Stroud and District League

Thornbury Town Reserves 4 Tetbury Town Reserves 1

THORNBURY Town’s County League game at Rockleaze Rangers fell victim of the recent bad weather and as a result, title challengers Lebeq United, Stonehouse Town and Frampton United all made up ground on the Thorns following comfortable wins.

Town are still four points clear of Lebeq at the top of the table but have played a game more.

They will be hoping that this Saturday’s home fixture against Hanham Athletic will go ahead to avoid a fixture pile up at the end of the season. The game at the Mundy Fields has a 2pm kick off.

Meanwhile the Reserves had a comfortable win at home to Tetbury Town Reserves and as a result move up into fourth place in the league. They got the perfect start when they went ahead after seven minutes, following Nathan Irwin’s run down the right and cross into the box where leading scorer Josh Reed coolly slotted home past the helpless keeper.

Whilst they continued to press and create chances they didn’t score their second until the 38th minute when Mike Grove burst into the box and laid the ball off to Nathan Irwin who steered the ball past the keeper.

Moments later, Harry Smith had a good chance to make it three, but fired over the bar, whilst Aaron Clark’s header from a free kick went narrowly wide.

However, in stoppage time at the end of the half, Town were awarded a penalty when Asher Budd was brought down and Josh Reed made no mistake from the spot.

Thorns secured the three points five minutes into the second half when Harry Smith bundled home Asher Budd’s cross.

Although the visitors pulled a goal back five minutes later they never looked like getting back into the game and Town went on to complete a comprehensive win and have now gone six games without defeat.

This Saturday they travel to face Chalford Reserves, 2pm kick off.