Date: Mon 01 Apr 2024

By Andy Poole


All the latest action as Champions are crowned

The Bank Holiday Monday action in the Pitching In Southern League Premier South saw Chesham United clinch the title following a 4-1 away win at Harrow Borough.

It was the home side who drew first blood as they took an early lead through Ronny Mfinda but a brace from Kieran Murphy turned the scoreline on its head before the break. Ricardo German added a third late on before Callum Adebiyi wrapped things up in the final minute.

Two late goals saw Gosport Borough come from behind to beat Winchester City. A goal from Thomas Wright early in the second half put the visitors ahead until Alfie Stanley levelled matters on 82 minutes and Brad Tarbuck hit the winner a couple of minutes later.

Each of the top three came from behind to win as Salibury recovered from falling behind at the hands of Basingstoke Town to win 2-1. It was Stefan Brown who put the visitors ahead just past the quarter-hour mark before Noah Coppin levelled on the stroke of half-time. Coppin then went on to grab a late winner.

There was a commanding 3-0 victory for AFC Totton over fellow play-off hopefuls, Walton & Hersham. Scott Rendell set them on their way with ten minutes on the clock and Tony-James Lee doubled the advantage on the hour-mark. The scoring was complete late on through Ethan Taylor, in front of a crowd of 1,342.

Enjoying a 3-0 triumph of their own to move back into the play-off zone were Merthyr Town as they overcame the challenge of Hungerford Town. Lewys Twamley and Ricardo Rees saw the Welsh outfit take a two-goal lead into the break as Gethyn Hill made the game safe with quarter-of-an-hour to go.

Just outside the play-off places are Bracknell Town, who enjoyed a resounding 5-1 victory over Sholing. Ashley Lodge gave them a first half lead before four goals in a 15-minute spell at the start of the second period from Joseph Grant, Haydon Vaughan, Michael Dada and Great Evans saw them home and dry. A late Daniel Mason effort proved mere consolation for the visitors.

In the lower reaches of the table, already-relegated Didcot Town lost at home to Swindon Supermarine as late goals from Matthew Bower and Henry Spalding secured a 2-0 win. Hayes & Yeading United were held to a goalless home draw by Hendon, a far cry from their nine-goal thriller in their previous game.

A Dylan Jones goal was enough to give Plymouth Parkway victory over Poole Town as the day’s other game saw Dorchester Town grab a last-gasp goal to beat Tiverton Town 2-1. Olaf Koszela gave the hosts a first half lead, which was cancelled out by Joe Parker on 73 minutes. Will Fletcher got the winner for the home side.

IMAGE: Chesham United FC

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