Lamb’s lads keep lead­ers in sights

The Non-League Football Paper - - STEP 5 & 6 ACTION - By David Groves

BRACK­NELL TOWN stay in hot pur­suit of run­away league lead­ers High­worth Town by de­feat­ing Lyd­ney Town 41 at Larges Lane.

The fourth-placed Robins are still 17 points adrift of the ta­ble toppers, who were without a fix­ture, but have four games in hand and are still to meet their ti­tle ri­vals at home. Strug­gling Lyd­ney snatched a shock lead when Lewis Hal­ford tapped into an empty net, but it took the hosts just six min­utes to level through TJ Bohane. Bohane swept in his sec­ond on the day and 17th this sea­son in first half stop­page time to give Brack­nell a lead. And the Robins – de­fend­ing an un­beaten home league record – ex­tended their ad­van­tage three min­utes af­ter the restart through Jon Ben­nett. And Ben­nett com­pleted his own dou­ble, scor­ing his tenth this term to make it four with four min­utes to go. Brack­nell joint-man­ager Jeff Lamb told The NLP: “The ti­tle is

not over yet, that’s for def­i­nite. “Af­ter los­ing at High­worth, we have bounced back well and that is full credit to my squad. “We are now look­ing to go on a win­ning run.” Sec­ond-placed Thatcham Town thrashed Water­side Park vis­i­tors Royal Woot­ton Bas­sett Town 6-0. Liam Fer­di­nand hit a quar­tet of goals, while ex­pe­ri­enced marks­man Shane Cooper-Clark and Har­ri­son Bay­ley com­pleted the rout. Third-placed hosts Wan­tage Town tri­umphed 4-0 against Al­fre­dian Park op­po­nents As­cot United thanks to goals from Dan Comer, Jack Dun­mall, Steve Robert­son and Sam Shep­perd. Flack­well Heath fill fifth af­ter de­feat­ing Wilks Park vis­i­tors Wind­sor 3-1, while non-play­ing Bin­field stayed in sixth spot. Hosts Brim­scombe & Thrupp beat third-from-bot­tom Wood­ley United 2-0, while Lon­glevens de­feated sec­ond-from-bot­tom vis­i­tors High­moor Ibis by the same score­line. Tuf­fley Rovers beat vis­i­tors Abing­don United 2-0, while Ox­ford City No­mads tri­umphed 3-1 at fourth-from-bot­tom Fair­ford Town.

PIC­TURE: Neil Gra­ham

BOHANE MAN: Brack­nell’s TJ Bohane hits the first of his two goals

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