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: Vale dumped by Shrewton

Wednesday 21st September 2016Salisbury Hospital Cup Round One.
Tonight’s opponents South Wiltshire based Shrewton United have enjoyed a decent start to their Wiltshire Premier league campaign lying in 2nd place. 

And it was the visitors who had a good first chance to take an early lead when Steven Holvey struck a powerful shot that went just wide of the far post.

Then five minutes later Shrewton took the lead when Craig Lewis,beat the Vale keeper Sam Tuttle to make it 0-1.

This was followed with a let off for Pewsey when a perfect cross flashed across the goalmouth through the Vale’s defence with no Shrewton player unable to get a touch on the cross.

On the 30th minute, the visitors went further in the lead when Lewis again struck after picking up the ball just outside the hosts box into the bottom corner to increase the scoreline at 0-2.

Five minutes later Pewsey got one back following some good play from Ryan Banks breaking through the Shrewton defence and finishing well past the visitors keeper Ben Bissinton and make the game 2-1.

Tuttle made a great save to deny the visitors a 3rd goal as the match went into the half time break.

Early in the second half a great cross from Micky Martin set up Adam Field at the near post to slot home with a sweet left-footed finish past the keeper to level the score at 2-2 .

After this the visitors got more on top of their Wiltshire neighbours and went back into the lead on the hour, when Lee Weeks made it 2-3.

As the match continued towards the final minutes James Dolman put the match out of reach of the Vale by making it 4-2.
Star Man: Adam Field.

Match Report: Vale luckless in shootout

Sydenham League Cup Round One
Pewsey Vale 2. v. Totton & Eling 2 (At 90 Mins)
Totton & Eling win 3-1 on penalty shootout.

Pewsey Vale’s young team again put it a great team performance however they could not overcome a strong Totton side after losing the tie in a penalty shoot out.
The match began very evenly, with both sides having chances.

Totton had a chance on the 30th minute but they shot over the Vale cross-bar from close range and then they hit the crossbar on the 34th minute with a good strike at the end of some good play.

The deadlock was broken on the 42nd minute when Totton took the lead to go into the break with a one goal advantage; the young 17 year old keeper Sam Tuttle made the save but was only able to parry the hard shot from Owen Fee into the back of the net.

Pewsey was to fight back from the restart of the second half when another youngster from the Vale side, George Plank was making some great runs up the left side and putting some great crosses into the Totton box but no Vale player was able to find the finishing touch.

Pewsey got back level in the 61st minute from a well struck free kick from Dee Flanigan to level the scores at 1-1.

This was turning into another great performance by the Vale keeper Tuttle as he made several telling saves. Then Ryan Banks was unlucky not to put the Vale back in the lead,but he had his perfect shot on goal cleared of the goal-line.

Then at the other end another free kick saw Totton go back in the lead at 1-2 on the 67 minute with Tottons’ substitute scoring with the first touch of the ball with his head.

The Vale was again putting in some great play, when on the 75th minute Micky Martin, received a great pass out on the left side and seeing the keeper coming out he shot over the keeper with a sumptuous strike to get the Vale back level at 2-2.

Pewseys pressure on their visitors could not get them another goal and the match went into a penalty shoot out with no extra time being played.

However this is where it went wrong for the Vale as we lost 1-3 on the shoot out. It was a decent team effort by once again a young promising side.

Star Man: George Plank. 

Jeff 

Match Report: Vale fall at Stoneham

Wessex League Division One
AFC Stoneham. 4 v. Pewsey Vale. 2
With a youthful back four, and new goalkeeper signing, Alex Chitejie making his debut, this was a much better performance by the Vale as they tried to put the last three defeats behind them.

The back four and Chiteji put in some great play against the more stronger and experience Stoneham side.

However despite all the promising signs, they could not return home with any points.

Pewsey took the lead with Ryan Bank’s strike in the tenth minute. But this was short lived because Andy Turner pulled his side level on the half hour.

Stoneham then turned the screwed on the Vale and took the lead when Turner was on hand to give them the advantage going into the break.

Terry New made it 3-1 in the second half as the Pewsey defence began to look a bit shaky and then Jamie Bentley soon made it 4-1.

But the Vale was not finished and they enjoyed a great last ten minutes when their teamwork yielded a second goal for Banks.
Star Player: Ryan Banks.

Jeff

Match Report: Red card blot at end of a 10-goal thriller.

Wessex League Division OneSaturday 10th September 2016

Pewsey Vale 5 – 5 Fleet Spurs

The young Pewsey side turned in a good performance in this high scoring match.
They went ahead in the second minute when a cross found Tom Taylor out on the side. He took two touches before shooting the Vale into the lead past the visitors goalkeeper, Mark Appleby.

Vale’s keeper Sam Tuttle denied Sam Knowles on the 15th minute but Fleets persistance paid off when Tom Slane equalised.

Pewsey’s Injured Danny Horwood, was replaced by Ryan Howard just before Ryan Banks headed them back into the lead at the break.

There were chances at both ends but Fleet levelled scores at 2-2, though Knowles and then a strike by Slane put the visitors ahead for the first time to make it 2-3.

Micky Martin the Vales’Team Captain, set up Banks for his second goal for the equaliser and also scored himself.

Pewsey’s dominance began to tell as the substitute Dee Flanagan made it 5-3 and surely heading for 3 points.

But then it all went wrong for the Vale as they let Fleet back into the match again with Adam Nash getting number four and then Drew Matthews bringing the game back to 5-5.

Pewsey was to end the match with only ten players when Ben Holcombe was straight red carded for something he said to the Referee.

However that wasn’t the end of the action, as a Pewsey defender adjudged to have brought down a Fleet player inside the penalty area to give fleet the chance to complete a remarkable comeback.

However young goalkeeper Sam Tuttle was equal to Sam Knowles’s penalty in the dying seconds to save a point for the Vale. 

Star Man: Sam Tuttle.

Jeff.