Football: Red-hot poacher Pirie bags brace for Thornbury

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First published in Thornbury Sport

Gloucestershire County League

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THORNBURY Town prevented Kings Stanley from finishing runners-up in the league by holding them to a draw.

Town took the lead on 15 minutes when a chipped ball over the Stanley defence was pounced upon by Josh Pirie to out-strip the defender and slot the ball home.

It was another long ball that caught Stanley out a second time, when Pirie was in like a flash to put the home side two up.

Stanley never gave up and hit back in the 67th minute when Lee Pritchard turned a cross into the Thornbury net.

Just four minutes later Stanley drew level from a corner headed home at the near post by Matt Buckland.

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