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Toolstation Western League Round-Up

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Seemingly destined for relegation from the Toolstation Western League Premier Division, Longwell Green Sports have turned things around in 2018, and following their 3-2 win over Hallen on Saturday, they now have seven points from a possible nine since the turn of the year.

Following first half goals from Ben Allen and Danny Vile, the home side had put themselves in position for another win, before Hallen hit back.

Kyle Thomas scored from the spot on the hour-mark following a foul on Luke Mills, and then 7 minutes later the game was back on level terms, thanks to Thomas’ second of the afternoon.

With 15 minutes left on the clock, Conor Davies struck the winning goal to lead Longwell Green to another three points in their fight for survival.

Bridgwater Town are another team in decent form, with their 3-1 victory over Clevedon Town making it three wins from their last four games.

Fine work from Syd Camper set up Jack Taylor for Bridgy’s opener midway through the first half, with Jack Jenkins then doubling the lead 10 minutes later.

Taylor then added his 14th league goal of the campaign in the lead up to half-time to make it 3-0, before Clevedon’s Morgan Williams struck during first half injury-time.

At the Oakfield Stadium, goals from Francois Allen and Gary Higdon led Melksham Town to a 2-0 win over Brislington to give them the perfect preparation for next week’s Buildbase FA Vase clash against Tring Athletic.

In the lone First Division fixture to beat the weather, Bishops Lydeard enjoyed a fine day in front of goal, claiming a 5-1 win away at Bristol Telephones.

Ben Hebditch scored a brace for the second consecutive match, with Mark Clunie, Jordan Lovibond and Jake Quick also getting on the scoresheet as Lydeard jumped up from fourteenth to tenth in the table.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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