Football round-up: Magnificent seven for Cranfield

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THE biggest winners of Saturday’s South Midlands League Division One action were Cranfield United who enjoyed a 7-0 home win at the expense of Stony Stratford.

New Bradwell St Peter were also in fine form as they saw off Welwyn Garden City 3-0, but Bletchley Town’s good run in the Division Two Cup came to an end at the semi final stage when they lost 2-1 away to Aston Clinton. They will meet Totternhoe in the final after their 3-0 win over Hale Leys.

Stony’s bad run continued on Tuesday night with a 3-1 home defeat to Chesham United Reserves, and New Bradwell went down 2-1 defeat at Hoddesdon Town.

Newport Pagnell Town’s winless run now stands at six matches after their 0-0 draw at Boston Town in their latest United Counties Premier Division outing, while in Division One, Olney Town were 2-0 winners against Rothwell Corinthians.

NEW CITY HEATING SUNDAY LEAGUE

Willen extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division to seven points after a hard fought 1-0 win against CS Athletic, while title rivals Stony Stratford were held to a 3-3 draw by Stantonbury Social A.

Trade 2U continued their fine run with a 10-0 win against Loughton Athletic, and Padbury AFC defeated Great Mile Ash 4-2.

There’s still no separating Olney Town and Santander at the top of Division One, following their 5-0 and 5-2 wins against Stantonbury Social B and Stantonbury the Manor respectively.

In the divisions other games, Punjab United edged out Buckingham United 4-3, New City Saints beat MK United 5-1, and MK Legends beat Stacey Bushes 1-0.

NORTH BUCKS & DISTRICT LEAGUE

MK Wanderers Reserves suffered a big blow to their Premier Division title hopes by tasting a surprise 1-0 home defeat to Yardley Gobion, while title rivals Southcott Village and Thornborough both won – the latter beating Great Linford 3-1.

Elsewhere there was a 2-1 away defeat for Wolverton Town at Grendon Rangers, while Potterspury and MK Titans served up a thrilling Premier Division Trophy second round tie, with the former winning 4-3.

There was also a great tie between Bow Brickhill and City Colts in the Intermediate Division Trophy semi final, with the hosts winning 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

On the league front there was a shock 3-0 defeat for leaders Stoke Hammond at Brackley Sports, but the balance of power is still with Great Horwood who have plenty of games in hand after their 6-1 thrashing of Olney.

Meanwhile Denbigh Hall beat Celtic MK 2-1, Hanslope saw off AFC Santander 4-1, and Wicken Sports lost 4-1 to Syresham.

In Division One, Woughton lost away to Stewkley and in Division Two City Colts Res hammered Marsh Gibbon Res 7-0.