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Weekend football: Wootton win again, Ampthill in 10 goal thriller

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Wootton Blue Cross continued their good home form on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over ON CHenecks in UCL Division One.

Grant Williams gave them a half time lead and then doubled that just past the hour. Chris Winton then put Blue Cross firmly in command with a third.

However Chenecks provided a few nervy moments, Adam Hancok and Max Gray scoring in the final ten minutes. Wootton visit Olney on Saturday.

Meanwhile AFC Kempston fell to defeat on the road at Holbeach in the UCL Premier Division on Saturday.

Danny Watson gave Kempston an 11th minute lead. But Craig Parker and Jamie Stevens put Holbeach in front by the interval and Robbie Harris wrapped up the points on 70 munutes. Kempston host Huntingdon on Saturday and are at home to Yaxley on Tuesday.

In the SSML Premier Division for the second successive Saturday Ampthill Town featured in a ten goal game. But following an 8-2 win at Holmer Green they were the victims of their own downfall as they lost a winning position and crashed 6-4 to AFC Dunstable on Saturday.

After their big away win Town were in a good mindset for the visit of the side who knocked them out of the FA Cup. Yet they squandered a two goal lead and defensive frailties saw them go down to a second successive home loss.

The visitors started brightly with Christie proving a handful and having a penalty decision rejected in the fifth minute. The early exchanges were interrupted by free kicks and Town tried to get the better of the visitors strength in midfield.

But Ampthill made the vital breakthrough with two goals inside five minutes from McKenzie and Kemoagna building up a two goal lead. The visitors rallied and pulled a goal back when a corner wasn’t cleared and Hitchcock drilled the ball home from 12 yards.

Town increased their lead ten minutes after the restart when Kemoagna scored taking advantage of a keeper miskick. But if Town had thoughts of consolidating and earning a good win AFC Dunstable had other ideas.

Ampthill’s Garcia had to retire with a head injury and after that Town capitulated and lost all shape and purpose. The defence was left exposed as Christie equalised after Hitchcock’s second goal.

Christie, Clark and Harker all added strikes to send their side into a 6-3 lead before McKenzie added a consolation goal for Town in a great game for neutrals while Town will need to learn to defend as well as attack. Town visit Aylesbury on Saturday.

Bedford were on the receiving end of a 3-0 home defeat to Cockfosters in SSML Division One, Anto Lewis and two from Emond Protain doing the damage. They visit Stony Stratford on Saturday.

Cranfield United lost 4-1 at Harpenden Town. They conceded early goals in both halves, James Ewington on target both times. Jimmy Hill and Seb Simpson made it four late on, James Kelly-McLellan grabbing a late consolation. Next up are London Lions at home on Saturday, they then visit Hoddesdon on Tuesday.

 

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