Warminster go goal crazy!

Friday, July 19th

Warminster welcomed Trowbridge Town to Weymouth Street and the 147 in attendance were in for a treat! (Unless you’re a Trowbridge fan!)

Final score: Warminster Town 10 Trowbridge Town 0

See the the match highlights.

 

The First Preseason Match 2024/25

On Friday, July 5th, Warminster Town got their warm-up campaign underway. Welcoming Larkhall Athletic a few familiar faces returned. Former Warminster Town manager, Andy Crabtree assistant manager, and former players. Lewis Graham and Eben Mortimer-Taylor were in the team.

Warminster got off to a bright start for the first twenty minutes and looked likelier to score. However, it was in the 25th minute when The Larks got their first goal and two more followed before the halftime whistle. Two more goals in the second half sealed a 0-5 win for the Southern League side.

Here are the highlights for your enjoyment.


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Preseason Home Fixtures

We are pleased to announce 3 preseason home fixtures for the 2024/25 season.

Friday, July 5th. Warminster Town FC v Larkhall Athletic

Saturday, July 13th Warminster Town v Melksham Town Reserves

Friday, July 19th Warminster Town v Trowbridge Town

Warminster Town Reserves Clinch Cup Win

Another cup match for Warminster Town Reserves was held on Wednesday, April 17th. Melksham Town kindly allowed the use of the Oakfield Stadium for the final of the KO Cup.

It was 1-1 at full time and in extra time, Warminster Town Reserves scored the winning goal. A great match and was watched by an enthusiastic crowd. The match was live-streamed by Grassroots Football Live on YouTube. The full replay is available with this link.

Click to watch the goals and highlights.

Warminster Town 3 Radstock Town 1

The Boxing Day Derby against Radstock Town would start with Warminster firmly on top; however, it would take till the 43rd minute before the deadlock was broken when Corey Gardner would go on an impressive solo run, finishing with a poke home. 1-0 Warminster. The second half was where the heavens would open; this wouldn’t dampen the occasion as Radstock would spice up the derby by grabbing a quick equaliser after their striker would go one-on-one with Goalkeeper Sam Thomson, slotting home. 1-1.

Warminster would then kick back into top gear, piling on the pressure against the opposition back four, eventually forcing the centre back into putting the ball in his own net. 2-1 Warminster. Three minutes later, Emilio Mudrak would come on for Tyler Gane, quickly followed by James Vincent coming on for danger man Max Wyatt. The final two subs would see Jakob Seviour and Corey Harbour-Burgess make way for Logan Cassidy and Seb Hounsell, respectively. With both sides pushing, it would be Warminster who would get the final goal with Eben Mortimer-Taylor, captain for the day, turning and firing into an open net following a brilliant Warminster move. 3-1!

Overall a very entertaining game which made for a feisty occasion, with Warminster running out with all three points. 

  1. Sam Thomson 
  2. Corey Harbour-Burgess ⬇️
  3. Spencer Dymond-Hall
  4. Jon Bazley
  5. Jordan De Silva 
  6. Leigh Rogers 
  7. Tyler Gane ⬇️
  8. Eben Mortimer-Taylor 
  9. Corey Gardner
  10. Jakob Seviour ⬇️
  11. Max Wyatt ⬇️

Subs:

  1. James Vincent ⬆️
  2. Logan Cassidy ⬆️
  3. Toby Ruck
  4. Emilio Mudrak ⬆️
  5. Seb Hounsell ⬆️

Match Report: Liam Spurrier

Hengrove Athletic 5 Warminster Town 2

Warminster Town was beaten for the first time in 8 games when they travelled to south Bristol to face Hengrove Athletic. The hosts ran out as the deserved winners with an emphatic 5-2 win.

Before the game, there was a minute’s silence for Remembrance Day, and it was the hosts who had the first chance, shooting from way out, and Sam Thomson had to push the ball away. On 15 minutes, the visitors were perhaps fortunate to have 10 men on the pitch still, as Jon Bazley tackled a Hengrove player and was given a yellow card. This infuriated the home bench as they thought it should have been red.

