DESPITE suffering two defeats in the space of four days, results elsewhere have seen an end to Emmer Green’s Premier Division relegation worries.
On Thursday of last week EMMER GREEN lost out 5-2 at home to league leaders WHITLEY TAVERN.
Needing victory to secure the title the visitors came out all guns blazing and were 3-0 up within 30 minutes.
The hosts started the second half the better of the two sides and were able to pull two goals back thanks to a clinical finish from Chris Read and a goal from Daniel Donegan.
The visitors went on to score twice more to secure the three points and title. Four days later EMMER GREEN travelled to WHITLEY TAVERN where they lost 6-4.
Champions Tavern were two goals up within no time but Emmer Green were up for the challenge and thanks to a goal from John Donegan and another from Richard Bennett the teams were level at half-time.
Chris Read put the visitors in front at the start of the second half only for Tavern to equalise before going 4-3 up.
Emmer Green top goalscorer Read got his second of the match to level the scores before the hosts went on to score twice more to complete the scoreline.
Premier Division runners-up KIDMORE END cruised to a 4-1 away victory at THE MOD in a game that saw four players sent off, three for the home side.
The Mod took the lead early on, but were immediately pegged back via the head of Kidmore’s Jason Cross.
The home side then had their first dismissal midway through the first half, receiving a straight red for abusive language towards the match official.
After a period of sustained pressure, Kidmore eventually took the lead mid-way into the second half, after a Michael Tegg free kick was turned in for an own goal.
Shortly after Tegg was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence. The Mod then hit the self-destruct button, seeing a further two players dismissed.
A Kieren Chard penalty and a late 20-yard strike from man-of-the-match Jamie Thomas secured the victory.
Division 1 East basement side HENLEY YMCA UNITED ended their disappointing campaign with a 5-3 defeat at Lawson Road against WOKINGHAM AND EMMBROOK.
MAPLEDURHAM ended their Division 3 East campaign with a 3-1 defeat at TILEHURST TITANS.