WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Taming of the shrew

Craig Kent rises highest for Southbrook

Craig Kent rises highest for Southbrook

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor, awarren@swindonadvertiser.co.uk, @AndyWarren_

A FIRST-HALF blitz was enough for Southbrook to claim all three points from their clash with RGV Shrewton in the Wiltshire League Premier Division.

Brook were 4-1 up at half time before eventually stretching their advantage to lead 6-1 early in the second half. Shrewton added two late goals but Brook held on for a comfortable 6-3 win.

Colin Yates scored twice as Chris Balfe, Dan Moreton, Craig Kent and Eddie Everett completed the scoring, much to the pleasure of player-manager James Lovell.

“We were 4-1 up at half time and we did really well to get to that stage which was pleasing,” he said.

“I think the game was won at that point, and we scored a couple more to finish it off at the start of the second half.

“But we were lacking in fitness a little bit and we conceded two more goals which was a bit of a shame, but in truth we already had it won.”

A goal inside the first minute set the tone as Beaversbrook went down to a 4-2 defeat away at Purton Reserves in the Wiltshire League.

The Calne-based side went into the game having won one and lost one of their opening two games, but they were always struggling to pick up the victory after a one-two between the two Purton strikers saw Jamie Sheppard slot the ball into the bottom corner after only 50 seconds.

The goal shook the visitors into action, and after a number of good chances Jake Lloyd was able to bundle the ball into the net to equalise after 28 minutes.

But they were not level for long, as two minutes later Purton’s burly centre forward powered his way through the middle of the visitors’ defence to slot home into the top corner to regain the lead for his side.

Eight minutes later the game was effectively over as a contest as Purton went 3-1 up with a thunderous free-kick, and although Connor Dettnar pulled one back, the home side scored again to kill off the game.

Elsewhere in the division SKS Blyskawica went second in the table thanks to a 3-0 away victory at Ludgershall Sports, while Wroughton FC beat Vale of Pewsey 3-1.

In Division One, AFC Wroughton lost 3-1 at Malmesbury Victoria reserves, while Wootton Bassett reserves and FC South Marston both recorded 10-0 away victories at Lower Stratton and Marlborough Town respectively.

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