Football round-up: Great Ash miles ahead of Athletic

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GREAT Mile Ash are setting the early pace in the MK Sunday League Premier Division with a 7-1 win against CS Athletic, seeing them go top of the table.

Meanwhile a Paul Eldon brace – the latter scored in the 89th minute – gave Loughton a thrilling 4-3 win against the Open University.

The wind played a factor and Loughton captain Tom Williams’ 30 yard drive from a well worked free-kick was the pick of the goals.

Trade 2U edged a seven goal thriller 4-3 over Padbury, Willen picked up a 4-1 victory over Stantonbury Social, and FC LIfesearch saw off Kings Arms by the odd goal in five.

Olney Town lead the way in Division One by securing their second win in a row by beating New City Saints 6-1.

But hot on their heels are Stantonbury Social B who also secured their second victory in as many games by defeating Stoke Hammond 4-1.

Stantonbury The Manor beat MK United 5-1 at home with goals from Neil Dawkins, Darryl Mutch, Michael Goodman, Antonio Sicurello and Tony Maude.

AFC Santander’s first league match of the season saw a very impressive 5-0 win at Buckingham United. Steve Dean bagged two of those goals, with one coming direct from the half-way line from kick-off at the start of the second half.

Other games saw Punjab Utd beating Stacey Bushes 7-0 and FC MMIX defeating MK Legends 2-1.


WOLVERTON Town are now the only unbeaten Premier Division side after they made it three wins in four while top of the table MK Wanderers lost for the first time.

A brace from Hutchinson helped to give Wolves a 3-2 home victory against Grendon Rangers while Wanderers went crashing 8-3 to second placed Potterspury, but remain a point clear at the top of the table – Kelly and Ord both netting hat-tricks.

There were also plenty of goals at Thornborough, but it was Loguthon Manor scoring them as they moved up to third in the table courtesy of an 8-0 away win.

Great Horwood top the Intermediate Division table, but City Colts are hot on their heels and made it four wins in four by seeing off Denbigh Hall 3-0, while Cletic MK also remain without defeat but were held to a 1-1 draw by J.M United.

Elsewhere MK Churches won 5-0 at AFC Santander, Wicken Sports beat Bow Brickhill 6-4, MK Titans Reserves lost 4-1 to Steeple Claydon, Stoke Hammond beat Syresham by the odd goal in seven, and Olney Town went down 3-1 to Brackley Sports.

Bow Brickhill Res top Division One after their 8-4 win over Twyford, while Woughton beat Westbury 3-1 and Bletchley Bridge went down 3-0 to Marsh Gibbon.

In Division Two City Colts Res thrashed Silverstone Res 7-0, MK Wanderers ‘A’ beat Marsh Gibbon Res 2-0, and the reserves of Wicken Sports and Wolverton Town shared the points – and 10 goals.

Wanderers hope for Fusion

MK WANDERERS manager Lee Erswell is hoping his side’s new link with Fusion Health Club will inspire them to greater things this season.

The Loughton-based fitness club have sponsored Wanderers to the tune of £1,000 after being impressed by the club’s ‘the only way is up’ spirit after they went the whole of last season without winning a single South Midlands League Division Two game.

Erswell’s men have improved this term and managed a win on the opening day of this season, but have since found the going tougher and have lost their last two – the latest 3-0 at The 61 FC (Luton). But with the use of the facilities at Fusion and their own personal trainer, Wanderers will get their chance to improve.

Saturday’s SML Division One action saw New Bradwell held to a 1-1 draw by Chesham Utd while Stony Stratford went down 2-0 at Sun Postal Sports.

Old Bradwell are still looking for their first win in Division Two after a 4-2 defeat to Totternhoe but Bletchley Town picked up a 2-1 win at Risborough Rangers.

Tuesday night saw the city’s sides in Challenge Cup action, with Bletchley again in fine form as they ran out 4-2 winners away at Stony, while New Bradwell went down 3-2 at Tring and Old Bradwell were thrashed 6-0 by Broxbourne Borough,

Newport Pagnell Town were in United Counties League Cup action on Tuesday night and beat Rothwell 2-1 to reach the second round thanks to goals by Vinny Shrieves and Daren Dykes.

Division One side Olney Town remain top of the table but were held to a 1-1 draw by Bourne Town.