Warminster Town 1 AEK Boco 3

This match was the first time the two teams had ever met. AEK Boco, new to the Toolstation Western League, came away with all 3 points by scoring 3 goals against Warminster’s 1.

Hopes were high for the home side after an excellent start to the season’s campaign. In the first half, both teams missed golden chances to score. Jack Miluk twice failed to take advantage of defensive weakness for the home side, with Gardner, Bartley (open play) and Cockerill (free kick) all going close.

Late in this half, in the 44th minute, AEK, when a penalty clearance fell to the visitors outside the box, fired into a crowd of players and turned in by AEK’s number 9, Charlie Stevens.

Miluk went close on 58 minutes in the second half with a shot just wide of the left post. More opportunities to score for the Red & Blacks came along, but none found the back of the net. However, the visitors were to put away their chances just over halfway into this half. They scored the second with a run from the centre circle into Warminster’s penalty area and fire past keeper Thomson. The home side must be wondering where their defence was with only one man back in their half when the ball was picked up.

AEK Boco struck for the third time a few minutes later with a fine long-range shot from the left. Warminster scored a consolation goal courtesy of Lewis Graham with a few minutes remaining on the clock. Overall, an under-par performance with some sloppy passing, missed chances and at times, a seeming lack of energy from the home side.

Team: Thompson, Cockerill, Jeffery, Graham, Lisowski, Churchyard, Miluk, Bartley, Gardner, Humphreys*, Seviour

Subs: McKay, Pollock, Wain (used)
Johnson L (unused)

  • subbed

Warminster Town 2 Radstock Town 0

The 118 in attendance watched an excellent display from a Warminster side, growing in confidence. Despite having some of the regular first-team unavailable, the team proved strong and beat Radstock Town 2 – 0.

It was an even opening half, with few clear opportunities to score for either side. The opening goal came in the 38th minute when Alex Churchyard met a corner from Mortimer-Taylor at the far side of the net and thumped the ball home. This celebrates Churchyard’s first goal for the club.

Radstock made their chances of getting level more difficult after a red card saw Tom Pawley sent off for the visitors just four minutes later.

The second half saw Warminster with the extra man become much more dominant. The second goal which sealed the win came in the 53rd minute. Miluk intercepted a pass on the right in Radsotck’s territory, beat two defenders to cross to Gardner on the edge of the box. With his second touch, Gardner left-footed the ball into the net, beating the flailing arms of the keeper. In the end, this proved to be a comfortable win for the home side, and now after three matches puts them in third place in the table.

Team: Crabtree, Bartley, Cockerill, Graham, Lisowski, Churchyard (c), Miluk, Mortimer-Taylor, Gardner, Humphreys, Seviour

Subs used: Pollock, Young, Johnson L,
unused: Johnson M

Next match Saturday, August 14th
Warminster Town v AEK Boco kickoff 3 pm.

A Penalty Denies Warminster the Win

Having won their season’s opening game, Warminster were brimming with confidence in the Tuesday evening visit to Moor Lane. The first half proved to be an exciting affair for spectators, even though only one of the goals came in this half: the opener, a superb goal by the visitors’ number 8, Mortimer-Taylor.

Out of the two keepers, Warminster’s debutant Sam Thomson was much the busier. Producing the first of several fine saves in the 4th minute. Wincanton went close again to scoring in the 13th, showing what a strong side they are. The opener came on 16 minutes when Mortimer-Taylor drove through The Wasps defence and struck home a stinging left-footed shot into the top right corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area.

Wincanton continued to pressure the Red & Blacks, and was it not for the superb keeping of Thomson; they would have been at least equal at halftime.

The second half saw Wincanton keeping much of the possession. The breakthrough came on 78 minutes with the equalizer from Irwin, struck from inside the penalty area.

Warminster responded and battled to get ahead again, which they did in the 82nd minute with an excellent strike from left-back Aaron Cockerill on the left-hand edge of the penalty area. The hard work of Mortimer-Tayor created the opportunity to score, with a fine cross from the byline and across goal to find Cockerill.

The win, however, did not come to fruition. Wincanton was awarded a penalty, which many have described as ‘soft’, in the 93rd minute. Dan Wise stepped up and beat the diving Thomson to put the ball to the keeper’s left. In the remaining additional time, Warminster tried hard to score again but couldn’t manage another goal. Final score 2 – 2.

Team: Thomson, Bartley*, Cockerill, Jeffery, Lisowski, Churchyard, Pollock*, Mortimer-Taylor, Gardner*, Wain, Seviour

Subs (used) Johnson M*, Johnson L, Graham*, McKay*, Humphreys

Warminster Town 1 Almondsbury 0

Gardner Seals The Win

The sun broke through for the opening match of the new season at Weymouth Street. The visitors in their green and white strip, made this a close game. The home side producing the only goal in the second half. 

The first half proved to be fairly even. Both sides produced a few opportunities to score but failed to capitalise on them. The Almonds produced the first shot on goal but fired over the bar. Warminster were missing a number of first team regulars, particularly from defence, however, the players who stepped in did very well, which shows the ability the team has in time of need. 

