Pioneer advance in League Cup hit by the rain
Flooring given a scare in league
A LIAM O’Neill brace secured a 2-1 win for Pioneer over Chalfont Saints, with George Dear replying, in the Chesham Sunday League Cup.
With two other ties wiped out by the weather, the rest of Sunday’s programme was league games, with Aylesbury Flooring returning to Premier Division duty and maintaining their impressive start to the campaign.
Win number five from five came at the expense of Dinamo Cheq- uers, but it was far from straightforward as the visitors put in a spirited display, scoring twice, via George Buckthorpe and Dean Chapman, to threaten Flooring’s record. Eventually through, the below-par hosts ground out the win with goals from Vinny Greco, Luke Woodward and Zoid Collins.
The new Division One leaders are Maclay FC, who started the day second only to Aylesbury Fusion on goal difference but went two points clear after beating Chesham Athletic 6-1, while Fusion were held at home by Old Amersham.
Chesham put up a great effort with the bare 11 players but two goals from Peter Hay and one each from Ian Ranger, Ben O’Connor, Wilf Whittaker and Simon Davis saw Maclay take control, while Tom Ford netted Athletic’s consolation for a spirited performance.
Fusion meanwhile, fell behind to a Stuart Miles strike, and although Teague Gallagher slotted the equaliser, there was to be no winner and Fusion had to forfeit top spot.
Elsewhere, Pioneer Reserves and Black Horse met for the sec- ond time in as many weeks, and it was a David Goss hat-trick and a Liam Kaley strike which earned Horse maximum points.
Chalfont Saints’ Nick Marchant, right, takes on Pioneer FC’s Paul Gilbert at Chalfont Epilepsy Centre ground.