In the next 6 minutes, there would be three goals. Hengrove opened the scoring in the 17th minute. A shout for offside was to no avail as it was put into the goal past a helpless Sam Thomson. 2 minutes later, and somewhat against the run of play, Warminster levelled. An almighty goal line scramble resulted in the ball cannoning off a hosts defender and off the bar and in.

2 minutes later, the hosts retook the lead. Some poor and lacklustre defending allowed the striker to fire home to make it 2-1 to Hengrove. Warminster were forced into an early change as Emilio Mudrak appeared to pop his shoulder out of place and was replaced by Braden Humphreys. On 40 minutes, it was 3-1. Good work from a Hengrove player allowed him some room to fire into the top corner from an angle.

The second half started with Warminster pushing to get back into it, and 10 minutes after halftime, they deservedly scored a second. Corey Harbour-Burgess’ strike from the edge of the box found its way in off the post. James Vincent was introduced in place of Logan Cassidy in search of an equaliser, but against the run of play, the hosts added goals number 4 and 5 on the breakaway as Warminster pushed forward to get back into it. They scored in the 68th and 75th minute, which took the game away from Warminster. James Chenery-Bowden and Toby worts replaced Seb Hounsell and Leigh Rogers, but the Town couldn’t find a way back into the game.

Team: Thomson, Harbour-Burgess, Dymond-Hall, Graham, Bazley, Mudrak(s), Hounsell(s), Rogers(s), Cassidy(s), Seviour, Wyatt

Subs (used) Vincent, Humphreys, Worts, Chenery-Bowden, 

(Unused) McFerran

Match Report: Liam Spurrier

Warminster Town 3 Oldland Abbotonians 1

If there was ever a game that best represented the day it’s played on, then a Toolstation Western League division 1 clash between Warminster Town and Oldland Abbotonians played on the 5th of November may not instantly spring to mind. However, the 155 in attendance were treated to lots of fireworks.

Warminster coming into this game had only lost twice in 11 games, whereas the visitors found themselves in 4th place,  so this was always going to be a tasty clash. Warminster made the perfect start. After just 3 minutes, In-form Corey Gardner took the ball down and shot back across the keeper into the far corner to put the hosts 1-0 up.

In the 9th minute, the game’s first flashpoint arrived when an awful tackle from an Oldland player sparked a massive brawl, which resulted in a yellow card for the Abbots’ number 4 and Warminster skipper Lewis Graham.

The next chance fell, Gardner, and again pressured the keeper into a mistake but couldn’t quite find the finish. The sucker punch arrived on 24 minutes when a lovely free kick was met with a bullet header from David Patterson, who levelled the scores.

Shortly afterwards, the visitors briefly went down to 10 men with a player in the sin bin, and Warminster took advantage. On 40 minutes, a free kick from Spencer Dymond-Hall was headed into his own net by an Oldland defender. That ended a pulsating half of football. But the second half was just as good!

It took until an hour on the clock for the second half to get going, but on 63 minutes, another awful tackle from an Oldland defender resulted in a free kick, which was floated in and the other in-form player in the Warminster team, Max Wyatt, headed past the keeper to add a 3rd.

At 70 minutes, Lewis Graham blasted a shot goal-bound, but it flew well over the bar. There were 3 red cards during the game, and they all came during an ill-tempered final 15 minutes. On 77 minutes, what looked like a punch was aimed at Eben Mortimer Taylor, who reacted and was subsequently dismissed. The Oldland player also saw a red card for the punch. Just 5 minutes later, Oldland we’re reduced to 9 men, the captain picking up two yellows in quick succession for a foul and kicking the ball away.

Overall, an explosive clash ended with Warminster Town claiming 3 points, and to think they were bottom of the table 3 months ago and are now in 10th, with 4 games in hand over Hengrove Athletic, whom they face next weekend, anything is possible!

1. Sam Thomson 2. Corey Harbour Burgess 3. Spencer Dymond-Hall 4. Lewis Graham (C) 5. Jon Bazley 6. Chay Forrester 7. Leigh Rogers 8. Eben Mortimer Taylor 9. Corey Gardner (s) 10. Jakob Seviour (s) 11. Max Wyatt

Subs Used: Seb Hounsell, Logan Cassidy 

Subs not used: Toby Worts, Henry Mcferran, James Vincent

Report by Liam Spurrier

Almondsbury FC 0 Warminster Town 2

A goal apiece from Max Wyatt and Corey Gardner, either side of the break, ensured Warminster returned to winning ways with a thoroughly deserved victory.

