Top three seperated by a point as Yate lose
YATE surrendered the lead at the top of Division One South of the Southern League following a 3-1 defeat at Bideford, while Blackfield & Langley came from behind to beat Fleet 4-1 to go top.
Ryan Turner’s hat-trick cost Yate their place at the summit, scoring goals after four, 20 and 80 minutes. Harry Warwick’s goal in the first minute of the second half had the visitors in contention, but it was not enough in the end.
Blackfield & Langley, meanwhile, trailed to Daniel Framp’s opener for Fleet at half-time, but Connor Doe, Adam Tomasso, Patrick Nolan and Fatah Makhloufi hit back in the second period.
However, both sides only have a one-point advantage over thirdplaced Moneyfields, who have two games in hand.
Moneyfields maintained their charge with a 2-0 home win over Totton, Dan Wooden scoring twice in the opening 18 minutes.
Fourth-placed Cirencester were grateful for Alan Griffin’s 89thminute equaliser as their allGloucestershire clash at Cinderford ended 1-1. James Harding had given the home side the lead after 81 minutes.
And Evesham, in fifth, were held 0-0 at lowly Mangotsfield.
Elsewhere, Bristol Manor Farm, Highworth, Larkhall and Paulton all scored four times in impressive victories.
Manor Farm beat Barnstaple 4-1 with Lloyd Mills, Troy Simpson (2) and Owen Howe on target. Tornado Bello replied for the Devon side.
Highworth ran out 4-0 winners over Slimbridge after Wayne Turk and Darren Jefferies both scored inside seven minutes. Turk and Callum McGhee-Parsons added further goals after the break.
Larkhall did the hard work in the opening half-hour as they won 4-1 away to Street. Mitchell Page and Lewis Powell had the Larks two goals clear by the 12th minute, and Powell went on to complete his hat-trick with strikes on 29 minutes and 54 minutes. Ed Butcher replied for Street 20 minutes from time.
Paulton thumped Melksham 4-0 away from home following a goalless first half. Jack Ball scored the first two before Ryan Gay and Sam Jordan completed the scoring.
with Jamie Barron and Conor Lynch scoring the respective goals.
In the only Premier Division South game involving a West club, Swindon Supermarine triumphed 3-0 at home to Staines, although it took 72 minutes to make the breakthrough. Jerel Ifil edged the home side in front, Matt Williams made it two three minutes later, and Stuart Fleetwood soon got the third.