Date: Sat 10 Feb 2024

By Andy Poole


A round-up of all the action

The Pitching In Southern League Division One South saw plenty of fascinating action.

Wimborne Town remain top but they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Bemerton Heath Harlequins for whom George Higgins fired them into an early lead with a sweet strike. The hosts equalised in first half stoppage time through Billy Walker and that’s how the scoreline remained.

Hot on their heels are Frome Town who had a convincing 4-0 victory over Malvern Town. Will Taylor set them on their way with a rather fortunate opening goal but they didn’t look back after that as Jonathan Davies sent them in at the break two goals to the good. A second half brace from James Ollis made it a good day for the home side.

In fact, their day was made even better as Cribbs slipped to only their third defeat of the season with a 2-1 home reverse at the hands of Mousehole. The Cornishmen went ahead midway through the first half through Ryan Barrett before David Duru levelled things up on the hour-mark. The winner came on 87 minutes from Mitchel Beardmore to send the visitors home happy.

It was honours even between two form teams as Evesham United and Yate Town played out a 1-1 draw. It took until the 71st minute for the deadlock to be broken when Oliver Jenkins put the visitors ahead only for Ethan Moran to restore parity with just over ten minutes to go.

In the lower reaches of the table, there was a big away win for Bashley as Jamie Webber’s goal early in the second period gave them victory at Exmouth Town.

Also securing a single-goal away success was Tavistock as Joseph O’Loughlin’s strike proved to be the difference at Melksham Town, who are going through some indifferent form.

The Devon derby between Willand Rovers and Bideford fell victim of the wet weather.

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