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Hengrove Athletic 5 Warminster Town 2

Warminster Town was beaten for the first time in 8 games when they travelled to south Bristol to face Hengrove Athletic. The hosts ran out as the deserved winners with an emphatic 5-2 win.

Before the game, there was a minute’s silence for Remembrance Day, and it was the hosts who had the first chance, shooting from way out, and Sam Thomson had to push the ball away. On 15 minutes, the visitors were perhaps fortunate to have 10 men on the pitch still, as Jon Bazley tackled a Hengrove player and was given a yellow card. This infuriated the home bench as they thought it should have been red.

In the next 6 minutes, there would be three goals. Hengrove opened the scoring in the 17th minute. A shout for offside was to no avail as it was put into the goal past a helpless Sam Thomson. 2 minutes later, and somewhat against the run of play, Warminster levelled. An almighty goal line scramble resulted in the ball cannoning off a hosts defender and off the bar and in.

2 minutes later, the hosts retook the lead. Some poor and lacklustre defending allowed the striker to fire home to make it 2-1 to Hengrove. Warminster were forced into an early change as Emilio Mudrak appeared to pop his shoulder out of place and was replaced by Braden Humphreys. On 40 minutes, it was 3-1. Good work from a Hengrove player allowed him some room to fire into the top corner from an angle.

The second half started with Warminster pushing to get back into it, and 10 minutes after halftime, they deservedly scored a second. Corey Harbour-Burgess’ strike from the edge of the box found its way in off the post. James Vincent was introduced in place of Logan Cassidy in search of an equaliser, but against the run of play, the hosts added goals number 4 and 5 on the breakaway as Warminster pushed forward to get back into it. They scored in the 68th and 75th minute, which took the game away from Warminster. James Chenery-Bowden and Toby worts replaced Seb Hounsell and Leigh Rogers, but the Town couldn’t find a way back into the game.

Team: Thomson, Harbour-Burgess, Dymond-Hall, Graham, Bazley, Mudrak(s), Hounsell(s), Rogers(s), Cassidy(s), Seviour, Wyatt

Subs (used) Vincent, Humphreys, Worts, Chenery-Bowden, 

(Unused) McFerran

Match Report: Liam Spurrier

Warminster Town 2 Hengrove Athletic 0

In their previous encounter at Weymouth Street in September last year, these two teams scored 13 goals between them. An incredible match saw Warminster win 7-6! No one would expect a game with that scoreline again, and this time the home produced a 2-0 win. 

The crowd of 95 did see more goals in the opening forty-five minutes, Warminster scoring first and ruled offside, and repeated by Hengrove with another offside decision keeping the score at 0-0 at the halftime whistle. Neither side, apart from those ruled-out goals, looked like scoring. 

The second half proved to be more decisive for the Red & Black’s, as Chevelleau fired home ten minutes in. The move started with a throw-in taken by Dymond-Hall inside Warminster’s half; Vincent collected and put through a perfect pass for Chevelleau just inside the box to shoot past the keeper.  

The lead was doubled in the 67th minute when a corner taken by Chevelleau from the left was met by Vincent a the near post, Hengrove’s keeper appeared to punch the ball into the striker, and it finished up going into the back of the net. How they go in doesn’t matter – it’s a goal! 

Dymond-Hall went close in the 90th minute seeing his shot from the left flash just past the right-hand post. The referee added ten minutes of additional time. 

The Warminster defence has now had three clean sheets, and the back four looked solid all afternoon. The man of the match was central defender Jon Bazley, and it was a close call as there were so many good performances by the home team. This was the first win of the season and a real confidence booster for the team, which has lost many regular players to other clubs. The new players are settling in and bonding as a team. Each match shows that despite the early setback, the season is long, and it is all to play for.

Team: Thomson, Humphrey, Dymond-Hall, Graham, Bazley, Rogers, Seviour(s), Mortimer-Taylor, Vincent(s), Chevelleau, Wyatt(s)

Subs all used: Cassidy, Chandler, McFerran

Warminster Town 7 Hengrove Athletic 6

Hengrove Athletic were the visitors to Weymouth Street Saturday, the first home game played on a Saturday since AEK Boco visited way back on the 14th of August!

