SWINDON & DISTRICT LEAGUE: All Stars boss Aghabi demands more from his players

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New Town All Stars boss James Aghabi was left frustrated with his side’s performance in a 3-3 home draw with Lyneham in Division One.

A brace from Adam Burston and an Adam Blakeman goal was only enough for the hosts to earn a point, and Aghabi was less than impressed with what he saw from his outfit.

“To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement,” he said.

“Although missing a couple of players ourselves, we played a depleted Lyneham side and I would have hoped the players selected would have stepped up and taken the victory.

“Credit to Lyneham, they played very well and were committed to the cause.

“I felt we were naive with our positioning in certain areas and lacked a bit of creativity.”

Despite Saturday’s disappointment, Aghabi is confident his players will turn it around.

“We should have a couple of players coming in and a couple leaving,” he said.

“Combine that with the missing players returning, I’m confident that in our upcoming game against Chiseldon, we can turn the corner and make a statement like some of the other teams have.”

Elsewhere in Division One, Moredon produced a fine performance to condemn league leaders Stratton Juniors to a first defeat of the season.

Adam Law, Tom Goodey and Paul Stevens were all on target for hosts as they wrapped up a 3-1 victory.

Chiseldon’s winless start to the season continued as they were beaten 5-0 at home by Old Town.

A brace from Lee Hayward put Old Town into a commanding position at half time, before goals from Arron Williams, Ashley Bragg and Stephen Lowe secured the three points.

A well contested game saw Marlborough Reserves and Haydon Wick share the points.

Haydon Wick took the lead as Marc Bailey slotted home a penalty before goals from Adam Bukowski and Robin Simpson turned the game around and gave Marlborough a half time lead.

But Daniel Ricketts restored parity in the 81st minute to make it a tense end to the game but it eventually ended 2-2.

Lower Stratton made it three wins from four with a comfortable 7-2 triumph over rock-bottom Swindon AFC.

In the Premier Division, Ramsbury boss Sean Evill was delighted to see his side return to winning ways.

After back-to-back defeats, Ramsbury secured three points courtesy of a 3-0 home victory over North Swindon WMC.

“It was certainly good to get back to a winning formula,” Evill said.

“Saturdays game was the most physical we have encountered so far this season.

“North Swindon challenged hard particularly in the first half where it was difficult to penetrate their defence.

“I’m delighted to say the least with the result and effort from the team.”

Ramsbury were unable to break down North Swindon in the first half, which included a missed penalty, as the teams went in to the interval goalless.

It was more plain sailing for the hosts in the second half as an assist from Adam Elmer allowed George Radulescu to put home a fantastic outside of the right foot goal.

The home side grew in confidence and another goal shortly followed from Max Derrick after another great assist from Elmer.

Derrick was then fouled in the penalty area and he comfortably converted from 12 yards to round off the scoring.

League leaders Swindon Spitfires were held to a 3-3 home draw by FC Dorcan.

Joshua Okoha (2) and Sean Light’s goals were cancelled out by Jake Kitchin (2) and Adam Wooley as both teams earned themselves a point.

Bassett Bulldogs lost only their second game since promotion to the Premier Division with a narrow 2-0 home loss to Deers Leap.

The Bulldogs were left to rue several missed opportunities as Ashton Glover and Nathan Gambling earned Deers Leep three points to move them into sixth.

A thrilling encounter saw Sportz Central narrowly come out 5-4 away victors over Swindon Centurians.

Braces from Ricky Hewiston and Sam Bailey could not prevent defeat for the Centurians leaving them languishing in eighth having only played two league matches.

Village Inn and Spectrum both earned their first league point of the season courtesy of a 2-2 draw.

Craig Kelly and Damian DeBono twice put Spectrum in front but Village Inn hit back both times meaning the points were shared.

Elsewhere, Core Construction overcame Wroughton Reserves 4-3 to complete the first round matches of the Swindon Advertiser Cup.