Youth Football: Thornbury Town beat Frampton United in top of the table clash

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Gloucestershire County Youth League

Thornbury Town 2 Frampton United 0

BACK to league action after the disappointment of losing narrowly to Mangotsfield United in the county cup semi-final, Thornbury had a full squad for this top of the table clash against Frampton.

With both sides unbeaten in the league it was always going to be a tight affair.

On 65 minutes the Thornbury pressure finally told when a good move saw the ball played across the front line to find Connor Clifford, who drilled the ball into the bottom corner.

Ten minutes later Sam Summerfield ran into the box and when everyone on the pitch, bar one, was looking for the pull-back, he finished clinically.

Gloucestershire County Youth League

Tuffley Rovers 2 Almondsbury 2

AFTER months of inactivity, the bottom two clubs, Tuffley Rovers and Almondsbury, returned to action and shared the spoils in a competitive fixture, played in good spirits.

It was the visitors who took the lead in the first half when David English scored on 34 minutes.

Although they trailed at half-time, Tuffley came back to equalise, when Alex Ireland netted on 50 minutes, only for English to restore Almondsbury's lead five minutes later.

Just when it looked like Almondsbury would take all the points, Josh Cowe scored on 85 minutes to earn a point for Tuffley.

Bristol Saturday Youth League Division B U14s

Thornbury Town 2 Ingleside Colts 1

THORNBURY beat previously undefeated league leaders Ingleside Colts.

A tactical change by the home manager worked for Thornbury as they took the lead after Daniel Gadish, who moved from centre back to centre midfield, played a great ball through to split the visiting defence for Louis Ogilvie to score his third goal in three games.

Thornbury stretched their lead when a great ball by Jacob Harper gave Anthony Cooper a chance to out-pace Ingleside's defence and slot the ball past the keeper.

The visitors then grabbed a lifeline when Thornbury failed to challenge or clear the ball, allowing the Ingleside player plenty of time to choose his spot, but the home team held on to extend their winning run to three games.

Hanham Minor League Division B U10s

Thornbury Town 9 Saint Vallier 1

Thornbury Town eased to a comfortable win over St Vallier.

THE first game started off quite even and man of the match Nathan Cockle posed a potent threat for Thornbury with several skilful, eye-catching runs down the right flank, giving them the lead.

Theo Stowell dominated midfield and made it 2-0 for Thornbury with a powerful run and great finish.

Henry Thomas made it 3-0 near the end.

Thornbury asserted themselves from the start of the second game, forcing a couple of own goals out of St Vallier.

Striker George Baker helped himself to a hat-trick, characterised by sublime close control and cool finishing.

Callum Curtis added another for Thornbury before St Vallier got a consolation goal near the end as it finished 6-1.

Thornbury (first game): Moss, Stone, Pearmain, Cockle, Stowell, Rowen, Gaynor, Harris, Anstey, Thomas.

Thornbury (second game): O'Brien, King, Chapman, Lee, Ebanks, Curtis, Baker, Gregory, Wilson.

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