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Highworth Town
Melksham Town
A Edenborough (3', 88' Pen), T Sidibe (86')
Full time
W Maidment (10')
Sat 24 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Division One South Attendance 145

Derby win for the Worthians


Highworth Town 3-1 Melksham Town

A big win for Highworth Town on Saturday at the SaveOnTyres Stadium as they overcame Melksham Town 3-1 in the EvoStik Southern League Division One South.

The home side got off to a great start when in the second minute Melksham made a mess of trying to clear a Chris Taylor corner and Ash Edenborough fired home from six yards out.

The lead was short lived however as Melksham equalised in the tenth minute when Warren Maidment's header from a Chris Allen free kick looped over Connor Johns into the top corner.

Melksham then had most of the possession without really creating any clear cut chances and HT was reached at 1-1.

The second half continued in much the same vein although Highworth looked dangerous on the break.

Connor Johns made a fine block at his near post and saved well again when Brad Norris was put through.

Toumani Sidibi, Callum Parsons and Edenborough were all a handful for the Melksham defence to manage as Highworth mounted several breakaways upfield. Having conceded a couple of free kicks on the edge of their penalty box which came to nothing a third was awarded against Melksham and Sidibi stepped up and found the bottom corner of the net in the 86th minute.

With 4 minutes plus added time to go, it looked as if there was to be a tense finish but on 88 minutes Edenborough surged into the penalty box again and was unceremoniously brought down. The same player got up and sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot to score his second of the game and ensure the three points were Highworth's.

Our Match Sponsors, Steve Boore and Tom Evans awarded the Man of the Match to Leon Morrison.

Highworth are now 7th in the table with a visit to Mangotsfield next upon Saturday.

Key moments

Goal Ashley Edenborough scores for Highworth Town
Goal Warren Maidment scores for Melksham Town
Goal Toumani Sidibe scores for Highworth Town
Scored Penalty Ashley Edenborough scores a penalty for Highworth Town


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88:00 Scored Penalty 3 - 1
Ashley Edenborough scores a penalty for Highworth Town
86:00 Goal 2 - 1
Toumani Sidibe scores for Highworth Town
81:00 Yellow Card
Chris Taylor is yellow carded for Highworth Town
75:00 Sub Off
Darren Jefferies is substituted off for Highworth Town
75:00 Sub On
Matt Grabe is substituted on for Highworth Town
End of period 1
10:00 Goal 1 - 1
Warren Maidment scores for Melksham Town
3:00 Goal 1 - 0
Ashley Edenborough scores for Highworth Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Highworth Town
  • Melksham Town
  • 0
  • Ashley Edenborough Goal 3:00'
  • Warren Maidment Goal 10:00'
  • Darren Jefferies Sub Off 75:00'
  • Matt Grabe Sub On 75:00'
  • Chris Taylor Yellow Card 81:00'
  • Toumani Sidibe Goal 86:00'
  • Ashley Edenborough Scored Penalty 88:00'

Team selection

Johns, Connor Johns, Connor
Wood, Sean Wood, Sean
Morrison, Leon Morrison, Leon
Jefferies, Darren Jefferies, Darren
Turk, Wayne Turk, Wayne
Morgan, Ryan Morgan, Ryan
Sidibe, Toumani Sidibe, Toumani
Morris, Sam Morris, Sam
McGhee-Parsons, Callum McGhee-Parsons, Callum
Edenborough, Ashley Edenborough, Ashley
Taylor, Chris Taylor, Chris
Melksham Town
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League round up

Other Division One South results

AFC Totton
Bristol Manor Farm
Evesham United
Fleet Town
Barnstaple Town
Winchester City
Cirencester Town
Blackfield & Langley


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
12. Melksham Town 38 56
13. Larkhall Athletic 38 55
14. Highworth Town 38 48
15. Bristol Manor Farm 38 46
16. Mangotsfield United 38 37
17. Paulton Rovers 38 33
18. Slimbridge 38 30

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