Title hopefuls Thornborough edge Wolverton

Darren Sirrett fired a treble for Great Horwood
Darren Sirrett fired a treble for Great Horwood

FOOTBALL: Thornborough Athletic enhanced their title prospects in the North Bucks Premiership with a battling 2-1 home win over Wolverton Town to share top spot on goal difference.

Athletic were 1-0 behind at half time last Saturday but bounced back with a goal by Parker, Town also conceding an own goal.

Leaders Southcott Village RA lost 5-2 at Great Linford and have now played two more games than Thorborough.

Third-placed MK Wanderers Reserves are two points off the lead with games in hand after a 2-1 win at Brackley Sports. Wanderers sealed victory in the second half after it was 1-1. Prescott was the Brackley scorer.

Fourth-placed Potterspury lost ground on the leading teams with a 3-1 defeat at Loughton Manor, Kelly netting the visitors’ goal.

Basement side Buckingham Town Reserves bagged a rare point in a 3-3 draw with Grendon Rangers. Whitehead, Smith and Hyde netted for Town. Stewkley slammed Silverstone 5-0 at home.

In the Intermediate Division, Great Horwood were emphatic 5-1 home winners over Denbigh Hall Sports to climb back to third spot. Darren Sirrett fired a treble, with Brunning and Archer also on target. Horwood are six points adrift of leaders Stoke Hammond but have a useful four games in hand. Stoke hammered AFC Santander 5-0.

Second-placed Brackley Sports Reserves kept up their promotion hopes with a 3-1 win at Wicken Sports, Diggins netting for Wicken.

Syresham ran out comfortable 3-0 home winners over Steeple Claydon.

In the Interdivisional Trophy second round, Buckingham University lost 2-1 to City Colts after extra time.

The Division One Trophy semi-final saw a 3-1 defeat for Potterspury Reserves at the hands of Charlton & District, Tydeman, Knight and Firth the Charlton scorers.


Saturday March 3

Interdivisional Trophy quarter-final, 2.30pm kick-off: Loughton Manor v Brackley Sports.

Premier Division Trophy second round, 2.30pm kick-off: Potterspury v MK Titans.

Premier Division, 3pm kick-off: Deanshanger Athletic v Silverstone, Grendon Rangers v Wolverton Town, MK Wanderers Reserves v Yardley Gobion, Southcott RA v Stewkley, Thornborough Athletic v Great Linford.

Intermediate Division Trophy semi-final, 2.30pm kick-off: Bow Brickhill v City Colts.

Intermediate Division, 3pm kick-off: Brackley Sports Reserves v Stoke Hammond, Denbigh Hall v Celtic, Great Horwood v Olney, Hanslope v AFC Santander, Syresham v Wicken Sports.

Division One, 3pm kick-off: Marsh Gibbon v Deanshanger Athletic Reserves, Southcott RA Reserves v Charlton, Stewkley Reserves v Woughton, Stoke Hammond Wanderers Reserves v Syresham Reserves, Twyford United v Potterspury Reserves, Westbury v Grendon Rangers Reserves.

Division Two, 3pm kick-off: City Colts Reserves v Marsh Gibbon Reserves, Great Linford Reserves v Real Padbury, Silverstone Reserves v MK Wanderers A, Steeple Claydon Reserves v Buckingham University, Wicken Sports v Wing Village, Wolverton Town Reserves v Great Horwood Reserves, Yardley Gobion Reserves v Hanslope Reserves.

Oving Cup: Steeple Claydon v Haddenham United (at Haddenham).