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Match Report: Vale notch a win!

Pewsey grabbed only the second win of the season in what in truth, was a very poor match.

Sam Tuttle was forced onto a great save early on go keep the visitors out, while Pewsey should have gone ahead when Mike Bhara was left with a free header but he headed/shouldered wide.

Soon after they did go into the lead after Craig Wall netted from a great cross from George Plank.

The Vale had the ball in the goal again ten minutes into the second half but after consultation with one of his assistants the referee ruled it out for offside.

Tuttle made another fine save to stop Cowes who missed a one-on-one opportunity but Tuttle pushed the ball around the post on the 60th minute.

On the 75th minute Cowes should have scored when Josh Craig was clear through but he put his shot wide.

The match eventually petered out and the win saw the Vale climb two places in the league table and now sit in the
17th position.

Star Men: George Plank and Mike Bhara (Pewsey Vale)

Match Report: Vale suffer at Ringwood

Pewsey Vale suffered the agonies as Ringwood Town thumped eight past them on Saturday.

After Matt Steer had gone close to opening Ringwood’s account, it was Pewsey who snatched a 12th minute lead through Tom Ballard’s penalty. Only for Lee Vint to level up minutes later.

Vint then netted a quick fire second and Ringwood added a third before half time through Michael Johnson after young keeper Sam Tuttle had saved the initial shot.

Vale brought on Ben Holcombe for Eden Bunce while Tuttle twice denied Ben Harris but couldn’t prevent Peter Richmond-Cole firing home a fourth for the rampant Ringwood who looked as though they could score at will. The young Vale side could not find a way to stop them at times.

Then Charlie Heggan registered their fifth with a powerful shot and with and then Steer making it 6-1 despite more fine Tuttle saves. Steer struck twice more to complete his hat trick, whilst inbetween those efforts Craig Simmonds struck a great free kick from outside the box giving the home keeper no chance to pull one back for the vale.

This heavy defeat follows on from a poor team performance midweek with a 0-0 draw at home to Andover New Street.

Star Man: Sam Tuttle

Match Report: Vale on the up despite loss

This was another good promising Pewsey performance but they were unable to overcome the high-flying Laverstock & Ford who were lucky to return back to the south of Wiltshire with all three points from this match.

Laverstock had the first chance to take the lead on the eight minute from a free kick (from what was to be a match with many free kicks for fouls), but Sam Tuttle easily claimed the ball.

During a spell of pressure from Laverstock, they were forced to make a change when James Smith was injured.
A shot towards goal by Craig Simmons sailed over the cross bar on the half hour mark. Despite all the first half pressure Laverstock could not give them a leading goal.

Then the deadlock was broke on the 40th minute when Micky Martins’ cross found Simmons’ head to put the Vale in front with the ball going into corner of the net. This gave the Vale a 1-0 half time lead.

Simmons had a good chance early after the restart but his shot was a very weak effort and the visitors’ keeper Alexis Aguer saved the poor shot.

Then Adam Jones for the visitors, on their first advance of the second half into the Vale goal area scored to level up the score-line at 1-1.

On the 63rd minute the Vale brought on some fresh legs in Joe Dixon and Connor Marsden and hope to get back in the lead. However, two minutes later saw Laverstock go into a 2-1 lead, when the keeper came off his goal line and Tom Mundy scored that important winning goal.

With minutes to go Pewsey brought on “senior” player and the clubs’ vice Chairman Craig Wall to see out the final minutes.

Despite the result things are looking up for Vale who ran their South Wiltshire opponents very close and the young back four putting in some great performances.

Star Man: Tom Ballard.

Match Report: Portland Edge Past Pewsey

Portland United 1-0 Pewsey Vale

With Portland on top spot of the league, this was always going to be a hard fought match. For the first 15 minutes of play the Vale was to have a good part of the play, however neither side could get that first goal with few clearcut chances being created.

A good chance on 20 minutes fell to Alex Lineker who was denied by the aware Louie La Touche who was able to push the ball away.

The Vales’ Danny Kilderry had to clear off the goal line when La Touche was left stranded. A few moments later produced another great save from the Vale keeper which saw him deny Alex Godfrey as the game went into the break all square at 0-0.

Kilderry was having a great match in defence for the Vale as the pressure was put on their defence immediately after the break.

The deadlock was broke from an unfortunate own goal, when the the Vale’s young debutant defender Charlie Ward unfortunately deflected a shot on goal with the assistant flagging a home player offside. The referee spoke to his assistant but awarded the goal to Portland on the 64th minute. This for Ward was a pity as he was having a great match in defence on his debut.

Pewsey continued to keep the goal tally at 1-0, but the home side knew that they had been in a hard battle who had fought hard to solidify their hopes of promotion to the Wessex Premier Division. A great all round performance from the Vale who should have got more from the great play after a few great chances late on in the match.

This was a great all round performance from all departments of the Vale team with many great personal performances in a side that where several senior players were unavailable and should give great hope for the future and with the upcoming match at home Tuesday 4th March against Amesbury Town.

Star Players: All Pewsey Vale Team.


Pewsey Vale 0 Laverstock and Ford 3

Vale suffer in second period.

This match was played under very poor weather conditions, with heavy rain and high winds going across the pitch for long periods of the match.

Laverstock had the chance to take the early lead from a great cross into the Vales’ box from Adam
Jones but the aware defender David Cope was on hand to clear away the danger.

Then, at the other end Dan Reynolds was unlucky for the Vale, putting his shot just wide of the far post. As the wind continued to make the control of the ball impossible, the opening half ended up going into the
break all square at 0-0.

Pewsey were forced to make a substitution during the half time break, when defender Haydn Amor failed to come out at the restart due to an injury, being replaced by Danny Horwood.

As the second half begun, it was Laverstock who was to take more control of the match and on the 56th minute they broke the deadlock when Russell Jones, picked up the ball on the half way line and waltzed through the Pewsey defence and slotted calmly to make it 1-0.

The Vale made further subtitutions on the 70th minute when Garreth Robb was injured and was replaced by Jake Connor and Harrison Lowe being replaced later on by Aidan Maycock.

Pewsey’s strike force was unable to break past the home defence and were unlucky during a bout of pressure on the home defence with a shot on their goal hitting the crossbar and the rebound blocked on the line, the shot was eventually deflected for a corner.

On 75 minutes Adam Bourner put Laverstock two up, when through 1-on-1 on goal with his shot going in at the far post to make it 2-0.

Laverstock brought on Sam O’Hagen from the subs bench, who put Laverstock further in the lead after only being on for a few minutes after an initial attempted shot was stopped due to the puddles forming on the pitch, to calmly put away his second attempt to make it 3-0 and put the match beyond reach for any comeback for the Vale.

Pewsey have a tough week with matches as we visit US Portsmouth on the 29th of March and then away again to newcomers and league leaders Portland United on Saturday the 2nd April.

Star Player for Pewsey – Ricky Franklin.