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TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Derby day win for Bratton
1:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in Sport News
DIVISION Two basement side Heytesbury were left shell-shocked after they let near-neighbours Bratton come from two goals down to claim a 4-2 victory that handed manager Dave Griffin his first-ever win in charge of the side.
Heytesbury, who had enough chances to have won the game many times over, were wasteful in front of goal and they really should have been out of sight at the break but after scoring through Leigh Kennedy and Joe Martin they conceded late in the half when Neil Gordon pulled a goal back for the hosts.
After the break chances again came and went for Heytesbury before Luke Mead rifled home a stunning 35 yard screamer to draw Bratton level.
Bratton then made Heytesbury pay for their missed chances when another good finish from Tom Moore put the home team 3-2 up.
Heytesbury should have restored parity before Neil Gordon killed off their challenge when he drove home a 20-yard free kick to hand Bratton their first win in 13 league matches and leave their fellow villagers thinking what could have been.
The Fleece FC 2 Worton & Cheverell 2
A SECOND-HALF revival from Worton & Cheverell saw them come from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw at The Fleece.
Matt Hall, who is having a great season for the Fleece since his switch from the now-defunct Levi’s side, scored on 23 minutes to give his new team a half time lead.
The Fleece doubled their advantage on 65 minutes, Doug Dickson making it 2-0. Jamie Sperring who is usually the Worton goal keeper made a rare appearance on pitch and he was on hand to follow up his own header and turn in the rebound to reduce the deficit on 76 minutes.
With time running out, Fleece look as if the points were in the bag but on the stroke of 90 minutes, Worton were awarded a penalty which Adam Bewley tucked away to earn the visitors to Shaw a share of the points.
Trowbridge Wanderers Reserves 1 Lacock FC 4
TROWBRIDGE Wanderers Reserves suffered their first loss of the season after they were beaten 4-1 at home by fellow promotion hopefuls Lacock who, after a sluggish start to the season, look to woken from their slumbers.
Lacock fell behind on five minutes, Will Bayley lobbing the keeper after a good ball from Nathan Olasz.
The impressive Jake Marshall restored parity for Lacock prior to half time and he capped a fine individual performance by putting them 2-1 up early in the second half.
Adam Shipman who also had a fine game for Lacock scored a deserved goal to increase the villagers' lead and Stuart Tutty wrapped up the victory with their fourth of the afternoon.
Westwood News 4 Trowbridge Town Reserves 6
ADAM McMackin was the hero of the day at Bobbins Lane.
The Trowbridge Town Reserves player stepped in at the last minute to referee the game between hosts Westwood News and his table-topping Trowbridge side, who continued their excellent start to the campaign with a 6-4 victory that extended their unbeaten run to five matches.
Trowbridge went ahead when Gary Wilson turned in a Dale Rowland cross. Westwood levelled through a Josh Maguire penalty but fell behind for a second time when Graham Griffiths regained the lead for the Bees who extended their advantage via Kieren Mills.
Lee Jackson scored a fourth for Trowbridge before Ben Ludwell kept Westwood in the game when he netted before half time.
Gary Williamson narrowed the gap to the odd goal for the hosts when he headed in his first ever goal for the villagers. A bizarre own goal from Aaron Harford put Trowbridge 5-3 up before Westwood gave themselves a fighting chance, Charlie Powell busting through to fire home their fourth of the game.
Any thoughts of a Westwood comeback were ended by Sean Meer whose late goal for Trowbridge sealed win number for of the season for Dave Jenkins side.
MATCH OFF: Westbury Town v Bradford United Reserves.
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