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Tron taken to the wire

  • 08/12/16
  • By Tony Spencer
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Basingstoke & District Sunday League Match Reports from Sunday 5th December, By Tony Spencer.

In a thrilling match, Tron found themselves 0-3 down after only 20 minutes, from set-piece corners and a penalty, in their Hampshire Sunday Senior Cup home tie against FILO from Andover. The turning point came when Harry Cook beat two players to fire into the bottom corner of the net for 1-3. Cook got his second with a header from a corner high into the net, to make it 2-3. Cook's inspiration spread to the rest of the team, starting a move through Connor Dawber who found Finley Hall; he cut inside to level the match 3-3. FILO bucked up their own ideas after seeing their three-goal lead melt away, so they struck back, first to 3-4 and then 3-5. With 26 minutes left, FILO were reduced to 10 men after a second bookable foul on Steven Caswell. With the freedom of space this provided, Cook was inspired, scoring three more goals, one from an individual run, the second a header from a corner to level once again, with just three minutes left, and finally, deep in injury time, he beat three players to squeeze the icing on the cake, a 6-5 home win. Tron's 100% record continues unabated.

Chamberlayne Athletic beat FC Basing 3-0 and a couple of matches were postponed following the overnight frost, to be reconvened in the next two weeks.

Chineham eased into the next round of the Hampshire Sunday Junior A Cup with a 4-2 victory over Bearwood Broncos, with one goal apiece from Kieron Alleyne, Shane West, Daniel Greenwood and Marvyn White.

UWS lost away at Hunters Inn 3-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, which ends a fine run of five games without defeat.

Bramley United's match was postponed.

Overton United drew 2-2, but prevailed 5-4 on penalties against AFC Spitfire in the Hampshire Sunday Junior B Cup. Overton have not lost at home since their defeat on the opening weekend.

North Warnborough Reserves' trip to Farnborough Athletic proved fruitless, the match called off for a frozen pitch.

Soldiers Return Reserves lost 1-5 at home to Queens Head United Raiders of Waterlooville.

Only one match was played in Division 2, at AFC Soldiers, where they found themselves 0-2 down to North Warnborough, both goals from Sean Delfosse. Soldiers got back into the game with strikes from Joshua Taylor and Rhys Pitson, but at half-time were 2-3 down as Delfosse completed his hat-trick. Tom Green managed a flukey equaliser with a cross-cum-shot, then 16-year-old Chris Jones, making his starting debut, picked out Taylor Watts to score AFC Soldiers' winner to finish on top 4-3.

Chineham Athletic opened the scoring 1-0 against Team FC, in their Division 3 match, but
Luke Richardson, Joe Richardson, Brendan Vickery, Dan McKenzie and Luke Chatee scored to win the points 2-8 in the visitors' favour.
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DG Athletic drew 3-3 with Rising Sun, the Mantons scoring one each and Aaron Morris the third for DG.

Dominic Anderson, James Mercer and Matt Hyndman scored for RAF Odiham Blades at home, but a defensive collapse resulted in a 3-9 victory by Camrose Social, who leapfrog the Blades to take top spot in Division 3. Matthew Foreman scored a hat-trick, Liam Rutter and Chris Waller braces, with singles from Dan Willis and Byron Letch.