vics bag seven in routing
Olympic Victoria kept up the pressure at the top of Bath & District Division 3 with a comfortable 7-1 success over bottom markers Two Weir Town. Paul Gray opened the scoring, capitalising on a defensive error, and Vics went into the break 3-0 up with Harrison Drew on target twice with tidy finishes. Martin Carlyon pulled one back on 54 minutes for Town, catching Phil Hawkins out after the goalkeeper mishit a clearance, but they were overpowered afterwards with Gray and Drew going on to complete hat-tricks either side of Shaun Lewis’ far post tap-in. The result moved them to second behind Bear Flat. Liam Davies (2) and Josh Spanswick gave the Bears a 3-0 lead at the interval against Farrington Albion, but the visitors made them sweat after Daniel Turvey and James Swift netted, but they couldn’t find a leveller. Division 2’s only fixture saw Claverton Park get the better of Roman Bathelona in an 11-goal thriller. Liam Pallett fired in a hattrick in a 7-4 win for Park to move them up three places. The Stan Milsom Cup occupied others, with FC Brewhouse pulling off the shock of the day. The Division 3 outfit beat Division 2’s Radstock Albion 4-2, a Carlos Diaz brace alongside Neil Monaghan and Alex Press goals proved the difference. Connor Hall and Charlie Myrie responded for Albion. Brewhouse are the only Division 3 side left in the competition as Welton Rangers suffered a 5-0 loss at home to FC Trinity. Tom Lakeman and Muresan Ioan scored twice with Nick Skey plundering another as they avoided a potential upset at White City, this having played most of the match with nine men owing to several drop-outs. Odd Down exited a cup for the second week running. They fell apart in the first half hour at Bath United, with Damon King (2) and Dan Rabbitts putting the hosts 3-0 up. Debutant Sam Gregory added a fourth on 71 minutes, before Kieran Hulbert claimed a consolation soon after. Heritage defeated Pig & Fiddle in an all-division 1 clash, having also met in the league seven days ago. Doubles for Mark Taylor, John Dennis and Jac Humphreys clinched a 6-2 win to earn last year’s finalists a quarter-final spot.
Also 8-3 winners at the weekend were Keynsham Town Ladies, who moved on in the FA Women’s Cup
Harrison Drew (red) makes it 3-0 to Olympic Victoria past Two Weir keeper Sam Marquiss