Warminster got quickly out of the blocks in the second half and went close to breaking the deadlock. The home side proving to be more assertive over the visitors. The goal came in the 78th minute when Corey Gardner, in the box, struck home the cross from Miluk, firing firmly into the roof of the net. He almost made it 2 when in the final second of the match he beat the keeper only to see the ball hit the bottom of the upright. 

A good start for the home team, making them one of the 6 teams in the division to gain 3 points. 

Team: Jepson, Bartley*, Cockerill, Graham, Lisowski, Churchyard, Miluk*, Mortimer-Taylor, Gardner, Wain, Seviour*

*subbed

Subs: Pollock*, Thomson, Humphreys*, Johnson*, Whittaker

Warminster Town Ladies – Promoted

Congratulations to our Ladies!

Following a wonderful start to the season that unfortunately ended due to Covid19, Warminster Town Ladies Team have been recognised for their winning ways.

It has been confirmed that for the 2021/22 season they will be playing in the South West Ladies League.

This is quite a step-up for the team and we should see some terrific games of ladies football at Weymouth Street.

Well done to all the players and support team including of course, manager, Tim Fry.

Changes at Warminster Town

Warminster Town FC Chairman, Pete Russell has decided to step down after guiding the club for 12 years. The new Chairman, David Parry, as does everyone at the club, thanks Pete for all the years of hard work and commitment Pete has put into the club for many years.

With David becoming Chairman will mean his previous role as Club Secretary will now need to be fulfilled. 

Vice-Chairman, Paul Whatley has also decided it’s time for him to step down, along with Club Treasurer, Shirley Moriarty. A full list of roles and committee members is available on our Club Structure page. Once again the club thanks Paul and Shirley for their sterling work.

Latest News – League Changes

Warminster town stay in division 1 after shake-up

On Tuesday, May 18th, the Football Association announced the long-awaited changes to the leagues in lower league football. Warminster Town remains in Division 1 of the Toolstation Western League. It had been rumoured that the team would be transferred into the Wessex League.

For full league details, please click here. Clubs have one week to write to the FA to appeal any decisions, so there may be some changes.

Warminster Town Charity Run

Warminster town smashes targets

Throughout the month of February, players from Warminster Town’s first team, ladies team and the reserves have been running and adding up the miles. They aimed to run virtually from Weymouth Street to FC Barcelona, a distance of just over 1000 miles during February. They did well and passed this distance with time to spare.

All this running was not just to keep fit, but to raise funds for the Warminster and District Foodbank, with a goal of raising £500. This target too was smashed! A total of £1385 has been generously donated.

Owen Bartley who came up with the idea to raise funds this way is delighted with the response of the players and donors and wishes to thank everyone for their time and kind donations. He added, “The foodbank relies on donations of food, and with the increase in demand due to the pandemic has been spending an additional £400 per month. The sum raised will go a long way to helping those in need during these difficult times.”

Warminster Town FC to FC Barcelona

Owen Bartley Warminster Town Football Club

The players of Warminster Town Football Club, the Ladies Team and Reserves are adding up the miles they run to raise funds for the Warminster & District Food Bank, starting Feb 1st.

The miles run over 28 days is set to be the equivalent of running from Warminster Town’s Weymouth Street ground to the Camp Nou Barcelona, a distance of 1000 miles.

Warminster player, Owen Bartley (pictured above) wanted to help a local charity deal with the effects of poverty, especially being made worse by the Covid19 pandemic. Owen and the teams have set a target of £500, but hope the supporters and the good people of Warminster will help to smash this by their generosity.

Regular updates will be issued throughout February on the progress being made, via the club website and social media accounts.

Donations can be made through Go Fund Me website

Warminster Town 1 Corsham Town 2

Football returned to Weymouth Street on Boxing Day with a local derby between Warminster Town and Corsham Town. With so much rain in previous days, it was little wonder that the pitch was sticky but at least playable. Corsham came out as winners, by two goals to one and placing them at the top of the league table.

In front of a near-maximum capacity crown (Covid Rules) of 291, the fans saw an entertaining football game. In the first half, both sides cancelled themselves out and restricted each other to few opportunities to score. It unsurprisingly resulted in no goals at the end of the opening half.

The second half commenced under floodlights, and Warminster got off to a good start in under two minutes. A ball from the left found Francois Allen and Corsham’s number 3, Leon Greenland battling for the ball close to the penalty spot. The ball came off the defender into the left of the goal with the keeper rooted on his line.

Allen went close in the 52nd minute with a beautiful strike which hit the crossbar and out for a goal-kick. Corsham equalised in the 58th minute. A long cross from the left from Greenland found Gary Higdon waiting in the box. Higdon headed and aimed across the goal into the left side.

The visitors were awarded a penalty in the 69th minute. Substitute, Leigh Rogers stepped up to take it. Drewitt in goal for Warminster went to his left and saved the ball with his legs. Unfortunately for the home side, the ball rebounded to Will Stead to strike it and double Corsham’s lead.

It was a close contest against a team much tipped for promotion this season. Warminster Town now has two away fixtures to play and will continue building on the team’s performance. The Red & Blacks are currently in 6th place in the league table.

Team: Drewitt, Sisson, Graham, Jeffery, De Silva, Lisowski, Miluk(subbed), Mortimer-Taylor(subbed), Allen, Wain(subbed), Butler
Subs(used): Johnson, Seviour, Barnes
(not used): Bartley, Hotine