Football round-up: Stony maintain record to close in on Willen

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STONY Stratford Town maintained their 100 per cent record in the Milton Keynes Sunday League Premier Division with a 6-3 win against Padbury AFC.

A hat-trick from Lee White, brace from Darryl Wilson and another for David Cole gave Stony their sixth win out of six this season, but Willen remain top of the table despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Great Mile Ash. Willen are now only a point ahead of Stony who still have two games in hand.

CS Athletic stay third in the table after their 4-1 win over Kings Arms, while Trade 2U defeated FC Lifesearch 7-3.

Olney Town still lead the way in Division One following their 1-0 victory against Stantonbury the Manor, but only top the table on goals scored from Stantonbury Social B who certainly did their best to move in front with an 8-0 win over lowly MK Legends. Stantonbury also have a game in hand.

Both FC MMIX and AFC Santander are also still joint top, with FC MMIX winning 6-1 against Buckingham United and AFC Santander beating MK United 1-0 with a Lewis Gray goal. Stacey Bushes defeated New City Saints 5-0 in the other game.

Stantonbury Social A are through to the third round of the Berks & Bucks Sunday Junior Cup thanks to a dramatic 4-3 win over Aylesbury Cosmos.

SOUTH MIDLANDS AND UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUES

Stony Stratford picked up a valuable three points and fourth win of the South Midlands League Division One season when they saw off relegation rivals Sun Postal Sports 3-2 at Ostlers Lane.

Their victory means Stony are now five points clear of the bottom side, and have two games in hand, while New Bradwell St Peter earned a creditable 1-1 draw away at mid-table rivals London Lions. At the top end of the table, title challengers Cranfield United beat Amersham Town 5-2, but will have to go some to catch runaway leaders London Colney.

In Division Two Bletchley Town earned a hard fought 3-3 draw in an entertaining game at home to Winslow United, while Old Bradwell went down 3-1 at Pitstone & Ivinghoe and MK Wanderers went down 3-0 to Risborough Rangers.

In Tuesday night’s Challenge Trophy action there was a 3-2 third round win for Bletchley Town at Dunstable Town, but Cranfield United are out after losing 6-2 to Broxbourne Borough after extra time.

Newport Pagnell Town stay fourth in the United Counties League Premier Division despite losing a seven-goal thriller to St Ives Town on Tuesday night.

The Swans were in the ascendancy early on with Daren Dykes giving them a 16th minute lead and Richard Armstrong adding a second two minutes later.

The dismissal of Vinny Shrieves on the half hour proved a turning point though as two minutes later Ozie Foster put St Ives back in the game, and Lee Ellison levelled three minutes later.

A double strike from Conor Washington after 58 and 64 minutes put the Saints in charge. Newport weren’t finished though and an 81st minute Dean Buss goal made it an anxious last few minutes for St Ives but they held on for the win.

Newport had hammered Desborough 7-1 in their previous outing on Saturday, while Olney Town fell 5-1 at Bugbrooke St Michaels in Division One.

NORTH BUCKS &

DISTRICT LEAGUE

MK Wanderers Reserves were on the end of a 3-0 defeat to Southcott Village in their Premier Division Trophy first round tie, while MK Titans beat Thornborough Athletic 5-4 on penalties after 90 minutes and extra time produced no goals.

Wolverton Town were on their way to a surprise 5-3 defeat to Buckingham Town in their Interdivisional Trophy first round tie before the game was abandoned with 87 minutes played – see page 7 to find out why!

On the league front, Potterspury were able to take advantage of MK Wanderers and Southcott meeting in the cup to move top of the Premier Division table thanks to a 5-1 thrashing of Yardley Gobion. It’s very tight at the top but if Wanderers win their games in hand then they will return to the summit. Also in the top division there was a 2-1 win for Loughton Manor against their mid-table rivals Great Linford.

There was a shock in the Intermediate Division Trophy as struggling MK Churches knocked out title chasing Stoke Hammond with a 5-2 away victory, while Hanslope got the better of AFC Santander in a 3-1 win.

With City Colts getting a week’s rest, Great Horwood took advantage to move top of the Intermediate Division thanks to a 3-0 win against Brackley Sports. There were also wins for Bow Brickhill, 3-1 over Steeple Claydon and Denbigh Hall Sports, 2-1 against MK Titans Res. There was also a 3-2 loss for Celtic MK to Syresham, and J.M. United beat Wicken Sports 7-4.

The Division One Trophy brought a 2-1 defeat for Bletchley Bridge at the hands of Westbury and 5-1 loss for Bow Brickhill Res at Marsh Gibbon.

Stoke Hammond Res keep their place at the top of the Division One table courtesy of a 4-1 victory at Twyford, while Woughton continue to climb the table after their 4-3 win against Stewkley Res.

In Division Two there was a 7-0 win for Great Linford over Great Horwood, 5-1 win for Hanslope at Silverstone, and 5-4 defeat for MK Wanderers A at Wing Village Res.