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Larkhall Athletic
Thatcham Town
L Powell (20', 50')
Full time
Sat 1 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Division One South Attendance 110

Larkhall Athletic 2 - 0 Thatcham Town


Five days on from Thatcham’s six-goal hammering of Fleet, the Kingfishers slipped to a 2-0 loss at Larkhall Athletic, with Lewis Powell scoring both.

Larkhall capitalised on a slow start by Thatcham as Powell opened the scoring on 16 minutes. As the first-half wore on, the Kingfishers gradually started to exert pressure on the hosts. Lewis Coyle had a shout for a penalty when he seemed to be pulled back in the box, James Clark forced a good save and Michael Miller advanced forward to volley wide. However the best opportunity came just before half-time when Shane Cooper-Clark played in Andy Jenkinson, but Shaun Semmens made a great block to deny the Thatcham midfielder an equaliser.

Early in the second half Powell made it two for Larkhall when he expertly placed Mason Winter’s cross beyond Paul Strudley, which effectively killed the game off.

Chances thereafter were at a premium. Thatcham were not placed under too much pressure but were unable to create many opportunities at the other end. James Clark caused some problems for the Larkhall defence, but Semmens was able to keep a couple of shots out, preserve his side’s clean sheet and earn Larkhall the win.

Team : Strudley, Miller, Angell, Thomas, Hughes, Downes, Jenkinson, Coyle, Benham, Clark, Cooper-Clark. Subs on : Tennant & Sankoh. Sub unused : Howell

Key moments

Goal Lewis Powell scores for Larkhall Athletic
Goal Lewis Powell scores for Larkhall Athletic


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80:00 Sub Off
Shane Cooper-Clark is substituted off for Thatcham Town
80:00 Sub On
Lamin Sankoh is substituted on for Thatcham Town
73:00 Sub On
James Tennant is substituted on for Thatcham Town
73:00 Sub Off
Matt Benham is substituted off for Thatcham Town
50:00 Goal 2 - 0
Lewis Powell scores for Larkhall Athletic
End of period 1
20:00 Goal 1 - 0
Lewis Powell scores for Larkhall Athletic
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Larkhall Athletic
  • Thatcham Town
  • 0
  • Lewis Powell Goal 20:00'
  • Lewis Powell Goal 50:00'
  • Matt Benham Sub Off 73:00'
  • James Tennant Sub On 73:00'
  • Shane Cooper-Clark Sub Off 80:00'
  • Lamin Sankoh Sub On 80:00'

Team selection

Strudley, Paul Strudley, Paul
Miller, Michael Miller, Michael
Angell, Curtis Angell, Curtis
Cooper-Clark, Shane Cooper-Clark, Shane
Downes, Jahson Downes, Jahson
Thomas, Gareth Thomas, Gareth
Hughes, Mark Hughes, Mark
Jenkinson , Andy Jenkinson , Andy
Clark, James Clark, James
Benham , Matt Benham , Matt
Coyle, Lewis Coyle, Lewis
Larkhall Athletic
  • 1. Sean Semmens
  • 2. Mason Winter
  • 3. Alfie Clarke
  • 4. Matt Britton
  • 5. Josh Jones
  • 6. Jack Darcey
  • 7. Alex Lambert
  • 8. Geraint Bater
  • 9. Greg Peal
  • 10. Lewis Powell
  • 11. George King
  • 12. Harry Hope
  • 14. Wayne Nderemani
  • 15. Ross Beazer
  • 16. Neal Arndale

League round up

Other Division One South results

AFC Totton
Barnstaple Town
Cirencester Town
Evesham United
Blackfield & Langley
Fleet Town
Bristol Manor Farm
Winchester City

League table

# Team Pl Pts
9. Bideford 38 58
10. AFC Totton 38 56
11. Thatcham Town 38 56
12. Melksham Town 38 56
13. Larkhall Athletic 38 55
14. Highworth Town 38 48
15. Bristol Manor Farm 38 46

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