Mixed month ends on a high for the Ks
Keynsham Town’s somewhat inconsistent start to the Toolstation Western League Division One season continued in September.
After a disappointing FA Vase exit at home to Sidmouth Town, fortunes improved with a fine 4-1 win away to Chippenham Park. Kyle Box, Matt Curnock, Rhymel Henderson and James Ollis got the Ks’ goals.
However, the following week saw another poor display in front of the Crown Fields supporters, as Calne Town took all three points with a deserved 2-0 victory. This was followed by more frustration away to Radstock Town, when after Kyle Box had put Keynsham ahead in the first half, they conceded a soft 95th-minute equaliser.
Fortunately the month ended on a high though, as the Ks put Longwell Green Sports to the sword at Crown Fields, thumping them 6-2. With Bath City kindly extending the loan of 18-year-old starlet James Ollis through to January 2019, he celebrated by scoring a superb hat trick. Cam Shorney, Craig Wilson and Kyle Box also found the net in front of an excellent crowd of 157.
The clubs’s Player of the Month for August was Scott Saunders. Manager John Allen said: “Scott has carried on his form from the latter part of last season into the current campaign, playing at centre back. In his first season last year after signing from Wells, he was mainly deployed in the centre of midfield, but after switching
him to central defence he has been an important member
of our team bringing his experience and leadership to the back four.
“This season he looks to have forged a good partnership with new signing Rhymel Henderson. Scott’s dominance in the air, impressive passing range and overall presence throughout August has given the team a solid platform to perform from. Well done, Sauce!”
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Keep an eye out for an update on how the season is progressing in the next issue of Keynshamvoice!