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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