CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Prestige surge 10 points clear at the top

CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Prestige surge 10 points clear at the top

CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Prestige surge 10 points clear at the top

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WITH Somerford postponing their fixture at White Horse A, due to a number of the villagers' players oversleeping after failing to alter their clocks, it gave Division One leaders Prestige Bodyworks the chance to open up a 10-point gap over their rivals at the top of the table.

Prestige duly obliged by beating Bromham 5-3 in a match was saw Danny Powell’s side make things hard for the polesitters. Things were neck and neck for a long time before two late goals secured a vital victory for Tyrone Prades side.

Bromham led through a Chris Burgess goal before Matt Hooper claimed his first goal of the season to get Prestige back on level terms. A Danny Fennell own goal saw Prestige go into the break with a slender 2-1 lead.

The second period saw the action go from end to end which in turn produced plenty more goals. Bromham restored parity via Sean Kingsbury only for Adam O’Keeffe to put Prestige ahead only for Ali Bradley to peg them back at 3-3 when fired home for Bromham to keep what was becoming a thrilling contest alive.

Prestige then got their noses in front courtesy of a second from O’Keeffe and they finally killed off their guests at Stanley Park when Alex Pring scored their fifth of the morning.

Corsham CC Wildcats 3 Chippenham West End 5

IT TOOK Chippenham West End 16 matches to record their first win of the season but they finished with a flourish and, after drawing their penultimate match, they signed off with a 5-3 victory at a Corsham CC Wildcats side who had previously beaten them 12-0.

West End opened the scoring through Paul Mannings who headed them in front. Phil Mellor’s good finish from inside the area added their second and a stunning 25 yard curler from Steve Coleman made it 3-0.

Mel King reduced the arrears for the Wildcats only for West End to reclaim a three goal advantage when Coleman headed in his second and his teams fourth of a profitable first 45 minutes.

Corsham Wildcats rallied in the second period and Simon Burt and a penalty for Dan King got them to within one goal of the West End before Craig Garner fired in from 20 yards to ensure his team finish on a high after they had suffered many lows throughout the season.

MATCH OFF: White Horse (Sunday) A v Somerford FC.

CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE ROUNDUP, STATS AND PICTURES IN THURSDAY'S GAZETTE & HERALD AND FRIDAY'S WILTSHIRE TIMES AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @gazsport and @WTSport

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