The sides had previously met a mere 3 weeks ago in the reverse fixture, Warminster running out 3-0 winners at the AVB stadium.

Despite missing a few regular players through injuries Town put on a bit of a goal fest in the 45 minutes!

The first 10 minutes were quite the scrappy affair, and the first meaningful chances went Hengroves way. A cross from the left just 4 minutes in only needing a touch. 4 minutes later, another opportunity presented itself for Hengrove, managing to get in behind the Warminster back line and get a shot away. Town keeper Sam Thompson having to get down smartly to his left at the near post to block it.

First blood would go to Warminster however. In the 10th minute a long ball over the top found Conner McKay onside and one on one with the keeper he slotted his shot low into the bottom right hand corner.

Hengrove managed to pull one back just 2 minutes later however. Another ball finding its way behind the Town back line to Sam Jackson who managed to weave around and get his shot away, burying it into the left side of the Warminster Goal.

After conceding Warminster seemed to go up a gear and floodgates opened. On 18 minutes another ball over the top finding Conner McKay who turned his man and let fly, burying his shot into the bottom right corner. 2 minutes later yet another long ball just out of reach of McKay was poorly cleared by the Hengrove keeper from the edge of his area and it fell kindly to Alex Churchyard near the halfway line who calmly lobbed the back tracking keeper to make it 3-1.

Hengrove did have their chances though as Town were still looking a little shaky at the back, 22 minutes in, one on one with Thompson, but fortunately steering the shot wide.

End to end stuff as 2 minutes later, McKay could’ve had his hattrick. A low driven ball in from Jack Miluk taking a few deflections on its way through found McKay at the back post, but not knowing much about it, his touch sent the ball just wide.

Straight up the other end, Sam Jackson was causing more trouble for the Warminster defence as two more chances went begging for the visitors.

Just past the half hour mark, Town were awarded a penalty. McKay being brought down. Seth Wain stepped up to take the resulting Penalty and coolly put it away.

Warminster were not finished though and in the last 15 minutes of the first half put two more past the visitors! Number 5 coming from a low driven ball by Owen Bartley on the left side, finding Aaron Cockrill in the 6 yard area to poke it home and number 6 courtesy of a tap in from Martin Johnson after a low ball across the face of goal from Seth Wain on 44 minutes.

6-1 to Warminster at the break.

Warminster looked to continue where they left off in the first half and bagged their 7th goal 13 minutes into the second half! A counter attacking move saw McKay burst away, sliding a lovely ball into the middle for Martin Johnson to get his second of the game, finishing low into the bottom left corner.

63rd minute saw Hengrove have their best chance since their goal. #10 Danny Dodimead forcing a very athletic save from Sam Thompson! The resulting corner pinballed around the face of goal before eventually being nodded home by Dodimead!

A comeback seemed highly unlikely, but Non-league football is always full of surprises…

2 minutes later yet another long ball over the top, caught theWarminster defence napping and Dodimead one on one slotted the ball home.

Hengrove now had their heads up and could smell the blood from a complacent home side. 71 minutes, practically a carbon copy of the goal before, Dodimead yet again on the end of it for 7-4!

On 77 minutes substitute Luco Poncillo, again getting on the end of a long ball, managed to shrug off the challenge from Cockrill to finish into the bottom right corner.

A few moments later, Dodimead again had a chance, managing to shrug off several challenges and getting a shot away toward the near post, Thompson again having to get something on it, deflecting it onto the post.

With just 4 minutes of normal time to play, Hengrove brought the deficit back to just one! The referee awarded a penalty after a challenge from Substitute Toby Ruck. The ref had a good game, but he got this one horribly wrong!

Either way, the penalty was given and Sub Billy Vaughan thumped it home!

