Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South & West: Sholing 3 Yate Town 1

YATE TOWN’S 14-game unbeaten league run was ended last night by a Sholing side who appear to be replicating their climb up the table.

This game was originally due to take place in November when these two sides were in the bottom two, but Yate hadn’t lost a game in the meantime to become genuine play-off contenders, while this victory lifted Sholing to a comfortable mid-table position with games in hand on teams above them.

Karim Rendall was handed his debut and the Roman Glass St George striker, who has signed on a dual registration, took just two minutes to make his mark by giving Yate the lead.

However, Byron Mason equalised on 11 minutes for Sholing and Tyrone Bowers gave them the lead from the penalty spot six minutes later.

Things got worse for a depleted Yate side when midfielders Geraint Bater and Danny Wring went off injured soon after and Sholing secured the three points when Barry Mason struck with 12 minutes remaining.

Yate remain sixth and are four points behind play-off rivals Paulton Rovers, who visit Lodge Road on Saturday (3pm).

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