OLVESTON United were crowned Bristol Premier Combination League champions on the weekend after gaining a home win from the weekends fixture against Shaftesbury Crusade FC.

Olveston United’s final game of this double winning season was played out last week at home to in-form Chipping Sodbury Reserves.

Olveston were without the instrumental Matthew Barnes for this game, with Ashley Hawkins regaining his first team place alongside the returning Jake Barton and Shane Walker.

As the match kicked off, Olveston set out to showcase exactly why they have had this once in a generation season, exhibiting fast build up play from back to front. Full of confidence, the Olveston United players dominated possession in the opening exchanges, pushing the visitors deeper into their own half.

The deadlock was broken 20 minutes into the first half. Olveston were awarded a free kick after Rob Cave’s twisting run was halted by a desperate challenge.

Matthew Knight stepped up to take the kick from 25 yards from goal, curling the ball over the wall and into the top left corner of the Chipping Sodbury goal, leaving the keeper stranded.

The Olveston United football and chances continued to flow. Upon the 30 minute mark, the ball was played from back to front in a free-flowing move, eventually ending at the feet of Luke Garbacz who fired the ball home from 10 yards, doubling Olveston’s lead.

It was 2-0 at half-time, and Shane Walker departed from proceedings at the interval due to illness, which saw George Williams enter the game looking to increase his lead at the top of the leagues goal scoring charts.

Chipping Sodbury came out for the second half pushing to find a route back into the game, and clinch the point that they require to avoid relegation.

A glimmer of hope arose for the visitors after 60 minutes. An Olveston corner was defended well from Chipping Sodbury who then broke with pace down the right hand side of the pitch, the Chipping Sodbury winger then cut the ball back to Justin Bishop who finished well beyond Olveston stopper Craig Beavis.

As Chipping Sodbury pushed further and further up the pitch in order to find the elusive equaliser, Olveston’s counter attacks, led by the Matthew Knight and George Williams, posed an ever-increasing threat.

The pick of these opportunities fell to George Williams who found himself in front of goal after good work from Matthew Knight, only to have his effort thwarted by the recovering Chipping Sodbury defender.

After 75 minutes, Olveston showed their strength in depth, introducing Jake Lansdown and Russell Knight to proceedings.

It didn’t take Jake Lansdown long to make an impact on the game. From yet another dangerous Joe Loney corner, Jake Lansdown leapt highest at the back post to power home his header from six yards.

Olveston then looked to kill the game off, building large spells of possession and limiting Chipping Sodbury to few opportunities to gain possession of the ball and finished as 3-1 winners.

Olveston United finish the league season six points clear of their closest contenders sealing what many believe to be the club's best season in a generation of football at Olveston.

The players and staff at Olveston United would like to thank all supporters and sponsors for their unrivalled support which has fuelled our success this season.