Stroud League Division One

Chalford Res 5 Dursley Town 1

ANY notion Dursley had that they were away and gone at the top of the Stroud League was dispelled in 90 chastening minutes at Chalford.

The table-toppers saw their unbeaten record disappear in emphatic fashion and lost key midfielder Aaron Booth to a worrying-looking foot injury.

Town made a slow start and were two goals down inside 15 minutes, with the opener coming from Kieron Miller's near-post flick header at a corner.

Chalford's second was rather more fortunate, a driven cross from Ryan Couling catching the wind and flying beyond the goalkeeper Keith Watson.

Dursley dominated from then until half-time, but could not find a goal and were undone by Ed Parsloe's second-half hat-trick as they chased the game.

Player-manager Karl Nash bagged a spectacular consolation with a long-range free-kick, but Town were a long way second-best throughout.

Dursley: K Watson; J Stevenson, A Hobbs, P Holder, C Lindsay; J Blackie, R Stevenson, A Booth; Antony Nash, K Nash, Aaron Nash. Rolling substitute: C Mills.

Goals: K Nash (70).

* Dursley Reserves suffered a blow in their bid for promotion from Stroud League Division Five as leaders Berkeley Reserves won 2-1 at the Rec.

Joel Stoneman scored for Town, but Lee Matthews' side are now ten points behind the table-toppers, although they do have a game in hand.

* Dursley 3rds' home game with their Uley counterparts was postponed, as was Dursley Ladies' home clash with bottom-of-the-table Bradley Stoke.

* This weekend, Dursley firsts host Kingswood, the Reserves visit Cashes Green, the 3rds go to Uley Reserves, and the Ladies visit Bishop's Cleeve.