UNBEATEN Blackfield & Langley still head the fledgling Sydenhams Premier Division table – despite drawing a blank over the weekend.
John Robson’s side were held 0-0 at Gang Warily on Saturday by Fareham Town for whom goalkeeper Luke Douglas was outstanding in a pressure-packed finale.
The Watersiders are a point clear at the top going into today’s tricky fixture at in-form Moneyfields, who recorded their fourth win from five league games on Friday night.
Steve Hutchings struck his 88th league goal for the Money men in a 2-0 success over ten-man Bemerton at Dover Road, making him the club’s all-time leading scorer.
Alfie Rutherford netted the Portsmouth side’s second late on.
Blackfield are a point clear of second-placed Newport IoW who returned home 1-0 victors from Andover Town thanks to some stout defending and a clinical 59th-minute header from former Havant & Waterlooville striker Scott Jones.
Tied with the Islanders on 13 points are Pat McManus’s Brockenhurst, who had sub Mark Barker and ex-Winchester marksman Daryll Phillips to thank for Friday’s 2-0 win at Fawley AFC. It was the Badgers’ fourth victory in six league outings.
Brock today host rock-bottom Totton & Eling, the only side still to open their points account. The Millers were trounced 4-0 at home by AFC Portchester who had Elliot Ward (2), Sammy Igoe and Joe Noakes to thank for their third win in a row.
Former Sholing marksman Warren Hunt bagged a hat-trick in Petersfield Town’s 5-3 home win over Bournemouth Poppies, while ex-Salisbury man Jason Silver helped himself to the other two. The dynamic duo hope to keep up the good work at the Denplan City Ground today when they face title favourites Winchester, who were without a game over the weekend.
Folland Sports – home to John Pyatt’s Lymington Town today – came back from behind to win 2-1 at Verwood on Saturday thanks to a double from ‘Captain Marvel’ Jamie Barron. Dan Munday had given the Potters a 55th-minute lead.
Lymington (Sam Floyd, Brad Strickland) crashed 4-2 at Christchurch on Friday. It was Lymo’s fourth straight league defeat having romped their two opening games 4-0.
Alresford, who travel to Fareham Town tomorrow evening (Tuesday, 7.45pm), kept Graham Kemp’s Hamworthy United at bay 0-0 at the County Ground on Saturday.
Surprise packages Whitchurch United (Danny Phillips 2, Jack McCarthy) drew 3-3 at Horndean (Gary Austin 2, Nathan Paxton). Carl Bennett’s Whitchurch host Fawley today while Horndean visit Andover Town.