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Salisbury & District League roundup - September 1/2
11:17pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in Headlines
DURRINGTON Dynamos got off to a flying start in the Salisbury & District Premier League, giving West Harnham an 8-0 thrashing on Saturday.
Holding champions The Wanderers drew 1-1 at South Newton & Wishford, the hosts serving a reminder to Liam McConnell's side just how difficult it will be to retain their title.
Newton started at a fast pace and did not allow their visitors to settle on the ball. They went ahead when Richard Tutton sweetly placed a 20-yard free kick into the roof of the net.
Wanderers equalised when the Newton defence failed to clear and Gary Hooker netted from close range. Defences were on top after the break and neither side could find a winner.
In Division One, Deacon Alms reserves won a nine-goal thriller at West Harnham reserves, a game that swung from one team to the other for the whole match.
They were behind twice in the first half but Tom Symes and then Josh Fryer pulled them level. Symes then put Deacons ahead early in the second half.
Harnham equalised, but man of the match Matt Thom headed the visitors back into the lead. A deflected 30-yarder from Fryer eventually settled the game late on.
On Sunday, St Pauls Club reserves won 5-1 at a new-look Laverstock & Ford. The hosts bossed the first half and were ahead at the interval, thanks to a James Hennessey goal, but Ben Reilly finished two Kev Burke crosses to turn the tide.
Lavvy kept coming back at them but as they tired, they were hit by three late goals on the break, from Simon Rogers, Will Cranmer and Troy Greeves.
St Pauls' reserves warmed up for the season by winning 4-3 at Laverstock reserves. They were 2-0 down but fought back with Russ Parsons' stunning volley and Tom Western's cross which creeped in.
Laverstock went in front again in the second half before conceding an own goal, leaving it for Lenny Lewis to score a well-worked St Pauls winner and give them high hopes of a successful title defence.
Saturday, September 1
Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) – Premier Division: Deacon Alms 0 Stockton & Codford 2; Durrington Dynamos 8 West Harnham 0; Halfway House 3 Whiteparish 0; South Newton & Wishford 1 Wanderers 1. Division One: Devizes Inn 3 Durrington WMC 2; Enford 0 Nomansland & Landford 19; Halfway House Res 1 Winterslow 1; Stockton & Codford Res 9 Value Cars 0; West Harnham Res 4 Deacon Alms Res 5.
Sunday, September 2
Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) – Division One: FC Bulford 0 Amesbury Town 2; Chilworth Manor Sports 0 AFC Amesbury Athletic 6; Harlequins SC 0 Railway 10. Division Two: Cedars Bar 1 Barford Hornets 1; Laverstock & Ford 1 St Pauls Club Res 5; Royal George 2 Wilton Club 12.
Saturday, September 8
Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) (2.30pm) – Premier Division: South Newton & Wishford v Halfway House; Wanderers v Tisbury United; West Harnham v Deacon Alms; Whiteparish v Alderbury. Division One: Alderbury Res v Boscombe Down Rec Club; Chalke Valley v West Harnham Res; Deacon Alms Res v Devizes Inn; Durrington WMC v Enford; Nomansland & Landford v Halfway House Res; Value Cars v Winterslow.
Sunday, September 9
Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) (11am) – Division One: Chilworth Manor Sports v Amesbury Town; Old Ale House v Harlequins SC; St Pauls Club v FC Bulford; West Tytherley v Alderbury. Division Two: Figheldean Rangers v Halfway House; New Sarum v Cedars Bar; Royal George v Railway FC Res; St Pauls Club Res v RWJ Castle; Wilton Club v Barford Hornets.