Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division Two

Dursley Town 2 Bredon 0

DURSLEY Town are finally off and running in Gloucestershire Northern Senior Two after goals from Harrison Reeves and Alex Griffith gave them their first victory of the campaign at the 12th time of asking.

Town player-manager Peter Davies led by example with a couple of important early saves against fellow-strugglers Bredon, but the hosts gradually got themselves on top in the game.

The breakthrough came just after the hour mark when Ed Robinson, only just on the field in place of the injured Curtis Mills, was felled in the box and Reeves despatched the resultant penalty.

Dursley eventually secured their victory in stoppage-time when Reeves and James Mackie combined to play in Griffith and he slid the ball beyond the goalkeeper for goal number two.

Dursley: P Davies; J Dolbear, S Miles, M Workman, P Lyon; M Bah, W Parry, T Gardiner (A Griffith 5); H Reeves, C Mills (E Robinson 60), J Mackie.

Goals: Reeves pen (62), Griffith (90).

Stroud League Division Four

Kingsway Rovers 11 Dursley Town Res 0

DURSLEY Town Reserves were utterly humiliated by rampant Kingsway to leave their season in full tailspin following an eighth straight loss in all competitions during which time 43 goals have now been conceded.

Town’s performance was error-strewn from start to finish, but more worrying was the complete lack of spirit shown by all but a handful of their players as Rovers did almost as they pleased throughout.

Igor Correia-Gouveia and Jack Dalby both scored hat-tricks for Kingsway, while Samuel Sysum struck twice and Stephen Mann, Jake Vidgen and Danzel Mulasi notched goal one each.

Dursley: K Watson; R White (B Diallo 30), P Cook, L Bevan, R Cox; J Rodgers (J Riley 46), S Stokes-Johnson, J Warner; S Coxhead, T Deakin, J Hawkins.

Gloucestershire County Women’s League Division One

Bristol Ladies Union 3 Dursley Town Ladies 2

LUCKLESS Dursley came within one minute of claiming their first point of the season only for a deflected strike to give Bristol Ladies Union victory at Coombe Dingle on Sunday.

Just 60 seconds of the match remained when a Bristol shot from the edge of the box clipped Town’s Yazmin Laver and found the corner of the net with goalkeeper Stephanie Hill going the other way.

Laver had earlier given the visitors a tenth-minute lead with a shot across the goalkeeper, but two goals in quick succession turned the game in the hosts’ favour by the interval.

Dursley equalised 20 minutes from time when Jess Brown’s inswinging corner was headed in from close range by Zoe Gabb, but their hard work was undone by the cruel late twist.

Dursley: S Hill; C Uzzell, N Rawsthorn, J Brown; Z Gabb, S Lawrence, M Watson, B Allen, K Brown; R Rocke, Y Laver. Rolling substitutes: S Stanley, K Turl.

Goals: Laver (10), Gabb (70).