Loco hit the top with six games to go

Premier Divi­sion

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Danny Tay­lor headed home the win­ning goal for AFC Lo­co­mo­tive five min­utes from time, as they went top of the Premier Divi­sion with a 3-2 home win against Ham­street.

Loco lead the way at the top, mov­ing one point ahead of pre­vi­ous lead­ers Mar­ket Ho­tel with just six games to play.

Vic­tory for Lo­co­mo­tive saw them ex­tend their two-year un­beaten league se­quence to an in­cred­i­ble 32 matches, with their last de­feat com­ing against Troggs Re­serves in March, 2014.

Ham­street, los­ing for the first time them­selves in the league since Oc­to­ber, pushed the pub side all of the way.

Loco took the lead early on when Liam Whiting headed in from Danny Tay­lor’s cross but Ham­street lev­elled be­fore half-time with Bradley Bur­ton scor­ing his 11th goal of the sea­son.

The home side cre­ated sev­eral good chances at the start of the sec­ond­half and re­gained the lead when Rob­bie Green­field curled home a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area af­ter Tom Scorer was fouled.

But Ham­street hit back again to make it 2-2 when Adam Mercer headed home un­chal­lenged from a Street cor­ner.

Both t eams bat­tled hard look­ing for the win­ning goal but it was Tay­lor who com­pleted the job, head­ing the win­ner for Loco in the 85th minute from Green­field’s cross.

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