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Warminster Town 1 Lebeq Utd 1 (Pens 3-2)

On Wednesday, March 9th, Warminster Town welcomed Lebeq Utd to Weymouth Street for the first round proper of the Les Phillips Cup. Following their 17 match unbeaten run ending at AEK Boco, the home side were looking to make amends. This game finished with a penalty shoot-out, and Warminster successfully made it to the next round.

Lebeq took the early advantage in the 13th minute with a close-range header beating Thomson in Warminster’s goal. There were few on-target shots for either side in this half. Warminster started the first period of the half in a sloppy manner. However, as the half progressed, there was much improvement in the passing and accuracy.

Courtesy of James Vincent, Warminster levelled the score in the 42nd minute. Vincent shot from within the box, blasting the ball into the roof of the net. The teams went in for halftime at 1-1.

Ths second half saw few chances for both sides, and Vincent failed to get a brace with a golden opportunity to make it 2-1 when he lifted the ball over the bar from close range.

Late in the match, Jordan De-Silva received a red card when running across the path of a Lebeq player.

The game seemed to have a draw written all over it, and it remained at 1-1 when the final whistle blew. With no extra time in this cup competition, the match concluded with a penalty shoot-out.

The home side went first, and Cockerill stepped up and scored his. Lebeq’s first penalty flew over the crossbar.
The game required six penalties each, and it was Pinder and Gardner who made sure of the win by adding two more. Final score 3-2 on penalties.

Team: Thomson, Pollock, Cockerill, Graham(c)(s), De Silva (red card), Pinder, Gardner, Seviour(s), Vincent, Wain, McKay(s)

Subs (used) Miluk, Butler, Bartley
(unused) McFerran H

Warminster Town 2 Lebeq Utd 1

In their previous encounter back in August, Lebeq Utd won 3 – 1 with the home advantage and 3G pitch. The reverse fixture proved very different, with Warminster winning 2 -1. However, it could have been a much larger margin. The home side was awarded three penalties, the last two saved by Ahmed Quammi in goal for Lebeq.

This was a match in which Warminster created many chances. Some of those opportunities were hard to miss and yet somehow were. Against the run of play, Warminster failed to deal with a run and low cross from the right, and Jack Young wearing number 9 by the near post, directed the ball past Thomson on the half-hour mark.

Warminster levelled up the score in the 40th. A long ball from deep within Warminster’s territory was picked up by Jack Miluk on the edge of the ‘D’ and chipped over the onrushing keeper at his 18-yard line.

The second half kicked off, and in under a minute, Miluk broke down the right, crossed to Gardner, who fired over the bar from close range, though it most likely would have been ruled offside. It didn’t take long for Warminster to create a great chance when Graham crossed low from the left edge of the box to Miluk. Miluk, about to shoot, was brought down by Knapman (52nd) and awarded the first penalty. The referee consulted with the linesman, and the defender received a red card. Ian Jeffery took the penalty driving the ball to the left. The keep dived the correct way but to no avail.

Gardner went close (56′) with a shot with the outside of his foot that curled just past the right post. Minutes later, Gardner cut across to the right side of the pitch to pick up a ball from Miluk, ran into the 18-yard box and forced a good save. Miluk almost scored in the 65th with a superb effort that just hit the crossbar, possibly off the keeper’s fingers, but deemed a goal-kick and not a save when the ball went out of play.

It was on 78 minutes when Gardner was blocked off inside the penalty area. The keeper saved Jeffrey’s penalty effort, who shot this time to the right. The keeper side-stepped in that direction before the ball was struck and made a good save.

Right on 90 minutes, Warminster were awarded their third penalty! Lewis Graham being brought down in the box, having beaten a defender. Once again, Jeffrey took the penalty, this time going more down the middle, but Quammi waited and got it right again, getting down to save the low shot.

Cockerill had an excellent chance on +2 minutes but seeing his shot go wide of the post. Ten-man Lebeq did put up a good fight and threatened to score just before the final whistle were it not for some good defending by the home side.

It was a good performance from Warminster Town and a match to look back on and wonder why there were not 5 or 6 goals scored. The win moves them into third place in the league table.

Team: Thomson, Pollock, Cockerill, Jeffrey, Lisowski, Bartley, Miluk, Mortimer-Taylor, Graham, Seviour, Gardner,

Subs: (all used) Humphreys, Johnson L, De Silva

The New Boys Win!

The second home game of the season saw the arrival of the newly promoted Legeq United, who play their games in Almondsbury, Bristol. This is a team formed in 2008 as a Sunday League side but has progressed rapidly through the leagues to be where they are now. After a good start to the match, the final half-hour saw Warminster make mistakes which allowed Lebeq to go on and win the game 1 – 2.

It has to be noted that the pitch is looking really good with the appointment of Graham Kitly to look after it. A great deal of work has been done to raise the standard this season and to make it one of the best playing surfaces in the league.

Both sides started brightly but the home team looked overall a better side and started to create chances to score. Captain Charlie Walton tried a cheeky shot 40 yards out which went over the bar. Lebeq had a couple of chances afterwards in the first 15 minutes, the first requiring a save by Carl Crabtree and the second blocked by central defender Lewis Graham.

In the 24th minute, a free-kick by Ashton Shanley was charged down by Lebeq and the rebound was fired home by Graham forcing the keeper to dive to his left and put the ball out around his post. Francois Allen had to go off as he was feeling ill and replaced by Eban Mortimer-Taylor. 

The opening goal came shortly after in the 31st minute when Ashton Shanley was taking a superb free-kick from around 20 yards out and found the top right corner of the goal with no one able to get even close to prevent him scoring.

Warminster continued to press and Walton in the 36th minute had a shot blocked just in front of goal. A couple of minutes later he picked up a yellow card. Warminster had a scare when on 41 minutes Lebeq went close when a free-kick was headed just wide by Sheldon Sawyers. Halftime came with the home side taking a 1 – 0 lead into the dressing room.

Warminster resumed the second-half and created great pressure on the visitors goal. Just 4 minutes into the half, Walton passed to Miluk on the left who beat the defenders and crossed the ball across the face of the goal to James Vincent barely a yard out and clear to score. Unbelievably Vincent although getting a touch on the ball failed to get it over the line and it went out for a goal kick.

2 minutes later Warminster had a corner which Lewis Graham headed down and was saved by the keeper, the rebound fired back in and was blocked by a United defender. At this point, it looked to be only a matter of time before the home side would increase their lead. Time after time the Red & Blacks came forward in the opening 15 minutes but failed to score. 

In the 63rd minute Ryan Baggs was brought down by Legeq’s number 7, McCarthy who received a yellow card. Just one minute later the offending player all-too-easily broke through down their left side and shot low from a tight angle to the left of Carl Crabtree. Lebeq were now firmly back in the game and created more chances one which required a fine save by Crabtree.

Lebeq’s winning goal in the 87th minute also came from McCarthy in a similar fashion to his first. The home team’s defense on this occasion made it once again easy for him to get through which for a defence that has been doing well was disappointing. Overall it was an entertaining game, one which Warminster should have won in the first hour of play had the chances been put away. No doubt they will look to make amends on the away trip to Portishead on Saturday, August 24th.

Team: Crabtree, Baggs, Barnes, Graham, McFerran, Churchyard, Miluk, Walton, Allen, Vincent, Shanley.

Subs (*used) Lisowski, Ball, De-Silva, Baggs*, Mortimer-Taylor*