc Lanfear who made no mistake from close range as he made it 3-1.
Powell produced a number of fine stops late in the game as he kept the score to 3-1, but for all his efforts he was unable to prevent Bradley from making a much earlier than expected cup exit.
Freshford United 8 Trowbridge Town Reserves 0
TROWBRIDGE Town Reserves caused a huge shock when they sent Freshford United crashing out of the A&B Cup last term so when the sides met again at Browns Park.
Dave Jenkins' Town side were hopeful of producing another upset, but on this occasion things went to form as Freshford more than avenged their previous defeat at they romped home to a commanding 8-0 win.
Freshford led through a Kieran Green own goal. Mark Gerrish doubled the hosts advantage before half time and after the break Chris Birleson’s villagers cut loose and scored another six.
Steve Roddy added number three before bagging another two that completed his hat-trick. Ricky Trott made it 6-0 and two further goals from Mark Gerrish made up Freshford’s eight against a Town side who finished the tie with 10 men after they had Dale Rowland sent off.
Holt FC 2 The Stiffs 0
DIVISION Three leaders Holt FC were expected to coast into the next round at the expense of stable mates The Stiffs but while they may have book their place in the final 16, their 2-0 win was a lot closer than they would have thought.
Ben Hogg’s rare goal for Holt separated the teams at the interval. Jamie Parlour gave Holt a 2-0 lead, but things weren’t plain sailing for the villagers who should have been pegged back but survived a penalty that was missed by Darren Brewer.
The Stiffs although beaten put up a brave challenge despite being reduced to 10 men after they had Jason Harvey dismissed.
Steeple Ashton 1 Marshfield FC 5
STEEPLE Ashton’s season just goes from bad to worse.
The first division side were hoping for some respite from their recent run of poor league form when they hosted third division newcomers Marshfield, but for the hosts their was no let up as Marshfield who started the tie as underdogs claimed one of the results of the round with a 5-1 triumph.
Tom Brown scored Marshfield’s opener on five minutes his second on 25 minutes when he headed home from a corner made it 2-0. Marshfield effectively killed the game off just before half time when Andy Jefferies netted number three.
After the break, Ashton were unable to get back in the game and when Jordan Bennett made it 4-0 on 70 minutes it was game over.
Damian Hateley grabbed a well-taken consolation for Ashton but the goal of the game was saved until the end when George Ball capped Marshfield’s five-star display with a 30 yard screamer.
The Fleece FC 4 Zeals FC 2 AET
SECOND Division The Fleece needed extra time before seeing off the challenge of third division Zeals FC and the hosts were indebted to Tom A’Court whose hat-trick earned the home team a 4-2 win.
Dom Powell gave Zeals the lead before they were reduced to 10 men after the sending off of Bradley Carter.
An own goal got The Fleece back on level terms early in the second half only for Zeals to reclaim the lead thanks to a second from Dom Powell.
An inspired move from manager Dan Cass saw him move Tom A’Court from defence to attack and the move turned the game as he bagged the equaliser that took the game into extra time.
The first period of added time saw a second from A’Court give the lead to the Fleece and when they were awarded a penalty in the second period of extra time A’Court kept his composure as he tucked the ball away to claim his third of the game and the Fleece’s fourth.
The Lamb FC 8 Polenez Westbury 0
WHAT was billed as a David versus Goliath contest at Whaddon Lane, Hilperton between first division high flyers The Lamb third division Polenez Westbury lived up to expectations as the Lamb thanks to a dominant first half showing cruised a an 8-0 win.
Bradley Witham scored a first half treble, Tom Blackman, Ben Smith and Ryan Underwood also netted to make up the six. Ryan Underwood scored twice in the second half to complete his own hat-trick and make up the Lamb’s 8.
Trowbridge Rangers 1 Trowbridge Wanderers Reserves 2
THE local derby at the Stallards between third division Trowbridge Rangers and their second division opponents Trowbridge Wanderers Reserves went the way of Matt Rusling’s Wanderers Reserves side who were given an almighty scare before snatching a 2-1 success to take them through to the final 16.
Trowbridge Wanderers had goals from Will Bayley and Steve Jackson ruled out for offside before Cameron Thomas put Trowbridge Rangers in front. With five minutes of the first half remaining Wanderers fashioned an equaliser Michael Cooksey heading home a Nathan Olasz throw.
