Kings rule in Premier Division at Christmas
CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE
KINGS Cliffe will spend Christmas on top of the Premier Division tree.
Alex Brown’s men made sure they remained at the summit by easing to a 3-0 success at Oundle on Saturday in their final fixture of the year.
Recent signing James Picillo, Adam Bevilacqua and Matt Black hit the goals that wrapped up the points for a Cliffe side enjoying a fine first season at this level.
Title favourites Pinchbeck remain a couple of points adrift following a 4-1 success at Deeping Rangers Reserves, but Ian Dunn’s men are armed with a stack of matches in hand.
Third-placed Peterborough Sports saw out a splendid 2011 with a 2-0 success over Leverington thanks to a Luke Watkins brace, but there was no festive cheer for Alconbury at the other end of the table.
Mark Wilson’s side are still waiting to open their account after slipping to a 13th successive defeat at the hands of Ramsey on Saturday.
They’re already 13 points from safety and looking doomed.
STILTON are experiencing a winter wobble in Division One.
The table-toppers slipped to a surprise 2-1 loss at the hands of Hampton Sports on Saturday.
They were undone by goals from Anthony Kiernan and Dominic Goymour and have now taken just one point from their last two games.
Stilton have been joined at the summit by Langtoft who themselves suffered Saturday disappointment when being held 3-3 at Long Sutton Reserves despite a couple of John Armstrong goals.
Those results have left the door open for Riverside (7-1 winners at bottom side Stamford Bels with Dan Fountain hitting a hat-trick) and Whittlesey Blue Star (3-1 victors at Powerleague) to mount a title charge.
FARCET were feeling festive - after roaring into double-figures on Saturday.
Rian Inns led the way with four goals as the villagers bashed Oakham United Reserves 10-3 in Division Two.
Tom Wales wasn’t far behind with a hat-trick while David French, John Scott and Matt Smith hit the others.
Ryhall took over at the top of this section with a 2-1 win at Guyhirn thanks to goals from Michael Webb and James Farmbrough.
Previous leaders Castor & Ailsworth saw their clash at Eye Sports Reserves postponed.
LANGTOFT could be celebrating on two fronts come the end of the season.
Not only are their first team challenging for Division One honours, but the second string are leading the way in Division Three.
A 9-0 rout of Uppingham Reserves left them five points clear going into the Christmas break. The goals came from Oliver Finding (3), Joe Jackson (2), Dan Gaches, Phil Barker, Scott Collins and Tom Skeath.
Netherton A and Coates Reserves battled out a 2-2 draw in Division Four that did neither side’s title prospects much good.
There hasn’t been a lot wrong with Riverside Reserves debut season to date. The city lads strengthened their grip on top spot in Division Five by easing past their biggest title rivals, Sawtry Reserves 4-0.
Clifford Williams and Pep Schiorlin both netted while a couple of own goals boosted their haul.
ON TARGET: Nick Ghislanzoni scored for Stamford in their 4-0 win over Lincoln United.