CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Unstoppable Renegades win Boroughs clash (From Wiltshire Times)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Unstoppable Renegades win Boroughs clash
2:30pm Monday 18th February 2013 in Sport
DIVISION One pacesetters Bradford Renegades took a massive step to winning the title with a 3-1 victory at one of their closest challengers FC Boroughs.
Boroughs gave their guests title credentials a real test at Sherston, but at the end of a compelling and entertaining 90 minutes Renegades came out with their 100 per cent record intact.
Renegades missed a number of great opportunities to take the lead with Lance Davis and Sam Jordan more guilty than most but finally after missing a some clear-cut chances Renegades forced the opening when Jordan Pinder’s long ball found Mark Robinson whose delicate dink over the keeper crept in.
Renegades missed further chances to increase their lead and they paid the price when Borough’s equalised through a good finish from Paul Bains.
The second half saw Renegades push on looking to regain the lead and they did it with a brilliant strike from Robinson who looked up and spotted Boroughs keeper out of position and struck home from 30 yards.
Sam Jordan then found his shooting boots with a superb solo effort to make it 3-1 which was enough to wrap up win number 11 for Lance Davis side.
Manager Davis gave special praise to Josh Maguire, Lee Ridout and Jordan Pinder, who made up a makeshift defence as Renegades missed some key players but the trio did superbly at the back.
Bromham (Sunday) 0 Prestige Bodyworks 2
BROMHAM (Sunday) remain in the drop zone after their latest defeat, a 2-0 home loss to Prestige Bodyworks leaves them just three points clear of North Star A who have played four fewer games than the villagers.
A first goal of the season for Micky Hustwaite gave Prestige a half-time lead and they wrapped their victory up five minutes from time when Jamie Treweke unleashed a stunning free kick to make it 2-0.
Corsham United 1 Castle FC 5
SECOND-PLACED Corsham United welcomed The Castle FC to Leafy Lane for the return fixture between the two sides this season, the first having been a close encounter that Corsham eventually won 5-4.
However the reverse clash had a different outcome as Castle ran out 5-1 winners and in the process all but killed off Corshams slim hopes of chasing down Bradford Renegades for top spot.
The game started off fairly quietly with Corsham dominating the ball however they didn't create any clear cut opportunities.
Against the run of play Castle took the lead in the 15th minute when after a well timed through ball from Marcus Wallen, Doug Dickson raced through and slotted home to score his third goal in as many games.
Five minutes later Corsham found themselves two down when again the influential Dickson put in a quality cross that saw Jack Fisher leap highest and bury his header into the bottom corner.
Corsham were shell shock and in disbelief at the score line after edging the opening exchanges and it got worse for them when Fisher got his second of the morning with a neat finish after being put through on goal he gave his side a three-goal advantage.
Castle picked up on Corsham’s dented moral and in the 35th minute Alex Surman opened his account for the season when after a goalmouth scramble the ball bobbled up and he controlled it superbly to volley into the top left hand corner for 4-0.
Corsham hit back straight away from the restart when Ben Thomson scored a great individual goal after cutting inside he drilled his shot hard and low into the bottom corner and this is how the sides went in at the break.
Corsham came out the traps quickly in the second half and Castle knew they were going to have to defend well as they were against a strong wind and a side who were not giving up.
Corsham dominated possession for the whole of the second period however the small number of chances they did create they found no-way past Castle’s keeper Matt Tilley and it was the visitors who had the final say when Jack Fisher rounded off a great morning for himself and his side when he completed his hat-trick with a well-taken first time shot from a cross from Jonny Emm.
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