Amesbury Town Football Club

Amesbury Town Win The Wiltshire Senior League And Promotion To The Wessex League

Amesbury Town celebrated winning the Wiltshire Senior League title and promotion to the Wessex League with a fine 2-1 win over Kingsdown in their final match of the season.

They had been confirmed as champions 4 days earlier when their nearest challengers Kintbury had lost 2-0 to Kingsdown. Amesbury ended the season with 76 points, 7 clear of Kintbury who had run them close for most of the season.

It was an afternoon of celebration on a warm and sunny day at Bonnymead Park. The Kingsdown players and match officials provided a guard of honour for Amesbury and then the two teams held an impeccably observed minute's silence for Amesbury president Sammy Dunford who passed away recently.

Kingsdown had the better of the opening exchanges, twice going close to scoring. Amesbury then settled and a chance fell to Harry Beckley whose shot came back off the crossbar before leading scorer Josh Moore had a shot brilliantly saved by the Kingsdown goalkeeper.

Soon after, Amesbury were in the lead as Ben Morris crossed and Josh Moore fired into the top corner.

It was 2-0 on 32 minutes, when a shot from Harry Beckley ended up at the feet of Josh Moore and a neat finish gave him his 2nd of the game.

There was a disallowed 3rd goal just before the break for a close offside decision.

Kingsdown came out fired up for the 2nd half and a shot went narrowly over the crossbar.

They continued to push forward which gave Amesbury chances on the break with Josh Moore and Tyler Brockway both missing good opportunities to make the game safe.

On 72 minutes, Kingsdown pulled a goal back after a neat one-two in the box and Osaac Osazuwa made no mistake.

A long range shot almost levelled it for Kingsdown but Amesbury were able to see the game out for a 2-1 win.

The trophy was presented by Mark Smedley of the Wiltshire Senior League and much credit is due to Kingsdown who sportingly stayed out for the presentation.

Amesbury can now enjoy a well earned break, looking forward to a return to the Wessex League for next season.

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Posted: 15 May, 2024

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