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DIVISION FOUR REPORT: North Wilts avenge Cavalier defeat in style
4:00pm Monday 23rd January 2012 in Sport
FC NORTH Wiltshire may have suffered a 7-2 loss at the hands of Cavalier FC when the two Division Four new boys met last October.
But North Wilts showed just how much they have improved in recent months as the avenged that defeat with a 7-1 success of their own.
North Wilts were forced in to some positional changes, as regular right midfielder Jake Loft made a late withdrawal, forcing them into moving regular centre back and club captain Daniel Gilbert up front and Paul Colegate into the vacant right midfield position.
The changes turned out to be inspirational, with North Wilts racking up seven goals on what was a very windy day at Leafy Lane.
North Wilts were full of energy and commitment, and the first twenty minutes saw them dominate midfield, although the final delivery to the strikers was someone lacking.
As the game went on, the ball just kept coming back time and time again to the Cavalier defence and it was just a matter of time into the ball ended up in the net.
All seven of the North Wilts goals were a result of good team play, and although the final touch to get the ball in the net was sometimes no more than a yard out.
At the back, North Wilts were rarely troubled, and the back four had a solid game.
The Cavalier goal was a well taken free kick by Josh which was put over the wall into the corner of the goal.
There were several excellent performances for the winners notably that of Liam Ralph, who scored three goals and set up three goals as well, Dan Gilbert scoring twice and Dan Deacon and Dan Dring one each.
Will Bridges, on as a substitute, also made a good appearance up front and he forced the Cavalier keeper into a good save, diving low to his near post from a Bridge’s powerful ten yard swivel shot.
Spartans 1 The Buscots FC 10
SPARTANS' new kit and semi revival under the new management didn’t stop Buscots own revival continuing with a demolishing 10-1 victory to leave manager Andrew Webster with four wins from his four matches in charge since taking over from Adam Bewley.
Buscots opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Ashley Edwards ball allowed Phil Little to side step his marker and curl home.
It wasn’t long before Buscots doubled their advantage Bewley’s reverse pass gave Edwards his chance to score his first of the game.
Bewley then played a part again when his run and cross down the left wing provided Little the chance to score with a superb header.
Straight from kick off The Buscots won the ball back, Bewley’s through ball allowed Rob Drown to dink over the despairing keeper.
Scott Stroud almost scored with a bullet header after a sweet cross shortly after.
Dan Kingsbury came close also but failed to hit the target.
On the stroke of half time, Edwards completed his scoring for the day when he latched onto Bewley's back heel to hit the team's fifth.
Spartans changed keeper at half time but to no avail, as within a minute Drown’s through ball was picked up by Bewley who rounded keeper Stuart Kofie before placing home in an empty net.
Mark Camacho scored his second of the season when with the tint of the sun beaming in his eyes gleefully connected with a header from a Bewley corner.
Barry Forster just on as substitute, had a say in the team's eighth, his dinked through ball set Bewley free.
He was brought down by keeper Kofie and the visitors were awarded a penalty. Little stepped up to score his third of the day.
Spartans then had glimmer of hope when James Grist’s mistimed clearence allowed Dan Payne to score past the despairing Buscot’s keeper James Baggott.
Normal order was restored when Jordan Dixon’s delightful corner paved the way for Grist to make up for his earlier error, although it was questioned whether or not Matt Hutchins had the last touch.
The final goal of the game came when Grist blocked off keeper Kofie and Scott Stroud’s thunderous strike from close ranger three minutes from time found the back of the net.
Crossblades FC 0 Trowbridge Town Supporters Club 3
CROSSBLADES FC were unable to claim back to back wins for the first time since they joined the league in 2010 when they were beaten 3-0 by a Trowbridge Town Supporters Club, who were happy with the result as it avenged their 5-4 loss from earlier in the season.
The supporters’ club took the lead on 25 minutes thanks to a superbly struck free kick from Sean O’Brien.
Bradley King-Taylor doubled their lead five minute later and the points were wrapped up five minutes from time when substitute Jon Green bagged his first of the season.
PSC Galaxy 9 The Mallard FC 0
It was top versus bottom at Northbrook, Market Lavington where high flying PSC Galaxy beat bottom of the table The Mallard 9-0.
Galaxy’s 13th successive win saw them extend their lead at the top to three points on Rose & Crown and six points to Fortune Inn who are likely to be their main challengers for promotion.
Steven House top scored for Galaxy with five, four coming in the first half that saw them lead 5-0, Lee Himsworth added the fifth.
The second half saw Ben House, Alex Surman, Wayne House and another from House complete the rout for the leaders.
Sportzcoach United 2 Rose & Crown FC 3
ROSE & Crown remain in second place after their 3-2 win away at Sportzcoach United, who made Paul Kidley’s side work really hard for what was their 10th win of the campaign. There was little to separate the sides at the break with Sam Jones penalty giving Rose & Crown the lead.
Sportzcoach were on level terms shortly after the restart with Matt Bowden dragging his side level.
Goals from Jack Coathupe and Simon McCarthy put Rose & Crown into a 3-2 lead before Sportzcoach scored through Tom Reynolds to set up a nervy finish that Rose & Crown saw out to claim victory.
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