The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 29th April 2012
.....championship in style by thumping St Albans City 6-0 at St James`s Park on Saturday.
The champions raced into a 3-0 interval lead through Brett Solkhon and two goals from Sandy, who went on to complete his hat-trick shortly after the restart.
There was still time for Marvin Robinson and Steve Diggin to complete the rout as the Saints signed off in style.
Oxford City claimed runners-up spot and a place in the play-offs following a 3-0 win at Top Field against Hitchin Town.
Felipe Barcelos bagged a brace in the 24th and 37th minute, with Jamie McDonough adding a third 14 minutes from time.
The win ensures a home game for City in the play-off semi-finals, but they will have to wait to discover their opponents because AFC Totton's home match with Bedford Town was postponed.
Chesham United, despite going down 3-2 at Leamington, and Cambridge City, who drew 1-1 at home with relegated Swindon Supermarine, booked play-off places but can both be overhauled by Totton as can Stourbridge, who occupy the final play-off place after a 1-1 draw at Frome Town.
David Kolodynski scored twice for Leamington at the New Windmill with Lee Steele netting the other with Chesham only able to respond twice through Chris Watters and Anthony Thomas.
Cambridge celebrated making the play-offs, despite failing to beat already relegated `Marine.
City squandered possession regularly and suffered for it when Swindon broke away and won a penalty, converted by Ashley Edenborough after 31 minutes.
The home side eventually equalised when Dave Theobald headed home on 70 minutes. City piled forward and minutes later thought they had gone in front but it was ruled out for offside.
Sean Geddes gave Stourbridge the lead at Frome from the penalty spot 4 minutes before half-time, only for the Somerset outfit to restore parity through Mark Cooper with 16 minutes left.
Evesham United scored in the final minute to draw 1-1 at Barwell but the point was not enough to prevent them from going down.
Matt West gave the Yellows a 28th minute lead that Roland Agbor eventually equalised in stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough for United.
Hemel Hempstead Town conceded two goals in the final 16 minutes to lose 2-0 at Bashley and follow Evesham down.
Kevin Green broke the deadlock at the Rec with 16 minutes remaining, and Gary Middleton added a second to make sure on 82 minutes.
Arlesey Town, however, made sure of another season in the top flight when a goal from Zema Abbey 7 minutes from time secured a 1-1 draw at Chippenham Town, whose Ross Stearn had given them a 53rd minute lead.
Banbury United retained their Premier Division status with a comfortable 3-1 win at Cirencester Town.
Ricky Johnson put United ahead after 16 minutes and added a second 3 minutes before half-time.
Cirencester replied almost immediately through veteran Jody Bevan, but Josh Blake calmed any lingering second half Banbury nerves with a third just before the hour and Ady Fuller`s side comfortably played out time.
Weymouth saw their season end with a disappointing defeat at the Valley Stadium against Redditch United.
The Reds put Weymouth on the back-foot for the majority of the contest and bagged two goals through Stuart Hendrie after 11 minutes and Lee Osborne from the spot on 81 minutes after Tom Manley was sent-off for conceding a second penalty - the first he saved.