CHIPPING SODBURY 2
YATE TOWN 1
After the pre-match presentation by Ted Phillips, the District League Chairman to our Manager, the game got under way.
Yate honoured us with their best team against us and their speed unsettled us for a while. Hunt and Cameron sewed up the back, with superb performances by Heys and Dermott Hackett. The most perfect corner by Thompson caused the Yate keeper some problems and Cameron charged in to head a rare goal, to put us 1 up at half-time.
The second half changes took awhile to settle down and when they did, the flowing football came back and Yate were under pressure for long periods.
Stallard had a great game and won praise from the Referee after the game, for his robust style of play and for destroying the Yate midfield. Hillier started to spray the ball around and after 70 minutes, Spicer scored, after a fine ball from midfield, a great run gave him the goal against his old club.
Yate pulled a goal back soon after and they had a chance to level the scores with a penalty but it hit the post and was cleared (I still think John touched it) but i maybe wrong.
Nevertheless Sodbury had shown the style of football that could set them up for a Championship winning season next year.
Taken from The Chipping Sodbury 1982/83 Year Book.
Report By Bert Weedon.