Aylesbury & District Football League round-up

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Aylesbury & District Football League side FC Mandeville made it through to the Berks & Bucks semi-finals after a nervy penalty shoot-out win over Slough Central FC.

Stuart Creaser opened the scoring for Mandeville before Slough forced extra-time and with no further goals, it was left to Harrison Mann to net the winning spot-kick as FC ran out 4-2 winners.

There was disappointment for Aylesbury Dynamos, however, as they missed out on a Field Shield semi-final after wasting several chances in a 2-1 defeat to Great Missenden, while Longwick Sports could not raise a side so FC Spandits are through to the semi-finals.

In the ADL Reserve Cup, there were no shocks but several Division Four sides performed admirably as Bedgrove Utd took Division Three side Wingrave Reserves to extra time before losing 4-2.

Long Crendon Reserves almost shocked Long Marston Reserves, eventually going down 3-2, while Tetsworth Reserves took Division Two outfit Haddenham Utd to extra-time before bowing out 2-1. Luke Sallis and veteran James Ward scoring for Utd.

Bucks CC Reserves thumped Ludgershall Reserves 10-0 in the other quarter-final after John Miller and Andy Wright hit hat-tricks.

Back in league action, Walton Court Wanderers’ march to retaining their title continued as they eased to a 3-0 win over old foes Elmhurst thanks to goals from Mo Johnson, Sami Ashraf and Billal Richards.

Bucks CC won 4-0 away at Downley Albion in the other game in the Premier Division.

In Division One, Wendover continue to run away at the top after this week thrashing Wingrave 6-0 with six different goal scorers. Alex Grover, Aaron Huddlestone, Bruno Passaro, Rob Monk, Tristan Nicholls and Darren Woolard were all on the score sheet.

Second-placed Bedgrove Dynamos slipped up again as they drew 2-2 with Northchurch, a result that allowed Aylesbury Sports to move within touching distance in third as they notched a 7-2 victory over Bedgrove Utd.

Jamie Johns was once agin on the score sheet for Utd but Sports were in rampant form and eased to victory courtesy of Kirsten Richmond’s brace plus goals from Ian Pearce, Adam Richmond, Mark Avis, Tom Burton and Matt Prince.

At the wrong end of the table, Aaron Bonham netted a hat-trick as APR beat Oving 5-1. Oving are now bottom.

In Division Two, the top two are pulling away as Long Crendon made the short trip to Ashendon and came away with a 3-1 victory. Oli Lethbridge, Chris Scott, and Dean Bonwick with visitors’ goals.

Tetsworth won a nine-goal thriller at home to Quainton 5-4 with Lloyd Little scoring three of the home side’s goals.

In Division Three, Tring Town AFC have slowed down recently but still won 2-0 over Oving Reserves, Charles Martin and Will Dickson netting, while Waddeson moved second with a comfortable 6-0 win at Wendover Reserves. Mike Jones netted a hat-trick.

Finally, in Division Four, there was just the one game as leaders FC Mandeville Reserves made hard work of Great Milton, eventually winning 5-3. Luke Trewavas scored twice, and Elliot Edwards, Jon Parker and Chris Murdock ensured victory.