Higgins’ goal for Moon helps put horror injury behind him
Higgins put a double leg fracture he suffered a year ago behind him by coming off the bench to score in a 2-2 draw against Last Post. Jack Mayhard also netted for basement boys Moon, who came back from two goals down after George Deegan and Craig Bousfield had put Post in the driving seat.
Moon manager Peter Furness said: “The injury came when Sean was playing a Saturday game for Prestwood. He said it was the worst challenge he has ever seen and it broke both bones in his leg. When I went to see him lying up in hospital he said he never wanted to play football again, but then he came to see me in the pub and asked if I still had his player registration card, as he was itching to get back into it.
“He was only on the pitch for five minutes on Sunday, but he came on and slotted in our equaliser, which was a brilliant moment for him. We are all so happy for Sean.”
Elsewhere in the Premier, Brandon and Alfie Cumber both netted as reigning champions Chalfont Saints continued their title defence, Luke Smith also scoring in their 3-0 win over Magpies 91.
Nearest challengers Dinamo Chequers kept pace at the top after regaining some recent form, their latest win a 2-0 triumph over Pioneer, with goals from Kyle Glaster and Ciprian Chelsau.
Old Belmont Pugilists consolidated top spot in Division One, with victory over their nearest rivals, Magpies 91 Reserves, goals from Sam Peddler, Martin Loakes and Ben Holt earning them a 3-0 success.
Also in Division One, both Chesham Athletic (Black Cat) and Pioneer Reserves had convincing wins, netting five goals apiece against Eldorado and SFG Stone respectively.
Athletic’s visit to Prestwood proved a fruitful one as two goals from Dan Gifford and one each from Jason Duncan, Jack Grant and Ryan Smith saw off the challenge of Eldorado, for whom Darrell Cooper and Todd Mills replied.
Pioneer’s nap hand, meanwhile, came courtesy of a Craig Ottoway double, plus further strikes from Jordan Richardson, Charlie Radcliffe and Karl Harris, while Ryan Whitney bagged a consolation for SFG.