Bad weather hits Aylesbury & District League

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The first week of November brought the first set of postponements as the Aylesbury & District League was hit by torrential rain over the weekend.

Nine of the 24 scheduled games succumbed to waterlogged pitches, allowing those who did play to take advantage.

In the Premier Division, leaders Wendover had no problems overcoming the tricky conditions as they thumped Elmhurst 8-0 after Jamie Spurden found the net four times. The other goals came from Nick Gibbons, Jack Thomson, Andrew Tallyn and Callum Thomas.

Pond Park Rangers may have played more games than others but they’re turnaround in form has been quite something. Rangers are now up to second place having been second from bottom not so long ago. Their latest win game at the expense of Long Marston with Amjad Mirza (2), Mikel Stareyshinski (2), Matt Long and Adrian Gherasim scoring in a 6-2 victory.

Only one game took place in Division One and that saw FC Spandits keep in touch with the leaders, easing to a 4-0 win over managerless Oving thanks to a brace from Marc Addlesee plus a goal apiece for Paul Douglas and Louis Moore.

In Division Two, Long Crendon Reserves clocked up their first win of the season at home to fellow strugglers FC Spandits Reserves, 4-1. Goals from Liam Marshall, Luca Forchione, Max Judge and Ash Baldwin seeing Crendon leapfrog their opposition in the table.

In Division Three, the chase for promotion is hotting up after Quainton Reserves went back to the top courtesy of a 4-1 away success at Ludgershall Reserves. Sam Beckett with a hat-trick and Jordan Rosling with the other.

Tring Town AFC are also in the hunt and they won 1-0 away at Oving Reserves, Lee Hipkin with his first goal.

In the cups, Tetsworth went out of the Oxon John Fathers Junior Shield after a 3-2 home defeat to Bicester Town Colts, while Great Milton’s game was postponed but they are the only ADL side left in the competition.

Elsewhere, Haddenham Utd were thrashed 5-0 by Cookham Dean in the Wycombe Senior Cup. Aylesbury Dynamos received a bye

In the Sheffield Jackman Cup, Carl Gunning (5) Chris Hance (3), Ian Goodchild (2), Connor Flowers, Luke Powell, Matt Bradbury and Lee Cannock were all on target as Quainton smashed AC Meadowcroft 14-1.

Long Crendon beat Bedgrove Utd 5-1 away - goals from Jake Pointon, Liam Wing, Tom Sykes, Nath Brownsword and Elliot Farley - while the shock came from Division Two strugglers Waddesdon who beat Division One side Bedgrove Dynamos 1-0, Kyhl Dayle with the winning goal.

New rivals Tring Town AFC and St Johns Sports met for the third time this season and it was Tring who prevailed on this occasion, winning 1-0 after Fergus Cull’s late goal.

The final game saw Rivet Sports Reserves see off Bedgrove Dynamos Reserves in the Tom Sparkes League Cup; Dan Fox (2), Jamie Johns and Dave Young with their goals. Connor Dawe the consolation for the Dynamos.