Warminster Hit for Six
The day started with Warminster Town and Devizes Town both on 15 points so a win for either side would see a clear advantage for the victors. However, on the coldest day of Autumn to date, it can only be described as a 'bad day at the office' for Warminster.
The home side, Devizes Town started the game on the front foot and the visitors struggled from the off. Devizes put the Warminster defence under pressure with good passes and long balls up to the front players from all areas of the pitch. They were not shy either in putting in good tackles to try to win every ball.
The first goal on 14 minutes came from Devizes’ new signing Mark Robinson after Lisowski in goal for Warminster failed to hold onto the ball from a low shot free kick. Robinson scored the second when a long ball in the 18th minute found Robinson on the edge of the box. Six minutes later Warminster pulled one back when a nice flick-on from Taylor fell into the path of the advancing Walton who beat the keeper coming out to meet him and slot the ball home. On 38 minutes a long free kick was partially saved by Lisowski up onto the crossbar only to fall into the path of Robinson once again and to make it a hat-trick on his debut.
The teams went in at halftime with Devizes Town leading 3 - 1.
It took 16 minutes before another goal was forthcoming and that was scored by Mitchell for Devizes with a low shot that squeezed in between the left post and Lisowski diving to his right. A few minutes later saw Warminster’s captain Charlie Walton sent off with a second yellow card. The fifth goal on 83 minutes was another keeper error which saw the ball tipped onto the bar only to fall for Mitchell to score again. With just 3 minutes of normal time remaining Devizes sixth goal was scored from a free kick close to the edge of the penalty area and central to the goal by Ryan Bole. The ball curved around the 5 man wall into the bottom left corner with the diving Lisowski just unable to reach it.
The final score Devizes Town 6 Warminster Town 1
The next match is a home game is on Saturday, November 3rd. at Weymouth Street and the Town look forward to getting back on track with home support as they welcome Keynsham Town, kickoff 3.00pm.
Team: Lisowski, Baggs, Graham, Small, Wright, Herd, Miluk, Walton, Taylor, Butler, Mortimer-Taylor Subs: Collyer (55) McEntee (78) Pollock (67)
Watch the action on Youtube - the whole match as broadcast live.