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Cheddar FC 0 Warminster Town 0

Warminster travelled to Cheddar, looking for their first points of the season. Cheddar has endured a bad start to the season after finishing just outside the playoffs last season. The game ended goalless in what proved to be a frustrating night for Warminster.

The first half was all Warminster. Inside the first 10 minutes, they had several half chances and crosses into the box, which no one could get on the end of. The clear opening came on 10 minutes; a great ball from the left found the head of Logan Cassidy, who beat the keeper but not the defender on the line.

Immediately after that, Cheddar had their own half chance. Sam Thomson comfortably saved a shot from just inside the left-hand side of the box in the Warminster goal. The next half chance fell to stand in Warminster captain James Vincent whose deflected shot was saved.

Warminster were still knocking on the door and were still having many crosses going into the box, but the finishing touch wasn’t there. Ten minutes before halftime, a ball into the cheddar box found both Logan Cassidy and Corey Gardner but were denied by a combination of defender and goalkeeper. 0-0 was the score at halftime.

The second half was more even, with Cheddar having a shot on 52 mins but went narrowly wide of the post. Warminster had another opportunity which went over, and then Cheddar were given an indirect free kick, which was wonderfully blocked on the line and cleared.

For the rest of the game, Warminster had chance after chance but couldn’t force their way through a stubborn Cheddar defence. The final chance of the match, though, fell to the cheesemen, who hit the post with virtually the last kick of the game.

A frustrating night for Warminster, who on another day maybe should have scored 3-4. A positive, though, is a clean sheet, with the defence doing a superb job keeping Cheddar at bay.

Thomson, Humphreys, Dymond-Hall, Chandler, De Silva, Rogers, Mudrak, Mortimer-Taylor*, Cassidy*, Vincent (Captain), Gardner (*substituted)

Subs (used) Seviour, Bartley

Subs (unused) Sinclair, Kovacs

Match Report Written by Liam Spurrier

Cheddar FC 1 Warminster Town 3

With three games to go, Warminster Town, on Easter Monday, made the journey to Cheddar, a team endeavouring to reach the playoff zone. The importance of the match seemed evident in the tension among the players. Cheddar went down to ten men in the 13th minute for a tackle and being the last man, the defender had to go. Cheddar fought well, and at halftime, it was 1-1, with Warminster running out 1-3 winners.  

Warminster opened the scoring due to good anticipation from Corey Gardner. In the 17th minute, a long ball from Lewis Graham in his own 18-yard line was run onto by Gardner. Cheddar’s keeper watched the ball bouncing but didn’t exit his area; Gardner took the ball after the second bounce, poked it to the left of the keeper, and then left-footed it home into the back of the net.

The lead didn’t last long when two minutes later, Cheddar’s number 7 on the right picked up a long pass. Twisting and turning, he shrugged off Cockerill and, from the right corner of the penalty area, lifted the ball over Thompson into the far side of the goal.

The visitors didn’t capitalise on the sending off, and the game was very much in the balance at halftime. No doubt, Warminster’s manager Andy Crabtree would endeavour to change the way things were. 

It was in the 80th minute when Gardner doubled his tally. The ball came to him by the penalty spot, and using his right foot, he lobbed the ball towards the centre of the goal, going perfectly over the keeper to make it two.

With five minutes of the match to go, James Vincent charged into the penalty area and was brought down by the keeper, earning himself a penalty and a yellow card for the keeper. Team captain Ian Jeffery stepped up (88’) and blasted the ball home leaving the keeper no chance of stopping it. 

Overall, credit must go to Cheddar, who, although having been down to ten men for so long, worked hard to make the deficit unnoticeable. They did create chances and forced Thompson into several saves.  

Warminster now has two league games remaining. The first is on Saturday, April 23rd away at Oldland Abbotonians. The final game of the season is on Saturday, April 30th at home and Gillingham Town will be at Weymouth Street. A good-sized crowd and atmosphere is expected and all are welcomed.

