Cutter claims a double as Warmley move clear
PROMOTED Warmley Saints could be on course for further honours after taking a three-point lead at the top of the Senior Division with a 3-1 home win against Nicholas Wanderers Reserves.
A double from Paul Cutter put the pacesetters two up at the break and Tom Mitchell completed the tally in the second half to the delight of manager John O'Brien on his return from holiday in Lanzarote.
Iron Acton lost ground following a surprise 1-0 defeat away to lowly Chipping Sodbury Reserves, for whom Luke Derham rounded off a slick move with the only goal midway through the first half.
Sea Mills Park also had an unexpected setback when losing 3-2 at home to Longwell Green A, whose scorers were Sam Bartlett (2) and Sam Hutton.
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Tom Aherne struck twice in reply in his last game for the Millers, before undergoing further surgery on the wrist he broke last season.
Wick Reserves retained the only unbeaten record in the division with a 5-2 away victory at Bristol Barcelona, spearheaded by Richard Grinter's first hat-trick of the season.
Alex Patterson and Shaun Finnigan were also on the mark for the visitors, while Chris Williams and Nick Walters replied for Barcelona.
Roman Glass St George A hit struggling Hanham Reserves for six without reply, thanks to Gary Coles (2), Brandon Matthews, Matt Norley, Mike Kennedy and an own goal.
A 4-0 home victory against Miners kept AEK Boco Reserves three points clear in the Division II box- seat with Jamie Smith (2), his brother Warren and Ben Sellick on target.
Second-placed Portville Warriors won 3-1 away to St Pancras, for whom Joseph Wallace hit back in reply to efforts from Adam Scrase and Sam Jones, with an own goal completing the tally.
Danny Gould celebrated the birth of a son on Saturday morning by bagging a brace in a 4-0 success for De Veys at Stanton Drew, with Jon Bale and Chris Devey the other scorers.
Second-half goals from Tony Nelson and Jack Haines saved Rangeworthy, whose early scorer was Jack Dorney, in a 3-3 draw at home to Seymour Reserves.
Winterbourne A are the new leaders of Division Two after beating Soundwell Victoria 5-4 in the top-of -the-table clash at the Star Ground, with the help of a hat-trick from Liam Robinson.
Aaron Betteridge and Bradley Graham completed the nap hand for the visitors, while secretary James Eckersley, Lee Foristal, Matt Steadman and Mark Abrahams replied for Soundwell in a nine-goal thriller.
Jamie Price and Callum Baker both struck twice for Bendix in a 6-0 romp at Iron Acton Reserves, while Bitton A were 5-1 home visitors at home to Hartcliffe, through William Hodge (3) and Liam Platts (2).
Nicholas Wanderers A went down 3-1 to goals from Martin Rossiter (2) and Martin Blackmore for Fry Club A, while Chipping Sodbury A were on the end of a 4-0 beating by Lebeq Reserves, for whom Antony Marshall (2), Deavughn Martin and Shaldon Wride found the net.
Pete Mather netted a consolation for Greyfriars Reserves, who remain in pole position in Division Three, despite losing 3-1 at home to Cribbs Friends Life A.
The scorers were Liam Clayton (2) and Fred Hopkins.
Lawrence Rovers Reserves remain without a point at the foot of the table, following a 3-0 reverse to strikes by Richard Gardiner (2) and Lee Robinson at Yate Athletic, while a double from veteran Drew Brimblecombe saved AEK Boco A in a 2-2 home draw with Bristol Barcelona Reserves.
Rob Thornell replied for Olveston Reserves, beaten 3-1 by goals from Dave Williams, Paul Woodward and Declan Colton in the basement battle with Patchway North End.
Dan Cook and Marcus Vaughan gave Frampton Reserves a 2-1 success away to Horfield United, for whom Ahmed Abduhallemd hit back, while Roman Glass St George B failed to respond to strikes by Sam Casley and Ryan Brown for Hambrook Reserves.
Bishopsworth missed the chance of taking over top spot in Division Four after going down 2-1 to goals from Clinton Frampton and Dan Beer for Wick A, where father Dave is the club's secretary, while Soundwell Victoria Reserves were hammered 8-0 at Hallen B.
A shock 3-2 home defeat to Fry Club B ended Westerleigh's 100 per cent record in Division Five, leaving leaders Old Sodbury Reserves as the only team yet to drop a point.
The visitors raced into a 3-0 lead through Ryan Auchterlonie, Matt Ollis, and Scott Janes then managed to hang on after Luke Basseng and Ben Cole replied for Westerleigh.
"It was a great result and I was part of it!," said Fry Club's elated secretary Steve Curtis.
John Lovell netted a consolation for Hartcliffe Reserves in a 5-1 home setback against Greyfriars A, thanks to James Prosser (2), Peter Aldrich, Matthew Bennett and an own goal.
Thomas Pictrowski's double gave Seymour A a 2-0 home victory against Fishponds Athletic, while Aaron Turner (2) and Scott Takle saved Iron Acton A in a 3-3 home draw with Bendix Reserves.
A 7-1 lashing of Mendip A kept Rangeworthy Reserves a point ahead of Cesson, who were 4-0 victors at Winford PH A in Division Six.
Matt Cooper sparked off the scoring spree with a hat-trick, then Dave Burgess, Terry Gallivan, Jay Dwyer and Mike Beacham completed the rout, while Karl Ward replied.
The promotion hopes of Stockwood Wanderers Reserves were boosted by an 8-1 drubbing of Yate Athletic, for whom Nicky Fisher replied to strikes by Ashley Rowe (3), Paul Draper (2), Ian Carling (2), Dean Kuras and Darren Price, but Rob Bower's brace could not prevent a 3-2 defeat for Patchway North End Reserves by Stanton Drew Reserves.