THORNBURY Town lifted the Gloucestershire County League trophy on Saturday as they celebrated their triumph with a 3-2 win over Broadwell Amateurs

And the victory over Broadwell saw them achieve a season long undefeated home record.

A crowd of 135 watched the Thorns at work for possibly the last time in the Gloucestershire County Football League pending notification of promotion to the Toolstation League next season.

Despite the scoreline, Town totally dominated the game and home keeper Tom Sheppard was a virtual spectator for much of the match.

Thorns almost took the lead in the first minute when a move down the right saw Marcus Wormwell’s cross reach Craig Lancastle but for once he wasn’t able to apply the finishing touch.

However they didn’t have long to wait to find the net when a great move saw Wormwell turn a defender before playing the ball across the face of the goal where Broadwell defender Sam Keetch turned the ball past his own keeper.

Town almost doubled the lead when a shot from Toby Bennett from the edge of the box flew over the bar a couple of minutes later.

The visitors defended resolutely but were under almost constant pressure and another effort from full-back Joe Guest also was just too high on 39 minutes.

Just after the restart Wormwell’s shot was well saved by Broadwell keeper Merry, but he was in action moments later when he outpaced Fishwick and his shot was beaten out by Merry but the rebound fell to Craig Lancastle to tap the ball in at the far post.

Town continued to press but couldn’t find a way past the visitors defence.

Out of the blue Broadwell pulled a goal back on 77 minutes when Jordi Sheen fired home from 25 yards.

Just two minutes later, Thornbury regained that two goal cushion when Joe Guest broke into the box and fed the ball through to Lancastle who was upended for a penalty.

Lancastle made no mistake from the spot, chipping the keeper to make it 3-1.

The game continued to see Town make the running but it was the visitors who had the last word when, with just a minute left on the watch Ben Fishwick netted a second for Broadwell from just inside the box.

At the end of the game, the champions were presented with their trophies and the Championship Cup by Cliff Orchard Managing Director of Marcliff, the league sponsors.

Gloucestershire County League

Little Stoke 1 Thornbury Town 4

Monday evening

ON a very hot evening in the north of Bristol, Thornbury Town finished their Gloucestershire County League fixtures with an away game at Little Stoke and continued with their winning form coming away with a 4-1 victory, in the process setting a new club record of 14 successive wins.

Thorns took the lead in the first minute when Toby Bennett’s free kick was put away by Marcus Wormwell.

The home side should perhaps have equalised on 10 minutes when Henderson headed wide at the far post.

Midway through the half, Tucker headed a Khalil Lamir cross on to the bar and as it came down keeper Tom Sheppard pushed the ball over for a corner.

On the half hour, Luke Franklin’s powerful shot was punched away by home keeper Amin Jones, but just before the break Hill headed wide for the home side from another Lamir cross.

The second half saw an improved Thornbury Town display and they doubled their lead on the hour.

Tom Webb’s surging run saw him brought down in the penalty area and Toby Bennett made no mistake with his spot kick.

Five minutes later, Stoke pulled a goal back when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box.

Sheppard saved Sam Hill’s set piece but Patterson fired home the rebound.

Moments later, Town substitute Craig Lancastle steered a shot wide of the post, but they regained their two goal advantage on 75 minutes when Harry Smith’s cross into the six yard box was steered home by Asher Budd.

Lancastle then put another effort wide of the post before rounding off the scoring in the 85th minute, his shot from just inside the box from Tom Webb’s cross giving Jones no chance.

Thornbury Town will now have the chance to complete the double this Saturday when they play their Les James League Cup Final tie against Frampton United.

The final is being played at Stonehouse Town’s ground, kick off 3pm