Peasedown Albion surprise League Champions

By Leah Smith in Football

Congratulations to Peasedown Albion, who had a great win in the Paulton Hospital Cup on Good Friday against Premier League Champions, Coleford, winning 4–1, with the game superbly refereed by Julian Seviour.

In the Premier League, with just two games to go, Westfield Reserves go two points clear of Frome Collegians, who lost at home to Temple Cloud, 4–2, while Westfield won 6–0 at Wells A.

Victoria Sports, in the First Division, need just a point to become league champions after a hard fought 3–1 away win at Chew Magna. Baltonsborough go into second place above Westhill Sports, winning at Clutton 1–0 and High Littleton improve their chances to stay in the league, beating Belrose 2–1 at home.

In the Second Division, Bath Villa are in with a good chance of the runners-up spot; beating Pensford Reserves 3–1, they are just two points behind Somer Valley with four games in hand. Westhill Sports Reserves beat Coleford Reserves 4–2 and Mells Reserves had a good away win to Saltford Reserves, 2–1.

The big game in the Third Division was Timsbury Reserves at home to Wessex. Both teams are in the running for the runners-up spot; the visitors won 2–1, taking them two points clear of Timsbury and Old Crown with just one game to go.

In the Semi-Final of the Wilmott Cup, Purnell A entertained Peasdown Albion Reserves and what a game this turned out to be. At the end of ninety minutes the scores were level at 4–4. The home team are through to the Final this Friday at Radstock Town’s ground, kick-off at 7.30 p.m., and by winning the penalty shoot-out they will now play Wessex (Street).

One of the outstanding results of the day was Meadow Rangers’ 1–0 win over Premier League high flyers, Radstock A. They are now in the Semi-Final of the Charity Cup.

The top referee of 2015/2016 was again Julian Seviour, and he was presented with the Mark Box Trophy by Sara Box. Julian has won the award four times in six years.

Bryn Hawkins