Team: Thomson, Humphreys, Cockerill, Jeffery(c), Graham, Bartley(s), Gardner, Mortimer-Taylor, Vincent, Butler, McKay(s)

Subs: (used) Johnson, De Silva

(unused) Lisowski  

Warminster Town 2 Cheddar FC 1

Warminster continued their 17-match unbeaten run with another hard-fought win on Saturday when they overcame an early setback to overcome a determined Cheddar side 2-1

Although the weather was dry and sunny the recent bad weather had taken its toil on the Weymouth Street pitch, and it was only thanks to some outstanding work by volunteers clearing a large amount of broken branches and twigs that the pitch was playable at all, even then it was soft. 

It was the away side that got off to the best start when in the 5th minute when a ball in from the right found Finlay Biggs unmarked on the edge of the box and he fired in a right-footed shot that left Sam Thomson helpless in goal

Town had chances to equalise in the first half, including in the 15th minute Martin Johnson chased down a poor back pass to the Cheddar keeper which resulted in the keeper losing control, and the ball whipped across the goalmouth evading everyone. In the 18th minute, Eben Mortimer-Taylor received the ball back from a blocked corner kick and his fine right-footed shot fizzed just wide of the right-hand post

In the 25th minute, a corner from the left from Conner McKay found Johnson in the box but his header floated past the left post while in the 30th minute a corner from Ian Jeffery from the right found Johnson whose near-post header flashed just wide

HT Warminster 0 Cheddar 1

In the second half, Warminster raised their game and looked more threatening and nearly equalised in the 56th minute when fine combination work between Max Pollock and Jack Miluk on the right found Johnson again the box whose acrobatic overhead kick flashed just wide again. Johnson was denied minutes later when his shot from a ball in from McKay was well saved by the Cheddar keeper

The feeling around the ground was that Warminster’s pressure would eventually lead to an equaliser and the Cheddar defence eventually succumbed when in the 70th minute Aaron Cockerill was brought down in the box and skipper Ian Jeffrey stepped up to put the penalty kick away. 

The Cheddar defence was clearly having difficulty in dealing with crosses effectively and this was shown in the 76th minute when a corner from the right taken by Jeffrey found the back of the net and Town took the lead. 

Despite conceding a couple of late free-kicks Town were able to see the game out with a 2-1 win, with games at home to Lebeq on Wednesday 2nd March in the Les Phillips Cup followed by two away League matches at AEK Boco on Saturday 5th March and on Tuesday 8th March at Welton Rovers, these are exciting times for Warminster Town supporters 

Attendance – 144

Team: Thomson, Pollock, Cockerill, Jeffrey, Graham, Humphreys, Miluk, Bartley, Mortimer-Taylor, Johnson, McKay

Subs (used) Vincent, Wain, Gardiner (unused) De Silva, Seviour

Warminster Town 3 Cheddar AFC 1

On very frosty Wednesday night, Warminster Town hosted a team who have been much fancied as title contenders, Cheddar AFC. This was a match which the visitors must have gone away very disappointed having created so many chances in the first half which they failed to convert. The final score was a 3 – 1 win to The Town.

Warminster scored the opening goal in the 7th minute. Jack Miluk beating the back 4 crosses from the right and finds Francois Allen in space in front of the goal. Allen made sure by blasting the ball high into the roof of the net. The Cheesemen were not overawed by this goal and shortly after play restarted had sight on goal and it was not long before Carl Crabtree had to pull off a wonderful save using his left leg to prevent an equaliser. It looked certain that the Cheddar player would have scored from that position. 

Cheddar continued to take shots at goal and amazingly did not put any into the back of Warminster’s net. At the very end of normal time, Warminster doubled their tally. The Cheddar keeper, Tom Creedy made a save and the rebound failed to be cleared by the visitors’ defence giving the opportunity for James Vincent to tap in.

The second half resumed with Warminster restricting Cheddar to fewer chances. There was a flashpoint early in this half which resulted in a yellow card for Warminster’s striker, Francois Allen. Fairly soon afterwards he was substituted for Martin Johnson. Cheddar tried to change the game by using all 3 substitutes, 2 of them before Warminster made it 3 – 0 with another Vincent goal in the 75th minute. Vincent’s left-foot shot on the edge of the box shot low into the left corner beating the diving Creedy. 

