12:00pm Wednesday 10th April 2013
JOE Martin’s Lacock side may be down in third place in the Division Three table, but with games in hand on second placed Fleece FC they have a realistic chance of clinching a top two finish behind champions-elect Westwood News if they carry on playing like they did at home to United FC who they beat 11-0 last night.
Jake Marshall, who put Lacock in front, scored twice as did both Adie Webb and Nick Gingell.
A first-ever goal for the club from Mark Coles and singles from Stuart Tutty, Andy Wilkins, Liam Shipman and Jamie Murphy who scored the final goal of the game made up the winners' 11.
The Fleece FC 0 Westwood News 4
IT WAS first versus second at the Beeches, Shaw where a 4-0 win for Mark Hurkett’s runaway leaders Westwood News over their closest challengers Fleece FC saw them open up a massive 15-point lead over their rivals.
Westwood took the lead on eight minutes courtesy of a ferocious strike from Ashley Styles which flew in off the underside of the bar.
The villagers had a goal chalked off for offside before half time but almost immediately after the restart they got the second goal they longed for when Styles headed home a Jonny Andrews cross to claim his second of the evening.
Substitute Josh Maguire made it 3-0 in the 60th minute, scoring just two minutes after coming off the bench and Westwood’s 15th win of the season was completed two minutes from time after a long clearance from defence was only half-cleared and Ben Ludwell although fortunate turned it home to claim the fourth of the night.
The Stiffs 1 Levi’s FC 2
TWO very dubious penalty decisions led to the Stiffs suffering a 2-1 loss against Levi’s FC and denied Ade Giles side what should have been at least a point from a game they didn’t deserve to lose.
Levi's arrived at St Augustine's expecting to hammer basement side The Stiffs but quickly realised that was not going to be the case and it was the hosts who took the lead when after a period of extreme pressure from The Stiffs resulted in a corner.
Jake Ross put in an excellent ball in from the left which appeared to allude everybody giving The Stiffs an early lead.
The Stiffs remained in control of the game but were wrongly adjudged to have given a penalty for a push which was clearly outside the penalty area.
Much to both teams disbelief the referee pointed to the spot and despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Chris Giles, who got a hand to the resulting penalty, he was unable to prevent Levi Wood's spot kick crossing the line.
Levi's came out the second half much stronger and were the better and but for some excellent keeping from Giles in The Stiffs' goal could have won the match comfortably though Stiffs did have the odd fores forward.
The winning goal came from another dubious penalty when the referee was clearly too far behind play to give a decision.
Again Giles got his hands to another Levi Wood spot kick but unfortunately for The Stiffs the ball crept in the corner giving Levi's the lead for the first time.
This seemed to give extra impetus to The Stiffs who were unlucky not to snatch a deserved point when Jason Lucas hit the bar in the closing minutes with the keeper well beaten and Levi's scrambled the ball clear to claim an undeserved three points.
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