Football returned to Weymouth Street on Boxing Day with a local derby between Warminster Town and Corsham Town. With so much rain in previous days, it was little wonder that the pitch was sticky but at least playable. Corsham came out as winners, by two goals to one and placing them at the top of the league table.
In front of a near-maximum capacity crown (Covid Rules) of 291, the fans saw an entertaining football game. In the first half, both sides cancelled themselves out and restricted each other to few opportunities to score. It unsurprisingly resulted in no goals at the end of the opening half.
The second half commenced under floodlights, and Warminster got off to a good start in under two minutes. A ball from the left found Francois Allen and Corsham’s number 3, Leon Greenland battling for the ball close to the penalty spot. The ball came off the defender into the left of the goal with the keeper rooted on his line.
Allen went close in the 52nd minute with a beautiful strike which hit the crossbar and out for a goal-kick. Corsham equalised in the 58th minute. A long cross from the left from Greenland found Gary Higdon waiting in the box. Higdon headed and aimed across the goal into the left side.
The visitors were awarded a penalty in the 69th minute. Substitute, Leigh Rogers stepped up to take it. Drewitt in goal for Warminster went to his left and saved the ball with his legs. Unfortunately for the home side, the ball rebounded to Will Stead to strike it and double Corsham’s lead.
It was a close contest against a team much tipped for promotion this season. Warminster Town now has two away fixtures to play and will continue building on the team’s performance. The Red & Blacks are currently in 6th place in the league table.
Team: Drewitt, Sisson, Graham, Jeffery, De Silva, Lisowski, Miluk(subbed), Mortimer-Taylor(subbed), Allen, Wain(subbed), Butler
Subs(used): Johnson, Seviour, Barnes
(not used): Bartley, Hotine