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A 3-1 home defeat for league leaders Aylesbury FC at the hands of Godalming Town means that just five points separate the top five in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central following this weekend's action.
The Moles still just lead the way on 56 points after a limp performance at Haywood Way saw Adam Cornell strike twice for the G's, so Kettering Town remain just behind them on 55 points after their game at joint-bottom North Greenford United was postponed.
Also now on 55 points are Bedworth United, who thrashed playoff hopefuls Royston Town 4-0 at the Oval, bringing an end to a four-game winning streak for the Crows.
Hot on the heels of knocking Premier Divsion Biggleswade Town out of the Red Insure Cup in midweek, in-form Rugby Town are fourth, but they had to come from behind to see off third-bottom Beaconsfield SYCOB, after Aaron Berry had given the Rams a 24th minute lead at Butlin Road. Lewis Rankin levelled on 78 minutes, before Fazel Koriya - who rejoined the club from AFC Rushden & Diamonds earlier in the week - struck the stoppage time winner to complete a 2-1 win.
Just behind Rugby on 51 points, but, like Kettering, with three games in hand, are Hanwell Town, who won 1-0 at Bedford Town courtesy of Michael Buckley's 59th minute penalty.
On the fringes of the playoffs are Barton Rovers, who thrashed basement side AFC Hayes 4-0 on their own turf with Keshi Anderson amongst the scorers for his 20th goal of the season, and Chalfont St. Peter, though the Saints form has dipped of late and they suffered a third straight non-scoring defeat as they were beaten 3-0 at home by Marlow.
Biggest winners of the day were Northwood, who bounced back from defeat to St Ives the previous weekend to put five past Egham Town in a 5-1 win with Niko Muir and Ismael Ehui both scoring braces, whilst there were also six goals at Honeycroft, as Uxbridge and St Ives Town shared the spoils following an entertaining draw that saw the Saints fight back from 3-1 down.
Elsewhere in mid-table, Daventry Town threw away an early lead given to them by Robbie Cundy, as a quickfire treble from Aylesbury United saw the Ducks come back to lead 3-1 before the break - with striker Stacey Field scoring his 100th goal for the club.
Lastly at the wrong end of the table, Leighton Town picked up an important win - their third of the season at Bell Close - as second half goals from Phil Draycott and Claude Seanla were enough to secure a 2-0 win over Potters Bar Town.
Following Tuesday night's Berks & Bucks Semi Final win at Marlow, Aylesbury United got back to winning ways in the League, scoring 3 goals in the first half after going behind early at Communications Park. Stacey Field opened the scoring, with his 100th goal for the club, before goals from Greg Williams and Jake Bewley gave the Ducks a comfortable lead at half time.
The second half was end to end, with chances for both sides, but no further score. The result moves the Ducks up 2 places to 14th in the League.
Saturday 17th January
MK City Belles v Aylesbury United Girls U8/9/10 - POSTPONED
Risborough Rangers 0-3 Aylesbury United Girls U14. Match report:
Chinnor Ladies v Aylesbury United Girls U15 - POSTPONED
Sunday 18th January
Bedgrove Dynamos 2-2 Aylesbury United Juniors U7. Match report:
Crendon Corinthians 2-2 Aylesbury United Juniors U8. Match report:
Bedgrove Dynamos 2-2 Aylesbury United Juniors U9. Match report:
Chalfont Saint Sharks 3-5 Aylesbury United Juniors U11. Match report:
Aylesbury United Juniors U12 6-1 Hughenden Valley. Match report:
Aylesbury United Juniors U15 2-0 Prestwood Colts. Match report:
Ruislip Rangers v Aylesbury United Juniors U15 Youth - POSTPONED
Aylesbury United Juniors U16 - Thame Youth
Harefield United 2-2 Aylesbury United Juniors U16 Youth (Harefield won 5-4 on penalties)
Chesham Athletic 3-2 Aylesbury United Juniors U18. Match report:
Marlow Youth 3-1 Aylesbury United Juniors U18 Youth. Match report:
Aylesbury United reached the final of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup by completing a season's treble of wins over Marlow with a 3-1 win at a freezing cold Oak Tree Road.
Despite many cancellations - including the nearby fellow semi-final between Maidenhead United and Chesham United - the hosts' pitch held up well in the conditions, as United put in a strong performance to progress.
Having resisted plenty of Marlow pressure early on, goals from Steve Hatch and Lewis Putman gave the Ducks a two-goal half time lead.
The Blues hit back with an early goal after the break, but when Bill Morgan added a third the result was finally settled.
A date and venue for the final will be announced by the Berks & Bucks Football Association in due course, once the opponent's identity is known.
Aylesbury United's Berks & Bucks Cup semi-final against Marlow has been confirmed as ON tonight following a 3.30pm pitch inspection at Oak Tree Road.
The Ducks and the Blues will be vying for a final spot against either Maidenhead United or Chesham United who are due (weather permitting) also to play tonight.