Super Highridge keep the pressure on Yatton
By Yate People | Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 07:00
HIGHRIDGE United kept the pressure on Bristol South leaders Yatton Athletic with a 5-1 win at Broadwalk.
A flick-on by Joe Brimble sent Rhys Hickery clear to fire them in front and Tom Perry made it 2-0, chipping the keeper from wide on the left after collecting a misdirected clearance.
Broadwalk began the second half well and pulled a goal back through Bradley Bailey, but Brimble quickly restored Highridge’s two-goal cushion following a slick interchange with Jack Reece.
Hickery made it 4-1 before a mix-up in the box led to Brimble wrapping up a comprehensive win with the fifth goal, although Broadwalk were unlucky not to score again as they twice hit the woodwork late on.
Liam Knight and Tom Chandler both scored hat-tricks for
Henbury Colts moved away from the bottom of of the table with a 9-1 victory at Dundridge Farm against
A clever finish by Leight James put Wanderers in front on five minutes but Henbury equalised with a Luke Lockyer penalty, which Wanderers keeper Harrison Cox nearly kept out.
Henbury flew into a 3-1 lead with strikes outside the box from Tom Palmer and Luke Cox, but it needed two fine saves by Jack Mills, from Jordan Williams and Ashley Welsford, to preserve their lead.
Stephen Moss and Jamie Turner, with a header, made it 5-1 before four more goals in the final 10 minutes from Tom Green, Peter Jarrett and Lockyer (2) rounded off a conclusive victory.
Yate United B and Almondsbury fought out an exciting 4-4 draw in Bristol North.
United took the lead against the run of play, Jordan Darnley latching on to a through ball by Alex Davey and poking it under the onrushing goalkeeper.
Max Bendall equalised for Almondsbury, who went 2-1 up when Yate keeper Ryan Legge saved a penalty, only for Ben Williams to follow up and score from close range. But Yate refused to let their heads go down and David Haynes levelled before half-time.
The see-saw scoring continued after the break as Almondsbury re-took the lead. A defence-splitting ball left Williams one-on-one with the keeper and he calmly lifted his shot into the net.
Yate came storming back to draw level with a well-worked goal involving Mathew Sully, Jason Bradford and Alex Davey, who held off two challenges before firing home. Jordan Darnley stooped to head home Jason Bradford’s corner to give Yate a 4-3 lead but 10 minutes from time Bendell spotted the Yate keeper off his line and fired home a magnificent equaliser from 30 yards.
Yate could have won the game at the death when a cross-shot by Mackenzie Winbow dropped for William Theobald to lift the ball agonisingly over from 10 yards.
Wotton Rovers stunned previously unbeaten Mangotsfield United by winning 7-2 thanks to goals from Lee Williams (2), Josh Workman (2), Adam Spiers, Scott Cook and Lawrence Lotinga.
DRG Stapleton beat Bishopston B 4-1 to record their first win of the season thanks to a Jordan James hat-trick and an unstoppable George Tuton header.
Ryan Kilbane was Stapleton’s man-of-the-match, while Sammy Tikly netted for Bishopston.
Bristol Div I: Roman Glass St George 2 AXA 0, Shirehampton A 1 Hanham Ath 5, Stoke Lane 2 Bradley Stoke 2, Yate Utd A 3 Cutters Fri 0.
Bristol Div South: Broadwalk 1 Highridge Utd 5, Nicholas Wndrs 1 Henbury Colts 9, Yatton Ath 8 Priory Jun 0.
Bristol Div North: Bishopston Utd B 1 DRG Stapleton 4, Downend Wndrs 4 Warmley Rgrs 0, Ingleside 4 Hawkesbury 5, Mangotsfield Utd 2 Wotton Rov 7, Olveston Utd 5 Thornbury Tn 0, Yate Utd B 4 Almondsbury 4.
Gloucester Div: 66 Star Utd FC 5 Hardwicke Rgrs 2, Brockworth Albion 0 Newent Tn 8, Charlton Rov 8 Frampton 1, Stonehouse 6 Prestbury Rov 0, Swindon Village Bowmen 0 Southside 7, Tredworth Tigers 2 Forest Green Rov 8.