The dying minutes of the game were tense with Warminster all over the place and Hengrove piling on the pressure forcing two more fantastic and crucial saves from Thompson in the Town goal!

Warminster however managed just to hold on and take the 3 points, writes Jamie House.

7-6 the final score!

Starting XI: Thompson, Pollock, Cockerill, Lisowski, De Silva, Churchyard ©, Miluk, Bartley, Johnson M, Wain, McKay

Subs: RuckHampsonAtkins, Humphrey (Not used)

Subs: RuckHampsonAtkins, Humphrey (Not used)

Hengrove Athletic 0 Warminster Town 3

After a 4 – 0 win in mid-week, Warminster travelled to Hengrove Athletic with confidence to face a team near to the bottom of the league table. However, experience from similar situations shows that a league position doesn’t always mean much on the day. This match saw The Red & Blacks come away with all three points and a 3 – 0 win.

Warminster took the early lead in the 6th minute. A few moments earlier, Gardner watched his shot deflected just wide of the post. Churchyard met the resulting corner to head the ball home into the left side of the goal. McKay went close in the 34th when his shot went just wide of the left-hand post. Three minutes later, he put in a fine cross, which just needed a touch as it crossed the goalmouth with Gardner not quite reaching it. A late shot from McKay was straight at the keeper, so the half finished at 0 – 1.

There were some feisty moments from the home side during this half, which earned them several yellow cards. The referee did well in dealing with the situations, and credit goes to the Town players for letting him do his job.

The visitors got off to an excellent second-half start and on 53 minutes. Wain running along the byline, beat the defender and passed the ball to Graham in the centre of the box. Near the penalty spot, Graham made sure as the ball fell at his feet, having been slowed down by a defender.

The third goal came from a corner from Warminster’s right, first met by Lewis Graham’s head and finished off in the 6-yard box with a bicycle kick by Wain.

The 3 points earned move Warminster Town into 3rd place in the table. Manager Andy Crabtree knows there is still much his side can do to improve, and as they do so have a real chance of finishing in the top segment of the division.

Team: Thomson, Bartley, Cockerill, Lisowski, Jeffrey, Churchyard, Gardner, Mortimer-Taylor, Graham, Wain, McKay

Subs (used) Johnson M, De Silva, Hampson
(Unused) Pollock, Humphreys

Hengrove Athletic 1 Warminster Town 0

With a successful cup run and mid-week victory over Cheddar, Warminster should have travelled to Hengrove Atheltic with the confidence of a win. Hengrove who are third from bottom of the league and with a reputation for conceding goals looked to be a team to beat. The result though was disappointing for the Red & Blacks who it could be said of “had a bad day at the office”. 

Hengrove looked confident from the kickoff and in the second half scored the only goal of the game to give them a 1 – 0 win and a very rare clean sheet. The home team passed the ball well and spent much of the first half in Warminster’s territory. 

The warning signs were there early in the game, Carl Crabtree had to produce a good save in the 7th minute, diving to his left to keep the ball out of his net. The visitors did have a super opportunity to score when in the 10th minute a free kick taken from the right-hand edge of the box by Shanley curled in towards the onrushing Francois Allen who just failed to connect. A minute later though Hengrove responded with another shot on goal, this time an easy save for Crabtree.

Throughout this half, Warminster found it difficult to retain the ball and tended to give it away cheaply. All the outfield players seemed to have an off-day and passes went to a green shirt more often than to a man in red and black. Fortunately, none of the errors resulted in a goal and only a few shots on goal by the home team were made.

In the 42nd minute, Miluk did well down the right, cut in along the by-line and beat the defenders to get the ball through to Vincent who’s shot hit the defender and out for a corner kick. Shaney took the corner and it was met by the rising head of Lewis Graham who only managed to get the ball over the crossbar. 

The second half got underway with both team goal-less but that changed in the 56th minute when a ball from halfway inside the home side’s half was lobbed just inside Warminster’s, it was picked up by the home sides striker who ran down the centre pursued by 2 of Warminster’s defenders and the onrushing Crabtree. However, no one could stop the shot which finished up in the middle of Warminster’s goal. 

