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Tuesday night's action in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central saw Aylesbury FC move up to third in the league and, with league top two Kettering Town and Hanwell Town both not playing, are just four points off the summit as Aston Goss scored a hat-trick to help FC to a 3-1 win against Northwood.
They overtook Godalming Town (now 4th), who could only manage a 1-1 draw at lowly Beaconsfield SYCOB on Monday night, despite taking the lead on the half hour mark through Darren Wheeler - the recently re-signed Aaron Couch levelling in the second half and ending the Rams seven-game losing streak in all competitions.
Also falling a place were Potters Bar Town, who lost out 2-0 at Rugby Town with David Kolodynski scoring two goals in two first half minutes for Valley.
Having lost three league games in a row, Royston Town bounced back with a 2-1 win over struggling AFC Hayes at Garden Walk, whilst Egham Town also returned to winning ways by winning 3-1 at Uxbridge.
A ten minute hat-trick from substitute Stuart Eason gave St Ives Town a much needed three points, as they came from behind to beat ten-man Barton Rovers 3-1 and claim a first league win since the first weekend of September in the process.
At The Eyrie Bedford Town also picked up a valuable win, with Rob Parker on target twice as the Eagles saw off a spirited Daventry Town 4-2, as did Chalfont St. Peter, who scored three goals in the first 21 minutes to pick up a 3-0 home win against Aylesbury United.
Lastly, two struggling sides met for an early season 'six pointer', but there was nothing to choose between Leighton Town and North Greenford United, who shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Bell Close.
Aylesbury were unable to carry on the positives from their weekend win over Uxbridge, as they lost 3-0 at Chalfont St. Peter.
An awful start saw the Ducks gift their hosts a three-goal cushion with just over twenty minutes played, something they were never able to recover from.
Aaron Lansiquot scored the first on three minutes, Alan Hedley soon added the second before a Jack Wood own goal heaped the misery on United.
There was some improvement after the break and on another day Aylesbury could have got something as a number of chances went begging and the Ducks hit the post, but it would be unfair to ignore Chalfont could easily have added to the score themselves.
With a free weekend on the horizon United now have chance to regroup before their next league action.
The Ducks make the short journey to Chalfont St. Peter looking to build on their long-awaited weekend win over Uxbridge.
Our preview to the match is available now.
Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central leaders Kettering Town travelled to one of their promotion rivals, Royston Town, and won 2-1 and inflict a third straight league defeat on the Crows, who have now tumbled to seventh in the table as a result. Elliot Sandy, who returned to Kettering from Dunstable Town in the week, opened the scoring, Gary Hart equalising for the hosts before Dubi Ogbonna netted the winner 14 minutes from time.
Top scorer in the division, Lewis Putman, added another two to his total (now 16) as Hanwell Town took over second place, just two points behind Kettering, by coming from behind to win 2-1 at inconsistent Daventry Town.
Godalming Town - 2-1 winners at home to Bedworth United - also gained a place, as both they and Hanwell leapfrogged Potters Bar Town, who were beaten 3-0 at home by a rejuvinated Leighton Town, the Reds building on their midweek FA Trophy win at Corinthian-Casuals.
Another side to have improved of late are Marlow, and in-form striker Lee Barney scored twice to make it five goals in three games as the Blues won 4-0 at Bedford Town, with the Eagles unable to continue their own upturn in form having won back to back games beforehand.
The defeat leaves Bedford just two points about the drop zone, but the sides just below them shared the spoils from their relegation six-pointer - AFC Hayes and North Greenford United drawing 2-2 at Farm Park - whilst bottom of the league Beaconsfield SYCOB succumbed to a 93rd minute goal from nine-man Rugby Town in losing 2-1 at Holloways Park.
Two other sides having to settle for a point apiece were Barton Rovers and Chalfont St. Peter, with Alan Hedley levelling just before the break after Connor Vincent had earlier opened the scoring for Rovers.
At Bell Close, Aylesbury United ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 home win against Uxbridge, whilst Northwood also claimed a home win, thrashing St Ives Town 4-0 with Michael Murray scoring twice.
Lastly, New Egham Town manager Luke Muldowney's 100% start of five wins from five games was brought to an end by Aylesbury FC, whose Ben Stevens and Sonny French gave the Moles a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes, before the Sarnies later missed two penalty kicks.
Aylesbury put their five-game losing streak behind them with a confident 3-1 win at home to Uxbridge at Bell Close.
Despite the absence of manager Tony Joyce and various players, the depleted Ducks performed well and Jason Blackett gave them the lead ten minutes before half time with a well taken goal.
United were then gifted a second almost straight after the half time break, Steve Hatch tapping home, before Paul Edgeworth's cross-shot ricocheted in off a defender to make it 3-0.
Uxbridge, in good form coming into the game, came back strongly and pulled a goal back to make the final minutes of the game harder than they should have been, but a well earned and important three points for the Ducks in the end.