Danny Copeland's double keeps pressure on the leaders
THE two top teams in Premier One recorded victories to stay well ahead of the chasing pack.
Danny Copeland bagged a brace and Damo Weston also scored for second-placed Lawrence Weston, who won 3-2 at Old Georgians. Alex Bateman and Dan Payne replied.
Leaders Bristol Telephones had a 6-1 win at St Aldhelms to stay two points clear of Lawrence Weston.
Matt Hawkins scored the winner for Winford PH at Severn Beach, Simon Hicks, in his first game for 13 months, netted a penalty for the Beach, while Ian Palmer scored a penalty for Winford.
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Tytherington Rocks Reserves chalked up their tenth successive victory to open up a four-point lead at the top of Premier Two, courtesy of a 5-0 win at Southmead CS United. Dave Franklin (2), James Chenowith, Nick Jones and Jamie Khosravi were the Rocks' marksmen.
Wessex Wanderers twice trailed Mangotsfield Sports before going on to win 4-2. Richard Skinner (2), Dan Edwards and Luke Webster were on target for Wessex.
Totterdown POB went down 2-0 at Bristol Athletic.
Division One leaders AFC Mangotsfield kept their 100 per cent record intact with an 8-2 home win over Ridings High Reserves. Ben Harris (4), Jason Base (2), Zac Zebek and Mike Summerhays scored their goals.
Paul Kennedy hit a hat-trick for second-placed Downend Foresters, who won 4-0 at Golden Hill Sports. Chris Johnston scored the other goal.
Cleeve Colts played their first game since mid-December and celebrated with a win 5-2 against Avonmouth Reserves. Lewis Morgan (3), Ross Moorhead and Mo Carraway were the Cleeve marksmen.
Filton Athletic and Parson Street shared six goals at Elm Park. Billy Carroll, Marcus Jacobs and Eugene Sullyman were the Street marksmen.
Oldbury FC have won their last six games and hold a four-point lead at the top of Division Two. Paul Mason scored after ten seconds against Lawrence Weston and went on to complete a hat-trick. Brad Harris and Liam Christopher also scored in a 5-2 win.
Stoke Gifford United Reserves are in second place after winning 7-1 at Old Cothamians.
Jordan Hayley (2), Mark Woods and Paolo Missiato were on target for Stoke Rangers in a 4-0 win against Wanderers.
Goals from Tom Hacker (2), Shaun Ryan and Tyler McDonald earned Little Stoke Reserves a point from a 4-4 with Almondsbury UWE A.
Nine successive wins have taken AFC Hartcliffe to the top of Division Three. They had goals from Dan Lock (2), Ashley Lawrence (2), Sam Shaw (2), Joe Moore and Gary West in an 8-0 win against Old Cothamians Reserves.
Bristol Telephones Reserves continued their improvement with a 4-1 home win over Filton Athletic Reserves. Jake Edwards, Jake Baker, Steve Collins and an own goal scored for the Phones.
St Annes Town transferred their home fixture against Keynsham Town A to the 3G all-weather pitch at the Crown Field and Ollie Norman scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win. Nick Brompton was also on target.
The top of the table clash in Division Four between leaders Downend Foresters Reserves and Broad Walk ended 1-1 to end the latter's 100 per cent record. Alex May scored for Foresters and Sam Elvins replied.
Second-placed Rockleaze Rangers A lost 5-4 against AEK Boco Colts.
Goals from Luke Jesse and Carl Grist earned a point for Winford PH Reserves at home to Old Georgians Reserves, who replied through Ricci Harris and Aj Akoh.
Coupland Insulation won 4-1 at AFC Keynsham, whose goal came from Mike Swanson.
In the Alf Bosley Cup, Stoke Gifford United edged out Avonmouth 4-3 to reach the semi-finals. James Stephens and Karl Rutter each scored twice for the victors.
In the Norman Goulding Cup, CAB Olympic beat Hydez 4-3 after extra time. Douglas Zuco (2), Abdurahman Wayd and Jacob Gardner were the CAB marksmen, while Daniel Causon (2) and Luke Allen replied.