Crabtree had to produce a spectacular save just before the half-hour mark tipping the ball over the crossbar to keep the score to just the one goal. The final 15 minutes though did see Warminster finally put a lot of pressure on the home side’s goal and with 6 minutes of normal time left, Shanley forced the keeper into a fine save. In the 89th-minute substitute, Johnson had an opportunity to equalise but his header was saved by Carl Bush. Moments later Eban Mortimer-Taylor made a run along the byline on the left of goal and his curling shot went just over the top of the crossbar. 

In additional time Hengrove were hanging on as Warminster now awakened from their slumber pushed forward. Johnson shot wide and Mortimer-Taylor had a shot cleared off the line but in this game, it was all too late and victory was not to be snatched from the jaws of defeat on this occasion.

Warminster can now look to make amends on Saturday, December 14th with a home game against Portishead Town who they have beaten 5 – 2 in the league and 5 – 0 in the Les Phillips Cup, so will there be more goals? Kickoff at 3.00 pm and after 90 minutes that question will be answered!

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

Subs (*used) Fletcher* Johnson* Baggs*     

Warminster Town 1 – Hengrove Athletic 2

Suggested Title: Chances Galore For Warminster

On yet another glorious September afternoon Warminster faced the new team in Division 1, Hengrove Athletic who were relegated from the Premier Division last season. They have had to rebuild their team and despite getting off to a very shaky start have improved much in their last few games. Today was no exception and they played well as a team, finding space and creating chances, two of which turned into goals. Final score Warminster Town 1 – Hengrove Athletic 2.

It looked as though the home side would win this game with the early show of form, Walton forcing the keeper into a good save after just 18 seconds! This was followed by more chances but despite the run of play, Hengrove opened the scoring right on 12 minutes with a goal from a corner scored by Mickey Parsons.

Warminster went close in the 22nd minute when James Vincent headed into the ground which bounced over the bar and 4 minutes later he also headed again over the bar a ball from a corner. Walton and Barnes also had shots on goal but nothing went into the visitors’ goal. In the 37th minute, Churchyard tried to chip the keeper but it was an easy save. Miluk went really close with 2 minutes left of this half with a ball which flew just over the crossbar.

Warminster were giving Hengrove too much space which allowed them a number of chances and no doubt the halftime team talk would try and address this. The second half got under-way and Warminster did create several early chances which on another day would have gone in. Warminster had a series of early corners with the keeper being kept very busy. Following one of those corners in the 57th minute, a long hopeful clearance by Hengrove went over the head of defender Harry Barnes standing on the halfway line, leaving number 10 Regan Burton to run onto the ball with only Nathan Ball to beat. Burton kept calm and slotted the ball into the back of the net. 

Warminster pulled one back in the 68th-minute when a through ball from Shanley found Vincent who made no mistake and fired home.

The second half was full of incidents and saw Henry Mcferran substituted with Ashton Shanley following an accidental clashing of heads with an Hengrove player. Shanley was later sin-binned for 10 minutes on 80 minutes for dissent, he was allowed back on the field for the last 2 minutes of additional time. During the last couple of minutes of normal time, a bad tackle was made on Lewis Graham, the resulting melee saw a red card for the offending player as well as Graham for his reaction.

Right to the end, Warminster continued to try to get something from the game and continued to go very close to scoring especially when substitute, Francois Allen almost converted Jack Miluk’s cross from the right just in front of goal. It was a disappointing result for The Town after putting in so much effort and with the number of chances in front of goal.

The next game is away at Sherborne Town on Saturday, September 28th and the next home game is a late 7.45 pm kickoff on Saturday, October 5th. as part of Ground-Hopper Day. 

Team: Ball, Baggs, Barnes, Graham, McFerran*, Churchyard, Miluk, Walton, Johnson*, Vincent, Butler.

Subs (used*) Lisowski, Shanley*, Allen*, De-Silva