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Oldland Abbotonians
Portishead Town
T Pawley (52'), J Southway (63'), L Gale (72')
Full time
Unknown (57')
Mon 30 Apr 19:30 - The Toolstation Western Football League - Division 1

Hard work but we got there

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Up to Seventh - two games left

Oldland made hard work of it on a brisk but sunny night at Castle Road but eventually completed a fine victory and could have had more goals.

In a dreary first half The Os at least managed to get through 45 minutes without conceding a goal which has been a bit of a novelty lately and then came to life in the last quarter of the game leaving the fans happy.

Oldland started without the absent Ben Dowdell and Jamie Gregory and were seeking to improve on the weekend's tired performance. There were chances at either end in the first half and the first signs of some confusing (for both sides) decision making from the officials. It's fair to say though that the first half is best forgotten.

Not for the first time this season, the second period was a different story. Oldland started to have much more of the game and as it opened up, Portishead had chances too. The O's took the lead on 52 minutes when Josh Williams broke down the left and cut back low for the oncoming forward to slot home. The lead was brief however as Keeper Chris Manns appeared to be nudged by two different opposing players whilst in the air but no foul was given and the loose ball was popped home for an equaliser.

Williams was having his best game in weeks however and his sponsor was having kittens as he regularly got through but couldn't get a shot away. Oldland deservedly took the lead when he again broke down the left, crossed and although the initial shot was parried Josh Southway was able to convert the equaliser in a Dom Telford (v Gillingham last Saturday) style. The game was secured towards the end when Liam Gale who had threatened several times but shot weakly finally launched a rocket into the roof of the net.

Well played and unlucky to Portishead who competed much better than their league position suggests, great defensive shifts from Andy Criddle, Jack Metcalf, Joe Walters especially - Oldland go into the last two games with sixth place still possible, provided they win both with an aggregate margin of 15 goals (more chance of Luke Lecrass scoring another worldy than that happening!)

Well played lads


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Josh Williams

Player of the Match

Josh Williams

Key moments

52:00
Goal Tom Pawley scores for Oldland Abbotonians
57:00
Goal Goal for Portishead Town
63:00
Goal Josh Southway scores for Oldland Abbotonians
72:00
Goal Liam Gale scores for Oldland Abbotonians

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Josh Williams is awarded player of the match for Oldland Abbotonians
73:00 Sub Off
Jack Dempsey is substituted off for Oldland Abbotonians
73:00 Sub On
Scott Fear is substituted on for Oldland Abbotonians
72:00 Assist
Josh Williams makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians
72:00 Goal 3 - 1
Liam Gale scores for Oldland Abbotonians
65:00 Sub On
Luke Troke is substituted on for Oldland Abbotonians
65:00 Sub Off
Tom Pawley is substituted off for Oldland Abbotonians
63:00 Goal 2 - 1
Josh Southway scores for Oldland Abbotonians
63:00 Assist
Josh Williams makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians
57:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Portishead Town
52:00 Goal 1 - 0
Tom Pawley scores for Oldland Abbotonians
52:00 Assist
Josh Williams makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians
End of period 1
40:00 Yellow Card
Jack Metcalf is yellow carded for Oldland Abbotonians
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Oldland Abbotonians
  • Portishead Town
  • 0
  • Jack Metcalf Yellow Card 40:00'
  • Tom Pawley Goal 52:00'
  • Josh Williams Assist 52:00'
  • Goal 57:00'
  • Josh Southway Goal 63:00'
  • Josh Williams Assist 63:00'
  • Tom Pawley Sub Off 65:00'
  • Luke Troke Sub On 65:00'
  • Liam Gale Goal 72:00'
  • Josh Williams Assist 72:00'
  • Scott Fear Sub On 73:00'
  • Jack Dempsey Sub Off 73:00'

Team selection

Manns, Chris Manns, Chris
Gregory, Scott Gregory, Scott
Criddle, Andy Criddle, Andy
Metcalf, Jack Metcalf, Jack
Lecrass, Luke Lecrass, Luke
Walters, Joe Walters, Joe
Pawley, Tom Pawley, Tom
Dempsey, Jack Dempsey, Jack
Southway, Josh Southway, Josh
Williams, Josh Williams, Josh
Gale, Liam Gale, Liam

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Roman Glass St George 41 92
2. Westbury United 39 88
3. Keynsham Town 39 87
4. Devizes Town 39 67
5. Cheddar 37 66
6. Oldland Abbotonians 42 64
7. Radstock Town 37 63

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