Countdown is on for top four ADL teams to be crowned champions
Aylesbury & District Football League round-up by Marc Thoday
After another week of fixtures the countdown is on for the top four sides to be crowned champions. Second place may take a little longer but the top sides show little sign of a let up, writes Marc Thoday.
In the Premier Division leaders APBS beat Long Marston 7-1. They were in control from start to finish, with braces from Ty Deacon and Ian Pearce, Grant Karwacinski, Ryan Short and Josh Edworthy adding the others.
A brace each from Taylor Collins and Georgio Magnocavalho helped second place Ayletico follow suit also 7-1 over Elmhurst. The two victors are level on points but APBS have a game in hand and the two sides meet on the final day.
AFC Lions won again 4-2 over Bedgrove Utd and are four points back but have to play APBS also, so things may change.
In Division One Great Missenden know they are promoted and just have to avoid a loss to second place Holmer Green Old Boys.
A 4-1 win over FC Bierton came via two brilliant headers from Karl Lewis and Sean Pulley before Bierton pulled one goal back. Charlie Brooks netted a stunning 25-yard free kick and Alex Cairnes scored in his first game after a year out with a serious injury.
Holmer scraped a 2-1 win over bottom side Rivets Sports. Tring Corries form has nosedived as they lost 4-0 at home to Wingrave. First Team ran out impressive 4-0 winners against Tring Corries Dev in easily the best performance of the season and some great teamwork.
Taylor Brown, Jordan Brown, George Morris and Danny Coggins, with a classy bicycle kick, were the scorers.
In Division Two AVD Sports dispatched second place Dinamo Chequers 4-1 with ease. Jude Guest-Brainch scored two, Daniel O’Sullivan one and a free kick that bounced over the opposition keeper from Shaif Khan.
Thame A took advantage to move into second place with a 5-0 away win at Long Marston Reserves. Thame scorers were Ben Ward with a hat-trick, Sam Black and James Keeble.
AWFC will want to finish as close to third as possible as three early goals brushed off Rivets Sports Reserves 3-1. Gavin Heald, George Robins and an own goal were enough, despite Chris Cackett’s penalty.
Wendover Reserves are battling to survive but need wins not draws in a 1-1 with FC Aristocrat
In Division Three, Stoke Mandeville Reserves needed a late goal to see off second place Haddenham United.
Despite going behind and being down to ten men via a sin-bin for Nick Gurney, Jack Rice equalised. The late penalty dispatched by Gurney sealed the win and United’s first loss.
Haddenham know if they win their last three games they can hold off Prestwood Reserves, who are ten points behind in third with three games in hand.
The other sides are set to scrap it out for fourth as Ludgershall Reserves beat Aylesbury Hornets 3-2, Luis Silva, player manager Rob Evans and Jay Williams netting.
Quainton made it four wins in seven with a 5-2 win over Wingrave Development. Jake Dann with a treble, a low Stuart Bedford free-kick and Jason Norman goal. Brad Jones and Ryan Franklin scored late consolation goals.