Odd Down a ray of sunshine as storms hammer fixtures
Terrible weather conditions postponed the majority of fixtures in the Bath & District Sunday League.
There were still four games across three divisions that braved the weather to battle it out, and although bright for some, for others it would be as bleak as the forecast.
The only match taking place at the top of the pyramid saw Radstock Albion lose 3-0 at home to Odd Down SC FC.
The away side dominated, showing they are going to be real contenders this season and tough to beat. Blain Crooks scored and that was added to by a Dave Cooper brace which all began with a stunning overhead kick.
Down could even boast an extremely experienced back five that had a combined age of over 200 at one point during the game.
But the old legs didn’t waver taking a convincing win and leaving the home team shell-shocked.
Meanwhile Odd Down SC Reserves hosted FC Gringos at the Lew Hill Memorial but couldn’t pull off the same feat as the senior squad.
The Reserves lost 3-6 to the Gringos - and what made it worse for the Down was that the scoreline was 3-3 with ten minutes to go.
They must have been hoping strikes from Whittock, Clark and Deverall had earned them a point but it wasn’t to be leaving the visitors jubilant. The only other fixture in the middle of the divisions - Olympic Victoria versus Team Nathan AFC saw a reverse outcome from a fortnight ago.
The visitors would have been rubbing their hands when Stefan Woods scored a screamer from 30 yards to start things off.
The Vics wanted revenge this time though and levelled things before the break when Chris Rogers finished off a well worked team move.
The winner came in the second period when Paul Gray found himself free and unmarked in the box at a corner, his perfect header left Nathan player-manager Mark Payne-blackmore red-faced. He was at the back-post and should have cleared Gray’s header but completely misjudged.
OV might have been singing in the rain but celebrations were dampened when Niall Toogood picked up a bad injury late on to abandon the game with two minutes remaining, everyone wishes him a speedy recovery.
Welton Rangers took on Heritage United Reserves in the only weekend fixture in the third tier.
It saw United’s reserves grab their first win in emphatic style - 1-8.
The match was played in a very sporting manner and it was nice to see Welton sweeping the goalmouth of rain before the game.