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Amesbury secure maiden win and away success
AMESBURY Town’s first win of the season was also their first away league win for nearly two years.
The Blues beat Hayling United 3-2, having last won on the road in September 2011 at Hythe & Dibden, despite only being able to name assistant manager Neil Sole and injured goalkeeper Danny Harrison on the bench.
They had to do it from a goal down, after Dan Sharpe scored in the tenth minute. The lead only lasted two minutes, as Hayling wasted a chance, Amesbury broke quickly, and Daryl Charman set up Sam Matthews for his first goal for the club. Craig Wheeler put them in front with a deflected shot from a goalmouth scramble that went in off the bar on 36 minutes.
Charman confidently finished from Tyler Brockway's quickly-taken 71st minute free kick, then the deficit was halved four minutes later, Carlos Downie slicing a cross into his own net.
The Blues make the short trip to Stockbridge on Saturday and they have a League Cup tie at home to Hamworthy United next Wednesday.
Goals from Rob Gallagher and Elliott Wykes were in vain for Laverstock & Ford as they lost 3-2 at New Milton Town on Saturday. Nicholas Patrick, Jack Kabba and Sam Groves scored for the home team.
Eddie Perrett was making his second debut for the club, and Paul Lucas has also signed, from Bemerton Heath Harlequins.
They are away to Team Solent on Saturday, and have been drawn away to Shrewton United in the Wiltshire Senior Cup on Saturday, October 12, when Amesbury will go to Devizes Town.
Ringwood Town secured their first win of the season in convincing style, beating United Services Portsmouth 4-1 at home on Saturday.
Tony Bellott opened the scoring after 19 minutes and Jake Ormond doubled the lead on the stroke of half time.
Tom Glasspool made it 3-0 five minutes after the break and he curled in his second goal after 76 minutes. Anele Dolo pulled one back from the spot. Joe Dorrington was making his Brewers debut after signing from Downton.
They host Andover Town on Saturday.