Sport 4 Pinehurst Title Charge Continues – Week 26 Review

Premier Division

Run away league leaders, Tawny Owl continued to impress with an emphatic victory against North Swindon scoring an amazing 14 goals in the process.

In a dominating performance Tawny could, and probably should have scored more and they will be frustrated to have conceded 2 silly goals which was the only blemish on a commanding performance.

Star of the show was Lewis Waldon who netted 8 times, whilst Scott Price picked up 4 goals with the final two coming from Daniel Hyde and Daniel Cole.

An entertaining mid-table battle between FC Dorcan and Swindon Spitfires delivered 6 goals in total. Spitfires picked up the win with two goals from Stephen Hughes and one each from Micheal Cox and Phil Legace which took them level on points with Dorcan but saw them moving ahead of them in the league thanks to better goal difference.

Dorcan will be frustrated with the result though and they could have picked up at least a draw after they missed a number of very good chances. They did find the net thanks to George Bouverie-Beine and Jake Kitchin but too many missed chances cost them the points.

Sports Central are still pushing to end the league in 3rd place but they come under pressure early on from an experienced Centurians side.

It was Centurians that took the league after Mateusz Kapustka opened the scoring for the away team. Central soon composed themselves and their superior pace down the flanks began to create chances. Within a space of 35 minutes, Central managed to net 3 times putting the game beyond their opponents and ensured them them points.

Divison One

Sport 4 Pinehurst remain top of the table and 3 points ahead of Old Town United who are chasing them for the league title.

Pinehurst controlled the game from start to finish and showed their quality all over the pitch after 7 different players netted for the hopeful champions. Goals from Kevin Dunn, Jonathan Peachey, Luke Richards, Malcolm Cook, Brad Stanners, Aaron Welland and 2 from Ryan Welland ensured the win as Wroughton were only able pick up a single consolation goal.

Having drawn their last game 2-2, dropping down a place in the league to 3rd and handing control of the league title race back to Pinehurst, Old Town United were looking to bounce straight back to winning ways against 4th placed Lower Stratton.

It was a competitive affair with both teams looking to attack but neither side was able to break down the opposition defence and the game remained 0-0 going in to half time.

It was Lower Stratton who came out strongest after the half time team talks and they took the lead thanks to a goal from Steve Norris who beat the offside trap to race down on the Old Town keeper and calmly slotted the ball home.

Old Town bounced straight back after a set piece from a corner was put away by Ashley Wallace and they though they had won the game after a late goal from Stephen Low gave them a 2-1 lead.

Lower Stratton battled to the final whilst undeterred and got the reward thanks to a wonder goal from Jack Doult. Doult beat his marker and cut in from the wing and headed in towards goal. Spotting the keeper slightly out of position, he hit a fantastic strike which sailed in to the back of the net, leaving the keeper stranded to level the game up.

At the bottom of the table, AFC Swindon were on course to pick up their 3rd win of the season after they went two goals up courtesy of Sam Carter and Callum Wells.

New Town finally got their act together and managed to get back in to the game scoring twice mid-way through the second half to level the game. They took this momentum forward and managed to net another 2 goals late on to give them all 3 points.

In a back and forth game that saw the lead change 3 times, Core Construction and Chiseldon shared 7 goals between them but it was a hat-trick from Core’s Todd Mears and a goal from Neil Mitcham gave them the win.

Chiseldon scored through Francesco Hunt, Arron Smith and Daniel Vaughan but left frustrated after losing by a single goal late in the game for the second weekend in a row.