Report: Holmer Green 1 Fairford Town 2

A wonderstrike from his own half by Ben Snook just three minutes before time secured Fairford Town a valuable away win at Holmer Green on Saturday.

The game went ahead after a morning pitch inspection, and the win saw the Reds move above the hosts on goal difference.

Fairford were looking to get back to winning ways after a 1-0 defeat at Lydney Town seven days ago, and after a goalless first half, Robbie James struck the opener with a thunderbolt on 47 minutes to put Jody Bevan’s men in front.

The hosts got themselves back on par with Jamie Britnell hammering home from close range after a corner had not been cleared.

It was then left to Snook to seal the deal from inside his own half with a memorable goal, lofting the ball over the stranded Holmer Green ‘keeper and into the empty net.

The win lifted the Gloucestershire up to ninth in the table ahead of Tuesday’s visit of Frampton in the GFA Trophy.

Fairford Town: Harrison Ellis; Martin Hall (Watson ’76), Joe Thomas, Nathan Hawkins, Troy Weaven; Dan Bailey, Callum Preece (capt) (Beardsell ’68), Robbie James, Ben Snook; Danny Gudger, John Thomas (Lodge ’82)

Substitutes not used: C Bailey, Oakes

Attendance: 57

Image by Craig Dabbs

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