The majority of the 50 or so crowd at the Field were the travelling Warminster faithful, who were treated to a strong defensive display resulting in a 2-0 victory and a clean sheet.

Indeed it could’ve, and possibly should’ve, been more. Warminster also missed a penalty and hit the post! In truth Almondsbury never really looked like scoring. Warminster started on the front foot, and after many shots on the Almondsbury goal, the inevitable happened. Lewis Graham struck a shot towards goal, and bounced off of Leigh Rogers, the keeper made a terrific save, but the rebound fell for the in-form Wyatt, who had the simple task of heading the ball into the net, making it 1-0.

Warminster kept up the pressure. More shots on the Almondsbury goal and high pressure resulted in the keeper being busy, and eventually, the pressure told. On 35 minutes Seb Hounsell was bundled to the ground, and a penalty was given. Up stepped the captain, Lewis Graham but saw his penalty saved. The rebound fell back to Graham but was denied by an outstanding point-blank save.

The second half started with Max Wyatt smashing a shot off the post, and with all these chances going begging, could Almondsbury find a way back? That question was finally answered in the 75th minute when Corey Gardner was played through and 1 on 1 with the keeper, slotted hime to double the lead. Some late changes were made, with Toby Worts, Braden Humphreys, Henry Mcferran, Logan Cassidy and Emilio Mudrak coming on for Jakob Seviour, Seb Hounsell, Max Wyatt, Corey Gardner and Chay Forrester.

2-0 was a solid result on the road but should’ve been many more.

Sam Thomson, Corey Harbour-Burgess, Lewis Graham (C), Jon Bazley, Spencer Dymond-Hall, Chay Forrester (85”) Corey Gardner (85”) Leigh Rogers, Seb Hounsell (88”), Jakob Seviour (79”), Max Wyatt (92”)

Henry Mcferran(92”) Braden Humphreys (88”), Toby Worts (79”) Emilio Mudrak (85”) Logan Cassidy (85”)

Match Report: The Weymouth Street Massive

Warminster Town 2 Bristol Telephones 1

After Saturday’s deserved point at home to Tytherington Rocks, Warminster Town welcomed Bristol Telephones to Weymouth Street. On a chilly evening, the lowly Phones made Town work hard, but the hosts prevailed, winning 2-1.

The first 20 minutes were fairly dull; apart from Warminster forcing a few corners, it wasn’t exactly a classic opening 20 minutes. However, Warminster drew first blood on 23 minutes. A fantastic run from Corey Gardner opened up the Phones’ defence and squared for an unmarked Max Wyatt, who, from two yards out and into an open net, slotted the hosts into the lead.

The Phones, who had their game called off at the weekend, began to grow into the game, and that paid off when a ball through the town defence was latched onto by Archie Dark, who calmly slotted the visitors level. It would remain 1-1 at halftime.

The second half also started slowly, with the first notable incident happening in the 60th minute. A shot at Warminster’s goal was saved by Sam Thomson, who safely gathered at the second attempt. Spencer Dymond-Hall tried his luck, but the only thing stopping him from scoring was the Phones keeper, Joe Pople, who produced an outstanding save to keep the scores level.

Jakob Seviour made way for Chay Forrester to make his debut. Soon after, in the 76th minute, an almighty goal-mouth scramble resulted in Jon Bazley, the central defender, scoring what turned out to be the winner. Seb Hounsell, Braden Humphreys, Toby Worts and DJ Wheeler were all introduced later in the game, as Warminster, who dominated the second half, made it another 3 points and are now 15th in the table.

Huge credit to the players and management team over the last few weeks for putting in performances and grinding out results after so many changes. Man of the match was Lewis Graham, for another solid captain’s performance.

Team: Thomson, Harbour-Burgess, Dymond-Hall, Graham, Bazley, Rogers, Gardner(s), Mortimer-Taylor(s), Cassidy(s), Seviour(s), Wyatt(s)

Subs: (all used) Humphreys, Wheeler, Hounsell, Forrester, Worts

Match report: Liam Spurrier