Southmead go top after win against Taverners
SOUTHMEAD took advantage of the postponement of Tuffley's game with Hanham to go top of the David Wilson Homes Gloucestershire County League with victory over Taverners.
The new leaders certainly had to work for the three points, twice coming from behind before running out 4-3 winners.
Rory Gardiner's early opener for Taverners was quickly levelled by Luke Mills and the same player then put Southmead in front.
However, Tom Burridge equalised and Gardiner struck again to give the visitors the edge going into half-time.
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Vinny Coote drew the hosts level early in the second half, though, and Rob Sivers struck the winning goal with 18 minutes remaining.
Southmead now have 50 points to Tuffley's 49, but the Gloucester side have three games in hand.
King's Stanley slipped up at Chipping Sodbury, going down 2-0 to second-half goals from Alex Fox and Justin Cattle.
Early goals from Peter Tomiak and Jack Rivers gave Rockleaze a 2-1 victory over Kingswood, whose reply came from Gavin Dibden ten minutes from time.
Bristol Academy beat derby rivals Patchway 2-1, thanks to a quickfire first-half double from Mario Mateus, with John Pugsley replying before the interval.
Thornbury let a one-goal lead slip away in the last ten minutes against Longlevens, Scott Goodhall and Shaun O'Connor giving the Gloucester side a 2-1 away victory after Sam Jones' opener on the hour.
It also finished 2-1 at Henbury with all the goals coming in the first half as Ryan Innoles and Eddie Howells put the hosts in charge before Luke Hall-Cousins replied for DRG Frenchay.
Bottom side Berkeley picked up another point courtesy of Sam Strickland's stoppage-time equaliser in their 2-2 home draw with Yate Reserves. Strickland had earlier levelled Jack Parker's early opener for the visitors, while Liam Crew looked to have won the game for Yate with an 85th-minute goal.