Tuesday, October 5th
A win at Gillingham would have moved Warminster Town into second place in the league table. The new pitch at Gillingham looked good under their new and very bright floodlights, a welcome addition at this level of football.
The match did not go according to plan. The visitors were dominant and remained so for most of the game. In the 14th minute, the Red & Blacks were a man down after McKay was sent off for a challenge in the middle of the pitch. Any latecomers would not have noticed that Warminster was playing with ten men as the domination continued.
The game’s only goal came in the 39th minute when Bevis for the home side broke through down the left. Warminster’s right-back, Graham, pulled his hamstring chasing the attacker, leaving Bevis free to fire home past the onrushing Thomson.
The second half once again saw Warminster dominating play but unable to capitalise on it. The closest they came to scoring was in the final minutes when the keeper tipped over Seth Wain’s 18-yard shot over the bar.
A disappointing result for Warminster as they could not create enough clear cut chances to score.
Team: Thomson, Graham, Cockerill, Jeffrey, De Silva, Churchyard, Miluk, Lisowksi, Johnson, McKay, Wain
Subs: (Used) Humphrey, Pollock, Seviour