Bisgrove nets twice to help steer Wells to another win

November 28 2018
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JAMES Bisgrove turned in a man of the match performance in Wells City’s 3-1 win over Sherborne Town.

Two goals from Bisgrove and a strike from Charlie Crook secured all three points to keep Wells in the top five of the Toolstation Western League Division 1.

Tim Moxey, who enjoyed a number of seasons as manager at Wells FC, presented Bisgrove with his bottle of bubbly.

The victory followed two other wins in November, against Oldland Abbotonians (2-1) and Corsham Town (3-2), and a 5-4 defeat at Longwell Green Sports.

Wells City Reserves have struggled to make an impact in Somerset County League Division 1, a string of defeats leaving them at the bottom end of the table.

In contrast, after suffering the disappointment of relegation last season, Wells City A team have rebuilt and started this season brightly.

Four wins from their opening six games saw them up to third in Mid Somerset League Division 1, and a comfortable first round victory in the Dimmock Green Cup has seen them safely through to the next round of the competition. They hosted a very strong Peasedown Albion Reserves team on November 3 and got off to a bright start when Keir Wallace won a 50/50 challenge and beat a defender before unleashing a shot into the top corner from 25 yards out.

Peasedown equalised from the edge of the area shortly before half-time after Wells failed to clear their penalty area.

A cagey second half saw opportunities for both teams to take the lead but it was Peasedown who took their chance 15 minutes from time, when a misplaced header from the Wells midfield fell kindly for Peasedown inside the penalty area, leaving the impressive stand-in keeper Adam Laing with little chance.