Football: Slimbridge return to the top of the table

Slimbridge striker Jamie Martin missed a penalty SR_561_001

Slimbridge striker Jamie Martin missed a penalty SR_561_001

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Slimbridge 2 Street 0

SLIMBRIDGE got back to winning ways to go top of the table with an impressive first half performance against Street at Wisloe Road on Tuesday night, which saw goals by Jack Twyman, Sean Lawson and a missed Jamie Martin penalty.

The second half saw a more even game as the tempo dropped, but the home side were fully deserving of the three points.

Slimbridge made a great start and were a goal to the good after three minutes, Jack Twyman finishing off a neat move with a good shot from inside the Street box.

After Lawson had gone close again, he finished off a neat passing move involving Martin and Jamie Hammond just before the half hour mark to double the lead.

Two minutes into first half stoppage time, Nathan Freeman was floored by Street Keeper Dan Jackson as he attempted to reach a Martin free kick, but Martin's penalty was well saved by Jackson diving to his right to keep the effort out.

The home side allowed Street back into the game in the second period, although chances were scarcer than in the first period.

Adam Mace and Sam Turl had good chances for the Swans which they failed to convert, while Street's best efforts were shots well off target from Jack Adams and Nathan Truckle.

Slimbridge are back at Wisloe Road on Saturday for an FA Vase qualifying tie against Hellenic League side Kidlington, 3pm.

Slimbridge: Evans, Turl, Mace, Freeman, Tunnicliff, Ward (Ryan Thwaite 61), Turner, Twyman, Lawson, J. Martin (B. Martin 65), Hammond (Irvine 75).

Star man: Jack Twyman.

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