Aylesbury & District Football League round-up: Dynamos go top

Aylesbury Dynamos (white) went top of the Premier Division with victory over Long Marston
Aylesbury Dynamos (white) went top of the Premier Division with victory over Long Marston
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Aylesbury Dynamos have gone top of the Premier Division as the Aylesbury & District Football League heads towards an exciting climax.

The Dynamos have played two more games than title rivals Walton Court Wanderers, but this week’s excellent 6-1 win over Long Marton has taken them one point clear at the top.

Having gone behind early on, Nath Brownsword bagged a brace to put Aylesbury ahead before a goal apiece for Leon Salter, Chris Shennan, Kozzy Sangoya and Steve Lindsey sealed victory.

Aylesbury Dynamos play their final game of the season this Saturday when they host bottom side Downley Albion, who seem destined for relegation after losing 2-1 to Elmhurst this week.

In Division One, the focus was on the relegation battle with Bedgrove United grabbing a vital 2-1 away win at FC Spandits to move out of the relegation zone. Ross Fymruk and Jake Catton netting the all-important goals.

Wingrave also won a huge six-pointer as they beat Northchurch 3-1 to move further clear of trouble with Cam Bridger (2) and Harry Blackwood on the score sheet.

In Division Two, leaders Long Crendon remain on course for the title despite being held to their first draw of the season as they were frustrated in a goalless affair against the well-organised Ludgershall FC.

Crendon’s only real title challengers Bucks CC took advantage by beating Tring Titans for the second time in seven days, this time 3-2, to move within six points of the league leaders going into the final four games. Ryan Hamilton, Jon Winyard and James Baxter with the goals for Bucks.

Haddenham Utd Reserves’ hopes of promotion seem over after losing 3-2 to Rivets Sports with James Mabudi (2) and Steve Moore netting.

FC Spandits Reserves are in a three-way race to avoid relegation and are also running out of games following a 4-1 defeat to Quainton. Carl Gunning (2), Jodean Horwood and Chris Hance all scoring for the winners.

In Division Three, Tring Town AFC are now guaranteed promotion and also look on course for the title, although they could still be pipped by Long Marston Reserves, who this week beat SUFC 3-0 and still have six games to play.

After Chris Cackett missed a penalty and Shane Lockley spurned two wonderful chances, Steve O’Dell (2) and Janis Ashiti netted as SUFC went down to 10 men.

Rivets Sports remain firmly in promotion contention after beating rivals Waddesdon 2-1 thanks to goals from Dan Fox and Billy Lane.

At the bottom, Oving Reserves and Quainton Reserves have been relegated.

The Division Four table is virtually complete bar a few dead rubbers as Tetsworth Reserves sealed the runners-up spot thanks to a 4-2 away win at Tring Titans Reserves.

In the cups, APR came from 1-0 down to Oving at half-time to win 5-1 and reach the semi-finals of the Tom Sparkes League Cup. Josh Dance put Oving ahead before Aaron Bonham’s double inspired APR to fight back as further goals from Chris Davies, Lemar Mason-Williams and Mike Brown secured victory.

Haddenham Utd joined APR in the last four after Andrew Lambie (2) and Darren Gascoyne fired them to a 3-0 away win at Longwick Sports.

In the Sheffield Jackman Cup, FC Mandeville’s hold over Wendover continued as they won 3-1 to reach the semi-finals – Ryan Macintosh, Dom Mitchell and Adam Mellis on the score sheet – while Bucks CC are through to the last four of the Dayla Thomas Field Shield courtesy of a 2-1 win at Oakley United. Durelle Palmer and James Faulkner scoring the goals.

The final game saw Bedgrove Dynamos Reserves hold Wendover Reserves to a 3-3 draw in the Subsidiary Cup Group B.