Lawrence Weston see off Avonmouth to hit the top spot

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By The Bristol Post | Thursday, February 28, 2013, 05:00

LAWRENCE Weston are the new leaders of Premier One after they took full advantage of Bristol Telephones not having a game by defeating local rivals Avonmouth 3 -1.

Danny Copeland took his goal tally to five in three games, while Mitch Underwood and Richard Kerr were also on target for Lawrence Weston.

Jon Readings bagged a brace for Winford PH, who won 3-2 at Stoke Gifford United to move into third place. Ross Miller scored their other goal, while Luke Bartley and James Stephens netted for Stoke Gifford.

Easton Cowboys Suburbia travelled to GFA Senior Amateur Cup finalists Little Stoke and won 3-1, thanks to goals from Kai Debonnaire, James Cornick and Alistair Woods.

Glen Mitchell gave St Aldhelms the lead at Dundry against Ashton United, before Darren Venn scored to share the points.

Cadbury Heath Reserves moved off the bottom of the table with a 6-3 win at home to Old Georgians, whose goals came from Dan Payne (2) and Alex Bateman.

A goal by Mike Blessing and an inspired goalkeeping performance by Rich Dawes earned Almondsbury UWE Reserves a 1-0 win against Premier Two leaders Tytherington Rocks Reserves.

Ridings High beat Totterdown POB 6-2 to stay in second place on goal difference.

Lewis, Hill and Conlan scored braces to help Mangotsfield Sports to a 7-3 home win over Southmead CS United. Halliwell scored the other goal.

Shah Singh scored both goals for Bristol Athletic in a 2-1 home victory over Glenside Five OB, whose goal came from debutant James Smith.

Goals from Josh Terry, Joe Osbourne and Dave Rogers, from 25 yards, earned Brislington A their first victory in six games, a 3-1 success at home to Wessex Wanderers, who replied through Dan Edwards.

AFC Mangotsfield recorded their 13th successive victory at the top of Division One, but were made to fight hard for their 2-1 win by a spirited CAB Olympic. Ben Harris and Jason Base were on target for Mangotsfield, with Abdurahman Wayd replying for CAB.

Second-placed Downend Foresters beat Ridings High Reserves 8-1. Chris Johnston (3), Paul Kennedy (2), Dave Scutt (2) and Sam Day were the Foresters' marksmen. Lebeq United beat third-placed Tyndalls Park Rangers 2-0, thanks to goals from Jed Field and Clayton Clarke.

Division Two leaders Oldbury FC lost for first time in seven games, going down 4-3 at home to Old Cothamians. Paul Mason, Craig Tottle and James Hall scored for the leaders, while Jomo Lever, Rob Perry, Jo Haines and Brendon Perkins replied for Old Cothamians.

Second-placed Stoke Gifford United Reserves lost 3 1 in their derby with Stoke Rangers. Ben Saunders scored for Gifford.

AFC Hartcliffe are proving too strong for Division Three and won 17-0 at Filton Athletic Reserves. Ashley Lawrence, Joe Moore and Jason Blackmore scored hat-tricks.

Second-placed Emersons Green won 4-1 at Old Cothamians Reserves , thanks to goals from Gary Jones (2), Justin Lear and George Griffin. Lee Edwards replied.

Two 16-year-olds were on target for Keynsham Town A in a 3-2 win over Bristol Telephones Reserves. James Stockford scored in the second minute for Keynsham, Telephones hit back to go 2-1 up before Harry Crew equalised and then Lewis Sealy clinched the points with a 25-yard drive.

Sartan United beat De Veys Reserves 4-2 in the semi-final of the GFA Primary Cup to set up an all-Suburban League final against Bristol Bilbao at Oaklands Park on Tuesday, March 19.

Severn Beach reached the semi-finals of the Alf Bosley Cup with a 2-1 home win over Premier One rivals Fishponds OB. Mike Willmott scored both of their goals, while Sam Payne netted for Fishponds.

In the Norman Goulding Cup, Wanderers beat Avonmouth Reserves 5-1 to earn a semi-final against Stoke Rangers. Brad Mead (2), Chris Durbin, Chris Chapman and James Evans scored for Wanderers.

In the Len Bartlett Cup, Bristol Bilbao reached the semi-finals with a 12-0 win at Brandon Sports. Nick Joyce scored four of the goals.

Goals from Luke Hammond, James Pugh and Paul Tarron earned Oldbury FC Reserves a 3-0 win over Wessex Wanderers Reserves and a semi-final against Broad Walk, who beat Whitchurch Sports 6-1.

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