Published 30th January 2011
Leon Archer`s 57th minute goal was enough to give the Buckinghamshire side the double over league leaders City, who lost to the Generals 3-0 on the opening day of the season.
The turning point of the game came just on half time when skipper Marcus Martin was sent-off for a second yellow card when he kicked the ball away after being penalised.
Second in the table Salisbury City closed the gap to five points with four games in hand, despite being held to a goalless draw at Amblecote against Stourbridge.
Cambridge City lost ground when they went down 3-2 at home to Brackley Town, who notched their sixth successive victory, courtesy of goals from Anthony Thomas on the half-hour mark and an Owen Story brace on 61 and 87 minutes – Craig Hammond just before the break and Neil Midgley 7 minutes from time, were the City marksmen.
Leamington, three ahead after just 13 minutes throughLuke Corbett from the penalty spot and two in a minute from James Rowe, held on to their position in the play-off places with a resounding 4-0 win at Bashley – Corbett netting the other on 57 minutes.
Chippenham Town surrendered their unbeaten home league record as Hednesford Town gained revenge for their defeat on the opening day of the season.
Danny Quinn's goal midway through the first half handed the Midlands side the points as the Bluebirds' 400th Southern League game ended in disappointment.
The home side went close to levelling in the second half, but some quality defending from the visitors denied them a point they just about deserved.
Swindon Supermarine scored a goal in each half through Ben Wells and Jacon Erskine to win 2-1 at Hemel Hempstead Town, whose Denis Fennemore replied 6 minutes from time.
Evesham United, ahead from a Marcus Palmer first half penalty, scored twice in the first 9 minutes of the second half through David Accam and Isaac Shaze to record a comfortable 3-0 home win over Didcot Town to give the Railwaymen`s new boss Ady Williams a disappointing start.
Cirencester Town, leading at half time, thanks to a 31st minute Mark Draycott effort, added a goal in time added on from Jody Bevan to win 2-0 at Banbury United.
Oxford City scored early in the second half through Liam Malone to win 1-0 at Bedford Town, while Windsor & Eton were beaten 3-1 at home by Tiverton Town, who moved out of the bottom two where they were replaced by Halesowen Town, who were defeated 3-0 at bottom of the table Weymouth.
Joe Bushin was Tivvy`s hero, netting a hat trick in the 22nd, 79th and 83rd minutes, with Tom Collins` reply coming with just 3 minutes remaining.
Weymouth, boasting five new signings, took the lead on 39 minutes through debutant Charlie Clough, following a fine in-swinging cross from the impressive Jamie Beasley.
Warren Byerley then doubled the lead 4 minutes into the second half with a sublime curler before wrapping up the three points from the spot on 71 minutes after Matty Groves was brought down in the box.
In the Zamaretto League Division One Central on Saturday, top of the table Hitchin Town needed a goal 3 minutes from time to snatch a 2-1 home win over Bedworth United.
Zak Burke put the leaders in front after 34 minutes, only for Jordan Nadat to level within 5 minutes. But Callum Donnelly grabbed the Canaries late winner.
Second in the table Arlesey Town had to settle for a point from a 2-2 draw at Aylesbury when the home side converted a penalty in the final minute.
The opening goals both came in first half injury-time from Glenn Hawkins for the home side and James Gray for the visitors.
Lee Allinson`s spot-kick then gave Arlesey a 56th minute lead they held until Danny Meade kept his cool from twelve yards at the end.
Rugby Town scored a goal in each half from Mel Gourlay and Tyrone Fagan to win 2-0 at North Greenford United and move up to third in the table.
Slough Town scored three times in the first half through Sean Sonner, Adam Logie and a Danny Burnell penalty to win 3-0 at home against Atherstone Town and keep alive their aspirations of a place in the play-offs.
Leighton Town maintained their top five challenge with a 1-0 win at Barton Rovers, courtesy of a 17th minute Ben Gallant effort.
Biggleswade Town, two up at half time through James Freshwater and Paul Barnes, scored three after the break, including two more from Barnes, to win 5-2 at home against Burnham.
Daventry Town, two ahead at the interval thanks to a Howard Forinton brace, scored four times in the second half, including a hat trick from Tom Berwick and three in 6 minutes, to inflict a crushing 6-0 home defeat on Northwood – Rob Foster netting the other.
And there were goals galore too at Marlow, who were leading 4-2 at the break but conceded five in the second half to go down 7-4 to Uxbridge!
On 6 minutes the ball was turned into his own net by Reds defender Hussein Warsname to hand the home side the lead.
In the 15th minute Chris Moore scored the first of his four goals. However, straight from the kick-off Marlow went back in-front with a goal for Daniel Stone.
On the half-hour Jermaine Roche was up-ended in the box by Warsame for a penalty and Leigh Mason didn't miss with his spot-kick.
On 37 minutes Kevin Warner made it 3-2, but a minute before half time the referee awarded Marlow another spot-kick for Mo Hashi's late tackle on Roche and Mason duly converted.
On 54 minutes Moore grabbed his second to make it 4-3 and, as the last 17 minutes approached, Dave Thomas hit a thunderbolt in the 73rd minute to level the scores at four goals apiece, Moore completed his hat trick a minute later and then claimed a four-goal haul with another well taken goal on 78 minutes.
Five minutes from time Stuart Farrell made it 7-4 and Marlow`s day got worse at the end with the sending-off of substitute Mitchell Woodward for a late challenge on Warsame.
Second-from-bottom Soham Town Rangers scored after 17 minutes through Scott Carter to win 1-0 at home against Bedfont Town, while bottom club AFC Hayes secured a home point from a 1-1 draw when they scored 2 minutes from time through Troy Quarry-Powell against third from bottom Beaconsfield SYCOB, who had gone ahead through Arran McLeish in the 36th minute.
In the Zamaretto League Division One South & West on Saturday, leaders Sholing scored twice in each half to record a comfortable 4-1 home win over Stourport Swifts.
Lee Bright gave the home side the lead 6 minutes before half time and the second goal came soon after when Kevin Gibbens scored from close range.
Sholing dominated for the first 25 minutes of the second half and in that time goals from Byron Mason and Dave Marden gave the team a 4-0 lead.
Stourport continued to press for some pride and John Griffin pulled a goal back in the 79th minute.
Second-placed AFC Totton stayed in touch when they scored three times before half time through Mike Gosney, Michael Charles and an own goal to win 3-0 at Bridgwater Town.
Gosport Borough, ahead from a David Birmingham first half penalty, scored early in the second half through Aaron Cook to win 2-0 at home against Taunton Town, but the game between Almonsbury Town and Bishops Cleeve ended goalless.
Hungerford Town, trailing to a 23rd minute Ryan Moss penalty but ahead at half time through Jemel Johnson, scored 13 minutes from time, with Johnson completing his hat trick, to win 3-1 at second-bottom Clevedon Town.
Thatcham Town, two goals up at the break through Charlie Mpi, scored just after the hour to win 3-0 at home against Bideford – Mpi also completing his triple, and Abingdon United, one ahead at half time through Jon Mills, scored twice in the first 7 minutes of the second half to record a comfortable 3-0 win at Wimborne Town.
Mills notched his second straight after half time and Graham Lewis bagged the other on 52 minutes.