ROVERS (1) 5: 1 (0) CADBURY HEATH
There was no FA Cup hangover from Rovers as they put a good Cadbury Heath side to the sword at Silver Street, scoring four second half goals, and holding a nap hand lead until a 90th minute goal for the visitors in this Toolstation League Premier Division meeting.
The visitors made a bright start and, but for a superb goal line clearance by left back Dean Stamp they would have taken a 25th minute elad.
Tom Bath, a hat-trick scorer in the midweek 6-4 St Lukes Bowl win over Witheridge, opened the scoring a minute before the break, turning home a left wing cross from Dean Stamp.
After the break Bath was hauled down in the area and Stamp tucked the penalty away. Luke Durham, who started the game on the bench, was clearly quick to make his mark and, soon after his introduction, he made it 3-0 before a stunning 25-yard strike by Jamie Hatch – his first for the club – increased the lead further. James Blake got the fifth, but a lively Cadbury Heath fully deserved their last minute goal, a powerful strike from Matt Huxley.
Speaking of the Silver Street turnout of 72, football secretary Dominic Clark said: “It’s as bizarre as it is disappointing that 900 plus attend the FA Cup tie which we follow up with six goals in midweek and yet today we get ten less than the current average this season. It make you wonder what you have to do to get the support in!”
Star Man: James Blake (Willand Rovers)
The day’s only other Toolstation League top flight game saw Winterbourne United beat Street 5-3.