Top two meet in titanic City of Portsmouth Sunday League title double header

The top two teams in the City of Portsmouth Sunday League go head to head this weekend.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 8:54 am
Harry Leigh, third from left, heads home for Freehouse Reserves against Old Boys Athletic at Havant Academy. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

AFC Southdowns head into their double banker with Milton Rovers three points clear at the top of Division 1, but having played a game more.

Southdowns gained maximum points from two games against Wicor Mill last weekend.

Blu Boam, John Cass, Liam Kimber and Callum Dart netted in a 4-2 victory, before an Aidan Andrews double and a Daniel Hargreaves goal saw them record a 3-0 win in the reverse fixture.

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Matthew Winslade (nearest camera, AFC Portchester Reserves) and Glyn Cooper (Wheelwrights OBs) during their Division 2 game at Havant Academy. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Milton Rovers missed their chance of going joint top with Southdowns after losing 3-2 in their second game of a double banker with Purbrook - Morgan Moret twice replying.

The first game had seen Rovers win 2-0 thanks to a Tyler Moret double.

Division 2 leaders Seagull surrendered their 100 per cent record when they lost 3-2 to Leigh Park at Bransbury Park.

Leigh Park took a 2-0 lead through Bailey Newbury and Callum Curtis before Reece Tuppen and Dazza Butcher levelled.

Cross Keys Reserves (maroon) v Freehouse A in Division 4 at Havant Academy. Picture: Kevin Shipp

Leigh Park grabbed the winner with 10 minutes to go through Tommy Scutt.

Dan Sharpe and Tommy Woodward netted as Wheelwrights OBs defeated AFC Portchester Reserves 2-1. Dion Agyeman replied.

In Division 4 Saturn Royale came within seconds of causing a big upset when they drew 2-2 with leaders Wicor Mill Royals.

Going into the game Wicor boasted a 100 per cent record after nine games with a goal difference of plus 44.

The leaders went in front early on when Luke James tapped home after Saturn failed to clear.

Saturn hit back in the second half and levelled through Mark Chuckwuma’s penalty.

Dan Stannard put them ahead midway through the second half. But with time running out Saturn were denied a famous win when Wicor were awarded a late spot-kick which Russell Vince converted.

Wicor won the second game 3-1 with goals from Matthew James, James King and Michael Cunningham with Julian Atanassov replying with a 25-yard effort.

In the same division, Southsea United also lost their 100 per cent record after drawing 2-2 with AFC Lakeside Refit.

Jon Kercher and Zak Willett scored for Southsea with Joe Mitton and Steve Cunnington replying.

In the reverse fixture, Willett took his seasonal Sunday goal tally to 34 wit both strikes in Southsea’s 2-0 victory.

Fratton Trades Reserves lost ground on Division 5 leaders AFC Trades after only gaining three points in a double banker with Shepherd’s Crook.

Stu Mcconnachie (2) and Jake Henwood netted as Crook won the opening game 3-2, with Trades taking the second 1-0.

The mid-table clash between AC and Portsville Park ended with Park claiming four points.

Liam Newman and Dan Meech struck in the first game for a 2-0 win and Newman gave Portsville a 1-1 draw in the second.

Undefeated Jubilee still lead the way in Division 6 after a 2-1 win over North End Lions thanks to a Bradley Hurt brace.

AFC Trades Reserves completed a double over Freehouse B.

Trades won the first game 3 -2 with goals from Ben Findlay, Wilson Barlow and Dan Beeton with Zack Hughes and Tyrone Turner replying.

The second saw Alfie Norman scoring twice in a 2 -1 win, Ben Pascoe replying.