Stroud & District Football League Division 2

Minchinhampton 6

Trident 0

JACK HORNSBY bagged four as Minchinhampton hit Trident for six.

An early fortuitous goal from the backside of Tom Beard from a Josh Button corner gave Minchinhampton the lead and Hornsby added another to give a two-goal half-time lead.

The second period saw Hornsby rediscover his mojo and add a further three goals to take his personal haul to four goals with assists from Toby Gardiner and Riki Noble.

Player-manager Nathan Buckland also got in on the act adding a fine curled effort soon after coming off the bench. A couple of disallowed goals and well saved late penalty from Ollie Portlock denied the home side an even more emphatic victory.

A good team performance will everyone playing their part with a four goal haul for Jack Hornsby earning him the man of the match.

Stroud & District Football League Division 6

Abbeymead Rovers Thirds 2 Minchinhampton Reserves 3

A SLOW start saw Minchinhampton Reserves go two goals down against a youthful Abbeymead side.

Ed Gosling reduced the deficit just before half-time firing home a Philip Ellis cross from close range.

The second period saw a rejuvenated Minchinhampton side return to the field and Ben Price drew parity with a delicious curled effort into the top corner of the goal.

Spurred on by this Minchinhampton pushed on for a winner and this came late on when Ed Gosling was unceremoniously felled in the box and penalty was awarded and Nick Matthews showed a cool head to slot home the kick and in the process snatch all three points.

Minchinhampton man of the match: Ben Price.