ALL the latest action from the shoestring-chargrill sponsored Chippenham Sunday League.

Having only made a return football at the start of October, following a seven month break, it is looking as if clubs from the shoestrings-chargrill Chippenham Sunday League will be forced into another lengthy lay off, after the government’s latest Covid19 guidelines were announced over the weekend.

Ahead of an impending four week lockdown, teams were desperate to get another league fixture played and current Premier division high flyers FC Pilot will be glad that Sunday’s games weren’t cancelled as a thumping 9-1 victory over North Star Club means the Graham Griffiths side are unbeaten in their 3 outings this term and claim a share of top spot with local rivals AFC Melksham.

Pilot got off to a flyer with Rhys Tallmash giving them an early which was cancelled out almost immediately by the Star’s Tyler Beattie. Tallmash who had been in excellent form in front of goal this term, scored a further 2 goals to complete his hat trick to make it 3-1. Jim Sandiford headed home a Tallmash corner to make 4-1 at the break.

It was more of the same from Pilot in the second period, manager Griffiths, stating again for a second successive week, found the top corner for 5-1, another great header from Sandiford took it to 6-1. Substitute, Sean Meer fired home number 7, before Tallmash made it 8-1 with his fourth of the morning.

Ian Dowell was rewarded for his constant hard work with a stunning long range effort just before the end to put the icing to what was a clinical performance for the table toppers.

AFC Melksham 2 Bromham FC 1

Bromham FC travelled to The Queen Elizabeth Sports Field, Bowerhill for their contest with near neighbours AFC Melksham who had defeated their guests 8-1 the last time the clubs met. Bromham were much improved from that last meeting and over the 90 minutes they were probably the better of the two sides, but were unable to take their chances as Melksham did just that to claim a 2-1 win.

Melksham led 1-0 at the break thanks to a Keiron Pearce goal. Bromham got themselves back on level terms early in the second half with Luke Child restoring parity.

Bromham then conceded a controversial free kick, which despite their defence having a great game, switched off at the wrong time as they failed to defend the free kick which resulted in Ashley Fletcher scoring what proved to be the winner for a Melksham side whose defence were also on top of their game.

FC Lacock 7 Semington FC 1

A first league outing of the season for FC Lacock saw opener up their account with a convincing 7-1 victory on home soil against Semington FC.

The points were safely in the bag by half time as Lacock raced to a 5-0 lead. Josh Bright and Billy Gleed scored two each with Alex Lewis also finding the net.

Rory Davis bagged a double for Lacock to make up the winner tally, while Rich Allum scored Semington’s consolation.

Forest Community Centre FC 2 Bath Road FC 3

Forest Community Centre are still searching for their first points of the season after they threw away a 2-0 lead to allow Bath Road to hit back to snatch a 3-2 win and claim a second league success.

Harry Brennard’s goal gave Forest a 1-0 half time lead, Luke Whittard made it 2-0 before injuries led to their undoing. Nick Mills started the fight back, Jamel Chevelleau restored parity and a Steve Jamieson own goal wrapped up the win for Luke Jones side.

Booth’s treble keeps Lavis top

A Jack Booth inspired performance helped Shoestrings-chargrill Chippenham Sunday League, First division leaders Lavis FC claim a 4-1 victory away at Pack Horse to maintain their 100% start to their league campaign.

Booth opened the scoring for Lavis and his second of the morning which was and superb individual effort made it 2-0 before Levi Wood lash home from 20 yards to give Aaron Latchem’s side a 3-0 half time advantage.

Jack Booth completed his hat trick when he tucked away a well taken penalty and although Josh Mardle score a late goal for Pack Horse it was little more than a consolation as Lavis had already done enough to claim maximum points.

Chippenham Icons FC 6 Sporting Box FC 0

Chippenham Icons have moved into second place in the standings after their 6-0 triumph over a Sporting Box side who are looking for their first win of the season.

Matt Harvey bagged himself a couple, while a goal each for Clinton Hartley, Joey Hylands, Rich Hudson and Jack Brain saw them share the other 4.

Royal Oak FC 5 Old Road FC 1

Old Road remain bottom of the table following their 5-1 defeat away at Royal Oak FC.

Josh Duckett netted twice in a first half that also saw Richard Tandy find the target for the Oak men. After the break Tandy added his second and Chris O’Donovan scored the hosts fifth before Matt Billett scored a late reply for Old Road.

