06:45PM, Saturday 08 January 2022
Ben Harris saw red in Slough Town's clash with Chippenham.
CHIPPENHAM TOWN 6, SLOUGH TOWN 1
Having been put in a positive mood by last week’s draw with high-flying Oxford City, manager Jon Underwood and Slough Town were knocked for six by Chippenham Town on Saturday afternoon.
At Hardenhuish Park, the Rebels were thumped, 6-1, with Alfonso Tenconi notching his side’s only goal in the 18th minute after Joe Hanks had dealt the first blow moments after the first whistle.
Chippenham were able to restore their lead in the 20th minute thanks to Luke Russe and increase their advantage in the 32nd courtesy of Jordan Young’s 25-yard strike.
They were able to make it 4-1 before the break when Ricky Aguiar avoided the offside trap and converted past Jonathan North.
After the break, Slough had their chances to halve the deficit as Matt Lench and Tenconi went close first with close range efforts before the referee pointed to the penalty spot in the 74th minute.
However, things went bad to worse as the subsequent spot kick was blasted off target and Harris – who was brought on for Aaron Kuhl at half-time – was shown red for violent conduct.
With the help of a deflection, Aguiar grabbed his second goal of the game in the 81st minute but Jordan Young had the last say in the third minute of extra time.
NEW SALAMIS 3, FLACKWELL HEATH 2
Two late goals condemned Flackwell Heath to defeat against New Salamis at Bowes Park in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division this weekend.
The hosts scored first in this encounter from a free kick in the ninth minute before Aiden Higgs was able to sweep in a well-worked corner moments before the half-hour mark.
At half-time, the Heathens were deemed to be in the driving seat with most of the possession.
Latching onto a long ball, Higgs doubled his side’s lead in the 61st minute with a deft lob over the keeper and a side footed finish into the empty net.
However, a fiercely struck penalty in the 82nd minute brought the game back level before the Salamis capitalised on the Heathens’ nerves and snatched all the spoils from a cross in the 88th.
HANWORTH VILLA 8, BURNHAM 0
In the Combined Counties Premier Division North, Manny Williams’ Burnham were beaten by league leaders Hanworth Villa.
Ben and Sam Merson chiefly tormented the Blues this afternoon with the brothers scoring a hat-trick each.
Elliot Simpson scored the other two of Villa’s eight-goal haul this afternoon.
1st goal pic.twitter.com/hfSdrWv4LP— Hanworth Villa FC (@HanworthVillaFC) January 8, 2022
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