Weekend round-up: football in Gloucestershire

FA Trophy

Bishops Cleeve 1 – 0 Didcot Town
Bishops Cleeve snuck past Didcot Town to reach the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy after Kirk Layton struck with the only goal of the game. This was not the first meeting between the two sides this season, nor was it the first late goal scored by Cleeve. Just a week before, the home side snatched a point late on as Jack Horrell converted a 90th minute penalty. Cleeve travel to Southern League Premier Division side Banbury United in the next round on the 29th October.

Slimbridge captain Lee Smith (Blue 9) heads towards goal as Jack Twyman (Blue 7) looks on.

Slimbridge AFC 1 – 3 Swindon Supermarine
Conceding an initial 2-0 lead shortly before the hour mark proved too steep a challenge for Slimbridge to overcome as they were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Swindon Supermarine. Sean Lawson pulled a goal back for the home side a quarter of an hour from time but the game was put out of their reach five minutes later as Marine added a third. Slimbridge are back in Southern League South & West action on Tuesday, travelling to second-placed Mangotsfield United.

Shortwood Utd 0 – 1 Evesham Utd
An Adam Mann goal ten minutes before the break was enough for Evesham United to secure their passage into the first qualifying round. The visitors avenged the result of the previous meeting between the two sides, where Shortwood came away with a 2-0 win. Evesham now face Frome in the next stage on Saturday 29th October.


Southern League Premier Division

The players and officials shake hands before the Southern League Premier Division game between King’s Lynn Town FC and Cirencester Town.

King’s Lynn Town 1 – 1 Cirencester Town
A late 90th minute equaliser from King’s Lynn saw Cirencester come away with just a point after leading for 20 minutes through Ross Langworthy’s goal midway through the second half. The result leaves Cirencester in 21st position with a home game against midtable Stratford Town on Tuesday.

Hellenic Premier Division

Binfield 1 – 3  Brimscombe and Thrupp
Brimscombe & Thrupp came away with three points at sixth-placed Binfield thanks to goals from Josh Jones, Ollie Pitt and Jack Smith. The result lifts Brimscombe up two places into 14th, above rivals Oxford City Nomads and Brackley Town Saints.

Hellenic Division One West

Fairford Town’s hat-trick hero, Jason Milhench.

Fairford Town 6 – 0 New College Swindon
A hat-trick from Jason Milhench helped Fairford Town to a big win as they moved to within three points of top spot with a game in hand on leaders Hook Norton. The win extended Fairford’s unbeaten run to seven games and they will look to continue their good form against Premier Division Longlevens in the GFA Challenge Trophy on Tuesday.

Gloucestershire County League

Cheltenham Civil Service 3 – 0 Broadwell Amateurs
A comfortable home win saw Cheltenham Civil Service move to within seven points of leaders Stonehouse United with a game in hand.


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