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Bishop Sutton 1 Warminster 0

Following a mid-week over close rival Welton Rovers, Warminster Town had high hopes for a win at Bishop Sutton. In the home fixture in January, Warminster won 5-0 with a blistering performance. The game did not go according to plan and was prevented from scoring by the goalposts and the keeper; Bishop Sutton went on to win 1-0.

The away side has several key players out through injury, but it is probably not a good excuse for losing this game. In the first half, Warminster’s play was patchy and allowed the home side to have several opportunities to score and put pressure on the Town’s defence. Thomson once again proved to be a fine keeper for Warminster in the 17th minute getting down by his left post to prevent the goal from a powerful close-range shot.

The only goal of the game came in the 34th minute. A throw-in was allowed to bounce in the box, and Dan Spill, with his back to goal, chested it down and managed to turn and lob the ball into the left side of the goal. 

In the second half, Warminster created chances to score. They hit the post several times and had several shots not far off target. An excellent opportunity to level up came on 85 minutes. The keeper recklessly brought down a Warminster player along the by-line. Up stepped Ian Jeffery and fired to the left. However, the Bishop’s keeper was off his line before the shot was taken and not spotted by the referee. This made a save possible and added another twist to Warminster’s woeful day. 

This is one of those games where both sides could say they should have added more goals but didn’t, and maybe a point each would have been looked on with favour if the match was drawn. The results elsewhere mean that Warminster drops to fourth place in the table.

Team: Thomson, Humphrey, Graham, Jeffery, De Silva, Bartley(s), McKay(s), Mortimer-Taylor, Johnson, Wain, Seviour

Subs: (used) Butler, Atkins

(unused) Lisowski, McFerran

Warminster Town 5 Bishop Sutton 0

On a sticky pitch, Warminster Town started the day looking to make it a run of 12 unbeaten games. Bishop Sutton lying in 8th place, would be looking to ensure the unbeaten run would end. The home side made the target with a high-tempo performance and finished as 5-0 winners.

The opening goal came in the 19th minute. An in-swinging corner kick taken by the captain, Ian Jeffrey, was met on the near post by Martin Johnson and headed home past the keeper on the line.

The next goal came five minutes later. Cockerill tried to cross the ball in from the left, which was deflected and fell into the path of Bartley. From 25 yards out, Bartley’s right-footed shot flew into the goal’s bottom right corner, flashing past the keeper’s outstretched left arm.

A super long-range ball from Johnson on the right was met by the head of the diving Seviour by the far post beating the keeper and making it 3-0 in the 33rd minute.

Bishop Sutton went close with 4 minutes left of normal time when Warminster momentarily switched off. Thomson, however, produced a fine save when a shot came in from the Bishop’s right towards his near post.

Goal number 4 came in the 65th minute. Conner McKay was clattered to the floor as he passed to Miluk. The referee didn’t blow for the foul, which allowed Miluk to run into the penalty area and fire home low into the left corner of the net.

Four minutes later, Miluk was again involved in the move, having come across to the left. Running along the 18-yard line, he crossed the ball over to the right, which was met perfectly by the head of Lewis Graham and headed back across the goal into the left side. The keeper was left stranded by his post and could only watch the ball go by for the fifth goal.

Another satisfying performance for Warminster Town, a clean sheet too, and keeps them very much in contention with the top of the league.

Team: Thomson, Pollock, Cockerill, Graham, Jeffrey. Humphreys, Miluk, Mortimer-Taylor(s), Johnson M(s), Seviour, Bartley(s)

Subs (used): Mckay, Wain, Vincent
Subs (unused) Gardner