Sutton Benger FC 1 Bremhill View FC 2

Another, Sunday and another tough match up for a Sutton Benger side who will be looking to stake a claim to the Division one title at the end of the season and it did not disappoint with Bremhill View taking a tight affair 2-1 at the Park & Rec Ground.

With the wind a key factor early signs showed it will play a massive part in the game and Sutton Benger keeper Dan Hughes was in fine form, saving on a couple of occasions from Bremhill’s Tom Stratton and Jake Taylor.

Bremhill got their noses in front, midway through the first half when Taylor poked home the opener and that is how it stayed until half time.

The tide turned in the second half with wind now in Benger’s favour and Ethan Jones drew a smart save from Craig Edwards. Shortly after it would seem that Benger would get the equaliser they craved when Jones broke free down the right and his low cross found James Hernandez in the box and although he hit the target with his effort, there was not really enough pace on the strike and Edwards scrambled across to make a decisive save.

Then came the turning point in the match as Bremhill View scored a second not only against the run of play but maybe more importantly against the wind, which Benger ultimately failed to do. A corner was swung in and although it was met with a defensive header, Scott Kane saw his effort deflected home.

However Benger, who do not seem to be out of any match this season got on the scoresheet shortly after when Ethan Jones' low cross was turned home by the evergreen Jason Cole and despite applying the pressure for the remainder of the game, again Benger could not find the equaliser.

Beeches FC v Biddestone FC – Postponed

With all that has gone before them this season, Biddestone could ill afford to have another fixture postponed, but after losing 2 matches to Covid19, their match away to the Beeches became the only casualty of the weather, with the hosts pitch being deemed unplayable and despite the best efforts of Beeches manager Andy Anderson who tried to find an alternative pitch, his many calls drew a blank.

Misfits chalk up first ever league win

It may have taken them seventeen attempts, but for the first time since they joined the league in September 2019, Chippenham based Misfits celebration their first ever Shoestrings-chargrill Chippenham Sunday League, Second division victory, thanks to their narrow 1-0 triumph at home to Steeple Ashton FC.

Misfits were made to wait until the 89th minute before they could break open the champagne, the winning goal may go down as Sam Griffiths own goal, however Misfits, Kyle Thompson will be claiming the plaudits as it was his shot that was deflected beyond the unfortunate Dale Raine to hand Ben Thomas side a long overdue victory.

Calne Athletic FC 4 FC Libby 2

Boosted by their Wiltshire Sunday Cup success over Fox & Hounds (Warminster) last Sunday, Calne Athletic recorded a first league win of the campaign; a 4-2 victory for Steve Browning’s side over FC Libby moved them of the foot of the table for the first since the opening day of the campaign.

3-1 up at the break via goals from Browning, Patch Whitlock and Lee Jones, Athletic wrapped the points up with a second of the game from Whitlock. Manager, Browning played a major part in the win, as along with his goal he also had an assist in 2 of the other goals.

Cameron Pearce and Jordan Maikin were on target for Libby.

FC Devizes United 3 The Castle FC 2

It was a case of youth verses experience at Green Lane, Devizes, where the youngsters of FC Devizes United claimed a 3-2 triumph over local rivals The Castle FC.

Jamie Walters was the star of the show for United as his hat trick put Oscar Webster’s team 3-1 ahead at the break.

Matt Tilley and Evan Brolan replied for the Castle, but despite Tom Perkins side throwing everything at United in search of an equaliser they came up just short as on this occasion the youth got the better of their experienced peers.

Fox & Hounds (Warminster) FC 3 Calne United FC 3

Fox & Hounds (Warminster) will be kicking themselves following their 3-3 draw with Calne United, as they overturned a 1-0 deficit to lead 3-1 before allowing Calne to hit back and claim a share of the spoils, to deny them a third straight league win.

Sorin Cosmin Soreanu put United ahead from the penalty spot. Jake Owen restored parity for Fox & Hounds, Jayson Stokes put them 2-1 up and when Reece Collyer made it 3-1 prior to half time, the hosts would have thought a third win of the season was in the bag.

Calne United rallied in the second half and a first goal of the season for Callum Horne reduced the arrears to the odd goal and when Adam Welsh fired home his second of the campaign, it proved enough to give the visitors to Warminster a deserved share of the points.

Spartak Rudloe FC 2 Warminster Athletic FC 1

Spartak Rudloe have enjoyed a promising start to the season, a 2-1 success over an ever improving Warminster Athletic side saw them completed a third successive win in all competitions since the start of October.

Max Bray (Spartak) and Aaron Knowles (Warminster) traded goals in an entertaining first half before Oliver Deane netted the second half winner for Spartak.