New Date for Cleeve...
Sunday 4th December
Our postponed game at home to Bishops Cleeve has been rescheduled to Wednesday 14th December, 7.45pm Kick Off.
2.30 pitch inspection - Slimbridge v Bishops Cleeve OFF
Wednesday 30th November
As expected, tonight's game has not survived the weather. New date to be agreed.
Supermarine Date Confirmed
Saturday 26th November
We will now visit Swindon Supermarine on Tuesday, January 10th, Kick Off 7.45pm. This is a confirmed date between both clubs.
Change of date for Bridgy visit to Thornhill Park
Wednesday 23rd November
Our Boxing Day game at home to Bridgwater Town has been moved back 24 hours after agreement between both clubs. It will now take place on Tuesday 27th December. Kick Off remains 3.00pm.
Swindon Supermarine v Slimbridge - Match is OFF
Tuesday 22nd November
Tonights game has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. A new date will be announced in due course.
Predict the score prize pot now £600..
Monday 21st November
With no winner again last week, the Predict the Score prize pot now stands at £600. Contact John Ashplant for your tickets. Lovely just before Christmas!
Slimbridge 3 – 1 Yate Town
Saturday 19th November
Slimbridge extend their unbeaten run against the battling 9 men of Yate Town.
Yate Town started the game brightly with striker Josh Morgan-Williams causing the Slimbridge back line all sorts of problems in the first 20 minutes with Nick Grimes and Richard Twaite called upon several times making a number of important headers and interceptions. Eugene Keary goal bound shot was blocked by Grimes 2 yards in front of goal, and Morgan-Williams twice placed shots wide when in goal scoring opportunities.
Slimbridge came back into the game with Sean Lawson having a half chance blocked and a Richard Twaite header sailing over from a Lee Smith cross. On 30 minutes Jack Twyman, and Lawson linked up on the left resulting in a Slimbridge corner. The home side took the lead on 35 minutes Mace’s cross from the left was chested down by Twyman who played the ball into the path of Smith who drilled the ball into the corner of the Yate net leaving the keeper no chance.
Soon after the restart Yate Town were reduced to 9 men, Morgan-Williams and Swans full back Sam Turl clashed on the touch line with Morgan-Williams kicking out at Turl resulting in a straight red for the visitors. Yate Captain Kye Mountfield also received his marching orders for dissent while protesting against his team mates sending off.
A minute before half time Yate Town equalised from a free kick deep into the home sides half was headed in unopposed at the back post by Jack Ball.
The second half was one-way traffic Slimbridge taking advantage of the two extra men passing the ball around neatly from the back. Mace and Smith were getting down both flanks delivering delightful crossed unfortunately not managing to find a home player in the box. On the hour Grimes headed wide from a Slimbridge corner when well placed at the back post.
Slimbridge regained the lean on 69 minutes when visiting defender Matson Evans handled at the back post trying to sheppard the ball out for a corner. Mace stepped up to send Jonathan Brown the wrong way, his third successful penalty in three games. Two minutes later the Swans extended the lead when Lee Smith’s pin point cross was met by substitute Archie Haskayne who’s bullet header left Brown with no chance.
With 5 minutes remaining Joe Stokes was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet when his delightful lob hit the bar with the visitors keeper stranded.
Slimbridge: Kowalski, Turl, Ry Thwaite, Grimes, Rich Thwaite, Ward, Twyman, Stokes, Smith, Lawson, Mace Subs: Martin, Harding, Haskayne
Goals: Smith 35, Mace 69, Haskayne 71
MOM: Nick Grimes
Winchester game postponed
Monday 14th November
Our trip to Winchester City, scheduled for Saturday 26th November has been postponed as our hosts are going to be on FA Trophy duty. The new date for the game is now Wednesday, December 21st, 7.45pm Kick Off. We are endeavouring to rearrange a forthcoming game to fill the gap, and will make another announcement should we be successful.