Bristol & District League Division Two
Hanham Athletic Res 1 Real Thornbury 4
REAL Thornbury are one game away from completing their season with a a 100 per cent winning record after beating Hanham.
The home side's decision to switch to the narrow pitch on the slope, play the game through the midfield and
try and cut out Thornbury’s use of wide men just didn’t pay off.
Thornbury adapted well and after 20 minutes took the lead. A free kick taken by Gavin Clifford connected with the head of Adam Bruton, who nodded past of the Hanham keeper.
Ten minutes later a corner was cleared as far as Joe Hulbert on the edge of the area and he volleyed back
into the net.
Five minutes before half-time Andy Rice, who battled hard in midfield throughout the game, received a pass from Sam Taylor and rammed home for number three.
In the second half, Rice received an inch perfect pass from Bruton to bang home his second and Thornbury’s fourth.
With the game now won and the light fading, Real sat back and this gave Hanham a chance to put the ball past debutant keeper Gavin Clifford, who took the keeper's jersey at half-time, allowing Mark Willis Willis to slot back into his usual position at left back.
Real Thornbury's last game of the season is at home to Greyfriars Athletic Reserves on Saturday, May 10 (2.30pm).