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Warminster Town 1 Bishop Sutton 2

Bashed by The Bishops

Warminster Town started the day with a 100% unbeaten record, 3 out of 3 and were looking to make it four wins. Bishop Sutton had other ideas and proved to be a strong side. The first half saw the home side create the better chances, but fail to capitalise on them. The Bishops had the sharper play on balance on the day, and thanks to a second-half penalty came out as 1-2 winners.

The visitors showed their determination from the first whistle and in the second minute, a shot was fired just a few feet over Hotine’s crossbar. Soon after, Warminster created several chances with Butler and then Lisowski seeing their efforts go over the Bishops goal. In the 6th minute it looked as though the visitors were about to get a penalty after Sisson brought down a player, but it was just outside the penalty area.

The home side continued to have shots on goal, the best on 15 minutes when Pawley,s shot had to be saved by the keeper, forcing a corner. Hotine was called into action in the 32nd minute and produced a fine save. The deadlock ended in the 41st minute with a goal by Buck for The Bishops.

In the second-half, Warminster didn’t take too long to level the score. Just over 4 minutes in and Francois Allen increased his season’s goal tally. Picking up the ball on the right he cut into the penalty area and let fly a right-footed shot ending up in the left-side of Locke’s net.

On 57 minutes, Hotine kept the score level with a fine save. The ball came in from the Bishops left, and he had to dive at full stretch to force it past his far post.

The winning goal came (74) when Lewis Graham who had just come on as a substitute, clipped a Bishops players and a penalty was awarded. Baker took the penalty slotting the ball to his left and Hotine, unfortunately, guessed the wrong way to dive.

Warminster continued to battle, but today were just slightly off the form they have shown so far this season and couldn’t get the equaliser.

Attendance 144

Next match: Saturday, October 3rd away at Portishead Town.

Team: Hotine, Sisson, Barnes, Jeffery, De Silva, Lisowski, Miluk, Pawley T, Allen, Wain, Butler. Subs (used) Graham, Seviour, Pawley G, Bartley*

Bishop Sutton 2 Warminster Town 2

This match was originally due to take place in November but postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. There was still rain very much in the air for this game, but at least it was a mild evening. It was a game that finished all square at 2 – 2.

Warminster took the lead on 11 minutes with a well-worked goal with the final touch from James Vincent moving him onto 10 for the season. The visitors were mostly in the ascendency in this first half, however, with just a couple of minutes to go before halftime switched off and allowed Bishop Sutton to score an equalizer.

Much to the displeasure of manager, Andy Crabtree, the Red & Blacks gave too much room to the home side. A failure to press and go for the second ball allowed The Bishops to score early in the second half and looked the more dangerous team. It took an exceptional free-kick late in the game from Harry Barnes to double Warminster’s tally. Barnes left foot curled the ball over the wall and into the left-hand corner of the home side’s goal.

Overall it has to be said this was a frustrating performance against a team at the bottom end of the league table and viewed as 2 points lost rather than a point gained.

Team: Crabtree, Baggs, Barnes, Graham, De Silva, Pawley, McKay, Shanley, Johnson, Vincent, Allen*

Subs: Miluk, McFerran, Blakeman, Chenery-Bowden*

Late Penalty for Bishop Sutton

Back in 2013, Bishop Sutton won promotion to the Southern League but unable to make their ground comply to league requirements had to forego the promotion. They are now four places from the bottom of division one and fighting off relegation, so the match was likely to be a tough one for Warminster seeking their tenth consecutive home win.


Warminster got off to a slow start. Chances for both sides were very limited with Bishop Sutton having better opportunities. The first half saw just one goal which was scored by the visitors in the 35th minute and made easy on this occasion by The Red & Blacks.  The second half saw a much-improved performance by Warminster and the game ended with a dramatic finish at 2 – 2.


The first half can only be described as poor from The Town’s point of view and the excellent crowd of 131 somewhat disappointed. However, the second half saw Warminster moving the ball much quicker and they created a super opportunity in the first 60 seconds which saw George Butler hit the side netting after shooting from a cross following a free kick from the right.


Stewart Lisowski went close 10 minutes into this half when his shot hit the lower half of the crossbar bounced back into play and was knocked out for a corner. The first goal came two minutes later, the 57th minute when George Butler crossed in from the left and Martin Johnson tapped the ball over the line, scoring for the second week running.


Four minutes later (61) a long ball from Jordan Silva found Jack MIluk who fired home into the corner of goal beating Thomas Fraser in The Bishops goal. Warminster Town were now in the ascendancy and looking to get a third goal.


With just two minutes of normal time remaining Jack Miluk stole the ball off a Bishops defender on the edge of the 18-yard line, laying it on for George Butler whose shot was very well saved by Fraser. The keeper released the ball which led to a counter attack and the Bishops came close to scoring were it not for some excellent defending which produced a corner for the visitors.


From that corner, goalmouth pressure by Bishop Sutton resulted in a tackle by the home side giving away a soft penalty which now was in additional time making it 2 -2.


After the game, assistant manager Rob McFerran had this to say, “A disappointing first half where we didn’t get out of first gear and went in a goal down at the interval.


The second half was much better with goals from Martin and Jack. We had plenty of chances to put the game to bed in the second half but failed to take them with the visitors’ keeper making some great saves.


Our missed opportunities came back to haunt us in the 90th minute when we conceded a soft penalty. With three games to go, we can still achieve a top-five finish, but we will need to start games at a better tempo for this to happen.”


Warminster are at home on Easter Monday when Devizes Town are the opponents and a large bank holiday crowd is expected For children under 16; entry is free.


Team: Ball, Baggs, Barnes, Graham, De-Silva, Mortimer-Taylor, Miluk, Lisowski, Johnson, McKay, Butler subs: Churchyard, Pollock, Herd, McFerran