Dolphins Stay Top
In the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West on Saturday, top of the table Poole Town scored three...
......times in the second half to complete a 3-0 home victory over Shortwood United.
Tom Brookes broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute and then Dan Preston and Steve Devlin added to the tally.
Hungerford Town, two ahead at the break through Luke Hopper and Mark Draycott, scored a third through Hopper again in time added on to win 3-0 at Cirencester Town.
Merthyr Town, trailing by two goals at the interval, fought back to level the scores before also striking in time added on to move into third place with a 3-2 win at Bishops Cleeve.
The Exiles were caught out twice, first by Matthew Rose on 17 minutes and then through Stuart Midwinter just past the half-hour mark.
Jamie Rewbury gave Merthyr a lifeline when he slotted in a volley on 51 minutes, and Jason Welsh headed home from close range for 2-2 on 81 minutes. There was drama still to come as Merthyr were denied a penalty on 89 minutes after Marcus Griffiths burst through on goal and was seemingly taken out by Cleeve’s Sam Avery.
And the hosts then saw striker Carl Brown up-ended by Merthyr keeper Giles Cutlan, this time the match official pointing to the spot.
But Jake Lee struck the woodwork, and there was still time left for Merthyr to force a final corner which was met by Rewbury to find the bottom corner of the net.
Joe Bushin scored twice for Tiverton Town as they came from behind to draw 2-2 at Ladysmead against Didcot Town.
But the home side were unable to hold on in the end as Pablo Haysham equalised for Didcot on the hour-mark after Josh Concanen`s own goal had given them a 29th minute lead.
Evesham United also took a point from a goalless draw at Mangotsfield United, while Wimborne Town slipped to fifth in the table when they lost 3-1 at Clevedon Town, whose Dave Stone, Scott Murray and Sam Teale outgunned Micky Hubbard`s 38th minute spot-kick for the Magpies.
North Leigh scored twice in the second half through Michael Hopkins and John Mills to win 2-0 at Taunton Town, while Winchester City conceded an equaliser a minute from time, but benefited from an own goal 3 minutes into time added on which gave them a 2-1 home win over bottom of the table Yate Town.
Swindon Supermarine, trailing at the break, scored 3 minutes from time through Ashley Edenborough to win 2-1 at home against Cinderford Town.
Abingdon United, two ahead at half-time through Carl Self and Aaron Woodley, won 3-1 at home against Bridgwater Town – Sam Tucker adding the other.
Paulton Rovers moved up five places and out of the bottom four when two goals in 3 minutes from Ben Osman and Stuart Pearson midway through the second half gave them a 2-0 home win over second from bottom Sholing.