Big step for Pioneer
CHESHAM SUNDAY LGE
CURRENT champions Pioneer beat current leaders Chalfont Saints on Sunday to take a big step towards retaining their Chesham Sunday League crown, writes Graham Barkus.
Goals from JP Jamil, Andy Viney and JJ O’Neil sealed three valuable points for the Amersham side, although Saints still hold pole position in the Premier Division.
Elsewhere, Magpies 91 kept in touch at the top with a convincing win over one-time challengers Last Post, with Ryan Welsh (2), Paul Hyde and Ali Horner netting the decisive goals.
Eldorado and Dinamo Chequers also shared four goals at Prestwood. Both sides desperately wanted maximum points, but despite the hosts scoring through Kieran Webb and Paul Craft, Dinamo ensured parity, replying via Nabeel Hamed and Scott Johnston.
Division One leaders Maclay FC showed their title credentials with a comprehensive 5-2 home win over SFG Stone, with goals from Dan Rennison, Dean Gavin, Beaven Gosling, Joe Roachford and Joshua Roberts keeping Maclay on course for a debut season promotion, although Ben Farrow and Ryan Whitney added some respectability to the scoreline for SFG.
Pioneer Reserves also enjoyed an emphatic win at defeated Old Belmont, with a James Whitfield hat-trick and a Stuart Aldridge brace meaning Dale Lee’s strike was scant consolation for Belmont.
In the Aylesbury Vale Cup, an all-CSL tie produced an upset, as Premier side Misty Moon crashed out to Division One outfit Chesham Athletic, with Jason Duncan, Ben Duncan, Mike Pearce, Adam Jamieson and Tom Farrell all on target for the giant-killers.
Over in the Subsidiary Cup, a Casey Birkett hat-trick, a Graham Cobb double and further goals from Alex Jones and Peter Jobes saw Queens Head go through against Tring Anchor, who replied through Stuart Howe (2), Nathan Grinter and Matt Stacey in a highscoring clash.
Eldorado v Pioneer Division One: Chesham Athletic v Old Belmont; Pioneer Reserves v Tring Anchor FC; Queens Head v Magpies 91 Reserves SFG Stone v Misty Moon
Chursley Cricketers v Chalfont Saints; Chiltern Chargers Magpies 91; Last Post v Dinamo Chequers