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Sat 5 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Division One South Attendance 102

AFC Slimbridge 1 Thatcham Town 0


Kingfishers unlucky not to come away with at least a point.

By Benjamin Schiffer-Harte

The Kingfishers were unlucky not to have come away with at least a point in a tight game against a well organised side. The first half was very much all Thatcham with plenty of shots being registered by Shane Cooper-Clark , Josh Helmore, Scott Rees, George Jeacock, Adam Kelly, Curtis Angell and Tom Moran (after coming on for injured Rees).
At the other end of the pitch there was some fine defending by Mike Miller, Jack Alexander, Jack Stanley, Stuart Cattell and Angell with Chris Rackley complementing the team in goal.

The closest Slimbridge came to scoring in the 1st Half was in the final minutes but Stanley’s head twice came to the rescue.

With the 2nd half getting underway, Slimbridge stepped up a gear - something that after speaking to their supporters, usually is the other way round - and had a lot more possession and shooting chances. No2 Danny King and No7 Captain Dean Turner, No10 Will Hawes and sub No12 Joe Noakes all having chances.

Eko Elliott came on for Cooper-Clark in the final 15minutes and Conor Lynch for Kelly. The latter getting himself into great positions with crosses but the chances were smothered and cleared by the tight defending by the home side.

On the 85th minute a strike by Will Hawes just outside the box made the difference to the score and it stayed 1-0 despite Thatcham Town going close with a header towards the end. With 3minutes of added time it was not to be long enough for a fight back and Thatcham lost their first game since November.

The unbeaten run has certainly helped the club to pull away from the bottom 2 and are 19points clear with a game in hand. Next up is Winchester City at home and the Kingfishers will be wanting to avenge the 3-2 loss very early on in the season. Melksham Town then visit on the 15th and then it’s Barnstaple away on the 19th.

Key moments

Goal Goal for Slimbridge


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85:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Slimbridge
78:00 Sub Off
Shane Cooper-Clark is substituted off for Thatcham Town
78:00 Sub On
Ekow Elliott is substituted on for Thatcham Town
65:00 Sub Off
Adam Kelly is substituted off for Thatcham Town
65:00 Sub On
Conor Lynch is substituted on for Thatcham Town
End of period 1
27:00 Sub Off
Scott Rees is substituted off for Thatcham Town
27:00 Sub On
Tom Moran is substituted on for Thatcham Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Slimbridge
  • Thatcham Town
  • 0
  • Scott Rees Sub Off 27:00'
  • Tom Moran Sub On 27:00'
  • Adam Kelly Sub Off 65:00'
  • Conor Lynch Sub On 65:00'
  • Shane Cooper-Clark Sub Off 78:00'
  • Ekow Elliott Sub On 78:00'
  • Goal 85:00'

Team selection

Rackley, Chris Rackley, Chris
Stanley, Jack Stanley, Jack
Angell, Curtis Angell, Curtis
Cooper-Clark, Shane Cooper-Clark, Shane
Alexander, Jack Alexander, Jack
Miller, Michael Miller, Michael
Cattell, Stuart Cattell, Stuart
Rees, Scott Rees, Scott
Jeacock, George Jeacock, George
Helmore, Josh Helmore, Josh
Kelly, Adam Kelly, Adam

League round up

Other Division One South results

AFC Totton
Cirencester Town
Evesham United
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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