Stotfold so close to title
Stotfold are a point away from winning the UCL Premier Division title for the first time in the club s history. Ian Allinson s men need to just draw Saturday s home match against third placed Long Buckby to seal the championship. This follows a 3-2 win at
Stotfold are a point away from winning the UCL Premier Division title for the first time in the club's history.
Ian Allinson's men need to just draw Saturday's home match against third placed Long Buckby to seal the championship.
This follows a 3-2 win at home to Northampton Spencer on Tuesday night.
Good pressure from the start brought about the first goal for Stotfold after a succession of corners and free-kicks.
Joel Mason's shot was handled on five minutes and Lee Allinson stepped up to fire in the penalty.
Then a deflected ball across from the right fell to Ashley Bradshaw to put him clean through on goal, but Brad Gillham got down well to palm the ball away from his feet.
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A clumsy challenge on Bradshaw in the box put the visitors back on level terms when Kevin Slinn fired in from the spot after quarter of an hour.
The lead, however, was restored nine minutes later when a ball driven across the face of goal by Mason was belted home by Tawhid Juneja.
Ricky Case almost added the third 10 minutes later when his shot from close range was blocked on the line.
Case set up the third Stotfold goal with a ball across from the right for Mason to hit a curling first-time shot into the far top corner of the net two minutes into the second half.
This two-goal cushion was shortlived when four minutes later Bradshaw was put through on the left and cut the ball back for Steve Jelly to fire in via a deflection.
Bradshaw's looping header was well palmed to safety by Gillham with the number 11 again causing problems heading a ball back across the face of goal shortly afterwards.
A strong finish from the home team should have brought about another goal with Garrett and Allinson both having free-kicks pushed wide by keeper Craig Neighbour, and Mason and Allinson heading corners fractionally wide.
Rokermen: Gillham, Hull, P Donnelly, Shambrook, Juneja, Lee, Case, L Donnelly, Mason, Allinson, Garrett.