The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 22nd April 2012
....each half giving them an emphatic 8-0 win over North Greenford United at the Hunts Post Stadium on Saturday.
Their impressive campaign has seen them hit an amazing 113 goals with one game still left to play and a goal difference of plus-77!
For once top scorer Stefan Moore was outgunned, although he still managed a brace for himself, as Dan Jacob and Ben Mackey both netted hat-tricks for the Saints in front of a terrific crowd of 819.
Slough Town were confined to runners-up when they conceded three goals after the interval to lose 3-0 at home to Leighton Town.
Ross Hanley, Ben Gallant and Leon Simpson were the Leighton marksmen.
Bedworth United clinched third spot after beating Bedfont Town 4-0 – the Greenbacks` biggest away win of the season.
Two goals in each half earned Steve Farmer`s side an emphatic victory that guarantees a home tie in the play-off semi-finals on May 1st.
Ashley Robinson set the Greenbacks on their way in the 25th minute. Tom Bates thumped home the second just before the break after Bedfont had former AFC Wimbledon skipper Jon-Barrie Bates sent-off for a second bookable offence.
The Greenbacks controlled most of the match and substitute Luke Corbett added a third goal direct from a free-kick in the 73rd minute and deep into stoppage time, top scorer Mitchell Piggon grabbed his sixteenth goal of the season to complete the scoring.
Uxbridge and either Beaconsfield SYCOB or Northwood will join Slough and Bedworth in the play-offs.
Uxbridge ended Biggleswade Town`s own hopes with a 4-2 win at the Waders with goals from Stuart Farrell, Chris Moore and a Michael Murray brace – Brett Donnelly and Liam Folds replying.
SYCOB eased to a 4-1 win at Calthorpe Park against already-doomed Fleet Tow, courtesy of a hat-trick from Victor Osubu and one from Nev Saroya, while a winning goal from Spencer Bellotti 3 minutes into stoppage time against Burnham took Northwood`s quest for the play-offs to the final day of the season.
Burnham shocked Northwood by taking a 23rd minute lead through Gavin James, before John Christian levelled on 39 minutes.
Victory looked to have eluded Woods until Craig White's chip gave Bellotti the chance to force the ball home for his seventh goal in five games - and a crucial 2-1 victory.
The relegation issues had already been decided before Saturday`s penultimate matches, bottom side Marlow winning 2-1 at home to Barton Rovers to give them a chance of at least finishing second-bottom.
Highlights elsewhere on Saturday saw a hat-trick for Tom Berwick as Daventry Town beat Ashford Town (Middx) by the odd goal in seven at Communications Park, while Craig Faulconbridge scored the only goal of the game for Aylesbury FC as they beat Daventry`s neighbours Woodford United 1-0.