Bristol City loanees shine for Yate Town
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TWO impressive 4-1 wins over promotion-chasing sides took Yate Town out of the Premier Division South relegation zone.
A victory against local rivals Taunton Town on January 11 was followed by an even more impressive demolition of league leaders Chesham United in a midweek match under the lights at Lodge Road.
Sandwiched in-between was a 1-1 draw at fellow strugglers Walton Casuals to give the Bluebells a three-match unbeaten run as the Voice went to press.
That followed a disappointing run of fixtures over Christmas and new year, when Town fell to defeats against Merthyr Town, Salisbury and Blackfield & Langley.
Bristol City under-18s striker Sam Bell was the star of the win over Taunton, scoring twice, with the other goals courtesy of Nick Peare and a long-range effort from fellow Ashton Gate loanee Joe Low, which dipped at the last moment to fool the Taunton keeper.
Bell shone again in the win over Chesham, converting a penalty won by Tommy Conway, another Bristol City loanee, mid-way through the first half before his shot was parried to Joe Guest, who put in the rebound, near the stroke of half time.
He then scored from the edge of the area early in the second half before setting up Conway for the fourth with ten minutes to go.
Picture: Sam Bell celebrates one of his two goals against Taunton. Photo: B.East Photography