Match Report: Warminster Town FC v Corsham Town FC

Saturday, April 21st, 2018


With the pitch bathed in much needed warm sunshine, Warminster Town welcomed Corsham Town to Weymouth Street. Corsham started the day 12 points ahead of Warminster and 4 places above in the First Division of the Western League.

At kick off both sides seemed determined to get a win from this game and created some early shooting opportunities. Corsham Town set the tone with the first strike on goal in around the second minute hitting the ball over the crossbar. Both sides kept pressing forward and each having, in turn, to defend with probably Corsham looking slightly more likely to get the opening goal. It turned out though that on 21 minutes, Warminster’s captain, Charlie Walton put the ball past the Corsham goalkeeper Joe King.

Although perhaps taken aback by the Warminster Goal, the visitors didn’t drop their heads. They got on with the game and both sides continued to attack and defend. In the 29th minute Corsham’s number 9, Ben Wickens broke clear into the box and with the goal gaping before him placed his shot wide with much relief for the home fans. Charlie Walton, who was everywhere on the pitch blasted over the Corsham bar just two minutes later. This was followed a few moments later at the other end of the pitch when Ben Starr for Corsham shot wide of Stewart Lisowski's goal. This half was certainly not lacking in effort on either goal.

Corsham equalised on 40 minutes when Robbie Tripp hit the ball cleanly into the back of the net. It could have been more goals for Corsham when Wickens and Collier consecutively shot on goal and neither managed to slot it into the net. Just before the halftime whistle blew, Corsham’s captain and number 10, Leigh Rogers tried to chip Lisowski and succeeded but the ball bounced off the crossbar. It remained 1 - 1 at the end of the first half.

The second half saw Corsham Town quickly out of the blocks and pressing forward using the wide men to good effect. On 4 minutes Ben Wickens for Corsham made up for his first-half miss and headed the ball into the back of Lisowski’s net to make it 2 - 1 to the visitors. Up until the 60th minute there had been no need for any warnings from the referee until Lewis Graham, central defender for Warminster picked up a yellow card for a reactionary push. Just moments after play resumed, substitute Gary McDermott for Corsham earned himself a yellow card for a challenge on Walton, who fairly quickly managed to get to his feet after the initial pain wore off.

On 63 minutes, manager Andy Crabtree double substituted for Warminster Town, off came Ricky Coleman and James C-Bowden for Matt Dyer and Joe Pilgrim. Following this change, the home team immediately mounted an attack which resulted in George Holland firing wide of the visitor's goal.

It seemed an inspired substitution by Corsham’s manager, Jamie Harrison on 73 minutes as he brought on Jayden Papy to replace Lee Collier. Papy went on to score a minute later making it 3 -1.

Walton though for Warminster never gives up and in this match, as usual, he put in a real effort for the team. Two minutes after Corsham scored the third goal he hit a terrific shot which struck the right corner of the goal where post and bar meet. It was an effort worthy of a goal but sadly nothing came of it.

In the second half, perhaps more so than the first Corsham proved themselves to be the better side and particularly made good use of the wide players and creating chances for the forwards.

At the final whistle, it remained at Warminster Town 1 Corsham Town 3.

Teams:
Warminster Town: Lisowski, Mortimer-Taylor, Coleman, Graham, McFerran, Herd, Chenery-Bowden, Walton, Schol-Binks, Holland, Butler
subs: Dyer, Caws, Pilgrim

Corsham Town: King, Warren, Lock, Frampton, Tripp, Chandler, McHelone, Collier, Wickens, Rogers, Starr
subs: Papy, Kilbane, McDermott, Purdy, Harrison

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League table after Saturday 21st April results.

First Division


POS
P
W
D
L
GD
PTS
1
40
27
8
5
69
89
2
39
26
10
3
65
88
3
39
27
6
6
59
87
4
36
20
5
11
28
65
5
38
18
10
10
22
64
6
36
18
9
9
23
63
7
37
16
8
13
15
56
8
37
15
10
12
10
55
9
36
16
6
14
5
54
10
35
14
9
12
-8
51
11
39
12
14
13
-10
50
12
40
15
5
20
-19
50
13
38
13
8
17
-1
47
14
36
13
6
17
-21
45
15
36
13
6
17
-28
45
16
39
12
7
20
-27
43
17
36
12
5
19
-24
41
18
39
10
8
21
-26
38
19
38
10
6
22
-23
36
20
37
8
10
19
-24
34
21
37
7
8
22
-39
28
*
22
38
5
8
25
-46
23
* Adjustment made

@Roland