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Warminster Town 1 Odd Down 2

On a scorching afternoon, Warminster, looking to secure their first win of the season (and goal), welcomed Odd Down. In 33-degree heat and a very dry pitch, Odd Down ran out 2-1 victors.

The home side started well and 5 minutes in won a free kick which was blasted wide. And 2 minutes later, Corey Gardner had a shot saved well by Odd Down keeper Ashley Bryan. On 13 minutes, Odd Down drew first blood, Luke Bryan slotting calmly past Sam Thomson.

On 31 minutes, it was 2-0; an almighty scramble and various shouts of offside were to no avail, as Jake Thomas smashed the loose ball past Thomson with no defenders around him whatsoever!

The second half was a bit more scrappy with some good saves made by both keepers, and in the 85th minute, Warminster win a penalty. A handball called by the linesman, and after a discussion with the referee a penalty was given, although this looked dubious, Ian Jeffery was on hand to dispatch the penalty, and for the first time in 5 games, the Warminster fans had a chance to celebrate a goal!

Overall not much to write about on a poor pitch in hot conditions, but the Town are now off the mark in terms of goals, but still looking for their first points of the season!

Team: Thomson, Bartley*, Robbins, Jeffery, Chandler, Rodgers, Miluk, Mortimer-Taylor, Cassidy, Humphreys, Gardner*

Subs: (used) Vincent, Burden (went off injured), Sinclair, Seviour

Subs (not used) De Silva,

By Liam Spurrier

Odd Down FC 0 Warminster Town 2

Starting the day third in the league table, Warminster Town travelled to Odd Down in 8th place. In an early-season match in September, Warminster won 4 – 0. The goal tally was less this time, but it was Warminster’s day, with a two-nil win.

It took a while for Warminster Town to settle into the match. In the first half, they gave the ball away far too easily, giving Odd Down much of the early possession. The pitch was very bobbly, which did not help. Jack Miluk had an opportunity in the 8th minute with a shot going into the side netting. Odd Down responded a minute later with a shot over the bar.

Thomson was forced to make a save (17′), diving to his left and pushing the ball around the post for a corner. The goal came in the 36th minute when a spectacular long-range shot from Corey Gardner crashed off the crossbar. The ball rebounded to the 18-yard line, and Mortimer-Taylor guided home the ball beating both a defender and keeper. Had Gardner’s ball gone in, undoubtedly, it would have been a contender for the goal of the season!

The second half kicked off, and minutes later, Warminster failed to hit the target twice when through on goal. Fortunately, those errors didn’t cost them dearly. Odd Down threatened to draw level when in the 52nd minute, a shot flashed across Thomson’s goal going wide of his left post.

The visitor’s doubled their lead (67) when Jack Miluk working down the right, took the ball over the 18-yard line into the penalty area. He accurately placed the ball on the ground into the far left of Odd Down’s goal. Gardner nearly made it three on 72 minutes with a shot going just wide of the post.

Thomson had another save to make on 76 minutes but otherwise had not been too troubled by Odd Down. New signing Craig Sheppard came off the subs bench for the last 10 minutes and caused the home side some problems. Sheppard from Radstock Town has proven to be a prolific goal-scorer with ten from 12 appearances for The Miners.

A good result for Warminster, that now moves them into second place in Division One of The Toolstation Western League. A game that took a while for them to get going and shows the strength of this developing team.

Team: Thomson, Pollock, Cockerill, Jeffrey, Lisowski, Churchyard, Seviour(s), Miluk(s), Mortimer-Taylor(s), Gardner, Graham

Subs: (used) Bartley, Sheppard, Humphreys
(unused) De-Silva, Johnson M, Johnson L

Warminster Town 4 Odd Down 0

As daylight ends earlier, the floodlights were soon on for this game between the former Premier side and Warminster Town. For this season, visitors had decided to end their time in the higher league. In this match, Warminster proved to be the better side and, with two goals in each half, won 4 – 0.

Warminster got off to a very bright start with a goal well within the opening minute. Alex Churchyard met the ball from the free kick on the left and headed it home right of the diving keeper.

In the 37th minute, Odd Down had their best chance but put the ball into the side netting.

Warminster’s second (42 mins) came from a pass from Lewis Graham to Seth Wain, who ran down the centre at the defence and with, a twist and a turn, got a left-footed shot away to beat the keeper.

Just minutes into the second half, Odd Down’s keeper, Reece Bannister, was injured when challenging for the ball, bringing down Graham in the process. Were it not for the offside flag; it looked like a red card offence. Reece had to be carried off, but concerns for him meant a delay of over 10 minutes.

The substitute keeper did well in this half, but on 65 minutes, Lewis Graham fired home from the right just inside the penalty area.

In the 76th minute, an excellent pass from Bartley set up Wain to score his second of the night.

An excellent performance by the Red & Blacks with 128 in attendance and moved them into 6th place, a point above the visitors.

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

Subs (used) Hampton, Seviour, Humphrey
(unused) Johnson M, De-Silva