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Match Reports from Sunday 1st March

  • 03/03/15
  • By Tony Spencer
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It was bottom versus top in Division 1, with the basement battlers Dayers Fine Foods taking a 2-0 lead over leaders Republic of Chineham on Sunday. Tim Wright and Alex Brown scored the goals that raised Dayers’ early hopes of a memorable result. However, the leaders stormed back from behind, scoring four goals to win the match 2-4 and extended their lead to nine points at the head of the division. Steve Aldridge pulled one back to start the recovery and Rob Palmer levelled the game, Aldridge scored his second to put Republic ahead, before Lewis Harris made the game safe. Not only was this a fine league double, it was Republic of Chineham’s fifth win in a row.

Soldiers Return had a dream start against South View, in their chase to catch the leaders, taking a 2-0 lead by half-time. Alex Izzo’s first shot was saved by the keeper but he fumbled his handling for Izzo to follow up and tap in. Then Spencer Champ doubled the lead following a long throw. After the break Izzo completed his brace with a shot from the edge of the box. Jaimie Galpin scored late in the game after taking the ball round the keeper to net the fourth goal without reply. This was their fourth win in a row and the league double over sorry South View.

Tron drew 3-3 with Oakley, with goals from Gianni Thomas, a Jess Todd header and an own goal.

Finlay Thompson scored for Chineham in a 1-3 Division 2 home defeat against leaders FC Everest. Scott Kinge, Jamie Perryman and Aaron Burt netted for Everest.

Hampshire Irons beat RAF Odiham Blades 2-1, while Oakley Reserves and New Inn drew 1-1.

UWS took an early lead, were pegged back level but scored a winner late on in the game to enjoy a 2-1 win over North Warnborough Two.

The top two sides in Division 3 draw 2-2, Eastrop Eagles and Team FC cancelled each other out.

AFC Golden Lion were surprisingly beaten 0-3 by bottom side DG Athletic, with Liam Rump firing in a brace and Neil Huddeswell knocking in the third. This was DG Athletic’s first league win of the season and their first clean sheet.

Soldiers Return Reserves played a closely fought match against visitors Chineham Reserves but ended by going down 3-4. Matt Buckingham scored once and Joe Allnutt twice for the home side, while Caton Deacon, Serge Holland, Robert Sait and Ben Cole netted for Chineham Reserves.