FORMER foes Lewis Powell and Ross Adams say they have patched up their differences after they renewed acquaintances at the weekend.

The Bluebirds team-mates were sent off for fighting in October when Powell was playing for Clevedon Town but have now joined forces at Hardenhuish Park.

Welshman Powell was introduced to his new team-mates an hour-and-a-half before kick-off against Gloucester City, in what could have been a potentially prickly situation.

Asked if it was awkward meeting Adams again, Powell said: “It wasn’t too bad to be fair, he took it well. Those things go on in football sometimes, you’ve just got to get on with it.

“Adie helped the matter because he said we already knew each other and I was good mates with Ross.”

Adams also said relations had been smoothed over between himself and Powell.

He said: “It’s in the past now. I had a bit of a chuckle about it in the changing room before the game.

“He seems a nice lad, he’s playing for Chippenham now and I haven’t got any grudges against him.”

Powell moved to Hardenhuish after only a month at Tiverton Town, for whom he featured against Chippenham on New Year’s Day.

He was told he was no longer required at Ladysmead on Wednesday last week, and an alert Adie Mings approached the striker the following day.

Powell, who signed just hours before kick-off against Gloucester, hails from Caerphilly and travels to training and games with team-mate Ashley Williams, who lives in Newport.

The new striker said: “Chippenham are going all right in the table and I had a chance of getting involved in a promotion push, so I jumped at the chance.

“I think I’ll be given a bit more of a chance than at Tiverton.”

There was some confusion as to who had scored the first goal against Gloucester on Saturday, but Powell says it was definitely his.

He said: “On the Tannoy they gave it to Ashley Williams when he was nowhere near the incident.

“We had a bit of banter about that, but I’m claiming the goal.”

The hitman enjoyed his debut but could not help feeling disappointed after Gloucester snatched a late equaliser.

He said: “It was interesting, we were a bit gutted towards the end when they scored in the last minute.

“We did well to bounce back after the first half performance, but we were obviously disappointed to lose two points.”