Gribben grabs late winner for Premier title contenders
Lee Gribben netted the winner to see off Whitwell Village and send Probuild into second place. But it was a wicked deflection off a Whitwell defender that allowed Probuild to take all three points. Gribben`s winner maintained Probuild s unbeaten record si
Lee Gribben netted the winner to see off Whitwell Village and send Probuild into second place.
But it was a wicked deflection off a Whitwell defender that allowed Probuild to take all three points.
Gribben`s winner maintained Probuild's unbeaten record since mid September.
Probuild's Gary Pomfret gave them the lead and his corner allowed Stephen Skinner to net at the far post.
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Whitwell levelled it up after the break courtesy of Ryan Foster and Richard Searvas but Gribben scored his deflected late winner.
Wilbury Wanderers were second in every department in the first half as pacesetters Nirankari led 2-0 at half time.
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A brace of goals came from Ben L'honore in the first 20 minutes.
Wilbury were more competitive in the second half and both teams were awarded a penalty. Steven Bayliss converted the one for Wilbury and L'honore completed his hat-trick.
Andrew Levy completed a 4-1 win for Nirankari to keep them top of the Premier.
In Division One North, Fairlands were 2-0 winners over Baldock Town.
Two excellent strikes from Luke Gumble in the second half sealed the win.
The Orchard and The Anvil won 2-0 at St Ippolyts after Sarbjit Chahal scored and also hit the woodwork in the first half.
With two minutes to go, Lewis Fontaine beat the St Ippolyts keeper to a ball and slid home a second.
Magnum thumped City Hearts 15-3 in a remarkable game.
Alin Uddin, Chris Powell and Sean Harries put them three up before Oliver Mason pulled one back.
Harries netted again and then Ian Worthington's majestic 25-yard strike made it 4-2. Declan Kelly added a fifth for Magnum before the break.
After the break, Uddin completed his hat-trick as did Powell.
A Kelly header, two more for Uddin, and a fourth for Powell which was deflected piled on the agony.
City Hearts grabbed a third before Kelly made it three hat-tricks on the day and Carl Roberts added number 15!
White Hart won 5-1 at depleted Therfield Eagles. Midfielder Ross Braine bagged a brace of goals before the interval.
Therfield halved the deficit but Braine scored twice more and David Locke added a fifth late on.
Saturday, February 2
Premier Division: Probuild 3 Whitwell Village 2, Wilbury Wanderers 1 Nirankari 4.
Division One North: City Hearts 3 Magnum 15, Fairlands 2 Baldock Town A 0, St Ippolyts Res 0 The Orchard and The Anvil 2, Therfield Eagles 1 White Hart 5.
Saturday, February 9
Premier Division: London Colney A v Wilbury Wanderers, New Greens v Probuild, Redbourn v Whitwell Village, St Ippolyts v Nirankari.
Division One North: Baldock Town A v Therfield Eagles, Fairlands v Kimpton Rovers, The Orchard and The Anvil v City Hearts.