Dursley Town AFC round-up

DERBY rivals Dursley and Cam thrilled a large crowd at the Rec on Sunday as the hosts came from behind to win 5-3 in the Stroud Presidents' Cup.

Town made a disastrous start, conceding an early goal, and then seeing player-boss Karl Nash sent off for two bookings in quick succession.

Aaron Booth equalised for the hosts, but the Bulldogs then went two goals clear with further strikes either side of the half-time interval.

From there on, though, ten-man Dursley were inspired. Booth cut the deficit from the spot, and then Andy Hobbs pulled the hosts level.

Town were then awarded another penalty, which Aaron Nash fired home, before Curtis Mills caught Cam on the break for a fifth goal late on.

* Dursley were also triumphant on Saturday, with a 4-1 home victory over Ramblers maintaining their second spot in Stroud League Division One.

The Gloucester side took an early lead, but goals from Aaron Booth, Curtis Mills, Antony Nash and Jack Minett emphatically turned things around.

* Will Gosling fired four goals and Joel Stoneman two as Dursley Reserves thrashed their Randwick counterparts 6-1 in Division Five.

Gosling's first-half hat-trick helped Town into a five-goal lead at the break, with Randwick scoring from the penalty spot after the hosts' sixth.

* Dom Randall and Marcus Humphrey scored second-half goals to help Dursley 3rds clinch a 4-2 victory at Stonehouse 4ths in Division Seven.

Town had twice taken the lead in the first half through Randall and Chris Hyam, only for the hosts to peg Dave Wrixon's side back on both occasions.

* Dursley Ladies fell to a 2-1 defeat at Whitminster-based Cotswold Rangers in Division Two of the Gloucestershire County Women's League on Sunday.

Rangers' early pressure was rewarded with a goal, but Georgina Macey levelled for Town with a terrific free-kick five minutes before half-time.

However, the visitors did not get the rub of the green in the second half. Claire Gabb was harshly penalised for not playing the ball while trying to shield it, which ultimately led to the hosts' second goal from a corner.

And for the second week in a row, Dursley were out of luck as the officials missed the ball seemingly crossing the line in a goalmouth scramble, before veteran Ros Rocke hit the loose ball against the underside of the crossbar.

* Just two Dursley teams are in action this weekend - the 3rds hosting Cam Everside Wanderers on Saturday, and the Ladies welcoming Cheltenham Civil Service on Sunday.