Early goals put Moneyfields in heaven in Devon... home joy for Gosport and Baffins

Moneyfields strengthened their position in third place in the Southern League division one south with a 3-1 win at Bideford.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 24th November 2018, 4:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:56 pm
Dan Wooden's double put Moneyfields in command early on at Bideford
Dan Wooden's double put Moneyfields in command early on at Bideford

They kicked off early because the home side have floodlight problems, and the men from Dover Road were soon ahead as Steve Hutchings converted an eighth-minute penalty given for a foul on Dan Wooden.

They doubled the lead when Lloyd Rowlatt set up Wooden for an easy finish, and made it three inside the first 15 minutes when Lewis Fennemore played in Wooden for his second. Kevin Squires got one back for Bideford.

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In the Southern premier division south at Privett Park, Gosport Borough were desperate for points to climb away from the wrong end of the table as they faced Hendon.

Shaquille Hipppolyte Patrick gave the visitors a 38th-minute lead but player-boss Craig McALLISTER levelled two minutes later.

Tony LEE completed the Borough turnaround just after the hour. Pat SURACI made sure of a vital three points in the 87th minute.

Bognor beat Three Bridges in the Sussex Senior Cup despite being 2-0 down at half-time. Goals from Mason Walsh, Tommy Block and Dan Smith gave them a 3-2 win.

In the Wessex premier, Fareham drew 2-2 at home to Christchurch. Simon Woods gave them the lead but they needed a second-half equaliser.

Horndean lost 1-0 at Sholing but Baffins Milton Rovers turned on the style to win 3-0 at home to Bashley.

Baffins got off to the best possible start when they took the lead in the third minute as Jason Parish closed down the visitors and the ball fell invitingly to Dale MASON, who curled a shot into the far corner.

The lead was doubled in the 18th minute, again with Mason and Parish involved. Parish chested down a cross from Mason and Tommy TIERNEY turned and expertly found the corner of the net from outside the box.

Shane Cornish thought he had extended Rovers’ lead when heading home an Ashton Leigh corner, only for referee Peter Lowe to judge there had been a foul on the keeper.

Just after the hour, a flowing move down the left involving Mason and Freeman Williams saw Mason cross for Fidel Seibou and his first-time effort was deflected behind.

Parish brought the best out of visiting keeper Jason Collins when he broke the offside trap but was denied by an excellent save.

PARISH got the better of Collins in the 90th minute when he controlled a ball over the top by Tommy Lee, took one touch and curled a shot with the outside of his boot into the bottom corner.