Pinehurst Win Streak brought to Halt as Old Town Stay in Title Hunt – Week 24 Review

Premier Division

Sports Central climb one spot in the league to 4th with a comprehensive 7-2 victory over bottom side Spectrum.

They didn’t have it all there way as it was Spectrum that took the league thanks to an amazing effort from Jamie Clements.

Clements picked the ball up in the centre of the pitch, and after spotting the keeper off his line, dispatched the over the keeper and in to the net from the half way line to open the scoring.

They soon extended their lead with another fine finish after a good passing move from Spectrum found Billy McKeown in space, inside the box. With one touch to control the ball, he expertly placed the ball in to the far corner of the net, leaving the home keeper rooted to the spot, and picking up his first goal for the club.

This was the wake up call Central needed as they went on to dominate and control the game and after pulling the score back to 2-2, went on to secure the win comfortably in the second half with 5 further un-answered goals.

The other game in the division had Centurians winning the 6-pointer, mid-table battle, to move themselves to within a point of their opponents, Spitfires, in the league.

The match ball belonged to Ricky Hewitson after he superb hat-trick, coupled with a goal from wide man Steve Wilson, made it a well deserved 4-2 victory

Division One 

Chiseldon failed to take advantage of the game in hand they had over fellow strugglers Swindon AFC as they were comfortably beaten 4-1 by a well drilled Core side.

New Town All Stars came out on top in their home fixture against Haydon Wick with a comprehensive 5-1 victory.

New Town started quickly and found themselves 3 goals up within 30 minutes. Haydon Wick made the thought of any comeback almost non-existant when with 15 minutes of this first half still left, one of their players went off injured and with no cover on the bench, they faced a huge up hill battle.

New Town went on to increase their lead even with two more goals and the game was out of sight. The hero for New Town was Tom Rambo Wilde who scored a hat-trick as well as picking up a very well deserved Man Of The Match award, with New Towns other goals coming from Jamie Bain and Justin Derb.

Wick did have something to cheer though as they scored the goal of the game straight from a kick off.

The ball was rolled to Marc Connelly who struck the ball sweetly towards the goal. With the New Town keeper out of position, he was unable to do anything about the shot and the ball ended up hitting the back of the net as the goal of the game.

Old Town kept their title dreams alive with a workman like display against a Wroughton side who struggled to get in to their stride. Old Town secured the win  courtesy of a double striker from Godfrey Chalanga and another from Lewis Cholod gave hem a 3-1 victory.

Lower Stratton were the surprise winners this weekend as they ended the superb winning streak of Sport 4 Pinehurst. This was a closely fought affair but it was Stratton who managed to take their opportunities whilst Pinehurst struggled to convert there own. The game was hard fought right until the final whistle, but it was Stratton that held on to run out 2-1 winners.

Stratton Juniors got back to winning ways after their surprise defeat to Chiseldon last weekend, with a soild win 4-0 against a Moredon side who looked beaten from the start.