Padbury climb table with win over Claydon

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FOOTBALL: Following a sticky start to the season, Real Padbury are finally beginning to make an impact in the North Bucks Division Two, beating neighbours Steeple Claydon Reserves 4-1 on Saturday.

Following a string of five games unbeaten they welcomed Claydon in what was potentially a tight affair with them both being level in the league.

The opening exchanges were “cat and mouse” until Padbury stamped their slick passing style through the centre of the park on the game and could easily have been a few goals ahead prior to taking the lead through a Kristen Worley effort.

Claydon always looked dangerous on the break with pace up front, and on the stroke of half time they got themselves back in it following a defensive slip for Jacob Hodkins to finish into an empty net.

The second half was however a different story, albeit with a Steeple Claydon penalty save prior to Padbury taking control. Padbury put on a show of skill, movement and all round ability from their young side with three further goals without reply.

Ollie Wood notched his 14th and 15th of the season in quick succession before a Paul Redshaw finish marking his late father’s birthday stole the show to record a convincing victory and keep Padbury within touching distance of achieving possible promotion.