Two off as Stockwood crash to new leaders
WARMLEY Saints took over top spot in the Senior Division for the first time thanks to a hard-fought 2-0 home win against Stockwood Wanderers.
Matt Gunstone fired the new leaders in front before the break and Joe Webb struck midway through the second half to end Stockwood's hopes of taking home a point. Stockwood also had two players sent off.
Sea Mills Park lost for the second week running when Richard Grinter completed his double with a last-gasp decider to clinch a 3-2 away victory for unbeaten Wick Reserves, who are also among the pacesetters.
Joe Thomas and Grinter put the visitors 2-0 up before goals from Chris Misir and John Watkins levelled the match.
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"We played well despite losing, although their goalkeeper Mike Strawford had a great game and we missed a few chances," said Millers' manager Ike Greening. Wick boss Strawford was delighted with the result as well as his own contribution.
Goals from Mike Farley and Chris Gribbon midway through the first half gave Nicholas Wanderers Reserves a 2-1 home win against Hallen A, while Longwell Green A triumphed by the same score at home to Hanham Reserves thanks to Andy Smith and Rich Gould.
Iron Acton came from behind to beat Shirehampton Reserves 3-2, after trailing to early strikes by Ashley West and Joe Holt. Stuart Sawyer, Jason Goodfellow and Tom Hunn replied in a great recovery by the Irons.
A first-half strike from Chris Arthur for Roman Glass St George A was cancelled out by Ryan Turner's equaliser for Crosscourt in a 1-1 draw, while Chris Williams netted a second-half penalty as Bristol Barcelona won 1-0 at Chipping Sodbury Reserves.
Dave Mackie and Tom Waterson were on target for Division One pacesetters Pucklechurch, who were pegged back to 2-2 by replies from Joseph Wallis (penalty) and Lewis Browning for St Pancras.
A double from Van Papantoniou gave Portville Warriors a 2-1 home victory against Bradley Stoke, while Rangeworthy came from behind to beat Talbot Knowle United by the same margin thanks to Jake Hynes and Brian Wilson.
Jon Nutland and Nick Quaile both struck twice for De Veys, 4-2 home victors against Seymour Reserves, while Adam Cutland grabbed the only goal of a close game for Miners against visiting Hambrook.
Hanham A have resigned following the departure of many of last season's regulars from the club, but secretary Rob Higgins is confident that the team can return to the league next year.
Totterdown Reserves enjoyed a 6-2 romp at Bendix to stay one point clear at the head of Division Two, with George Saunders (2) , Dave Bull (2), Mike Withey and Ross Page the marksmen.
Nicholas Wanderers A went down 5-0 at home to second-placed Winterbourne A, while DRG Frenchay Reserves were 4-2 winners at Bitton A.
Lee Mogg hit a consolation for Hartcliffe in a 4-1 home defeat to goals from Dauvaghn Martin (2), Makinde Kondwani and substitute Dominic Holver for Lebeq Reserves, while struggling Lloydy Coalpit Heath went down 2-0 away to Fry Club A, for whom Martin Gronow and Martin Moniter found the net.
James Eckersley, Chris Poynter and an own goal earned Soundwell Victoria a 3-3 draw home draw with Iron Acton Reserves, for whom Ben Ingram (2) and Ollie Baker hit back.
A 4-0 home success against Frampton Reserves put Greyfriars Reserves in the Division Three box seat, with Andy Forshaw, Steve Jepson, Aaron Jankowski and Moss Banderin the scorers.
Roman Glass St George B dropped down to second after being held to a 2-2 draw by a double from George Watts for Henbury A, while unbeaten Real Thornbury closed the gap with a 4-1 win away to Bristol Barcelona Reserves, for whom Dan Purdy replied to goals from Sam Taylor (2), Tom Miller and Mike Barton.
Alex Turnbull hit a hat-trick for Cribbs Friends Life A in a 4-2 home success against Patchway North End, with Marcus Bebbington completing the tally. Seasoned campaigner Declan Colton and Russ Church hit back for the visitors.
Gent Fatatel struck twice in AEK Boco A's 5-0 home romp against Lawrence Rovers Reserves. Marney Long, Luke House and Sam Duli were also on the scoresheet.
Strikes by Sam Casley and Andy Pitchersage for Hambrook Reserves were cancelled out by John Burden and Dennis McNamara for Horfield United in a 2-2 draw, while Highridge Reserves romped to a 5-1 home win against Seymour A in Division Five.