Having the last home game cancelled due to heavy rain making the pitch unplayable, Warminster looked forward to a trip to Corsham lying just one point below. A win for the Red & Blacks would have made a good impact on their league position. Unfortunately, Corsham Town took all 3 points with a 2 – 1 win.
An injury-time goal from Corsham settled this match, which was keenly contested but lacked a lot of goalmouth action. Warminster started very brightly and moved the ball well.
It came as no surprise within 10 minutes when they took the lead as Lewis Graham rose highest to meet Ian Jeffreys’ inviting corner.
Corsham responded and equalised after Warminster failed to clear a corner, the ball was returned for an unmarked Alex Hillier to head home from 8 yards. Both sides had further chances during the 2nd half, Nathan Ball was smartly off his line to thwart one effort, but neither keeper was seriously troubled.
Just as it seemed a rare draw was on the cards for the Red and Blacks when up popped Jon Bazley to apply the finishing touch to a corner that Warminster again failed to deal with properly.
A real “kick in the teeth” for Warminster who deserved at least a point for their efforts, sadly it was not to be, and they were left to reflect on what might have been, for not the first time this season.
Warminster next play on Saturday, January 4th at Weymouth Street when local rivals Radstock Town will be the opponents. Kick-off 3.00 pm. The following Saturday there is the matter of the big game at Bitton with the 4th round FA Vase, kick-off 3.00 pm, and it would be good to see plenty of Warminster fans make the trip to support the team on this wonderful cup run.
Report: Andy Crabtree
Team: Ball, Baggs, Jeffery, Graham, De-Silva, Shanley, Pawley, Barnes, Miluk, Mortimer-Taylor, Allen*
Subs: (used) Vincent, McFerran O, McFerran H