Perfect home record still intact for promotion-chasing Forton Reserves

    GOALS: Jack Alford (left) took his season's tally up too 33 with a second half hat-trick for Forton Rangers Reserves in their 5-0 win over Chard United All Stars. At the same time, Adam male scored twice as Fivehead won 3-2 at Chard Rangers Reserves.

    FORTON Rangers Reserves maintained the only 100 per cent home record in the entire Perry Street League last night as wooden spoon favourites Chard United All Stars were beaten 5-0.

    Rangers, still second in the Division three table, only led 1-0 at half time through an Eddie James header, but it was more clear-cut after the interval with Jack Alford coming off the bench to claim a hat trick to move up to 33 for the season, and Brad Marsden also getting on the score sheet in the Rangers’ 11th successive win. Forton manager Ian Banfield picked out 16-year-old midfielder Conor Fielder as his man-of-the-Match.

    Elsewhere, two goals from Adam Male and a single from Paul Brion earned Fivehead their third win of the season over Chard Rangers Reserves at Jocelyn Park last night. Fivehead manager Kev Muckersie picked out keeper Gavin Tett as his top performer. Tett was beaten twice by strikes from Barney Haydon and Simon Loader.

    The three points keep Fivehead in eighth spot in the Perry Street League Division Three table, while Rangers, now without a win in seven, sit next to bottom.

    Sports Editor | Covering the whole of the Pulman's/View From group of titles. Howard has been covering sport in the East Devon, South Somerset and West Dorset region since 2007.