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