Brackley teams enjoy cup and league wins

Trophy action betweeen Steeple Claydon and Brackley Sports Reserves on Saturday
Trophy action betweeen Steeple Claydon and Brackley Sports Reserves on Saturday

FOOTBALL: Brackley Sports’ teams enjoyed resounding wins in the North Bucks and District League on Saturday.

In the Intermediate Division Trophy first round, Sports Reserves ran out 4-2 winners at Steeple Claydon after leading 2-1 at half time. Brunning slotted home a penalty for Claydon and Brunning was the other scorer.

Brackley Sports, sixth in the Premier Division and last season’s champions, beat the team one place below them, Great Linford, 4-1 at home. Prescott notched a brace for the hosts, with Beckett and Mounsden also on target. Although seven points adrift of the tabletoppers, Brackley have two games in hand.

It was all change at the top with new leaders Southcott Village RA winning 3-0 at Wolverton Town.

Second-placed Potterspury saw off Silverstone 5-3 away, Willetts, Kelly, Shepherd, Ord and Jones netting for the visitors, while Blackwell and Bint (2) were the Silverstone hitmen.

Fourth-placed Thornborough Athletic’s home game against MK Wanderers Reserves was postponed due to frost.

Fifth-placed Grendon Rangers were 2-1 winners at strugglers MK Titans. Yardley Gobion lost 2-1 at home to Stewkley, Bell the scorer for Yardley.

Basement side Buckingham Town Reserves slipped to a 2-1 defeat at fellow strugglers Deanshanger Athletic.

In the Intermediate Division. unbeaten fourth-placed Great Horwood easily accounted for JM United 4-0 away and have three games in hand on leaders Bow Brickhill who slammed strugglers AF Santander 6-2 at home.

Second-placed City Colts were 2-0 victors at Celtic MK. Wicken Sports were trounced 5-1 at Denbigh Hall.

Sixth-placed Syresham drew 3-3 at Stoke Hammond Wanderers, who are one place above them.

In Division One, leaders Bow Brickhill Reserves won an 11-goal thriller at Syresham Reserves 7-4. Charriaux hit a hat-trick for Syresham and Wilson also netted.

Third-placed Grendon Rangers Reserves hammered Twyford United 5-0 at home, Perna, Goff, Doulton, Newell and Lancaster on the scoresheet.

Charlton & District shared the honours 1-1 at Stewkley Reserves. Basement side Westbury went down 5-2 at home to Deanshanger Athletic Reserves, Laurence and O’Connell the Westbury scorers. Division Two leaders City Colts Reserves were hekd to a 3-3 draw by third-placed Wicken Sports Reserves. Real Padbury won the sixth game of their campaign 3-2 at Wing Village, Chappell, Hutchings and Wood firing home for Padbury.

Steeple Claydon Reserves lost 6-4 at MK Wanderers A. Strugglers Great Horwood Reserves fought out a 3-3 draw at home to Silverstone Reserves, Armitage grabbing a brace for Horwood.

FIXTURES

Saturday December 17 2pm

Premier Division: Buckingham Town Reserves v Silverstone, Great Linford v Stewkley, MK Titans v Potterspury, MK Wanderers Reserves v Southcott RA, Thornborough Athletic v Deanshanger Athletic, Yardley Gobion v Brackley Sports.

Intermediate Division: Brackley Sports Reserves v Great Horwood, Denbigh Hall SC v Steeple Claydon, JM United v MK Titans Reserves, Wicken Sports v AFC Santander, Stoke Hammond Wanderers v Olney.

Division One: Deanshanger Athletic Reserves v Bow Brickhill Reserves, Stewkley Reserves v Southcott RA Reserves, Syresham Reserves v Stoke Hammond Wanderers Reserves, Twyford United v Charlton, Woughton v Bletchley Bridge.

Division Two: City Colts Reserves v Hanslope Reserves, Great Horwood Reserves v Great Linford Reserves, Real Padbury v Marsh Gibbon Reserves, Silverstone Reserves v Yardley Gobion Reserves, Steeple Claydon Reserves v Wicken Sports Reserves, Wolverton Town Reserves v Wing Village.

Premier Division Trophy second round,1.30pm: Loughton Manor v Wolverton Town.

Intermediate Division Trophy second round, 1.30pm: Celtic MK v Syresham; Hanslope v City Colts.

Division One Trophy second round kick-off 1.30pm: Marsh Gibbon v Grendon Rangers Reserves; Potterspury Reserves v Westbury.

Oving Cup quarter-final: Grendon Rangers v Wingrave.