Race to win coveted league Website Golden Boot hots up

PUBLISHED: 11:04 05 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:24 06 May 2010

The Comet Stevenage Sunday Football League round-up It s not only league titles and cups up for grabs at the start of 2006, the Website Golden Boot is also hotting up. Sponsored by KC Sports from the Stevenage Indoor Market, the prize of a pair of footbal

The Comet Stevenage Sunday Football League round-up

It's not only league titles and cups up for grabs at the start of 2006, the Website Golden Boot is also hotting up.

Sponsored by KC Sports from the Stevenage Indoor Market, the prize of a pair of football boots will go to the player with the most league goals.

Leading the race to succeed last season's winner, Danny Delasalle (Pig and Whistle), is Bedwell Athletic hotshot Joel Mason with 18 goals. He has 20 in total.

Seven of his goals came in one game, a 9-0 victory over Broadhall. He also grabbed two more hat-tricks.

Just two behind is Steve Teale from Broadhall Res. Steve was playing for Mastercare last season when they won the Division One title, and has scored in nine separate league games this season, and the last five on the spin. He also has three cup strikes.

Perennial goal machine, Carl Thompson, has 15 league goals to his name for Marquis of Lorne, plus an additional two in the cups. His biggest haul was four against SBS.

Nirankari Sports Sabha frontman Mark Barnes is the highest overall scorer. He has 14 league goals, as well as 10 in cups - four of those at FC Houghton Centre in the FA National Sunday Cup. He added hat-tricks against Broadhall, Rileys and Hermit of Redcoats to his tally.

Danny Bowgett has 13 for Propak, with a further six in cups; he managed six in one game against Sporting.

P The New Year kicks-off with a real humdinger as Nirankari Sports Sabha take on Dun Cow for a place in the last eight of the Herts Sunday Senior Cup. Bottles and Stevenage Fencing are also in action, and if they win their ties, they will also meet each other.

As for the Premier Division title race, it could be the closest in years as three teams look closely matched.

Since Dun Cow drew their opening game 2-2 with Stevenage Fencing, they have won eight out of nine, their only defeat coming 3-1 against Bottles. However, they also inflicted the only defeat of Bottles' seven games with a 2-0 success.

Also winning six from seven are Nirankari Sports Sabha, Cow ruining their 100 per cent record with a 5-3 win.

Broadhall are surprising a few, including themselves, the perennial strugglers sitting mid-table, a 5-2 win over Fencing the highlight of their season.

Rileys and Hermit of Redcoats prop up the table, the sides beat each other by an odd goal, while Hermit also thrashed Clifton 5-1.

Bar Absolute, Breachwood Lions and Station fly The CSSFL flag in the Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup this weekend.

Mallard are 100 per cent after eight games in Division One, although that could change if the outcome of a 3-0 deficit against Propak before abandonment goes against them.

Rising Sun look their only realistic challengers, their only defeat coming by way of 3-2 against FCFL. They produced two stunning wins after being 2-0 down, 7-3 versus MBDA and 5-2 versus Bar Absolute, and with the Delasalle, Fehmi and Hillard brothers, anything is possible.

Stevenage Colts grabbed their first win of the season against Norwich Union in December (1-0), the latter still looking for theirs after MBDA denied them in the last minute a week later (4-4).

Division Two looks a three-horse race as most expect Station to come good.

Their only 'defeat' came after a 2-0 opening day win over leaders Breachwood Lions was reversed due to fielding an ineligible player.

Breachwood themselves sit top of the pile with 10 wins and two defeats, one was surprisingly 4-3 to Marquis of Lorne, the other coming at home to second-placed Coopers. They have conceded just 13 goals in 12 games, the four against Marquis and five in a win over ProCladd bringing the brunt of them.

Coopers have nine wins from 10, the surprising defeat coming by way of 4-2 after being 2-0 up against Jekyll and Hyde outfit ProCladd.

They are the team to watch if you want goals, they have lost games 8-4 and 6-5, and won 5-4 and 5-3.

A 7-2 win over the Marquis brought basement side Newman their only three-point haul.

Division Three looks to be between four teams. Hogshead lead the way, they have won seven out of nine, defeated by two of their challengers, 5-3 versus Broadhall Res and 6-5 versus Pin Green.

Broadhall's only defeat came by way of a 2-1 reverse against Granby St George. They did get revenge however as they inflicted one of Granby's two defeats, the other coming against Hogshead.

Pin Green, despite being fourth, are the only team other than Mallard who are unbeaten in the league this season.

The side to watch for goals in this division is AFC Stevenage; they have lost 8-3 twice and 9-2 to Hen and Chickens. On average they lose 4-2.

* Compiled by Darren Statto Jones

(statto@cssfl.co.uk, www.cssfl.co.uk)

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