Haule strikes late to send Moles top

Davis Haule celebrates after giving Aylesbury the lead over Daventry. Picture by Marc Keinch
Davis Haule celebrates after giving Aylesbury the lead over Daventry. Picture by Marc Keinch

Aylesbury FC have gone top of Division One Central in the Southern League thanks to a slender 1-0 win over Daventry Town on Tuesday evening.

Davis Haule’s 79th minute screamer sent the Moles top as they edged a tight game.

After an even first half of few chances, FC came out the stronger side in the second period and enjoyed plenty of possession with Sonny French volleying narrowly wide while Terry Dixon put an effort over the bar before the breakthrough finally arrived.

Visiting defender Aaron Parkinson was unable to get much distance on a clearance which went straight to Haule, who composed himself and thumped the ball back through a crowd of players and into the bottom corner.

FC have performed above expectations so far this season and Tuesday’s win in a tight game against Daventry has seen them overtake previous leaders Kettering Town at the top of the table, albeit having played two games more.

However, despite his side’s impressive form, Moles boss Steve Bateman has played down talk of the title. He said: “I feel it’s still Kettering to lose.

“We’re just worrying about ourselves. Our first target is to make sure we are firmly inside the top five. We want to secure a play-off spot and then put pressure on Kettering and see how they cope with it.

“A few clubs are putting together runs but we’ve got a good group here and we’re enjoying our current form and long may it continue.”