Football round-up: Willen back on top but Stony still in control

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WITH Stony Stratford taking a weekend off, Willen took advantage to move back to the top of the New City Heating Milton Keynes Sunday League with a 1-0 victory against FC Lifesearch.

The result moves them three points clear at the top of the Premier Division, but Stony still have four games in hand, having won all seven league outings to date. The only other fixture in the top tier saw Open University beat Padbury AFC 5-2.

Olney Town kept their place at the top of Division One thanks to an incredible 17-1 thrashing of lowly Buckingham Utd, with their goals from Hardie (5), Collins (3), Smale (3), Inggall (2), White (2), Ingleson and Cardigan.

Hot on their heels are Stantonbury Social B who defeated Stantonbury The Manor 4-3 in a thrilling encounter, while MK Legends recorded their first win of the season 2-1 against Stacey Bushes and MK United beat Stoke Hammond 3-1.

In the Berks & Bucks Sunday Junior Cup, AFC Santander advanced through to the fourth round with 4-2 win against Loughton Athletic and will be joined by CS Athletic thanks to their 5-3 win over Cross Keys.

FC MMIX bowed out with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Bucks from Aylesbury. Kings Arms also bowed out with a 4-0 defeat against Milton Keynes 87.

SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE

There were defeats for New Bradwell Stony Stratford Town in Division One, with the former going down 3-1 away at Wodson Park and Stony crashing 4-1 at home to Hoddesdon Town.

However, there was a return to form for Cranfield United who moved back up to fifth place with a 3-0 home win over Kings Langley.

Bletchley Town edged out local rivals Old Bradwell United in Division Two as Bearman, Jones and Rivenberg helped them to a 3-2 away win, while there was a 4-0 home defeat for MK Wanderers at the hands of Mursley United.

Olney Town did their UCL Division One title push the world of good with a 3-0 away win at Raunds Town – Geoff Baffo, Jamie O’Grady and Jared Cunniff getting second half goals for the Nurserymen.

NORTH BUCKS & LEAGUE

With MK Wanderers Reserves sitting out and Potterspury surprisingly beaten 4-3 at home by Great Linford, Southcott Village took advantage by leapfrogging over both of them to go top of the North Bucks League Premier Division thanks to a 2-0 win at Yardley Gobion.

The bottom two met at Buckingham Town where MK Titans picked up a 2-2, keeping them a couple of points above their hosts in the standings, while there was an impressive 3-0 win for Loughton Manor at home to Grendon Rangers and Wolverton Town fell 3-2 to Thornborough Athletic.

Denbigh Hall Sports’ recent good run continued with a 2-1 win over Syresham in the Intermediate Division, and there was a 2-2 draw between strugglers MK Churches and Olney.

The other matches saw a 4-2 victory for Bow Brickhill over MK Titans Res and bottom side AFC Santander were beaten 4-1 by league leaders Brackley.

Stoke Hammond Reserves remain top of Division One after beating Charlton & District 2-0, but Bow Brickhill Reserves are only behind on goal difference after their 3-2 success against Marsh Gibbon.

The biggest winners of the day were Bletchley Bridge who thumped bottom side Westbury 8-2 – Reynolds grabbing four of them – while Deanshanger Res drew 1-1 at Southcott Res.

City Colts are still the team to beat in Division Two as Marsh Gibbon Res were their latest victims in a 4-0 away victory, while nearest rivals Wicken Sports had a shock 3-1 defeat at Real Padbury.

MK Wanderers ‘A’ beat Great Linford Res 3-0, Wolverton Town Res went down 3-1 to Hanslope and Great Horwood Res drew 1-1 with University of Buckingham.

The Berks & Bucks Junior Cup saw a 3-1 away win for Celtic MK at Winslow, while MK Wanderers Reserves won 2-1 against Wingrave and Great Horwood saw off Luddershall United 3-1. Stoke Hammond are out though after being beaten 2-1 by Hanslope.