North Bucks League: Big win keeps Manor in it

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Loughton Manor kept their hopes of Premier Division glory alive with a 6-0 beating of MK Titans.

Manor are now just two points off new leaders Great Horwood who took advantage of Potterspury not playing by beating Yardley Gobion 2-1.

Also in the top flight, Great Linford were beaten 2-0 by Stewkley, and Comet MK beat Stoke Hammond 2-0 to reach the Interdivisional Trophy third round.

Elsewhere Bow Brickhill’s Intermediate Division title hopes suffered a major blow when they were thumped 7-1 by rivals Buckingham Town Res as they took advantage of Woburn Sands Wanderers not playing to go top of the table. Elsewhere Hanslope lost 6-2 to Syresham.

Great Linford Res saw off Padbury 6-0 in Division One, while in the bottom tier Scot stretched their lead at the top to nine points by edging out St George’s 3-2, although Comet have five games in hand.

Meanwhile in Division Two Stantonbury Social Elite beat Marsh Gibbon Res 1-0 and MK Wanderer’s ‘A’ drew 0-0 with Twyford United.

>> Woburn Athletic have a cup final to look forward to at the end of a season that nearly never happened.

Just last summer Woburn were looking for a new first team manager, a secretary, a treasurer, and half a team, leaving the club perilously close to folding.

But thanks to the efforts Nick Busby and others, the club did manage to raise a side to play in the Bedfordshire County League Division Two – set to finish in a respectable mid-table position.

And an encouraging year could end with silverware as Woburn have made it through to the final of the Beds Junior Challenge Cup – winning 4-1 at Great Barford in the semi final last week.

They take on Bromham in the final at Potton United FC on Friday, April 26, and Busby is urging former players and fans to turn out and support the team on the night.