Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Finch’s late header wraps up nine-goal thriller

KIDMORE END remain second from bottom in the Senior Division despite picking up a point from

KIDMORE END remain second from bottom in the Senior Division despite picking up a point from their 3-3 away relegation clash with third-from-bottom BARTON ROVERS.

In the Premier Division HENLEY TOWN remain in trouble at the wrong end of the table as they went down 2-1 to WHITLEY WOOD at their Invesco Perpetual triangle ground.

Playing at home for the first time this year, Henley conceded a goal in each half before Ryan Finch pulled one back a minute from time for the hosts.

SC UNITED maintained their Division 2 West promotion push thanks to a 5-4 victory at BASILDON BARBARIANS, in a match that saw the winning goal came with just 10 minutes left on the clock.

Basildon Barbarians took the lead after 10 minutes when a left-wing cross was headed in at the far post.

The visitors equalised five minutes later when Martin Best headed home a Kieren Chard cross.

Midway through the first half the visitors took the lead when Seve Mayberry was hauled to the ground in the Basildon Barbarians box to earn SC United a penalty.

Aaron Attfield stepped up to convert from the spot to put the visitors 2-1 up. Moments after the restart left back Tim Bicknall volleyed in a Mayberry cross from 25 yards.

On the brink of half-time SC United striker Martin Shenton poked in from a goalmouth scramble to put the visitors 4-1 ahead.

Basildon Barbarians made some changes at halftime as they netted three goals to level the scores.

With 10 minutes remaining SC United substitute Arran Finch’s bullet header won the game for the visitors as he connected with a Chard cross to head home into the top corner.

In Division 3 East MAPLEDURHAM picked up a point as they drew 2-2 away to promotion chasing SUPER REEVES.

Mapledurham went 2-0 up in the first five minutes with goals from David Johnson and Dan Salisbury before the hosts hit back twice to equalise. The visitors then withstood late pressure to come away with a point.

Elsewhere in the division basement side HENLEY YMCA UNITED went down to a 4-1 defeat at home to FC BERSKALONA.

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