Thornbury come out on top over Westbury
By The Bristol Post | Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 13:26
THORNBURY Town Under-11s returned to winning ways with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Westbury Park Foxes Greens.
On ten minutes, a strong right-sided run and cross from Leighton Tuodolo found Michael Gowie in the box who struck the ball first time into the net for a 1-0 lead.
Westbury were determined to draw level, but Thornbury's defence stayed solid, with Cameron Salmon making some well-timed clearances.
At the other end, a clever move involving Aaron Barnes and Josh Riggs set up Jake Fairhurst, whose shot was saved by the excellent Foxes keeper.
After the break, Riggs was unlucky when his angled strike powered just wide, but soon after that Barnes bustled through the Foxes defence to notch a deserved second goal for Thornbury.
The away team were not going to lie down easily and a well-taken corner got the better of Thornbury as Westbury reduced the deficit to 2-1.
And home keeper Alex Randall was forced to make a crucial save in the closing seconds as third-placed Thornbury just hung on to claim all the points.
Joel Bradley, Nyheam Kefentse and Divine Amaefule carved up the goals between them as Ingleside Under-11s overcame Buccaneers Golds 3-1, Josh Pollett pulling one back for the visitors.
There were hat-tricks galore as Westbury Park Foxes Whites cruised to a 15-1 win over spirited Southmead. Stanley McCormick (4), Henry Sweet (3), John Elderton (3), Joseph McMurchie (3) and Harrison Nash (2) were all on target, as was Quaid Wilson whose well-taken goal gave Southmead a deserved consolation.
Sam Larkin's splendid lob handed depleted Rockleaze Rangers Under-12s a 3-2 victory over Thornbury Town in an exciting encounter. Rangers played with only ten men, but Thornbury performed with spirit all the way through and put up a determined showing against some physically stronger and skilful Rockleaze opponents, whose defender Dan Jones and forward Sam Larkins were in fine form.
Toby Wales and Michael Doran were both at the double in Bishopston United's 5-1 away win over Shirehampton, Ben Huggett their other marksman while Bertie Powell grabbed Shire's solitary goal.
Wickwar Wanderers produced a hard-working display to see off the challenge of a competitive Golden Hill Sonics side 6-2 with a Reece Lacey treble, a Kieran Davis brace and a Tom Wilson strike.
George Prince was outstanding at the back for Wanderers as Sonics tried hard to stay in the contest.
In the Under-14 A Cup, Thornbury Town ran out 7-2 victors over Bishopston United A, while in the B Division, Ingleside Colts claimed the points from an exciting 8-6 win against Thornbury Town B. Mohamed Sarbast scored a hat-trick, Jordan Smith netted twice and Tom Bradley, Wiktor Przepiorka and an own goal contributed to the Ingleside scoring. Louis Ogilvie scored four of Thornbury's goals and Felix Brittan and Tom Constable were also on target in a cracking contest.
In another goal-packed league game, Bishopston United B roared to a 9-3 away success against Icthus.