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Salisbury & District League roundup - October 6/7
9:36pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in Headlines
SOUTH Newton & Wishford opened up their defence of the Morrison Cup with a nine-goal thriller against Devizes Inn.
The home team took the lead, Rich Tutton scoring from the spot after Dan Brain was upended. However, Devizes were in front with two quick goals just before the break.
Newton's pressure eventually told when Mickey Tutton's flicked header was converted by Billy Poole and the game went to extra time.
Brain's strike made it 3-2, but the Division One leaders struck back immediately with a penalty. Rich Tutton's fabulous free kick restored Newton's advantage, and Adam Payne settled nerves, making it 5-3. Devizes clawed one back at the death, but the Blues held on.
Nomansland & Landford put in a fine performance to beat Figheldean Rangers 5-0 in the same competition. It was only 1-0 at the interval – Dan Browning winning a penalty which Lee Ricketts converted.
The home team really turned on the gas in the second period, Ben Gauntlett beating the offside trap to slot home. Browning was again brought down in the box, and Dan Jones finished the spot kick this time. Ben Talbot scored a neat fourth and Gauntlett chipped the goalkeeper for his second. Nomansland keeper Johnnie Milne had an excellent game at the other end.
Stockton & Codford also enjoyed a comfortable Morrison Cup win, crushing Winterslow 6-0. Lee Osment recorded a hat trick and Luke McGuckian, Joe Duffosee and Timmy Fry got the others.
Manager Jason Blandford was delighted at the result but is concerned about his small squad: “We restarted the reserves this season which is great news but with a few injuries we are struggling to get enough bodies."
Anybody interested in playing for the club can contact Blandford through Facebook. Wiltshire Junior Cup holders Stockton have been drawn away to Ashton Keynes in the first round of their defence, on November 3.
The reserves won 3-1 at Deacon Alms reserves in the Heseltine Cup. Alms took an early lead and Stockton only equalised in the last minute through Jayson Stokes' bullet header. Iain Carr and Gary Sleeman netted in extra time.
Saturday, October 6
Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) – Premier Division: Deacon Alms 4 Whiteparish 3; Porton Sports 1 Tisbury United 1. Division One: Chalke Valley 7 Value Cars 3; West Harnham Res 1 Halfway House Res 3. Morrison Cup (Preliminary Round): Winterslow 0 Stockton & Codford 6. (1st Round): Boscombe Down Rec Club v West Harnham – Boscombe walkover; Durrington WMC 0 Durrington Dynamos 3; Halfway House v Enford – Halfway walkover; Nomansland & Landford 5 Figheldean Rangers 0; South Newton & Wishford 5 Devizes Inn 3. Heseltine Cup (1st Round): Deacon Alms Res 1 Stockton & Codford Res 3.
Sunday, October 7
Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) – Division One: AFC Amesbury Athletic 4 St Pauls Club 2; FC Bulford 1 Chilworth Manor Sports 3; West Tytherley 4 Old Ale House 3. Division One: Barford Hornets 4 St Pauls Club Res 9; Red Lion (Chisenbury) 4 Royal George 0; Wilton Club 3 Railway Res 1. Pete Fardell Cup (1st Round): Harlequins SC 5 Alderbury 4. South Wilts Charity C Cup (1st Round): Cedars Bar 4 Figheldean Rangers 0; Laverstock & Ford 2 New Sarum 1.
Saturday, October 13
Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) (league games 2.30pm, cup games 2pm) – Premier Division: Deacon Alms v South Newton & Wishford; Durrington Dynamos v Stockton & Codford; Halfway House v Figheldean Rangers; Tisbury United v West Harnham. Division One: Boscombe Down Rec Club v Chalke Valley; Stockton & Codford Res v Alderbury Res. Morrison Cup (1st Round): Alderbury v Whiteparish; Porton Sports v Wanderers. Heseltine Cup (1st Round): Devizes Inn v Durrington WMC; Halfway House Res v Winterslow; Nomansland & Landford v Enford; West Harnham Res v Value Cars.
Sunday, October 14
Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) (11am) – Division One: Harlequins SC v Alderbury. Division Two: Cedars Bar v Wilton Club; Figheldean Rangers v New Sarum; Laverstock & Ford v RWJ Castle; Royal George v Barford Hornets. Pete Fardell Cup (1st Round): Amesbury Town v West Tytherley. (Quarter-finals): FC Bulford v St Pauls Club; Chilworth Manor Sports v Railway. South Wilts Charity C Cup (1st Round): Railway Res v Red Lion (Chisenbury).