Crabtree produced a fine double save with 10 minutes to go. This resulted in a throw-in for the Cheesemen and the long-throw was bundled in by Callum Laird. This was all too late for Cheddar and Warminster because of taking hold of their chances came away with all 3 points.

Team: Crabtree, McFerran, Lisowski, Graham, De Silva, Churchyard, Miluk*, Mortimer-Taylor, Allen*, Vincent*, Shanley

Subs (*used) Fletcher*, Johnson*, Blakeman*

Warminster Town 3 – Cheddar FC 0

Warminster Town welcomed league leaders Cheddar to Weymouth Street on Saturday afternoon. Cheddar had only lost two league games all season and hence why they are top of the league table, and it would need a polished performance from Warminster to take anything from the game, and so it proved to be.

The opening twenty minutes saw the visitors very much in charge, and most of the footballing action was in the Warminster half. For all of the possession Cheddar had, Nathan Ball had little to do, and as the first half unfolded the home side grew more into the game.

In the 25th minute, Warminster had their first chance of the game after Jack Miluk’s cross was headed just wide by George Butler. Miluk gave the home side the lead 5 minutes later after a good advantage played by the referee saw him skip past the left back and drilled the ball past Jackson the Cheddar shot-stopper.

Two minutes before the interval Miluk once again tormented the left back and ruthlessly fired home to give Warminster a healthy two-goal lead at half time.

Two minutes after the restart Miluk had a great chance to increase the lead further when one on one with the keeper, but he got caught in two minds, and somehow Jackson got a hand to his shot.

Connor McKay was next up, but his effort was cleared off the line by the defender. George Butler sealed all three points for Warminster in the 75th minute after Jackson went walkabout and Butler out jumped Manford at the far post and planted his header into the back of the net, much to the delight of the hometown faithful.

This result was very much a team effort, Johnson and McKay didn’t give the visiting defenders a minutes peace and ably backed up by Churchyard, Mortimer-Taylor, Miluk and Butler, Cheddar simply couldn’t get their free-flowing style of football into the game.

The back four of De Silva, Graham, Barnes and Baggs were in impeccable form, and Cheddar simply couldn’t find a way through. The final whistle sounded, and Warminster thoroughly deserved the three points.

Team: Ball, Baggs, Barnes, De Silva (c), Graham, Miluk, Butler, Mortimer-Taylor, Churchyard, McKay, Johnson, Herd, Lisowski, Pollock.

Match Report: Rob McFerran

Photos: Scott Drysdale

Almost an Upset

Warminster Town travelled to Cheddar on Tuesday night to take on the league leaders.

The first half hour was fairly even with both teams creating a couple of half chances, but these were comfortably dealt with by both keepers. In atrocious conditions, the two sides were hell-bent on getting the ball down and playing some entertaining football, which was pleasing for the spectators who braved the elements.

The only goal of the game came in the 31st minute when the home team knocked in a hopeful long cross, which Warminster failed to deal with and gifted Cheddar a free header at the far post which was headed back across goal and into the side netting giving Nathan Ball no chance.

The goal seemed to deflate the visitors and the final fifteen minutes of the half saw Cheddar very much in control, but thankfully they didn’t create too many clear cut chances.

The second half was a fairly even contest with both defences very much in charge.

Warminster had a valiant attempt Cheddar to try and find an equalizer, but the very well organized home defence rarely gave Warminster many opportunities and Conner McKay and Jake Wright were very much feeding on scraps!’

Warminster will be kicking themselves for switching off in the first half allowing Cheddar to score the only goal but they aren’t top of the league by accident, and all good teams have a knack of finding a way to win. The red and blacks gave their all, and nobody could question what they put into the game, and on another day they could have taken something from the game.

Warminster are on the road again on Saturday when they travel to Longwell Green. If the can replicate Tuesday’s performance and effort, they will surely have a good chance of taking something from the game.

Match Report by Rob McFerran