Thornbury Town continue unbeaten league start
THORNBURY Town club officials say they are over the moon with the response of their supporters, and the community as a whole, after a Crowdfunder appeal launched because of Covid-19 raised almost £11,000.
More than 100 individuals made donations.
On the field, the first team have not yet hit the form of last season but remain unbeaten in the Uhlsport Hellenic League One West, having won 3 and drawn 3 of their league fixtures.
A run of injuries has meant that they have rarely been able to field their first choice line-up but draws against Malmesbury and Newent were put in the shade by a fine home win against everyone’s favourites for the title, Malvern Town.
In front of a crowd of 140, goals from Elliott Gardner and Marcus Wormwell sealed the 2-0 win.
This season’s FA Vase campaign came to a premature end when a couple of late goals gave Abingdon United a flattering 4-1 win.
The following week Town got back to winning ways when they twice came from behind at Hereford Pegasus to win 3-2. James Derosa and Brandon Benjamin both netted before Jacob Farthing’s last-minute winner secured all three points.
Elsewhere, the Reserves' great start to their new season continues, currently having a 100% record from their 5 league fixtures to date. Their latest wins included a 2-0 victory at Iron Acton, with Harrison Young netting both goals, followed by a 2-1 home win against a strong Sea Mills Park side, then a 5-1 victory at Tormarton, with Young netting 4 times and Danny Thompson scoring the other.
Meanwhile the Thirds, having been promoted two divisions, are now finding their feet at the new level having managed 3 successive wins. A 3-0 win at Crosscourt United was followed with a 1-0 victory at second placed Hanham Abbotonians. The run of results takes the A team into the top half of the table for the first time this season.
The new Under-18 side have also made a good start to the season under new coach Alastair Foale. A narrow defeat in their first game to current league leaders Downend Saints was put behind them as they secured victories against Bromley Heath and Larkhall Athletic.
Thornbury are looking for additional coaches to join the club, primarily to assist Alastair Foale with the Under 18s and also a coach to work with their newly formed U11 girls team.
Anyone interested in joining the club in either of these roles can contact club chairman Pete Webber on 07732 466606.
Picture: Craig Lancastle scores for Thornbury against Abingdon United