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Town take and hold top spot

Tadley face stiff Weymouth task and Newbury are home at last

Malcolm Howe

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Town take and hold top spot

Coming home: Newbury return to Faraday Road

THATCHAM TOWN shook off their wobble to return to the top of the Hellenic League Premier Division table with Saturday’s win at Ascot, and then stay there by claiming a point from a 1-1 draw at second-placed Flackwell Heath in midweek.

The task now is to stay up there with the chasing clubs having games in hand, among them Saturday’s visitors Highmoor Ibis, who stand a seemingly modest 12th in the table, but have six games in hand and are 10 points adrift.

TADLEY CALLEVA escape their own little slide with a brace of wins, at home to US Portsmouth on Saturday and then 4-1 at Folland Sports on Tuesday night, when goals for Sam Hamilton, Isaac Sedu and two from Brett Denham - his 10th and 11th of the season - saw them home.

“I’m delighted with 4-1, especially as we’re not setting the world alight at the moment,” said manager Danny Dolan, who is likely to start Sedu against Saturday visitors Weymouth Reserves after he impressed as a midweek substitute.

“He had a massive impact,” said the manager, who will be without Danny Vickers, Calvin Kalinga and Stefan Akmel, the latter pair having moved to Hellenic League Burnham.

NEWBURY will play their first league game of the season at Faraday Road on Saturday when Hurst are the visitors in the Thames Valley Premier League with a 2pm kick-off.

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