Calor Southern League Division One South & West: Yate Town 2 Bishop’s Cleeve 1
4:56pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Sport
YATE TOWN came from behind to beat a very strong Bishop’s Cleeve side and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Lewis Haldane kept up his record of scoring in every league game so far with a 42nd minute equaliser and captain Mike Bryant notched his third goal of the Bank Holiday weekend with the winner ten minutes from time.
Yate started slowly and Bishop’s Cleeve capitalised when they opened the scoring on the 25-minute mark, Matt Williams’ cross finding its way into the net. Yate defender Nuno Felix was then substituted after picking up an injury, meaning Shaun Wimble came on at left back, with Jake Cox moving to right back.
The hosts began to wake up near the end of the first-half and they managed to equalise from a corner which was whipped in by Martin Lenihan and fired home by Haldane from four yards out.
The second-half provided both teams with various opportunities to score, but Yate had the better of the chances.
Yate found the winner when Cox crossed towards the back post and Bryant headed home. They held on for the victory and never look liked conceding in the dying minutes of the game.
Yate Town: Horsell, Cox, Seery, Chandler, Felix (Wimble, 30), Staley, Bryant, Abraham, Lenihan, Hulbert (Jackson, 80), Haldane.
- Nuno Felix is doubtful ahead of Yate’s home game against Cowes Sports in the FA Cup Preliminary Round on Saturday after twisting his knee.
If the game is drawn the replay will be played next week and take precedence over Yate’s scheduled league game against Merthyr Town at Lodge Road next Tuesday (7.45pm).
- Former Yate Town defender Tyrone Mings has signed a contract extension until 2015 with Championship club Ipswich Town.
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