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Hungerford double up into the top four

Six-point holiday return sees promotion-chasers leapfrog rivals with three games to play

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Hungerford double up into the top four

Hungerford players cover James Clark in celebration after he put his side ahead against Slough on Monday

HUNGERFORD TOWN are right back in the heart of the Evo Stik League Southern Premier Division play-off mix after a six-point Bank Holiday return.
A 3-2 win at relegation-haunted Arlesey Town should have been more convincing after Gary Horgan headed them in front after 10 minutes and chances went begging before James Clark added a second.
Jevani’s Brown just before half-time looked like a blip when Matt Day hammered home Hungerford’s third only 45 seconds into the second period, but Hungerford could not out the game away and Dean Gilbert’s goal 17 minutes from time raised the prospect of another disappointment against a basement side.
But Harry Carr’s red card for a high tackle helped Hungerford to see it out with few scares.
And they enjoyed a successful Monday when beating Slough Town 2-0 at Bulpit Lane while Weymouth crashed 2-0 at Truro City and St Neots Town were surprisingly held 3-3 at home by Dunstable Town.
Both goals came in the second half courtesy of smart finsishes by James Clark and Harry Goodger.

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