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Warminster Town 2 Bishops Lydeard 2

By a quirk of the fixtures, the two teams met again. Last week, Warminster Town travelled to Bishops Lydeard and came away with a 2-0 victory. This time at a very windy Weymouth Street in front of 80 fans, it was honours even in a 2-2 draw.

Warminster was the more dominant side throughout the match and lying in second place in the league, and with the visitors second from the bottom, that should have been no surprise. In the 16th minute, Gardner’s shot was blocked by a defender. That was followed in the 22nd when Mortimer-Taylor saw his effort going just wide of the right-hand post. Three minutes later, Churchyard, with an 18-yard drive, forced the keeper into a low save in the centre of the goalmouth.

The home side opened the scoring (26′) with a goal from Eben Mortimer-Taylor. Miluk threaded a ball through to him on the edge of the penalty area; Mortimer-Taylor slipped past the defenders and shot from the right low into the left side of the net. The lead, however, did not last for long. A long cross from The Bishop’s right wasn’t cleared, and bouncing off the Warminster defender was met inside the 18-yard line by Sparkes, who left-footed it just past the outstretched left leg of Thomson on 30 minutes.

Lewis Graham restored Warminster’s lead 3 minutes later. Mortimer-Taylor crosses from the right; is chested down by Cockerill and picked up by Graham. Just inside the central part of the penalty area, Graham runs to the right, almost brought down by a defender, gets up, moves further right, and smashes the ball home. An excellent goal!

Mortimer-Taylor was red-carded just before the half-time whistle, leaving Warminster with ten men for the second half and a one-goal lead.

The home side started brightly, and Miluk almost made it three in the opening minute until a Bishop’s defender intercepted his shot from Graham’s cross. On 54′, Miluk went close again with an 18-yard strike going just over the crossbar.

The equaliser came in the 73rd minute. With a super long-range shot from the left, substitute Oscar Albano found the top of Thomson’s goal.

Even with ten men, Warminster still looked like going on to win the game but just missed out with several chances not going their way. A point still keeps Warminster Town in second place, and they now look forward to an away trip on Saturday to Portishead.

Team: Thomson, Pollock, Cockerill, Jeffery, Lisowski, Churchyard(s), Miluk, Mortimer-Taylor(red card), Graham, Bartley(s), Gardner(s)
Subs Used: Seviour, Sheppard, McKay
Subs Unused: De Silva

Bishops Lydeard 0 Warminster Town 2

After reaching second spot in the Western League First Division the previous weekend Town faced a tough challenge away at Bishops Lydeard on Saturday

On a sloping pitch made slippery by persistent drizzle Town played uphill first half and took time getting into their stride but defended well against a lively forward line and it took until the 15th minute to threaten the Lydeard goal when Lewis Graham’s fine shot was well saved by their keeper and Eben Mortimer-Taylor followed up with a shot that hit the side netting. 

Corey Gardner, Graham and Jack Miluk combined well in the 21st minute, with another shot that hit the side netting, and Warminster got closer in the 28th minute when fine work from Aaron Cockerill on the left set up Jakub Seviour to hit a fine shot from the edge of the box to strike the crossbar

Lydeard still posed a threat and in the 32nd minute Warminster’s keeper Sam Thomson made a brilliant double save to keep out a long shot and the follow up, however in the 42nd minute Warminster finally took the lead after some more fine play from Cockerill on the left set up Miluk to score from a low half volley, 1-0 to Warminster at halftime

Town had the advantage of the slope for the second half and nearly doubled their advantage just after the break when Gardner only just cleared the bar after a fine Miluk cross. A double substitution in the 69th minute saw Conner McKay and Owen Bartley come on for Corey Gardner and Eben Mortimer-Taylor and in the 77th minute another Town shot hit the side netting this time from McKay

Another Town substitution in the 85th minute saw Craig Sheppard come on for Lewis Graham and Sheppard made an impact after another pacy run from Conner McKay saw him brought down from behind in the penalty box. Craig made no mistake from the spot to score his first goal since signing from Radstock to make it 2-0 to Warminster. 

A quirk of the fixture list means that Warminster will be playing at home to Bishops Lydeard on Saturday kick off at Weymouth Street at 3pm and Town will be looking to keep their fine run going and stay in second place in the table. 

Warminster Town v Bishops Lydeard

It was back in October when Warminster Town travelled to Bishops Lydeard and on an unusually warm and sunny afternoon came away with all 3 points following a 2 – 1 win.

We now look forward to welcoming them on Saturday, January 19th. Kick off 3.00pm. Do come along to Weymouth Street and watch the game. If you can’t we should be live on YouTube.

You can watch the game and both halves are added below..