Marc Thoday’s Aylesbury & District Football League round-up

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With just another round of Cup semi-finals to play this weekend, the ADL returned to a weekend of a reduced run of League games with some intriguing results.

The Premier Division was finally finished after Wendover and Tetsworth played the final game with Tetsworth winning an entertaining 3-6 game to move their opponents into 4th place.

Ryan Binnee, Tom Gant, Tom Gibbons, James Hickling, Julian Reed and Jake Vinson scoring. Hale Leys finished champions and Aylesbury Vikings and Long Marston in the bottom two positions, but with three early outs only time will tell with the future of the Top Division.

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In the Premier League, Wingrave and Bierton are certainties for promotion and need only a few more wins each to seal their positions in the big time. Wingrave faced Elmhurst who were the only team to take points from them so far, a 5-0 showed their superiority over the team expected to finish 3rd. Danny Coggins, Dave Hedley and a hat-trick from Taylor Brown in the second half. Bierton beat Haddenham Utd 3-2, Matt Featherstone’s brace canceled out by Liam Thomas’ brace and Harry Alders’ goal. AVD Sports will try to stop Elmhurst as they beat Ludgershall 3-1, an error allowing them to score but goals from Dan O’Sulivan, Jake Maddran and Callum Sweeny sealed the victory. Tetsworth Reserves’ battle against the drop was helped by their opponents Aylesbury Raiders forfeiting, which will give them a whopping three points.

In the Second Division, the title race has been further opened up as although leaders Aylesbury Vale beat reserves Stoke Mandeville 4-1 via a hat-trick from Toby Ward, their rivals for the title could now be Stone Utd who dealt another blow to Aylesbury Vikings reserves with a 2-1 away win, Sean Williment leaping from two errors to go 0-2 past Romario Todd- Jackson grabbed a goal before the break, Stone however held on in the second half to move within a point of their rivals with a game less. Stone’s next game is against Vale, while the Vikings have yet to play Vale.

The final games leading up to the West Herts quarter-finals take place over the next ten days, Prestwood and Caddington drew 2-2 while Missenden suffered a surprise 2-0 loss to Croxley Green.

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