ADL Round-up: Cole's treble helps Mandeville to victory
The sides looking for the titles and promotion slots are starting to become clearer after four weeks of the 2023-24 season.
Starting in the Premier Division, Sean Cole’s hat-trick helped Stoke Mandeville go top the table with a big 6-0 win away at Chesham Youth who still look for their first points of their debut season.
AWFC sit second after their game at Elmhurst was abandoned late on with a broken leg to a young AW player.
Great Missenden, the current champions, eased to a 4-1 win over Wingrave, who are up and down each week. Charlie Brooks hit a brace plus there was a Neil Humphrey screamer and Dan Moss goal.
Wendover are finally off the blocks after three defeats as they beat Tring Athletic Zebras 3-1 thanks to Stuart Creaser's double and a Luigi Passaro goal. The zebra stripes are still looking for their first points of the season.
In Division One, a week after leaders Thame B beat second place Stoke Mandeville Reserves, the two sides fought out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture, Jordan Lawrence cancelling out Harvey Fenn's early opener.
AWFC Reserves took advantage to move into second with a 5-1 win over Buckinghamshire Utd, who again are looking for their first debut points. Elliot Johnson netted twice, once from the spot, Brandon Jeffs, Owen Addison and a Darren Woolard lobbed effort.
Potten End are off the bottom as they beat Rivets Sports 1-3 away, going 0-2 ahead via Ryan Cole and Glenn Thompson at the break, sub Martin Carr grabbed a goal back and it needed an amazing double save from the Potten keeper Josh McGuiness on the line to keep his side ahead; Liam Picton scoring the third late on.
Oving beat inconsistent St Leonard’s 2-1 in the final game, Pat Hurst with a second half brace.
In Division Two, the two early pace setters met as unbeaten newbies Aylesbury Hearts went 2-0 ahead versus leaders Aylesbury FC early on through a David Serrinolli brace.
However, by the break FC were 2-3 ahead and went on to win 2-4, Matt Rennie (2) Mike McCourt and Ben Allder with the turn around goals.
Aylesbury Vale TT Reserves beat Thame C 4-1 away to continue their unbeaten run, Tom Staszewski with two of their goals.
Aylesbury Hornets’ winning run was pegged back late on by Steeple & Ludgershall in a 1-1 draw as Dave Philips equalised.
Wendover Reserves eased past Rivets Reserves 4-1. Oving Development grabbed their first with a 0-2 away win at Wingrave Development.