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After weeks and weeks of postponements, there was better news in midweek as a League match was played at Tuffley Rovers on Tuesday evening. After months of inactivity, the bottom two clubs, Tuffley Rovers and Almondsbury, returned to action and shared the spoils in a competitive fixture, played in good spirits.

It was the visitors who took the lead in the first half, when David English scored on 34 minutes. Although they trailed at half-time, Tuffley came back to equalise, when Alex Ireland netted on 50 minutes, only for English to restore Almondsbury's lead five minutes later. Just when it looked like Almondsbury would take all the points, Josh Cowe scored on 85 minutes to earn a point for Tuffley and arguably create a fair result.
On Sunday there were two vital League matches. In the first game the two clubs with 100% records in the League met at Thornbury. Thornbury Town lying in second place wanted to topple GFA U18 Shield finalists Frampton United from the top of the table whilst third placed Fownhope were hosts to fourth placed Longwell Green Sports.
The match at Thornbury was end to end and both teams had a lot of chances. However, there was no score before half time, and another 30 minutes passed before Thornbury netted twice through Connor Clifford and then Sam Summerfield to spike Frampton’s 100% record and to push them down into second place.
Fownhope lost their third place in the League to Longwell Green Sports who won 2-1 thanks to goals from Toby Clifton and Liam Oswin, both shots from outside of the penalty box in the first twenty minutes of the second half. Sam Davies then tucked a corner into the Longwell Green net with 15 minutes to go, but Longwell held on for the three points.