Mid-table Yate make solid start to the season

September 28 2015

After the thrilling 3-3 draw against local rivals Mangotsfield United on August Bank Holiday Monday, Yate Town travelled to play AFC Totton for their first match in September. Despite outplaying their opponents for much of the game Yate returned without a point from the south coast following a 2-1 defeat.

After the thrilling 3-3 draw against local rivals Mangotsfield United on August Bank Holiday Monday, Yate Town travelled to play AFC Totton for their first match in September. Despite outplaying their opponents for much of the game Yate returned without a point from the south coast following a 2-1 defeat. 

The home team took the lead immediately after half time when Craig Feeney scored and Nathaniel Sherborne, prolific at Southern League level, increased Totton’s lead after 71 minutes. The away side reduced the deficit when Jake Jackson netted but despite exerting some late pressure Yate were unable to rescue a point.

Evesham United visited Lodge Road for Yate’s next fixture in a re-arranged game, which followed the pattern of recent matches between the teams that have seldom produced many goals. A very tight affair with the respective defences dominating throughout meant that chances were at a premium.

Both keepers produced fine saves with the visitors Kevin Sawyer denying an effort from Town Warren and Town goalkeeper shepherding George Washbourne’s strike from a narrow angle wide of his post. Sawyer saved again from a second half effort by Liam Monelle but the match ended goalless and a share of the points. 

Wantage Town next visited Lodge Road and a 2-1 home victory moved Yate above their opponents in the league. The match was notable for three superb goals with Yate taking a 2-0 first half advantage before Wantage fought back after the interval.

Jake Jackson put the home side a goal up on 24 minutes after Kane Ingram’s pass inside the defender found Camen Harvey who pulled the ball back from the by-line for a clinical finish from Jackson. 

Yate increased their lead when Darren Edwards supplied Alec Fiddes who crossed to Camen Harvey who volleyed in from a tight angle for a superbly taken goal to make it 2-0. 

Wantage were a different team after the break and forced several corners in quick succession and from the last of these the loose ball fell to Aaron Ferris who sent a thirty yard shot into the bottom corner to cut Yate’s lead. Further Wantage attacks were repelled and Yate gradually regained control running out deserved winners.

YATE TOWN FC MATCHES DURING OCTOBER

Sat 3 Oct

BANBURY UTD (FA Trophy)Home 3.00 pm

Sat 10 Oct

BASHLEYHome 3.00 pm    

Wed 14 Oct

SLIMBRIDGE (League Cup) Away 3.00 pm 

Sat 17 Oct

MARLOW Away 3.00 pm

Sat 24 Oct

SWINDON SUPERMARINE Home 3.00 pm

Tues 27 Oct

SHORTWOOD UTD Away7.45 pm

Sat 31 Oct

TBC

OTHER MATCHES @ LODGE ROAD DURING OCTOBER

Wed 7 Oct

YOUTH TEAM V TIVERTON TOWN 7.30 pm

Wed 14 Oct

RESERVE TEAM V TUFFLEY ROVS (GFA Cup) 7.30 pm

Wed 21 Oct

YOUTH TEAM V WESTON S MARE 7.30 pm

Wed 28 Oct

RESERVE TEAM V BISHOPS CLEEVE RES7.30 pm