OD’S STILL IN TOUCH AT SUMMIT
AFC DUNSTABLE kept themselves within touching distance of league leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds with a 3-1 victory at Ashford Town.
In a cagey first half, CJ Christie latched onto a beautiful Jermaine Hall cross to tap home from close range.
But Steve Heath’s side came out a completely different side in the second period and had their rewards thanks to a strike from Max Herbert.
The second-placed side were made to work hard until they regained the lead just eight minutes from time courtesy of a Hall header.
And Hall was on hand to seal a huge victory in added time, slotting home from close range.
A superb hat-trick from Aaron Minhas helped Beaconsfield Town see off a determined Cambridge
City 3-2. After a goalless opening half, Minhas’ first came on 51 minutes when he latched onto a long clearance.
City’s top scorer Ryan Sharman then levelled on 56 minutes before James Hall took advantage of poor defending to put the visitors ahead.
A great cross by Scott Cousins on 83 minutes saw Minhas volley home and the sharpshooter was on hand to net the winner with two minutes to play.
Hartley Wintney made it three wins from three games in 2018 after overcoming Hanwell 4-2.
It was the hosts who took the lead as Harvey Killeen showed a poacher’s instinct as he coolly slotted home but Hartley responded six minutes later thanks to a Rowan Vine strike.
But Killeen was at it again as he rifled home an unstoppable shot from 20 yards before Paul Hodges levelled when his shot was adjudged to have crossed the line after hitting the underside of the bar.
The visitors moved into the ascendency in the second half as first Liam Eagle slotted home before
Jake Baxter showed great composure to seal a thrilling victory.
League leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds continued their fine run of form as they cruised to a 40 victory over Fleet Town.
Ben Farrell opened the scored after just six minutes before Ben Diamond’s glancing header doubled the visitor’s advantage.
Joel Gyasi put the game beyond doubt in the 59th minute and four minutes later, Luke Fairlamb added the gloss to keep Diamonds two points clear of AFC Dunstable.
Craig Hill’s heroics in the Thame net could not prevent his side going down 1-0 to Hayes & Yeading.
The stopper made several brilliant saves before Ismael Ehui nodded home for the visitors.
A brace from Josh Crawley and goals from Jake Newman and Luke Heneghan gave
Kempston a comfortable 4-1 victory over Uxbridge. Chalfont St Peter had an away day to remember as George Beattie and Mahlondo Martin helped them grab a 2-0 win over Aylesbury. Northwood Town overcame the departure of their manager Simon Lane to defeat Arlesey
Town 3-1. Harry Newman fired Wood into an early lead before Meshach Williams doubled the host’s advantage on 32 minutes.
Taz Andrews pulled a goal back but Williams bagged his second to seal it. Elsewhere, Bedford
Town’s Jemale McKenzieLowe scored four minutes from time to secure a 2-1 victory over Egham Town. Marlow cruised to a 3-0 victory over Moneyfields.
And Aylesbury United secured a crucial three points thanks to a Jack Wood brace in a comfortable 2-0 victory away to
PRESSURE: Steve Heath