Gloucestershire County League
Berkeley Town 0 Gala Wilton 1
BERKELEY Town suffered their third defeat in a row against high-flying Gala Wilton.
The visitors had a large portion of the possession but failed to make it count with Berkeley on the defensive for a large proportion of the game.
It was difficult to play really good football on a very uneven pitch.
The early chances fell to the visitors – the first after four minutes was a 35-yard drive from Gala’s Ben Wood that went over the bar.
Another good chance went begging when Gala’s Lee Allen then contrived to miss from six yards after the ball had been pulled back from the byline.
Town’s first effort on goal came after 30 minutes, a powerful drive from Chris Andrews that went straight at keeper Ollie Hall.
The only goal of the game came in the 38th minute which had an element of luck.
Brett James got behind the home defence, cut the ball across goal and an attempted clearance from Richard Reece sliced into his own net.
The second half was played almost entirely in the home team's half as Berkeley defended stoutly.
The odd venture into the Gala half was usually a long ball over the defence which was always covered by the ever alert Hall.
The only corner from the home side in the second half came after 58 minutes when a Sam Strickland cross was fisted away by Hall.
For all the possession Gala had in the second period they failed to find away through the home defence.