Sodbury carve out three points

October 03 2017

Chipping Sodbury Town 2 Cribbs FC 0. Chipping Sodbury Town bounced back from the disappointment of their 4-1 away defeat at mid table Hengrove with an impressive victory over promotion chasing Cribbs in the Toolstation Western Football League Premier Division.

Chipping Sodbury Town 2 Cribbs FC 0. Chipping Sodbury Town bounced back from the disappointment of their 4-1 away defeat at mid table Hengrove with an impressive victory over promotion chasing Cribbs in the Toolstation Western Football League Premier Division.

Cribbs had registered 5 wins in their first eight games and were looking to progress up to fifth in the table with a win at Sodbury.

The first half started brightly with both teams closing down their opponents and retaining possession at every opportunity. After a flowing move and a cross from the left Sodbury opened the scoring on 9 minutes when Jack Parker slotted home from close range.

Sam Burgess in the home goal pulled off two fine first half saves but the keepers were left largely untroubled for much of the half. 

Sodbury had to be at their best to match a Cribbs side that had shown good form in their opening league encounters this season.

With half time approaching the referee decided that a Cribbs defender had handled in the area and awarded a spot kick. The unfortunate defender was struck on the arm by the ball following an attempted cross and the decision disappointed the away side.

After some discussion over who should take the kick Liam Pullen stepped up and confidently tucked the penalty away to give Sodbury a 2-0 advantage and a deserved half team lead.

Cribbs dominated possession for much of the second period. Sodbury’s Steven Fitzpatrick limped off after 46 minutes to be replaced by Andrew Criddle for the rest of the second half. 

Sodbury knuckled down and fought bravely but rarely threatened the Cribbs penalty area in a half with very few clear chances. It was only in the closing minutes that Sodbury managed to break out of defence and they looked the more likely team to add to the score line. 

The 2-0 win moved the home side up into 10th place in the league.