Gloucestershire Northern Senior League round up: Sharpness back on top after Chalford slip up, Tuffley Reserves on cloud nine and big wins for Abbeymead & Lydbrook in Div Two

The Gloucestershire Northern Senior League tables are changing at an alarming rate as the excitement levels increase by the weeks. Once again, there were goals all over the place and some eye-catching results. 

There is only one place to start and that is with our featured game where Brockworth Albion edged past Longlevens Reserves 2-1 at Mill Lane. A second half strike from Dan Alderman was enough to give Albion the points, as they keep in the title hunt in Division One. You can read the full report of the game, right here. 

The lead in Division One has changed hands again, with Sharpness regaining the top spot after a 3-1 win at free scoring Welland. That result coinciding with a 4-4 draw between FC Barometrics and Chalford allowed the long time leaders to hit the summit once again.

Chalford slip into second just one point ahead of 3rd placed Charlton Rovers, who beat Whaddon United 3-0. Whaddon stay 14th after their defeat.

Tuffley Rovers Reserves extend their unbeaten run to nine games with a great 2-0 win over an Upton St Leonards side who have become very strong away from home. Tuffley will still have title ambitions of their own as they stay 5th in the division as the title race hots up.

Harrow Hill are two points behind on 37 points after getting back to winning ways over Cam Bulldogs, claiming a 1-0 win. Cam stay 12th in between Berkeley Town and Taverners, who faced off this afternoon with Berkeley winning the fixture 4-0.

In the other game in Division One, Quedgeley Wanderers put 4 goals past Leonard Stanley – who remain bottom of the division. Leonard Stanley travel to Tredworth Tigers tomorrow afternoon in the Stroud League Presidents Cup.

The top three in Division Two were all off from league action this weekend, allowing Whitecroft a chance to stem the flow and get back to winning ways – which they duly grabbed with both hands.

A 4-0 win over a Smiths Athletic side who returned to league action sees Whitecroft move back up to 3rd, but they find themselves 15 points off the leaders Woolaston.

English Bicknor moved up into 5th after a 3-0 win over bottom side Bibury, coinciding with an upset as Frampton United Reserves were beaten 2-1 at home to Lydney Town Reserves.

Bicknor and Frampton sit level on 31 points, whilst Bibury stay bottom and Lydney move up to 11th in the league.

Barnwood United got back to winning ways and moved into the top half with a 3-0 win over Falcons at the Walls Club. Goals from Liam Pinnock, Jamie Robinson and Mike Dunn saw Barnwood win their first of two games this weekend, ahead of a trip to Kings Stanley in the Stroud League Presidents Cup on Sunday morning.

There were two massive results down the bottom end of the table, with Abbeymead Rovers put 5 past FC Lakeside in a 5-2 win. Lydbrook Athletic won their second on the spin, by claiming a 3-1 win over Winchcombe Town and overtaking them in the process.

For Abbeymead, they move up to tenth and extend their unbeaten run to three, with two wins on the bounce.

Next weekend, three of the top four return to action in Division Two, with Cheltenham Civil Service hosting Frampton United Reserves whilst Woolaston entertain Smiths Athletic and Bredon travel to an in-form Abbeymead Rovers.

In Division One, it is County Cup day so the top two aren’t in league action, nor are 3rd place Charlton Rovers – giving Brockworth a great chance to move up the table. A win by a two goal margin or more at Quedgeley Wanderers will see Albion move second.

Elsewhere, Upton St Leonards take on Harrow Hill and Longlevens Reserves take on Welland as four of the top pack of 9 go head to head.

 

Check out the full list of results from in and around the county this weekend right here.