Win a piece of cake as Kipling scores
The Bath & District League’s Stan Milsom Cup got off to a flier, with Dribuild eventually running out 8-5 winners over Roman Bathelona in an astonishing tie at Lansdown. Dribuild had beaten the same opponents comfortably a week earlier, but were made to work hard, particularly having trailed when Milan Kuzma directed the ball home via a shoulder. Sam Black, Gary Kipling and Ryan Small had the hosts 3-1 up by the break, but Bathelona refused to lie down. They fell 4-2 and 5-3 behind with Aaron Childs scoring twice, but Darren Chitty and Marian Calinoiu’s superb strike in the closing stages forced extra-time. Riou Bogdan had previously fired in a brace for the stripes. Having used up so much energy to produce the comeback, Dribuild eased through in the extra half hour, which saw Small add another and Childs two more, giving him a four-goal haul. Division 3 outfit Lansdown caused an upset against Division 2’s A Little Different. Despite going a goal down, Mark Wroe (2), Aidan Mccaffery, Marcus Chapman and an own goal turned the match on its head and earned them a place in round two. Olympic Victoria needed a late penalty to edge past Bear Flat in the same competition. In Division 1, GT recorded a 2-0 win over FC Bath United. Jake Turpin and Brad Norris netted in their fourth league win from four. Odd Down went goal crazy at Timsbury, heaping further misery on Team Nathan. A 13-1 win, with Lee Burns rolling back the years with five in the rout, made it 24 goals for Down in two meetings against the newly-promoted men, who saw Jimmy Webb grab a consolation. In Division 2, three teams are tied at the top on nine points. AFC BAS held out against Claverton Park. They led 2-0 through Dan Marriott and Danny Williamson’s penalty but were made to sweat when Kaylum Escott pulled one back late on. Radstock had goalkeeper Connor White to thank for a string of fine saves against Tramways. Goals at the other end from Curt Dunn, Charlie Myrie and Dayne D’allesandro gave Mason Bidgood’s side the points. FC Trinity came out on top in a 12-goal thriller against Griffin and Westwood. Tom Lakeman and Petru Cabuz both hit braces in Wiltshire. FC Estrella’s 100 per cent start was ended against Farrington. Having led 3-1, Arron Whittock popped up with a late leveller to earn a point for Albion. University side GLF Panthers got their campaign underway with a 3-1 win at Welton Rangers. Billy Belsham, Daniel Kwan and Johnny Khouri scored for the students and Jamie Knight netted for Welton. ■ The Bath & Keynsham six-a-side Football League is looking for more teams for the Autum/winter 2018 season which starts this October. Games are played on Mondays (Keynsham) and Wednesdays (Bath) in the evening and the league is affiliated with to the FA. The league is open to all teams from the local community, with all standards welcome. It’s a great way to get fit or keep fit throughout the season. All matches have FA referees and on-site administrators. They provide all the footballs and bibs.
Aaron Childs scores a penalty for Dribuild against Roman Bathelona in the Stan Milsom Cup