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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Malford edge out Bremhill Boys
4:30pm Monday 18th February 2013 in Sport
IN THEIR first of back-to-back games, Christian Malford the points off Bremhill View Boys to end any lingering doubts they may have about getting dragged into a possible Division Three relegation battle.
In what was a classic game of two halves Malford took the spoils despite a strong comeback by Bremhill View Boys, winning 3-2 at Bremhill’s Beaversbrook home.
On a very wet pitch, both teams struggled to keep their feet in the early stages. Malford however seemed to adapt better and Bremhill keeper Sam White denied Malford’s Craig Fisher by saving with his feet.
Paul Knight opened the scoring for Malford in the 18th minute when he headed home Craig Fisher’s corner from the right.
Two minutes later Malford went 2-0 in front when Knight scored his second headed goal this time from a Scott Evans cross on the right.
Malford were now well on top and a minute later the Evans/Knight combination struck again when Knight’s pass was fired home by Scott Evans.
Malford should have gone further ahead but Bremhill’s keeper kept them in the game with a couple of good saves.
Bremhill gradually got back into the game and Malford keeper Ben Munns had to save well from Caner Ozkaya and it was Ozkaya who pulled a goal back for Bremhill on 37 minutes when he beat several defenders before firing past the keeper to reduce the lead to 3-1.
Malford were soon under pressure in the second half. Substitutions by both teams didn’t dent Bremhill’s efforts but the Malford defence held firm.
Malford did have a chance to go further ahead but the effort was cleared off the goal line. Bremhill’s Keiron Gleed was also unlucky to see his lob over the keeper narrowly clear the crossbar as well.
Bremhill broke through in the 83rd minute when a solo run by Lee Grant from outside the area saw him score to reduce Malford’s lead to 3-2.
Although Bremhill pressed, the Malford defence stayed strong and they ran out 3-2 winners.
The teams meet again next week at Malford’s Kington Langley home in what promises to be another close game.
The match was well refereed by John Duncan.
Cavalier FC 1 Pig & Whistle United A 7
PIG & United A ended their eight match winless run with a 7-1 win at bottom of the table Cavalier who, after their latest defeat, have now gone nine games without recording a first win of the season.
Rob O’Harrow was the star of the show for United hitting six of the seven goals.
O’Harrow gave United the lead and Sean Meer made it 2-0, before O’Harrow added the third. Dan Rance pulled a goal back for Cavalier before two more goals from O’Harrow gave United a 6-1 half time lead.
O’Harrow capped an excellent individual display by completing his double hat trick with the only goal of lacklustre second half.
Fortune Inn 8 North Star B 3
FORTUNE Inn played only their second home fixture of the season at the weekend, an 8-3 victory over North Star B saw them complete a double over Lee Lovelock’s side as their followed up a 10-1 success from earlier in the season with another comfortable success.
Goals from Craig Archard and Ryan Kubulius gave Fortune a two-goal lead which was halved when Karl Sharratt replied for North Star.
Nick Johnstone and Richie Bolter made it 4-1 before Steve Mallard pulled a goal back for the Star. A second from Bolter gave Fortune a 5-2 interval lead.
North Star scored early in the second half through Jack Taylor but the deficit was soon back up to three goals as Danny Johnstone made it 6-3.
Further goals from Joe Hylands and Matthew Jenkins finally put paid to North Star who after conceding 18 in their two meetings with Fortune will be glad to see the back of Budge Hylands side this term.
MATCH OFF: Buscots FC v PSC Galaxy
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