As usual starting with our own Basingstoke Town side, who won its third consecutive game in a row, and our ninth away win on the season. Having trailed to a worldy of a free kick by Chipstead’s Teo Kurtaran, Stoke Stefan Brown levelled the scoring just before the break. Then Stoke took the lead and final goal of the game, when a neat turn and finish just past the hour by Bradley Wilson, gave Basingstoke the 2-1 win and pushed Stoke into fifth place.
League Leaders Bracknell Town finally came down to earth, as Chertsey Town ended there 17 game winning run at Bottom Meadow in a close battle, with the Curlews Ashley Lodge scoring the only goal of the game on 84 minutes. This pushed Chertsey up into third place, whilst Bracknell Town remain a lofty seventeen points clear.
In second place, level on points with Chertsey sit Uxbridge, who after a couple of mixed results, won their second game in a row, with a narrow 2-1 win at Ashford Town. Goals by Ezra Ndukuba and Lonit Talla were enough for the Reds to leave the Robert Parker Stadium with all three points.
Hanwell Town’s winning run of seven games since Christmas came to a halt in a tight 1-1 affair with playoff hopefuls Marlow. Marlow who now sit in sixth, took the lead through Adam Richards, but once more the league’s leading scorer Tom Collins came to the fore, as he equalised on the stroke of halftime.
Behind Marlow are Bedfont Sports, who scraped a 1-0 home win against Westfield. Both Marlow & Bedfont do have games in hand of the teams in the playoff places.
The league table below confirms the current situation.
Elsewhere in the league on Saturday was South Park’s 2-2 draw with Binfield. The Moles have fallen away from their early season payoff challenge, but sit in a comfortable ninth place. Ex-Stoke forward Callum Bunting got both goals for Binfield.
Northwood who have risen up the league table in the last six weeks, were held by Tooting & Mitcham Utd in a 2-2 encounter at Northwood Park.
Thatcham Town who sit a point behind Northwood, were comfortable 4-0 winners at relegation bound Chalfont St Peter.
Idle over the weekend were bottom-placed Staines Town.
Then on Sunday Guernsey visited the mainland leaving Gander Green after a two-nil win against Sutton Common Rovers. Two goals within the first twelve minutes were enough to secure the three points.
Note due to a late season start and some covid fixture postponements, Sunday’s match was the second of five consecutive away matches for the Channel Island side. They return to the mainland to play Staines Town just 72 hours after their win against Rovers.
This weeks highest attendance was 517 at the Bracknell – Chertsey Town match.
However just 68 bothered to turn up at the South Park – Binfield game.
There were four red cards this weekend
Tooting & Mitcham Utd – Nathan Daly & Jordan Clarke
South Park – Melford Simpson
Marlow’s Marcus Mealing
Plus the usual yellow card for Marlow’s Simon Grant, who must be attempting the league record for goalkeepers receiving cards in a season