Wick Reserves lose their unbeaten record with Stockwood reverse
THE only unbeaten record in the Senior Division came to an end when Wick Reserves lost 2-1 at home to Stockwood Wanderers, who survived a late onslaught before taking the points.
Ashley Rowe and Tavvy Harrison put the visitors 2-0at the break, then substitute Richard Grinter replied for Wick, who had a goal disallowed in the last minute to the disappointment of manager Mike Strawford.
Iron Acton closed the gap on leaders Warmley Saints, whose home game against Shirehampton Reserves was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch, with a point from a 2-2 draw against visiting Crosscourt United.
Martin Cole shot Crosscourt in front; the hosts hit back to lead 2-1 through Nickel Plummer and Josh Donaldson, only to be denied victory by a late equaliser from Jack Marks.
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Sea Mills Park manager Ikie Greening can boast the bragging rights in the family following a 4-2 home victory against Hallen A with his son Liam at the helm, all the goals coming in a lively second half.
Chris Misir (2), Ben Payne and Scott Chancellor were on target for the hosts, while Frankie Vaughan and Anton Dowe hit back for Hallen.
Mick Millett gave lowly Chipping Sodbury Reserves the lead away to Nicholas Wanderers Reserves, whose equaliser came from Paul Henry in a 1-1 draw.
Nathan Sanderson netted a penalty for Roman Glass St George A, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Matt Jackson in reply for Longwell Green A.
A 2-1 home win against Stanton Drew lifted Portville Warriors three points clear at the top of Division One, with Van Papantoniou and Dan Brise the marksmen.
Second-placed AEK Boco Reserves lost ground following an unexpected 1-0 defeat away to Rangeworthy, for whom Ben Miles bagged the only goal midway through the first half, while De Veys were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Mendip Reserves in a game of few chances.
John Wiltshire and Darren Purnell gave Pucklechurch a two-goal start away to Talbot Knowle United, who responded to manager Mark Dite's half-time briefing with replies from Richard Griffiths and newcomer Mark Badman in the last minute of a 2-2 draw.
Unbeaten Totterdown Reserves extended their lead to three points in the Division Two box-seat thanks to a hard fought 3-2 away success against Lebeq Reserves, for whom Dominic Holver struck twice in reply to Chris Pollinger's double and an own goal.
Nicholas Wanderers A came from behind to beat Bendix 3-2 at home after trailing to strikes by Robbie Underwood and Paul Johnson before Steve Turnbridge (2) and Tom Pace (penalty) hit back.
The corks were popping at Lloydy Coalpit after the bottom team ended a run of nine successive defeats with their first win of the season at DRG Frenchay Reserves.
Connor Lee bagged a brace to break the ice with a 2-1 success, while Chris Kiriocas replied for shellshocked DRG who had only lost once in their previous nine fixtures.
Xavier Pilling saved Bitton A in a 1-1 draw at home to Winterbourne A, while Hartcliffe were 4-1 winners at Chipping Sodbury A to boost their chances of minor honours.
Honours were even in the battle at the top of Division Three between Greyfriars Reserves and Real Thornbury, who shared two goals in an even game.
Seasoned campaigner Pete Mather put the Friars ahead and Sam Taylor saved the visitors with a second-half equaliser.
AEK Boco moved closer to the pacesetters with a 7-1 romp at Henbury A and Liam Clayton scored the only goal in the first half for Cribbs Friends Life A at home to Olveston Reserves.
Doubles from Jake Yeo, Dan Cook and Chris Harris set up a 7-1 hammering for Lawrence Rovers Reserves by Frampton Reserves, whose tally was completed by an own goal.
Strikes by Andy Pitchersage, Dave Lowe and Sam Casely earned Hambrook Reserves a point from a 3-3 draw at Bristol Barcelona Reserves, while Robert Page and Sam Scanlan were on target for Patchway North End, who shared four goals with Horfield United.
South Bristol Central remain in pole position in Division Four after winning by the odd goal in seven away to Hallen B, for whom Luke Mills (2) and Mike Pepplar replied to efforts from Liam Peart (2), Craig Chapman and Richard Breen (penalty).
Scott Young's goal for Pucklechurch Reserves was cancelled out by a reply from Gary Phillips for Soundwell Victoria Reserves in a 1-1 draw, while Bishopsworth lost 3-0 away to Made For Ever Reserves, whose marksmen were Lucas Hart (2) and Shane Sims.
Kerry Earry gave Crosscourt Reserves a surprise lead from 30 yards at home to Division Five leaders Old Sodbury Reserves, who bounced back to record a runaway 10-2 victory.
James Axford and Paul House both notched hat-tricks for the pacesetters, whose tally was completed by doubles from Darren Bell and Chris Willoughby. Jeff Barnes was the other scorer for the hosts.
Four goals from Luke Basseng paved the way for Westerleigh's 6-3 win over Bendix Reserves, with Martin Lewton (2) also on the mark. Shaun White, Chris Dann and Ashley Wintle replied for Bendix.
Evergreen Dean Ridler also netted four for Fishponds Athletic, whose other scorers were Matt Dark and Thomas Williams in a 6-3 success at Oldland Abbotonians A, while Jake Garland and Joe Godfrey hit back for Seymour A in a 3-2 setback at home to Warmley Saints Reserves.
Strikes by Richard Griffiths (2) and Joe Reeves could not save Highridge Reserves from a 4-3 home defeat by Iron Acton A, for whom Aaron Turner (2), Joe Wilmott and Ben Ingram found the net.
Rangeworthy Reserves took a four point lead at the head of Division Six after Greyfriars A failed to respond to goals from Guy Mills, Matt Cooper, Dave Burgess and Dave Dwyer.
Strikes by Rudo Hewitt and Adam Meese for second-placed Cesan were cancelled out by replies from Jacob Hiscocks and Ben Perdy for Patchway North End Reserves in a 2-2 draw, while struggling Yate Athletic went down 4-2 away to Stanton Drew Reserves, with Darren Oaten (2), Mark Fear and Mark Febry the scorers.