SEVERAL teams were in action over the weekend with mixed results.

Amesbury secured a point with a late equalizer, Laverstock lost to Romsey and Bemerton and Downton both won their respective games.

Wessex League Premier Division

Amesburys Jordan Matthews celebrates a goal while playing for Bemerton

Amesbury secured a valuable point on the road with an equalizer in stoppage time against Cowes Sports last weekend.

Amesbury have conceded eight goals for just one in their last three games and will be happy to have avoided another defeat.

The hosts got off to a quick start when Fin Phillips swung the ball into Aedan Coode and the visiting keeper pulled the ball well out of the air.

Cowes had the most possession and was shocked in the 32nd minute when Jordan was allowed to cut Matthews in from the sideline before sending the ball over Ed Hatt into the open net.

The Yachtsmen equalized in the 53rd minute when James Wykes saw his first cross blocked by a defender, but in the second half George CarterKnight hit about twelve yards from goal to rush the ball into the net.

The home side took the lead four minutes from time when Carter Knight’s shot deflected into goal from Billy Drever in what looked like the winner.

But a controversial end well into stoppage time when Ed Hatt cleared the ball off the line after a Billy Drever header, only for the assistant to indicate that the ball was over the line.

Wessex League Division One

On Saturday, Downton beat Ash United 2-0 away, with goals from Dible – just before the hour – and Laptas after 80 minutes.

The Robins are sixth in the table with six games played and meet Laverstock on Friday evening.

Lovegrove’s penalty gives Lavvy the lead. Image by Lionel Williams.

Laverstock and Ford hosted Romsey Town but were comfortably beaten by four to two goals, with Romsey showing up twice from behind.

The hosts took the lead first with an Archie Lovegrove penalty and again with a controversial Russell Jones goal, but a hat-trick from Jack Odam and a singles from Charlie Rattley gave the Bypass Boys their first away win in the league.

Lavvy took the lead after half an hour when Jones chased a long ball down and when he dodged Ant Croucher the city defender was deemed disabled and the referee awarded a penalty.

Lovegrove converted. Town leveled five minutes before half-time when a Fawley cross met an Odam header to restore parity.

Rawkins the hosts caused problems on the left and combined well with Jones. From that source Laverstock took the controversial lead when Rawkins’ shot was blocked and Jones rolled in the ricochet.

The linesman was offside, but after a long discussion with the referee, the goal was there.

Romsey was excited and responded with three goals in the last 15 minutes. Odam completed his hat trick and Charlie Rattley got the other.

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Bemerton Heath Harlequins traveled to Petersfield Town and came up with all three points after three goals.

The first half was a close and largely uneventful affair, and half passed without anyone bothering the scorecard.

After the break, Harlequins were back on their forefoot and eventually opened the goal when good teamwork between Hine and Beckley saw a great back pass into the unmarked Danny Young, who played the ball into the net.

Benny scored his second goal with a counterattack. Some excellent moves found Beckley one on one with the goalkeeper and he scored with ease. A few minutes later, Bemmy scored his third of the day on another set piece, with Moore deflecting his shot past the unlucky house keeper on the track.

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Wiltshire Senior League

Shrewton United were in seventh heaven on Tuesday night with a 7-1 away win at Malborough Town. Goals game from debutant Christian Boothe (two), Jake Connor (two), Craig Lewis, Rob Mitchell and Joey Weeks.

United occupies eighth place in the table. They left for Trowbridge on Saturday.

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