Category Archive: Football

Dec 09

Shortwood United 3 – 0 Abingdon

A superb first half display put Shortwood firmly in the driving seat in their league game against Abingdon on Saturday. “That first half was the best we have played all season – we might not have been quite so good in the second half, but I am delighted with the performance, the three points and …

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Dec 09

Bishops Cleeve 4 – 1 Didcot Town

On a very difficult playing surface both teams struggled to keep their feet. The Villagers attacked from the off, Matt Liddiard had a low drive tipped around the post by a full stretch Marcos Belloli-Periera and they had the ball in the net after 4 minutes but the referee denied Matt Rose as he headed …

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Dec 09

Slimbridge 2 – 2 Reading Town

For the second time this week, The Swans put themselves in a position where they needed to retrieve a two goal deficit, however, even though Fred Ward’s two goals retrieved the situation, it was still a case of ‘two points lost’ rather than one gained for Slimbridge, who slipped one place to Third in the …

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Dec 09

Flackwell Heath 3-4 Cheltenham Saracens

After successive Cup matches ‘Both won’ Cheltenham Saracens resumed to their League campaign with a view on gaining ground with the teams at the top. 4 first half goals from their top scorer Ethan Moore gave them the win but only after a second half fight back by Flackwell Heath made it a little too …

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Dec 09

Gloucester City 0 – 1 Workington

A second minute strike from Joe Mwasile was enough from Workington to beat a disjointed Gloucester City on a chilly afternoon at Whaddon Road. Early pressure from the Cumbrians allowed midfielder Phil McLuckie to place a superb ball across the City defence to find the Mwasile in acres of space at the back post to …

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Dec 06

Gloucester City 1 – 0 Boston United

A diving header from flying Welshman Steve Davies sealed Gloucester City’s first league win over Boston United. After 18 days without a competitive game and several disrupted training sessions due to floods around Gloucester, City looked fresh and determined. By contrast, the visitors looked tired from a packed few weeks of fixtures and a lengthy …

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Dec 06

Shortwood United 2 – 1 Evesham United

John Evans was delighted after Shortwood beat Evesham 2-1 at Meadowbank on Tuesday: “That’s better! Back to back wins and a good solid performance all round – the defence was great again! I could not split Mark Pritchett and John Cant for man of the match!” After all the bad weather the pitch was again …

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Dec 03

Cheltenham Saracens 8- 2 Penn & Tyler’s Green

Saracens progressed through to the QF’s with a superb second half attacking performance. If Saracens manager Gerry Oldham had any slight concerns that his team may show rustiness from their 2 week weather enforced break, their second half display discounted such notions. Berkshire outfit Penn & Tyler’s came to Petersfield Park in good form, on …

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Dec 02

Cinderford Town 1 – 2 Shortwood United

“The sign of a decent side is that you can win when you haven’t played your best. We defended well and it’s about time we had a bit of luck! Tom King was magnificent today and Matt Bennett was a constant threat!” This was John Evans summation after Shortwood’s battling 2-1 win at Cinderford on …

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Dec 02

Hook Norton 1 – 5 Slimbridge

For the second time this season at the Bourne, Hook Norton and Slimbridge shared six goals in a cup competition. However, unlike last month’s Floodlit Cup tie which ended 3-3 after extra time and required a penalty shoot out for the Swans to progress, this time round, in the second round Bluefin Sports Supplementary Challenge …

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