Wanderers sealed their victory on 75 minutes, Jack Heard tapping home from close range to give the visitors to the Stallards a 2-1 win.
Trowbridge Wanderers 0 United FC 3
THIRD Division United FC were up for their game at first division Trowbridge Wanderers and a 3-0 win for the visitors to Lambrok Road heaped more pressure on Jake Wayman’s hosts who have not won since the opening game of the season.
Allen Shavon well-taken strike gave United a halftime lead.
United had plenty of chances to add a second before and after the interval prior to Dawid Biaey settling some nerves with goal number two. United pressed on and added a third thanks to a second of the afternoon from Shavon that earned his team one of their best victories for a long time.
Warminster Town Reserves 1 Semington Magpies 4
SEMINGTON Magpies came out on top in their battle with fellow first division outfit Warminster Town Reserves with Andy Harrison proving to be Magpies match winner, netting twice in their 4-1 success.
Chris Rogers' goal direct from a corner in the 31st minute gave Ricky King’s Magpies side a 1-0 half time lead. Warminster were much improved at the start of the second half and restored parity in the 47th minute through Scott Jones.
Semington left it very late before seeing of their host, Andy Harrison drilled home a stunning 30 yard free kick into the top corner, on 83 minutes and he got a second shortly after when he slotted home from 10 yards. Dan Rimmer scored the fourth late on, blasting home from close range.
Westbury Town 2 Castle Combe 3
AT THE same stage of the competition last term Second division Westbury Town caused one of the upsets of the one when they dispatched first division Semington Magpies.
Westbury were again at home to top flight opposition in Castle Combe but their was no fairytale ended for Westbury this season as a goal 12 minutes from time earned Combe a 3-2 win.
Scott Walford scored to put Westbury ahead, but his effort was cancelled out by Carlo Sgroi.
After the break a second from Scott Walford regained the lead for Westbury, but back came Combe who levelled things through Carl Dawson.
Both sides went in search of a victory and it was Combe who conjured up the all-important goal when Ryan Peck bagged the winner 12 minutes from time.
Westwood News 1 Bradford United 3
A MATCH that would have caught the imagination of both camps when the first round draw was made was the one at Bobbins Lane where hosts Westwood News entertained near-neighbours Bradford United and although the fixture never lived up to expectations what was a rather scrappy contest was won 3-1 by first division Bradford.
Richie Bliha was on target for Bradford in the opening five minutes. Following a short corner he blasted home a stunner to make it 1- 0 which is how it stayed for the remained of the first half.
Bradford extended their lead on 60 minutes with a well-worked team move was finished off by Max Bougeard. Phil Little added a killer third goal in the 72nd minute when he tapped in following another good team build-up.
Ashley Styles pulled a goal back late on for Westwood when he headed home with eight minutes remaining but by then the visitors already have the tie won.
White Horse 5 Calne Eagles 1
THIRD Division White Horse FC knocked out First Division Calne Eagles with a comfortable 5-1 victory.
However, Calne will rue their performance in the first 30 minutes where they gifted the home side an unassailable 3-0 lead.
Despite the two team’s competing in different divisions, a glance at the respective squads suggested that White Horse were far from underdogs in this tie.
White Horse opened the scoring after only three minutes when Stuart Barber was afforded too much time in the box to fire home.
They then doubled their lead soon after when Steven Munday fired home at the back post. Kane Scott also got on the score sheet as the home side ran riot early on. Calne were also grateful that goalkeeper Chris Edes made a string of impressive saves during the first half.
Calne pulled a goal back against the run of play after 30 minutes when Sam Rogers headed home a Stuart Windsor cross. This gave the away side a boost and they competed much better thereafter.
In the second half both teams seemed to be cancelling each other out. But White Horse scored a fourth with 20 minutes left when Paul Beavers lobbed goalkeeper Chris Edes from 50 yards, after Edes had come out of his box to clear a ball up field but had inadvertently passed the ball straight to Scott.
In the closing stages Calne’s miserable day was complete when a handball from Tom Evans just outside the box resulted in the away side being awarded a penalty, which was duly dispatched by striker Dan Cox.
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