ADL round-up: Tring Town end New Zealand’s promotion hopes

editorial image

The Division One promotion race is now complete after the latest round of games in the Aylesbury & District League and now the focus turns to the title.

A last-gasp goal from Reece Steers steered Tring Town AFC to a 3-2 win at New Zealand and therefore ended the latter’s hopes of promotion.

The home side led twice through Kedge Jeffrey but threw away the lead both times and the defeat means they now cannot sneak second place and must settle for third. Ryan Shefras and Connor Maloney were also on target for Tring before Steers’ late goal snatched victory.

St Johns Sports are promoted as a result, however New Zealand can still have a massive say in the title race as if they avoid defeat to St Johns this weekend, Long Crendon will be champions.

If St Johns win, they seal the title on goal difference.

Wingrave secured as high a position as they can this season with a thumping 5-1 win over Buck CC Reserves. Chris Djuric netted four times while Luke Hall also scored as Wingrave finished sixth.

In Division Two, Rivets Sports sealed third spot with a 4-0 demolition of fourth-placed FC Mandeville Reserves, Lee Davis (2) Jack Stevens and Phil Bartlett all on target for Rivets.

Haddenham Utd Reserves settle for sixth place after a 2-2 draw with Ludgershall.

In Division Three, Waddesdon Reserves beat Bedgrove Dynamos Reserves 3-1 to wrap up fifth position, while the defeat consigns Bedgrove to rock bottom and the wooden spoon.

In the Oving Village Cup, Oving FC, in their first final since 1982, were comfortably beaten 5-0 by Long Marston.