Midweek MatchesIn the Premier Division on Tuesday evening, Cadbury Heath came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at Brislington. Ben Harris fired Brislington ahead ten minutes into the second half, before Simon McElroy grabbed an equaliser for the Heath. On Wednesday, a goal in either half from Craig Veal and Brad Ausden led Willand Rovers to a 2-0 win at home to Hengrove Athletic. In the First Division, Kyle Box and Matt Brown were among the scorers as Keynsham Town claimed a 3-2 win away at Ashton & Backwell United.
Despite taking a one-goal lead through George Mapletoft, Sherborne Town were knocked out in the first round of the Dorset Senior Cup, going down to a 2-1 defeat at Verwood Town. There was better news for Bridport the following evening, with an early double from Mark Salter helping them to a 2-0 win over three-time winners, and current cup holders Weymouth.
Cadbury Heath pulled off a remarkable late fightback to defeat Buckland Athletic 3-2 at Homers Heath. Gavin Hammon gave Buckland the lead on the half hour mark, with Jared Lewington then doubling the hosts’ advantage early in the second half. With less than 30 minutes left on the clock, Cadbury were staring down the barrel, before two goals from George Boon and a strike from Sacha Tong helped them to turn the game on its head as they left with all three points. Street maintained their three point lead at the top of the table, with Steve Murray scoring either side of half-time in their 2-0 victory over Shepton Mallet. Willand Rovers have now won four of their previous five league games, after romping to a 4-0 triumph at home to Brislington. Craig Veale headed them ahead in the sixth minute, with Luke Alden then doubling the lead after James Blake had had a penalty saved for the hosts. Veale grabbed his second of the game just after the hour mark, before Brad Ausden completed the scoring 20 minutes from time.
Bradford Town held on to defeat Hengrove Athletic 2-1 thanks to a pair of goals close to half-time. In first-half stoppage time, Alex Monks knocked home a penalty to put Bradford ahead, and then in the early stages of the second half they increased their lead through Sam Jordan. Hengrove pulled a goal back on the hour mark through Ben Crewe, but they failed to find an equaliser as Bradford held out for all three points. Melksham Town’s strong home form continued, with Ryan Bole scoring the only goal of the game during the second period in their 1-0 win over Clevedon Town who had Ollie Barnes red-carded late on. In the battle between the bottom two, Wells City moved seven points clear of Longwell Green Sports, after goals from Harry Davidson and Brendon Abood led them to a 2-0 win. There was also a 2-0 victory for Odd Down at home to Wellington, with Asa White and James Dunn each scoring before the break. Bridgwater Town made it three away wins on the bounce, after goals from Shaun Copp, Harry Horton and Ryan Burrows fired them to a 3-0 triumph over Cribbs at The Lawns. Goals in either half from Aaron Anglin and Tom Bradley helped Hallen defeat Chipping Sodbury Town 2-1, after they had fallen behind to an early strike from Jonathan Morgan.