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Own goal breaks the deadlock

  • 17/04/19
  • By Tony Spencer
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Basingstoke & District League Match Reports from Sunday 14th April, By Tony Spencer.

The Division 1 match between Chineham and the revitalised Brookvale United side was goalless at the interval and the sides evenly matched 35 minutes into the second half. The deadlock was broken after 80 minutes when 'Vale's Sam Mosdell headed an own goal past his keeper Brodie Good. This was unfortunate as Mosdell played a fantastic match in his new position as sweeper. The game should have finished as a draw, purely on the balance of play, but the second goal which confirmed the win came when keeper Good dropped a shot at the feet of the striker to tap home the loose rebound. Just before this the 'Vale goalkeeper had made a terrific point blank save from a half volley. It could have been a different result for Brookvale if Adam Aimable hadn’t had a goal-bound shot well blocked at 1-0 but the visitors' best chance came before half time when Scott Nelson found man of the match Sam Thrower unmarked from a free kick but the defensive midfielder could only direct his header straight at the keeper. Chineham won 2-0, a league double.

Division 1 leaders Bramley United put one hand on the trophy in beating North Warnborough by nine goals without reply, now needing just a point from their last remaining game to secure the championship. The score was 4-0 to the hosts at the break. Goal scorers were Stuart Leddy with 4, Colin Bell, Les Wood, Tim Barnett, Luke Harris and substitute Ben Squibb tallying the rest.

Republic of Chineham are still chasing the long shadow of Bramley and cannot afford to drop a point in their remaining games. They beat hosts Soldiers Return 3-6 despite home side strikes from Jaime Galpin and a Craig Williamson brace.

Tadley Tigers lost the Andover Presidents Cup Final 2-0 in a tight game against FC Wildebeest, who are still unbeaten in their league.

In Division 2 a Callum Wilcox brace helped AFC Basing to a 2-1 victory over Chineham Reserves.

AFC Laarsens restored their winning ways with a 1-3 victory over Kempshott. Goals came from Myles Englefield and Dan Bloma's brace, Dan also scored in the midweek draw with Chineham Cavaliers.