Goals galore as men and ladies enjoy big wins

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Maidstone 2 MK Men 6

MILTON Keynes picked up exactly where they left off last weekend as they made it back-to-back wins on the road, and then took their excellent form home with them.

Even without team captain Russell Brazier, the men brushed aside poor Maidstone on Saturday before seeing off Purley the following day.

Maidstone have conceded more goals than any other team in their league and so it was no surprise that MK opened the scoring five minutes in through stand-in skipper Jamie Dodd. Ben Woodford then added the second, firing home a drag flick from another short corner.

Jack Luther made it 3-0 - set up by Woodford and Frazer McColl - before the hosts came back into it with two quick goals. However, Dodd added a fourth for MK and further goals from Mark Davies and Ali McColl gave the visitors a comfortable victory.

Purley came to town the following day, but not even they could stop an MK side in red-hot form. The visitors took a surprise lead, but it didn’t take Richard Townsend long to set up Ali McColl for the equaliser.

Townsend turned provider again for Woodford to put MK in front, and Dodd added a third goal before Purley hit a second as the hosts started to struggle with tiredness.

But there was no way back for the visitors after the break when Frazer McColl found Terence Kynaston to make it 4-2. Purley managed another goal in the dying moments, but that couldn’t stop MK rising to fourth in the table.

The men’s 3rds drew 1-1 against Ashford thanks to a Will Luther goal

Reading 1 MK Ladies 11

THE ladies’ wait for a home game in 2011 was well worth the wait as they recorded an emphatic victory over bottom side Reading.

MK played with bags of confidence and energy, racing out of the blocks with goals from Becky Goad (2) and Sophie Reynolds (2) as they held on to sixth place in the league table.

Reading hit one back before Goad completed her hat-trick, there were two goals from Dee Davis, plus a top corner finish from Chrissy Little, and a further three goals from Reynolds.

The ladies’ 2nds beat Witney 2-0, the 3rds drew 1-1 at Amersham, and 4ths drew 3-3 at Bedford.