Brooks fires Ardley to win over title rivals

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Ryan Brooks’ hat-trick saw Ardley United open up a five-point lead at the top of the Hellenic Premier Division with a 3-0 win over rivals Wantage Town.

Kevin Brock’s side are now five clear of Highmoore Ibis having played a game more, with Wantage a further two points behind but with three games in hand.

Brooks put Ardley ahead on 10 minutes, before Wantage had a golden chance to level early in the second half when they won a penalty, but for the second week running Jack Harding saved from 12 yards to keep Ardley ahead.

Brooks then added a second before completing his hat-trick late-on, completing an impressive and hugely-important victory.