Keeper on target as Baffins win title in style

Baffins Milton Rovers midfielder Danny Rimmer, left, is chasing a league and cup double
Baffins Milton Rovers midfielder Danny Rimmer, left, is chasing a league and cup double
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Baffins Milton Rovers celebrated the presentation of the Hampshire Premier League trophy in fine style.

The home side went out and ended their league campaign by demolishing AFC Aldermaston 5-1 at the Sailing Centre.

It was the perfect way to warm up for tomorrow night’s Portsmouth Senior Cup final against Moneyfields at Fratton Park.

‘We played really well and could easily have won by a lot more,’ said joint-manager Fred Cornish.

‘The lads have done ever so well this season, winning the league at the first attempt.

‘I don’t think anybody has done that before.

‘Lee Newport and I are chuffed to bits with all the effort and hard work they have put in.’

Shane Cornish volleyed the hosts into a 13th-minute lead after Ollie Watts pulled the ball back from the right.

Seven minutes later Jason Parrish took the ball past a couple of defenders before planting his shot into the bottom corner.

Goalkeeper Tony Male smashed home a penalty five minutes before the break to give his side a 3-0 interval lead.

The hardworking Dean Harris added a deserved fourth on 58 minutes and Tyler Yates stroked in the fifth 15 minutes from time.

‘The goals from Tony and Tyler meant every player in the team has scored this season,’ said Newport.

‘In the end we won the league by 11 points.’

Baffins also have a league cup final date against Colden Common at Privett Park next Saturday (2.30pm).

Clanfield ended their season with a 2-1 win over Locks Heath at Peel Park.

Both teams were challengers for the title during the season but fell short towards the end of the campaign.

Fleetlands slumped to a heavy 6-1 home defeat at the hands of AFC Stoneham.

The Lederle Lane outfit end their season at home against Bournemouth Sports next Saturday.

Fleetlands cannot avoid a bottom-four finish, while local rivals Paulsgrove have had to settle for a mid-table finish.