Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Donegan nets four as Ghana Stars are put to the sword

KIDMORE END were knocked off the Senior Division top spot when they went down to their

KIDMORE END were knocked off the Senior Division top spot when they went down to their first defeat of the season against SOUTHCOTE.

The Gallowstree Common side, who were missing seven first team players through injury, saw top scorer Mithcell Parker leave the pitch after just two minutes after picking up an early knock.

The visitor dominated the match as they netted from two set pieces in the first half and added two further goals through headers in the second.

Carl Harvey hit the post late on for Kidmore End following good play from Lewis Jenkins.

EMMER GREEN recorded their first league victory of the season as they thrashed visitors GHANA STARS 9-2.

The hosts opened the scoring through Daniel Donegan with a low volley at the near post. The scorer netted his second soon after from a free kick. Ghana pulled a goal back but Emmer Green kept their advantage after Craig Eastwood fired his shot home.

Daniel Donegan made it 4-1 with a spot kick after Brendon Agnew was bought down in the box. Chris Read got a double before half-time to make it 6-1.

Daniel Donegan netted Emmer Green’s seventh before Brendon Completed the rout with his first brace scoring his side’s last two goals. Ghana got their second of the match just before the final whistle.

SC UNITED ran out 3-0 winners at home to 116 EXILES in Division 1.

Aaron Attfield opened the scoring with half an hour played after pouncing on a misplaced Exiles goal kick and chipping the keeper from just outside the box.

Attfield scored his second just after half-time when winger Walid Zaky’s backheeled flick sent him away down the left wing where he cut inside his marker and curled the ball into the top right corner from 20 yards.

Zaky made it 3-0 when Arran Finch’s long range cross from his own half was hit first time on the right wing with the ball lobbing the keeper from 30 yards out.

Elsewhere in the division HENLEY TOWN gained three valuable points at home to struggling CHARVIL RANGERS despite conceding the first goal. By half-time they had established a 2-1 lead and had the better of the second half as the Red Kites triumphed 5-3. Forwards Sam Bell and Craig Sinclair each scored twice, with midfielder Tom Sadler also on target.

In Division 3 East MAPLEDURHAM suffered a 5-1 defeat at home to league leaders ELDON CELTIC.

HENLEY YMCA UNITED made it three wins on the spin to move up to second place in Division 4 East after coming from behind to defeat hosts KENNET VALLEY RESERVES 4-3.

The visitors took the lead through Hugh Barklem before the hosts hit back with three goals.

With 20 minutes of the match remaining Tom Chaplin reduced the arrears before adding his second from a free kick to equalise moments later.

With time running out a long goalkick by David Hadley found Barklem who netted his second and Henley’s fourth to secure all three points.

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