Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Round-Up

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Things have become very tight at the top of the Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Premier Division after both Blackfield & Langley and Portland United won with Moneyfields having a day off, leaving just five points covering the three teams.

Jamie White’s 36th goal of the season gave Blackfield victory at Bemerton Heath Harlequins, while Portland came from behind to win 4-2 at Fawley AFC with two goals from Lewis Clarke.

All three clubs deserve immense credit with Moneyfields winning nine of their last ten fixtures, Blackfield winning their last nine and Portland currently on a run of thirteen straight victories. Whoever eventually finishes top will be worthy winners.

Dan Mason (below) kept Sholing in fourth place with all three goals in their victory at Cowes Sports, whilst Horndean remain fifth after scoring three without reply against Newport (IoW).

Bashley came from behind to beat AFC Portchester by the odd goal in three and Alresford Town continued their successful season following the travails last time round with victory at Lymington Town.

Fareham Town, bottom of the table in January, cemented their now mid-table position with a four-goal win over Brockenhurst – three for Simon Woods – whilst Amesbury found things not to their liking at Hamworthy United with two goals from Steve Smith leading the home side to a four-goal victory.

Andover Town lost for the second time in five days – 2-0 at Team Solent – and in the relegation clash Bournemouth FC scored two very late goals to share the points with Whitchurch United.

Verwood Town and Fawley now look a little detached at the bottom but there are two or three more clubs sweating a little over their position.

(Matt Richbell)

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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