Poole take quick revenge on Yate after hammering in the FA Cup
YATE slumped to their third successive defeat in Division One South & West of the Evo-Stik Southern League as Poole gained revenge for last weekend's FA Cup thrashing.
The visitors took an 11th-minute lead when Mike Walker headed in from Steve Devlin's corner kick.
Yate were slow to get into the game, but eventually threatened when Ollie Barnes hit the post with a free-kick and Nick Hutchings saved from Matt Groves.
One minute into the second half, Steve Brown doubled Poole's lead with a smart finish from Carl Preston's knockdown.
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The home side pulled a goal back with a little under 20 minutes remaining as Groves played in Tyrone Mings to round Hutchings and score.
However, the visitors restored their two-goal lead within three minutes, Steve Brown capitalising on a slip by Scott Thomas and firing through the grasp of namesake Rob Brown.
A bad day for the hosts was compounded late on when Groves picked up a second yellow card to become their fourth dismissal in as many matches.
Yate are away to Tiverton tomorrow (7.30pm).
Bridgwater came from behind to thrash Paulton Rovers 4-1 in their Somerset derby.
There was little to suggest that the visitors would run out such comfortable winners when Dave Stone fired the hosts into a first-minute lead.
Town equalised ten minutes before half-time when Steve Fitzpatrick crossed from the left and Dave Pearse was on hand to beat Kyle Phillips.
Bridgwater took the lead for the first time ten minutes into the second half when Tim Legg headed in Jon Vance's right-wing cross.
Seven minutes later, the visitors extended their lead thanks to a wonderful long-range strike from Joe McLennan that Phillips got fingertips to, but could not keep out.
Fitzpatrick struck the fourth goal 12 minutes from time with a drive across Phillips that went in via the far post.
Paulton visit Poole tomorrow in a league encounter (7.45pm).