SEVERAL teams were in action over the weekend, with mixed results.

Amesbury secured a point with a late equaliser, Laverstock lost to Romsey, and Bemerton and Downton both won their respective fixtures. 

Wessex League Premier Division

Salisbury Journal: Amesbury's Jordan Matthews celebrates a goal while playing for BemertonAmesbury's Jordan Matthews celebrates a goal while playing for Bemerton

Amesbury secured a valuable point on the road last weekend with an injury-time equaliser against Cowes Sports.

Amesbury had conceded eight goals for just one of their own in their last three fixtures, and will be happy to have avoided another defeat.

Their hosts got off to a quick start when Fin Phillips swung the ball into Aedan Coode and the visitors keeper did well to pluck the ball out of the air.

Having had most of the possession Cowes were shocked on 32 minutes when Jordan Matthews was allowed to cut inside from the touch line before lifting the ball over Ed Hatt into the empty net.

The Yachtsmen got the equaliser on 53 minutes when James Wykes saw his first cross blocked by a defender but second time round picked out George CarterKnight about twelve yards out to volley the ball into the goal.

Four minutes from time the home side took the lead when Carter-Knight shot deflected into the goal off Billy Drever for what looked like being the winner.

However deep into injury time a controversial end when Ed Hatt cleared the ball off the line from a Billy Drever header only for the assistant to indicate the ball was over the line.

Wessex League Division One

On Saturday, Downton beat Ash United 2-0 away from home, with goals from Dible - just before the hour mark - and Laptas after 80 minutes.

The Robins are sixth in the table with six games played, and they take on Laverstock on Friday night. 

Salisbury Journal: Lovegrove's penalty puts Lavvy ahead. Picture by Lionel Williams.Lovegrove's penalty puts Lavvy ahead. Picture by Lionel Williams.

Laverstock and Ford hosted Romsey Town, but were beaten comfortably by four goals to two, with a resurgent Romsey twice coming from behind.

The hosts took the lead first through an Archie Lovegrove penalty and again with a controversial Russell Jones goal but a Jack Odam hat-trick and a single from Charlie Rattley gave the Bypass Boys their first away League win.

Lavvy took the lead on the half-hour mark when a long ball was chased down by Jones and as he sidestepped Ant Croucher, the Town defender was adjudged to have impeded him and the referee awarded a penalty.

Lovegrove converted. Town equalised five minutes before the break, a curling cross from Fawley met by a diving glanced header from Odam to restore parity.

The hosts’ Rawkins was causing problems down the left flank, combining well with Jones and it was from this source that Laverstock took a controversial lead when Rawkins’ shot was blocked, and Jones curled in the rebound.

The linesman flagged for offside but after a lengthy discussion with the referee the goal stood.

Romsey were then galvanised, responded with three goals in the last 15 minutes. Odam completed his hat-trick, and Charlie Rattley got the other.

Salisbury Journal: Danny Young cuts insideDanny Young cuts inside

Bemerton Heath Harlequins travelled to Petersfield Town, and came away with all three points having scored three goals. 

The first half was a tight and mainly uneventful affair, and half time came without anyone troubling the scorecard.

After the break, Harlequins were again on the front foot and eventually opened the scoring when some good interplay between Hine and Beckley saw a great reverse pass into the unmarked Danny Young who passed the ball into the net.

Benny scored their second goal with a counter attack. Some excellent movement found Beckley one-on-one with the ‘keeper and he scored with ease. A few minutes later and Bemmy scored their third of the day following yet another set piece, with Moore directing his shot on the stretch past the hapless home keeper.

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Wiltshire Senior League

Shrewton United were in seventh heaven on Tuesday night, with a 7-1 win away at Malborough Town. Goals game from debutant Christian Boothe (two), Jake Connor (two), Craig Lewis, Rob Mitchell and Joey Weeks. 

United sit eighth in the table. On Saturday they are away to Trowbridge. 

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