Donegan nets treble as side move clear at the top in chase for title
EMMER GREEN moved three points clear at the top of the Senior Division after thrashing DEE
EMMER GREEN moved three points clear at the top of the Senior Division after thrashing DEE ROAD RANGERS 8-1.
Hosts Dee Road played the first five minutes with just 10 players before they were up to full strength.
The visitors took the lead through debutant Brendan Agnew. Dee Road responded quickly by netting the equaliser from a corner.
Emmer Green went in front again shortly afterwards when Agnew put a through ball into captain Daniel Donegan who fired home past the Dee Road keeper.
Shortly after the visitors won a free kick on the edge of the box and while Daniel Donegan was lining it up there was an incident between Agnew and a Dee Road player which resulted in the Emmer Green playing receiving his marching orders.
From the resulting free kick Daniel Donegan curled the ball over the wall into the top right corner to make it 3-1.
In the second half Emmer Green defended well and did not concede despite being down to 10 men.
Goals from Matt Fox, his first for the club with a tidy finish making the run from right back, Chris Read (two) Daniel Donegan and Dickie Howell completed the scoring.
Ten minutes from time Matt Fox went in for a challenge and was head-butted which resulted in the Dee Road player being shown a red card.
SC UNITED clinched promotion from Division 2 West thanks to a final-day 5-0 win away to AFC BURGHFIELD RESERVES.
Despite playing with just nine players, United took the lead when Tim Bicknall crossed from the right wing to Martin Best who volleyed into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Shortly before half-time the lead was doubled when Kieren Chard right wing and his whipped cross was sidefooted in at the back post by Chard.
Withing moments of the restart a United counterattack set Scott Gyngell free on the right wing and his whipped cross was sidefooted in at the back post by Chard.
With 10 minutes to go Chard made it 4-0 having been pulled down in the box and finishing the resulting penalty into the bottom left hand corner.
In the final minute of the match Chard took on the two Burghfield centre halves and found himself one-on-one with the keeper where he fired home from 30 yards.
MAPLEDURHAM ended their Division 3 East campaign with a 3-2 defeat at home to ELDON CELTIC. Stuward Owen and Ian Burgess were the scorers for the hosts.
Elsewhere in the division HENLEY YMCA UNITED went down to a 9-0 defeat at home to BERKSHIRE PHYSIO.