With the big two going into tonight’s matches full of confidence – assuming that they would get the wins of course, and with just two goals separating them – they were both looking for big scores. On current form it was Brandhall who just had the edge as they took on Tipton. They started the evening favourites to take top spot.
And that’s exactly what they did, as a 4-1 lead at the break became 11-2 at full-time. Well done to Dave Wall, Adam Chester and Dan Lodge who all got hat-tricks. Brandhall wrote ‘Really enjoyable game, thank you Tipton’ on the match sheet.
Tipton Family Church FC 2 Lee Harris (2) MOTM: Lee Harris
Brandhall & Quinton FC 11 Dave Wall (3), Adam Chester (3), Dan Lodge (3), Mitch Stevenson, og MOTM: Dan Lodge
Allstar Lions were missing a couple of players after red cards last week, and although they were favourites to beat Kingsbourne, they certainly had a tough fixture ahead of them. Kingsbourne are very hard to break down, and going into the game in third place, they were at the top of the chasing group.
And the score of 4-2, although going in the Lions’ favour, meant that they surrendered pole position in the league. Early days of course, but the psychological advantage goes to Brandhall at this stage.
Kingsbourne 2 none entered MOTM: none entered
Allstar Lions 4 Pete Madge, Matt Nicholls, Frank Bell-Reynolds, Ben Jones MOTM: none entered
A repeat of last week’s fixture saw Crestwood and United FC go head-to-head. With both teams occupying the basement places, the incentive was to leave the other firmly rooted. It was more of the same as the former narrowly beat the latter 3-2. In fact, although only on goal difference, Crestwood now move into third place. The ref commented ‘Good game. Played with a great attitude’.
It’s all tight though in the two groups-within-a-group, that the league is promising to be this season. And a glance at the table below shows that is exactly how it’s shaping up.
Crestwood Town FC 3 Iain Gillett (2), Rhys Harper MOTM: Ben Perry
United FC 2 Matthew Potts (2) MOTM: Matthew Potts