Larkhall Athletic v Melksham Town

Larkhall Athletic 1 - 0 Melksham Town
21 Oct 2023 - 15:00Securitas Stadium Plainham

Super sub spares Larks’ blushes 

The Larks won the bragging rights in the local derby against Melksham Town with a last minute penalty coolly taken by sub Dawid Regula. 

Prior to that, it had been a story of missed chances for both sides, but especially for the Larks who won a hat-full of corners with no end product. Alex Lambert came closest to scoring in the first half with a rocket of a strike that came off the bar.
There were spells in the second half when only stalwart Melksham defending and a lack of composure in the Larks’ forward line prevented us taking a lead. Hardworking Eben Mortimer-Taylor had two efforts thwarted at close range. However, having dominated the first half, the home side were vulnerable to a Melksham break. Albie Hopkins was a constant threat for the visitors and we only kept a clean sheet at the death thanks to Spencer Dymond-Hall heading off the line.
Just as it looked like we were heading for a 0-0 stalemate, Dawid came on determined to make an impact. Having fired wide on his first attempt he won and then scored the decisive penalty to see the Larks home. 
Man of the match: Spencer Dymond-Hall