Bristol & District League round-up
HAMBROOK continued to keep the Division One title race alive as they thrashed Seymour United Reserves 5-0 at home.
Five different goal scorers – Tom Blake, Kyle Cochran, John Williams, Tom Smyth and Jack Coles – all rattled home to leave the home side lying two points off the top, having played three games less than leaders Talbot Knowle United.
In the only other game in the division, Totterdown United Reserves' title hopes were dealt a sobering blow in a 2-1 loss away to tenth-placed Chipping Sodbury Reserves.
Lee Turnball and Dave Cox both scored to lead the home side to their second consecutive win. Totterdown’s reply came from Jedd Pitman.
In the Senior division Hallen A succumbed to a 4-2 defeat at home against Shirehampton Reserves.
Both teams remain mid-table, with the home side’s consolations coming from Anton Dowe and Paul Britton.
In Division Three, Bristol Barcelona Reserves beat third-placed Yate Athletic 4-2 at home.
Barcelona had Nicholas Haigh, Jamie Moroney, Nicholas Walters and Steven Newell to thank for their strikes, and move fifth as a result.
At the top, Stapleton moved four points clear of second place Patchway North end; a solitary Luke Clarke goal was enough to clinch victory over a seventh-placed Olveston United Reserves outfit that lost 5-1 to the same side just before Christmas.
Bendix Reserves pulled off the most unlikely of wins.
Struggling near the bottom of Division Four and in disarray after a thumping 11-0 loss to third-placed Old Soldbury Reserves just before the festive break, they beat the same side 2-0.
Strikes from Jamie Price and James West surely laid any title ambitions to rest for the away side, who have played five games more than some of their rivals.
In Division Five, Matt Webb, Paul Gunning, Ben Howell and Craig Harding all notched in Shireway Sports’ 4-1 defeat of Iron Acton A.
Danny Webb, Shane Hill, Sam Smith, Phil Mills and Jamie More all netted in a 5-1 win over Yate Reserves to leave Stoke Lane Athletic a point clear at the top of Division Six.
Hanham Athletic’s two goals were cancelled out by hits from Josh Yates and Mike Mattravers in their 2-2 draw with Brimsham Green Reserves.