TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Griffiths stars as Bratton end winless run (From Wiltshire Times)
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TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION THREE: Griffiths stars as Bratton end winless run
3:00pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in Sport
THE bottom two sides in Division Three prior to kick-off met at St Augustine’s School and, like the previous meeting between The Stiffs and Bratton Reserves a month ago which the latter won 5-2, it was Fozu Gharban’s side who took the spoils for a second time courtesy of a 6-2 victory that leaves Ade Giles' Stiffs three points adrift of Polenez at the foot of the table.
Liam Griffiths was the star turn for Bratton, his first-half double giving the villagers a 2-0 lead at the break.
Griffiths then completed his hat-trick before Stiffs reduced the arrears with Chris Giles scoring.
Griffiths then made it 4-1 before scoring his fifth of the afternoon to effectively kill the game off but their was still time for further goals.
Steve Wyatt added number six for Bratton when he drilled home a great strike from 20 yards out and Simeon Player found the net for the Stiffs to give them their second consolation of the game.
But by then the damage had already been done and the points were on their way back to Bratton.
Levi’s FC 12 Trowbridge Rangers 2
WITH Levi’s unable to use their pitch at Clarendon College and despite the fact that they had already been to Whaddon Lane for a meeting with Trowbridge Rangers they were more than happy to return to the venue where they had beaten James Goddard’s side 7-4 three weeks previously just so that they could get a fixture played.
Rangers were unable to repeat last week's exploits that saw them beat local rivals Trowbridge Town Reserves 4-2 as it was Levi’s whose efforts in getting the game played were rewarded as they scored six goals in each half.
Jason Povey, who is having his best ever season in front of goal, top scored with a four-timer to take his seasons haul to 16 in six games.
Levi Woods' hat-trick took him onto 12 in six, Jordan Cain joined in the fun with the third treble of the afternoon and singles from Marc Harewood and Matt Hall on his debut made up Levi’s dozen.
Rangers' replies came via a Olly Bramell own goal and a well-taken effort from Cameron Thomas.
The Fleece 5 United FC 2
IT WAS second versus third at The Beeches, Shaw, where The Fleece, who had not played for three weeks put their 100 per cent start to the season on the line when they hosted United FC.
United were looking to avenge their 7-4 loss from the previous time the teams met which just happened to be the last time Fleece kicked a ball in anger and like the first meeting Fleece came out on top, winning a thrilling game 5-2.
After taking the lead through Lukas Bareja, Fleece restored parity via Tom Downes.
United regained the advantage when Mariouz Jackiewics netted but once again Fleece responded and drew level before the break, Charlie Rawlings finally turning the ball in after a mistake from the United keeper.
Fleece went ahead for the first time in the game with Nick Gleeson unleashing a 40 yard free kick to make it 3-2.
A second brilliant free kick from Gleeson found Tom A’Court who in turn found the net to double the lead for the Fleece who then sealed their victory with a well-worked goal between Sam Simpson and Sam McWade with the latter finding the target with a great finish to give him a goal that his man of the match performance deserved.
Westwood News 1 Polenez Westbury 1
MARK Hurkett’s Westwood News side must be sick of the sight of their Bobbin Lane ground and longing for their first away game of the season.
Westwood hosted Polenez Westbury in what was should have been their sixth home league fixture on the spin but with the game just 25 minutes old and with the score at 1-1 it was abandoned by the referee after Polenez allegedly walked off the pitch.
Tom Rooney had put Westwood ahead with a great finish but against the run of play Miroslaw Uszpelkat had levelled for Polenez.
Then what looked to shaping into a good game turned into farce when, after a number of hard-hitting tackles, the Polenez officials decided, after speaking to the referee, to take their team from the field of play.
The Wiltshire FA will investigate and rule on whether the match should be replayed.
MATCH OFF: Trowbridge Town Reserves v Lacock FC
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