After their first seven and eight games of the season Calne Eagles and Bromham Owls have both had a solid start in Division Two of The Trowbridge and District Football League sponsored by Trowbridge Windows and Conservatories, but both
teams will be looking for more consistency as the season progresses if they want to make a serious bid for promotion this year.
Calne Eagles picked up their first point of the season on the opening day with Adam Welch coming off the bench to score in a 1 – 1 draw against Potterne FC.
Bromham Owls were not so fortunate suffering a heavy 0 – 6 home defeat at the hands of title favourites Seend United.
The second game of the season saw The Eagles and the Owls go head-to-head for the first time this year as Calne welcomed Bromham to their home at Beversbrook Sports Facility.
A very close game saw Bromham pick up their first win of the season with goals from Samuel Wallis and Bradley Woolford giving the Owls a 2 – 1 victory. Karl Sharratt was on target for The Eagles.
Over the next four games Calne Eagles had heavy defeats, twice at the hand of a very good Seend United team and a 5 – 0 defeat to Shrewton United Development but this was interrupted with a 3 – 2 win from a visit to Trowbridge Town Reserves,
two strikes from Dale Rowland and one from Adam Welch gave the Eagles a first win of the season.
Confidence was improved on September 4th when Eagles hosted The Stiffs at Beversbrook, and an excellent performance saw then run out 6 – 1 winners. Leading scorer Adam Welch helped himself to a hat-trick with further efforts from Sharratt,
Rowland and Mickey Taraskevics giving The Eagles a second win of the season lifting them to 6th in The Trowbridge Windows and Conservatories sponsored Division Two.
After their first two games Bromham Owls have also been searching for consistency, after victory against the Eagles they went 2- 4 down against Shrewton but bounced back to beat Dilton Marsh Wanderers 4 – 1. Tyler Beattie and Kyle Smith were on target against Shrewton. A brace from Will Baguley and one each from Samuel Wallis and Todd Buckley gave the Owls all the points against Dilton Marsh.
A very heavy 13 – 1 humbling against an excellent Seend United saw the Owls respond brilliantly in their next match bouncing back with a 2 – 1 win against Trowbridge Town Reserves at their New Road base. Taylor Ellicock and Brad Woolford proved The Owls could be a team to be reckoned with this year.
Bromham were awarded the points for their scheduled match against The Stiffs on 28th August, as their opponents couldn’t raise a team that week.
Unfortunately, The Owls inconsistency came back to haunt them in their next game with a 3- 2 defeat to The Aces, joint leading scorer Ellicock struck for Bromham with the second being an own goal but with four wins so far this season Bromham sit in fourth place in The Trowbridge Windows and Conservatories sponsored Division Two, just one point off a promotion place.
In their latest matches on September 11 th Calne Eagles gained another three points to lift them to sixth position but not how they would have wanted as they were awarded the points as scheduled opponents Bradford Town ‘A’ couldn’t raise a
team this week.
On the other hand, Bromham Owls had an excellent day with a 7 – 0 victory over Westbury United ‘A’. Leading the way for the Owls was Adam Butterworth who scored a hat-trick with two strikes from Joe Tinnion and one each from Samuel
Wallis and Brad Woolford completing the scoring.
The Owls now find themselves perched in third place in The Trowbridge Windows and Conservatories sponsored
Division Two, just one place outside a promotion spot.
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