Football: Yate go top after thumping Swindon Supermarine

Ross Staley scored Yate's first goal. Picture by Thousand Word Media

Ross Staley scored Yate's first goal. Picture by Thousand Word Media

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Southern League Division One South & West

Swindon Supermarine 0 Yate Town 4

YATE Town thrashed Swindon Supermarine to sit top of the table after two games.

Rob Cousins' men are setting the early pace after making it back-to-back wins at the Webb's Wood Stadium and are yet to concede a goal ahead of their trip on Saturday to AFC Totton, who are one of just two other sides to have collected maximum points so far.

Marine came close to taking an early lead when Brad Gray smacked a shot onto the crossbar from 25 yards and the home side hit the woodwork again midway through the half, with Josh Morse’s cross looping all the way onto the roof of the bar.

But on the stroke of half-time, Yate took the lead as Ross Staley's cross wrong-footed goalie Sam Warrell and found its way into the net.

Jake Jackson’s spectacular long-range strike doubled the visitors' lead just two minutes after the break and Yate made it 3-0 with 55 minutes on the clock.

Striker Jackson drove his way to the byline and cut the ball back for Jordan Ricketts to tap home.

Marine skipper Dave Bampton was sent off for for fouling Jackson in the build-up to the goal before James Harmer popped up with the visitors' fourth of the evening in the 90th minute.

Striker Lewis Haldane and midfielder Liam Knight are both unavailable for Yate's trip to Totton but will return for their home game next Tuesday against Evesham United, who are also unbeaten so far.

Bradley Abraham (thigh) is rated 50-50 for the weekend after coming off in the first half against Cinderford on Saturday and Tom Warren returned to the bench at Swindon Supermarine, but Jake Cox (wrist) remains sidelined.

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