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Corsham Town produced a thrilling performance to come from behind and defeat Lydney Town 4-2 in an entertaining Hellenic League clash at the Taxtful Southbank on Wednesday evening bouncing back well after Saturday’s disappointment.

The Quarrymen started the game brightly and forced the visitors into some early defending. They were rewarded for their efforts when Dan Demkiv nearly turned home at the back post from a cross from Matt Swan.

Lydney took the lead against the run of play on 8 minutes when they scored on the counter after Corsham failed to clear their lines.

The visitors’ goal served as a wake-up call for Corsham, who responded quickly with an equaliser just three minutes later. Demkiv’s wicked cross was turned into his own net by the defender, who could only watch in despair as the ball trickled over the line.

Corsham took the lead for the first time on 16 minutes when a superb cross by Swan was volleyed home superbly by Simpson. The goal resulted from some excellent work in the build-up, with Simpson making a great run to get onto the end of Swan’s cross and then finishing with aplomb.

Lydney levelled the scores again on 20 minutes with a great strike from the right side. The goal was a result of some slack defending from Corsham, who allowed the Lydney striker too much space to unleash a powerful shot that flew past the outstretched dive of the keeper.

Corsham regained the lead shortly before half-time when a trademark raid by Swan saw the ball arrive at the feet of Demkiv, who curled home a delightful effort. The goal was a result of some excellent interplay between Swan and Dan Demkiv, with Swan making a great run to get past his marker and then delivering a perfect cross to Dan Demkiv, who finished with a cool and composed finish.

Corsham extended their lead in the second half when Simpson hammered an absolute thunderbolt in off the crossbar. The goal was a result of some excellent individual skill from Simpson, who controlled the ball well before unleashing a powerful shot that flew past the keeper and into the top corner of the net.

The visitors had a chance to reduce the deficit on 51 minutes when their striker blazed a high and wide of the target.

Lydney’s keeper was lucky to stay on the pitch on 49 minutes when he brought down Demkiv when through on goal, but he escaped with a yellow card as it was deemed not to be a scoring opportunity. The decision was a contentious one, with some arguing that the keeper should have been sent off, but Corsham were happy to accept the decision and move on.

Corsham had a chance to add to their lead when Simpson had a chance saved by the keeper after good work on the left by Neikell Plumber bringing the ball down and crossing. The save was a good one from the keeper, who was able to get down low to make a smart stop.

The win was a result of a solid all-round performance from Corsham, who were able to come from behind to secure the three points.

Player of the Match

Ethan Hill was chosen as the Player of the Match by Match Sponsor South West Forklifts. Hill was solid at the back and was a key player in Corsham’s victory, and he was well deserving of the award.

Corsham Town v Lydney Town

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Date Time League Season Match Day Full Time
November 14, 2023 7:45 pm Hellenic Premier League 2023-24 14 November 2023 90'


The Taxtful Southbank
Lacock Road, Corsham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Corsham Town314
Lydney Town202

Corsham Town

Alfie Kelsey Goalkeeper
Dan Price Defender
Matt Swan Defender
Mark Cooper Defender
Ethan Hill Defender
Nathan Davies Midfielder
Brandon Munday Midfielder
Neikell Plummer Forward
Kane Simpson Forward 16', 54'
Dan Demkiv Forward 24'
Owen Humphries Forward
Leon Greenland Defender
Harrison Lea Midfielder
Ryan Bath Forward
Alex Hallett Defender
Matt Jones Midfielder