Newbury edged out in 11-goal thriller
It was a difficult weekend for the Newbury & Thatcham men's teams
NEWBURY & Thatcham men’s first team suffered a 6-5 defeat in their top-of-the-table clash with Aylesbury in the Mid, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Regional 2 division.
Newbury made a strong start, but failed to take their early chances and were made to pay when Aylesbury scored twice in quick succession.
Christian Randall halved the deficit with a well-placed goal, but Newbury conceded once again before the break.
Aylesbury added a fourth, but Newbury hit back again when Randall put Luke Barrington through to make it 4-2.
Rhodri Lewis then found Kevin Randall, who reduced the deficit to just one goal.
Aylesbury were dangerous on the break and stretched their advantage to 6-3 with 15 minutes to go.
Once again, Newbury battled back with late goals from Barrington and Mark Hutchinson, but they couldn’t snatch the equaliser in the closing stages.
Newbury & Thatcham 2nd 3-0 Bicester 1st
The second team ended a two-game losing streak as they comfortably beat Bicester at home.
A goal each from James Higgins, Matt Burnett and Nick Barrett left Newbury in fourth place of Division 1.
Newbury & Thatcham 3rd 1-6 Amersham & Chalfont 2nd
Newbury suffered a heavy home defeat against a strong Amersham & Chalfont side.
Toby Walters scored the only goal for Newbury.
The defeat ended their four-game winning streak, but they remain second in Division 3.
Slough Swifts 3rd 4-1 Newbury & Thatcham 4th
The men’s fourth team suffered a league defeat for the first time since November as they lost to Slough.
As a result of the defeat, Newbury stay in sixth position of Division 6.
Amersham & Chalfont 4th 4-0 Newbury & Thatcham 5th
Newbury suffered an away defeat to Amersham & Chalfont.
The visitors went a goal down early on when a striker latched on to an aerial ball and fired home.
Amersham continued to counter attack and they scored a second shortly before the break.
The hosts added a further two goals in the second half, while Newbury continued to create chances, but were unable to take them.
Newbury & Thatcham 6th 0-3 Wallingford 4th
Newbury crashed to a heavy home defeat at the hands of Division 8 West leaders Wallingford.
The defeat leaves the home side bottom of the table after 14 games.
Newbury & Thatcham Vets 1-2 Petersfield Vets
Vince Shaughnessy scored the only goal for the veterans’ side as they suffered a home defeat to Petersfield.