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Woodley United
Full time
B Martin (44'), S O'Connor (69'), C Linham (91')
Sat 28 Apr 15:00 - UHLSPORT HELLENIC LEAGUE - Premier Division Attendance 33

First team's 2017/18 league campaign ends with home loss


Credit to all involved throughout the season as club entered new territory

Woodley's maiden Hellenic Premier League campaign ended in defeat on an overcast Saturday at the end of April. Sitting second bottom at the start of the day, United had to win while Highmoor had to lose and Fairford had to drop points for them to finish fourth bottom and potentially avoid relegation back to Step 6.

Facing a Longlevens side that they beat 4-1 just nine days ago, Woodley battled to the end; however the busy schedule over the last month had clearly taken its toll with the away side running out 3-0 winners.

The first shot of the game came courtesy of Sam Guze whose shot from 20 yards was comfortably saved by Longlevens keeper Ash Wintle, whilst Toby Bridges' attempt from distance was also gathered with ease.

In between the United chances, Conor Linham failed to take advantage of a good opportunity when he missed to the left from the right side of the box.

Danny Horscroft was starting as the central striker for the first time this season with most of Woodley's play involving him. A lovely turn freed up space but unfortunately his powerful shot was blocked by a defender who threw himself in front of the ball.

United's final chance of the half fell to Guze. Cutting in from the left his shot narrowly evaded the top right corner.

A minute before the break saw Longlevens go ahead when a left wing cross was headed in by Brad Martin.

HT Woodley United 0-1 Longlevens

Woodley made a change on fifty three minutes when Liam Wilson replaced Luke Turner. This saw a change to a back three consisting of Joe Barley, Carl Prestidge and captain Idris Kamara.

Pressing for an equaliser saw two shots from Horscroft. The first missed to the left whilst the second forced Wintle to make his best save of the match diving to his right.

With twenty one minutes left, substitute Shaun O'Connor doubled his side's lead when he volleyed into the top left corner.

Before kicking off, United made another change when Barley made way for Dave Morgan; and then made their final change with fifteen minutes to go when Abdul Kamara came on for Pele Hagger.

You knew it wasn't going to be Woodley's day when a Guze cross saw both Wilson and Toby Briggs fail to gain control of the ball in the box.

The final ten minutes saw Longlevens' best spell of the half as United players ran out of gas. Linham hit the left post before O'Connor was denied a second by Alex Reed.

With the game in injury time, the visitors got a third when Linham found the right corner from a right wing cross.

FT Woodley United 0-3 Longlevens

Key moments

Goal Brad Martin scores for Longlevens
Goal Shaun O'Connor scores for Longlevens
90:00 +1:00
Goal Conor Linham scores for Longlevens


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90:00 +1:00 Goal 0 - 3
Conor Linham scores for Longlevens
75:00 Sub On
Abdul Kamara is substituted on for Woodley United
75:00 Sub Off
Pele Hagger is substituted off for Woodley United
70:00 Sub Off
Joe Barley is substituted off for Woodley United
70:00 Sub On
Dave Morgan is substituted on for Woodley United
69:00 Goal 0 - 2
Shaun O'Connor scores for Longlevens
53:00 Sub Off
Luke Turner is substituted off for Woodley United
53:00 Sub On
Liam Wilson is substituted on for Woodley United
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 0 - 1
Brad Martin scores for Longlevens
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Woodley United
  • Longlevens
  • 0
  • Brad Martin Goal 44:00'
  • Luke Turner Sub Off 53:00'
  • Liam Wilson Sub On 53:00'
  • Shaun O'Connor Goal 69:00'
  • Joe Barley Sub Off 70:00'
  • Dave Morgan Sub On 70:00'
  • Pele Hagger Sub Off 75:00'
  • Abdul Kamara Sub On 75:00'
  • Conor Linham Goal 90:00 +1:00'

Team selection

Reed, Alex Reed, Alex
Turner, Luke Turner, Luke
Prestidge, Carl Prestidge, Carl
Briggs, Toby Briggs, Toby
Kamara, Idris Kamara, Idris
Barley, Joe Barley, Joe
Bridges, Toby Bridges, Toby
Guze, Sam Guze, Sam
Hagger, Pele Hagger, Pele
Nicholls, Jake Nicholls, Jake
Horscroft, Danny Horscroft, Danny
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  • 10. Brad Martin
  • 11. Conor Linham
  • 14. Shaun O'Connor

League round up

Other Premier Division results

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
14. Ascot United 38 40
15. Royal Wootton Bassett 38 39
16. Lydney Town 38 33
17. Highmoor Ibis 38 29
18. Fairford Town 38 28
19. Woodley United 38 26
20. Burnham 38 24

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