Hanley Swan move off bottom of table

Hanley Swan move off bottom of table

Hanley Swan move off bottom of table

First published in Sport

HANLEY Swan finally moved off the bottom of Cheltenham Association League Division One after three games in six days.

Last week, Hanley narrowly lost 2-1 to a good Gala Wilton Reserves team with Ash Bloore netting for the hosts.

On Saturday, they led 2-1 at high-flying Whaddon United with goals from James Beale and Cathal McTernan.

With a minute to go, Hanley were denied all three points when the home side equalised from a free-kick on the edge of the box.

In midweek, Hanley beat mid-table AC Olympia 3-0 at home. A good display saw them take a 2-0 half-time lead through Dave Schooling and James Newland.

Good keeping from Dan Rawlings denied the visitors before Bloore grabbed a well-taken third goal.

Last night, second-from-bottom Hanley travelled to fifth-placed RSG for their final game of the season needing a draw to ensure they avoided relegation.

Ninth-placed Upton Town complete their campaign at Gala Wilton Reserves, who are third, on Saturday.

Upton drew 2-2 with new basement boys Gloucester Elmleaze in midweek with goals from Shaun Henley and Kristian Richardson.

It followed a 3-0 home success over Newton when Tom Crump, Matt Hindmarsh and Richardson netted.

In Division Three, Welland can only finish second at best when they complete their league campaign at Hatherley Rangers on Saturday.

But they thrashed Charlton Rovers Reserves 5-1 last weekend with Omar Elmougy (3), Ben Pearson and Craig Tommey on target.

Meanwhile, Ledbury Town Reserves resume the final stages of their Herefordshire League Division One campaign on Saturday at Woofferton (2.30pm).

Their final league game of the season is at Ewyas Harold Reserves next Thursday (6.30pm). Ledbury hope for runners-up spot.

Newent Town could still pinch second spot in Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division Two.

They won 3-1 at Tuffley Rovers Reserves with Patrick Gibbs, Darren Stringer and Daryl Bayliss netting.

Newent host Viney St Swithins on Saturday (3pm) and Quedgeley Wanderers next Wednesday (6.30pm).

Bromyard Town finished bottom of the West Midlands League Premier Division after slumping 5-1 at home to Willenhall Town in midweek.

They crashed 8-0 to Sporting Khalsa last weekend. Bartley Green were bottom but withdrew from the league during the season.

In Division Two, Malvern Rangers thumped Wolverhampton Sporting Community Reserves 5-1 after the visitors had two players sent off.

It was eighth-placed Rangers’ final league game of the season.


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