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: 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.