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WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Malmesbury held
MALMESBURY Reserves came back from two goals down at Chippenham Park Reserves in Wiltshire League Division One but were unable to come away with victory.
Two efforts in the first 10 minutes gave the hosts the advantage, but Malmesbury hit back in style before half time through Jordan Matthews, Matt Wilkins and right-sided midfielder Matt Fusco.
However, Chippenham levelled with 10 minutes of the match remaining.
“It was a poor start, we got back into it and after that we controlled most of the game, but we fell short at the end,” said Malmesbury boss George Harding.
“We both had chances to win the game, and I’m disappointed not to have won it.
“But away from home against third in the league, I probably would have taken a point.
“Matt Fusco was definitely my man of the match, his attacking play was outstanding all day.
“But the whole team performed well and it was just three silly errors that caused the goals.”
Nalgo were 1-0 up at half time at Wilton before racing away to a 4-0 victory after the break.
In the Wiltshire Premier, Beversbrook lost 2-1 against Bradford despite a brave display.
A defensive mistake gave Bradford the lead on 40 minutes and the league leaders added another five minutes into the second half.
Luke Embling pulled one back on 70 minutes and Beversbrook hit the crossbar after that, but could not find an equaliser.
Beversbrook boss Lee Ashby said: “We deserved a draw versus top of the league and as we were understrength I’m very proud of the lads.
“We’ve got a few lads back this weekend so I’m confident we’ll get things going now.”
There was no joy for any of our local sides in the Wiltshire Senior Cup first round at the weekend.
Kent and Vines were on the scoresheet for Southbrook in their 4-2 defeat at Bradford, but that was about as close as any of our Wilts League teams got to victory.
Wroughton were sunk 1-0 at home to Amesbury, while Blyskawica were thumped 6-0 at Corsham courtesy of goals from Dan King (2), Liam Brown, Ross Lye, Nathan Phillimore and Ryan Tyrell.
Devizes avoided an upset as they overcame Marlborough Town 3-1.