TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Hayward leaves Ashton in a pickle

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Hayward leaves Ashton in a pickle

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Hayward leaves Ashton in a pickle

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WESTBURY United Reserves went into their midweek game against Steeple Ashton knowing that nothing less than victory in their final two matches of the season would see them finish as runners-up to Division One champions Freshford United.

Westbury’s hopes of denying Lamb second spot are still alive but only just as they were given an almighty scare by Neil Taylor’s Ashton side, who were second best in a first half, but huffed and puffed their way through the second period as they tried to overturn a 1-0 deficit.

Westbury had many chances to kill off the visitors to Meadow Lane in a first half that saw Jack Hayward score what proved to be the winning goal. But due to their inability to find a second killer goal Westbury had to endure a few nervy moments throughout the second half as Ashton searched for an equaliser.

Westbury were able to preserve their slender lead and will now host Semington Magpies this Saturday knowing that a win over the side they beat 5-0 in the reverse fixture will see them take second spot.

Calne Eagles 0 Castle Combe 4

CALNE Eagles suffered a second defeat at the hands of Castle Combe in eight days.

After beating Eagles 6-4 last Tuesday evening the teams met in the reverse fixture and although the result was different the outcome was the same with a 4-0 victory earning Combe their ninth win of the campaign which has earned them a mid-table finish.

Michael Brewer’s goal separated the teams at half time. Martin Riddel double Combe’s advantage in the second half before Luke Watson added their third and a second from Riddel made up the winners' quartet on the night.

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