CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Staverton win battle of heavyweights (From Wiltshire Times)
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CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Staverton win battle of heavyweights
3:00pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Sport
STAVERTON came out on top of their Division One battle with old adversaries Goatacre CC, Aaron Latchem’s side winning a feisty encounter 3-2 thanks to a late goal from Levi Wood.
Goatacre, who seemed to have a hoodoo over their hosts, led through Dave Herring’s well-taken goal but they were pegged back by John Baker’s finish.
Goatacre reclaimed the lead through a second from Herring and at half time they had their eyes set on another victory over the home side.
After the break, Jason Povey levelled things up for a second time for Staverton before Wood grabbed a late winner to hand Latchem’s side his first win in four attempts over the cricketers.
Kings Arms (All Cannings) 6 Corsham CC Wildcats 2
KINGS Arms (All Cannings) gave 17-year-old Liam Mortimer his league debut at home to Corsham CC Wildcats and although the youngster didn’t get his name among the scorers in his team's 6-2 win over the Wildcats, his manager Jim Wilson was impressed with his input over the 90 minutes.
Corsham, who started the game with nine players, took the lead inside the opening 30 seconds when Dan King opened his account for the season.
Arms got themselves on level terms through Miles Hickton who was set up by Mortimer and the led 2-1 at the break thanks to a spectacular 35 yard finish from Lee Campbell.
A Rob Jenks' double helped Kings Arms stretch their lead to 4-1 before Joe Lye powered home a 25 yarder to cut the gap for Corsham.
But that was a s close as they got as a second goal from Hickton and a first of the season for Simon Drewitt wrapped up the points for the village side.
North Star A 5 Bromham (Sunday) 4
AFTER claiming one of the results of the opening day, when they beat White Horse 3-2, Bromham (Sunday) lost out in a nine-goal thriller at North Star A, who came from behind to claim a 5-4 victory which was the first time in five attempts that the Star have beaten Danny Powell’s side.
Ashley Maslen saw his opener for Calne cancelled out by Jim Sandiford only for Matt Law to regain the lead for the Star.
Back came Bromham and they managed to restore parity via Freddie Paget. North Star edged ahead for a third time, Paul Green scoring from the penalty spot to put them 3-2 in front.
Bromham fought back for a third time and Sam Paget was on hand to make it three apiece and just before half time Bromham got their noses in front for the first time with Danny Sheppard scoring their fourth.
After the break North Star fashioned an equaliser thanks to a second of the afternoon from Ashley Maslen and the amazing contest was finally settle by Matt Law, whose second of the game was the fifth for the Star and eventually saw them over the finishing line as they claimed only their second win in 18 games.
White Horse (Sunday) A 1 Prestige Bodyworks 3
PRESTIGE Bodyworks kept their noses in front at the top of the early Division One table courtesy of a 3-1 victory over a White Horse A side that have landed in the second tier with a hefty bump.
The visitors got off to the perfect start when Adam O’Keefe lost his marker with consummate ease, before picking out a grateful Mark Nolan who prodded home from close range, with just three minutes on the clock.
The Horse soon found their feet though, beginning to not only ask questions of their own, but to take the upper hand of an entertaining first half.
Dale Rowland and Jack Miluk were both denied by the woodwork and Luke McFarlane in the Prestige goal kept his side in front on more than one occasion.
However, if the Westbury-based side are to challenge for promotion this year they quickly need to shake off the habit of conceding goals just before the break.
As last week they were punished in the final minutes of the first half to put their opponents in the ascendancy, O’Keefe benefitting from another defensive error to double his side’s lead.
The second half was a far more even encounter with the morning’s third goal clearly set to be the key one.
At the midway point in the second period it was Nolan’s opportunity to make the most of more kamikaze Horse defending, and the red-hot striker didn’t need a second invitation as he bagged his second of the morning and what is already his fourth of the season to make it 3-0.
The hosts started to show the effects of two weeks’ worth of body blows and heads began to drop, allowing their guests the opportunity to move into cruise control.
When Nick Mead netted late on from the penalty spot, after Rowland had been upended in the box, it was too little too late for the home side and Prestige fought off their opponents last ditched efforts to salvage something from another disappointing morning.
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