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DIVISION THREE REPORT: Staverton favorites for title after goal blitz
3:00pm Monday 16th April 2012 in Div 3
STAVERTON boosted their chances of winning the Third Division title and piled the pressure on Somerford FC with a 11-1 thrashing of Bremhill View Boys at Beversbrook.
The victory puts Staverton two points clear at the top with a goal difference of plus 45 leaving Somerford needing to win their final game by nine clear goals if they are to snatch the title on goal difference.
Staverton took the lead after five minutes through Jason Povey and added a second a minute later when Jon Price netted.
Bremhill pulled a goal back after 33 minutes when Liam Jones converted a re-taken penalty.
Povey got his second and Staverton’s third on 38 minutes when he headed home a Matt Hall long throw giving Staverton a 3-1 half-time lead.
Povey completed his hat-trick five minutes after the restart to put Staverton 4-1 up and Cameron Henley added a fifth after 63 minutes when he headed in another Matt Hall long throw.
Five minutes later Staverton were 6-1 up through Alex Richrads who added his second on 75 minutes. Richards then completed his hat-trick on 80 minutes when he converted the rebound from Zack Manna's missed penalty.
Two minutes later Manna made up for his penalty miss by scoring number nine for the villagers and on 84 minutes Levi Woods made it double figures.
Two minutes from time Matt Hall headed in the 11th to give Staverton a crucial win and the one that should clinch the Division Three title.
Kings Arms (All Cannings) 1 Corsham Park Rangers 3
CORSHAM Park Rangers bounced back from last week's 7-0 mauling at the hands of Somerford to claim a well-deserved 3-1 win at Kings Arms (All Cannings).
Tim Spear’s side claim a much needed win ahead of their rematch with Somerford next Sunday.
Corsham Park took the lead on 15 minutes when Mark Roberts was quickest to respond after the Kings Arms keeper spilled a Kane Kauppinen effort which gifted Roberts with his first-ever goal for the club. Corsham doubled their lead in the 40th minute, Kauppinen's low shot nestling in the bottom of the net.
Simon Young score the third for Corsham Park on the hour mark when he picked up a good ball from Dave Smith and rifle a shot home that beat the keeper low to his right hand side.
Kings Arms scored their consolation on 88 minutes with Devlin Keane’s looping header that flew in off the underside of the bar.
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