Mixed start to the new season for Yate Town FC

August 31 2015

THE start to the new season for Yate Town FC resulted in a 1-0 win against pre-season favourites Evesham Utd and three points for a committed team display.

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THE start to the new season for Yate Town FC resulted in a 1-0 win against pre-season favourites Evesham Utd and three points for a committed team display.
In a match that produced few chances for either side, it was a 77th minute winner by Yate substitute George Box that decided the game.
Fielding a new look team, Yate have since experienced mixed fortunes, going on to lose by a single goal to old rivals Cinderford Town.
Under the Lodge Road floodlights, Cinderford won the match with a powerful Josh Nelmes header after just half an hour.
Despite a much-improved second half performance from the home side, Yate were unable to find an equaliser in what turned out to be the usual close encounter between the teams.
The next visitors to Lodge Road were free scoring Winchester City. Having scored 13 goals in their opening two matches - with Warren Bentley attracting national interest with nine of this total - Yate managed to contain the visitors and secure a point with a credible goalless draw.
A sub-standard display at Bishops Cleeve resulted in the most disappointing performance of the opening fortnight.
A goalless first half on a difficult playing surface produced few chances and the away side failed to capitalise on their opponents being reduced to ten men in the opening 15 minutes.
At 46 minutes Yate took the lead when Darren Edwards slotted home a penalty. However, the advantage was short lived when Cleeve equalised almost immediately following a defensive error.
The ten men went on to win the game with a headed goal and a final minute penalty that left Yate despondent.
But Yate bounced back from their disappointment when they secured a convincing 4-0 victory away to local rivals, and league newcomers, Slimbridge FC.
Darren Edwards gave Yate the lead once again from the penalty spot after Alec Fiddes had been tripped. Just before the half hour, Edwards netted his second, reacting quickly after Fiddes’ shot had been saved.
Yate completely dominated the game but had to wait to extend their lead until early in the second half, when Jake Jackson was allowed too much space and fired home.
Two minutes from time Yate deservedly made it four thanks to substitute Jack Camm, who put the gloss on an excellent afternoon’s display.
Yate Town Fc Matches In September
Sat, Sep 5, AFC Totton. Away 3pm
Sat, Sep 12, TBC
Sat, Sep 19, Wantage Town. Home 3pm
Sat, Sep 26, Bridgwater Town. Away 3pm
Tues, Sep 29, Tiverton Town. Home 7.45pm
Sat, Oct 3, Banbury Utd (FA Trophy). Home 3pm
Other Matches @ Lodge Road In September
Wed, Sep 16, Youth team v Gillingham Town, 7.30pm
Wed, Sep 23, Youth team v Bristol MF or Forest Green (FA Youth Cup), 7.30pm
Wed, Sep 30, Youth team v Bristol Manor Farm (League Cup),7.30pm