Pitchero ad

Twenty Unbeaten For Taunton

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Taunton Town made it twenty matches unbeaten in the Evo-Stik League South West and maintained their twelve-point lead over second-placed Salisbury FC – and also have a game in hand – after edging out Swindon Supermarine at the Viridor Stadium on Saturday.

A crowd of 513 saw Matt Buse`s 74th minute goal prove enough to win it for the Peacocks against their play-off chasing visitors.

Salisbury had a more comfortable 5-1 win at the Ray Mac against third-bottom Slimbridge.

In front of 631, Owen Howe, Stuart Green and George Colson had the Whites three-up at the break.

Green went on to complete his hat-trick in the 63rd and 84th minutes, sandwiched by a Kai Mahon reply for the Swans.

Steve Claridge`s side hold a seven-point advantage over third-placed Bristol Manor Farm, who won 4-1 at home against a Winchester City side who started the day in fourth and ended it in sixth.

After taking a 10th minute lead through Dan Williamson, City conceded two before half-time to Troy Simpson and Lloyd Mills and then two more in the second from Jamie Adams and Mills again.

Didcot Town and Wimborne Town both leap-frogged Winchester after respective 3-0 and 5-0 wins.

The Railwaymen beat seventh-placed Evesham United at the Loop with second half goals from Felipe Barcelos, George Jeacock and Ollie Thomas, while the Magpies hammered North Leigh at home – their tenth game without a win.

Toby Holmes enjoyed himself, netting four of the five in the 34th, 45th, 54th and 61st – Jack Lovell making it a nap hand in stoppage time.

AFC Totton dropped two home points in their play-off challenge after drawing 1-1 against Cinderford Town, whose Matt MacDonald put them in front just before the break.

Tony Lee equalised shortly after the hour-mark.

Bottom side Bishops Cleeve were beaten by the odd goal in five at second-bottom Barnstaple Town, who are ten points clear.

Barum led 3-0 with Tallan Mitchell, Harry Stevens and Chris Ibbeson all in the first half.

Cleeve `won` the second half with Ben Hands and Harlie Price making it a nervy finale.

Elsewhere, Alan Griffin bagged a brace as Cirencester Town won 2-1 at the Corinium Stadium against Bideford AFC, whose Josh Key replied in time added on, while Matt Britton and Joe Tumelty outgunned Kidlington`s Mark Janes for visiting Larkhall Athletic.

A 19th minute Kane Simpson goal won the Cossham Street derby between Mangotsfield United and Paulton Rovers, while Shortwood United and Yate Town shared a 1-1 draw in which the home side led through Will Hawes` goal 5 minutes before half-time until 4 minutes into stoppage time at the end when Ben Brooks pulled the Bluebells level.


About Author

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.

Comments are closed.