CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Rangers end Renegades' fine run (From Wiltshire Times)
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CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Rangers end Renegades' fine run
2:00pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Sport
AFTER beginning their Premier Division campaign with a 4-2 win at AFC Melksham last weekend, Bradford Renegades suffered what many will see as a shock defeat at home to a Westbury Rangers - ending their 17-match winning run with a 4-3 defeat.
In a complete role-reversal from last week, a dominant Renegades couldn’t turn possession into goals, and found themselves 3-0 down at the break to goals from Otis Young, who opened the scoring on eight minutes and doubled his teams advantage in the 35th minute before Craig Cumiskey made it 3-0 five minutes before the break.
Sam Jordan pulled one back for Renegades in the 52nd minute, but they conceded a fourth a couple of minutes later when Young made it 4-2 with his hat-trick goal.
Renegades never gave up but their left their comeback too late, Jordan’s glancing header in the 70th minute and Jim Meade’s towering header late on in vain as Rangers held out to claim the three points.
Semington Magpies 3 Bug & Spider 3
IT WAS little surprise that, for a third successive meeting, Semington Rovers and Bug & Spider were involved in a goal fest.
THe two meetings of the sides last term's produced 21 goals and the first showdown of the teams this season saw them share six as Semington came from 3-1 down to claim a 3-3 draw.
Sam Malone put Semington ahead on five minutes and although Bug peppered the hosts looking for an equaliser they had to wait until the 35th minute before they got back on level terms with Marcus Lovesey finding the net.
Five minutes later, Bug & Spider took the lead with Pete Thornton putting them 2-1 up.
After the break Bug & Spider scored their third courtesy of Aaron Hopkins and at that stage threatened to run away with the game.
However it didn’t turn out that way as the visitors continued to miss chances while Semington took theirs, reducing arrears on 70 minutes, as Ricky King’s long ball fell to Stuart Barber who planted the ball in to cut the lead to the odd goal.
Semington completed their fine fightback in the 84th minute through Jim Meade who turned the ball home.
Steeple Ashton Rangers 0 The Castle 1
STEEPLE Ashton Rangers welcomed familiar foes Castle FC to their home at St Mary's for both side's second fixture in the top division.
The corresponding fixture last season saw Ashton run out comfortable 8-2 winners however it was a reversal of fortunes this time around as Castle snatched all three points at the death with a awe-inspiring goal from Jamie Mullings.
Castle were somewhat worse for wear after club stalwart Nathan Emms' wedding the night before, however they put in a good performance to claim the victory.
An inspired substitution saw Ben House enter the fray and in the 89th minute his flick-on in the box from Jake Roberts cross fell to Mullings, who rifled in a shot on the volley that flew past Ashton's keeper before he had chance to move.
MATCH OFF: FC Colerne v Biddestone Social.
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