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It was a good night for leaders Kettering Town in the midweek Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central action, as the Poppies were able to extend both their winning run to seven games and also the gap at the top of the table to eight points; Andy Hall's strike two minutes from time giving them a 3-2 home win over Leighton Town.
Second spot Bedworth United lost ground as a result of their first defeat in nine games as they were beaten 3-2 at home by fellow playoff contenders Hanwell Town, despite having taken a 10th minute lead, but third placed Aylesbury FC got back to winning ways courtesy of Jeanmal Prosper's fifth goal of the season in a 1-0 win at struggling AFC Hayes.
Royston Town kept up their playoff challenge with a 3-0 home win over out of form Bedford Town, with second half goals from Reece Dobson, Stuart Bridges and Stuart Ingrey making it a fifth match unbeaten for the Crows.
Down at the bottom, North Greenford United picked up their first point since New Year's Day following a six-goal thriller with Godalming Town. Town had taken a 32nd minute lead, before Greenford went 2-1 up with two Amadou Sow goals, only for the pendulum to swing again and Adam Cornell's goal two minutes into stoppage time looked to have won it for the visitors, but Greenford hit back and Gaylor Mbunga salvaged a 3-3 draw two minutes later.
No change at the top of the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central this weekend as Kettering Town racked up their sixth straight win, as Josh Moreman's 42nd minute goal was enough for a 1-0 win at Godalming Town.
Second placed Bedworth United were also victorious, Leighton Town unable to make it three wins from three with a goal in each half gaining the Greenbacks a 2-0 Bell Close win.
With Aylesbury FC held to a 1-1 draw at St Ives Town, the Moles were overtaken in third spot by Rugby Town, who won 2-1 at home against Chalfont St. Peter - nine games without a win - Richard Gregory scoring twice for the Scholars.
Hanwell Town's match against Uxbridge was postponed, allowing Royston Town to edge into the final playoff spot. On-loan Leyton Orient youngster Ayomide Adeboyejo scored seven minutes from time to give the Crows a 1-0 win at home to Northwood.
Losing ground in the playoff race were Barton Rovers, who let a first half lead slip as they lost 4-2 at improving Beaconsfield SYCOB.
In thrashing AFC Hayes 6-1, Potters Bar Town picked up their biggest win of their season as caretaker manager Steve Ringrose made it two wins from two and did his chances of securing the job permanently no harm, Josh Hutchinson netting two penalties on his way to a second half hat-trick.
Mid-table sides Egham Town and Aylesbury United met at Runymede Stadium, with the Ducks coming from behind to eventually win 2-1 courtesy of an own goal three minutes from the end, whilst two other sides with very similar playing records shared the spoils - Daventry Town coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Bedford Town.
North Greenford United vs Marlow was the other game postponed.
Aylesbury had to wait until the 87th minute to turn their dominant performance into a winning one, but Egham Town were only denied a point by a miraculous late save from goalkeeper Tahj Bell.
In a poor start, the Ducks conceded a goal after just eight minutes, but from that point on were the chief attacking threat, yet were frustrated in front of goal as Egham retained their lead to the half time break.
United continued to threaten in the second half, and their patience was finally rewarded with a Stacey Field equaliser on 65 minutes and then, with time running out, an own goal three minutes from time.
The hosts finally turned on the pressure in the closing moments, and Bell's late wonder save ensured all three points heading back to Buckinghamshire.
League leaders Kettering Town extended their winning run to six matches and maintained their five point cushion at the top of the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central following the midweek fixtures.
Three penalties - one each from Dubi Ogbonna, Elliot Sandy and David Kolodynski, followed by an Andy Hall goal saw the Poppies comfortably win 4-0 at basement side North Greenford United, themselves now eighteen league matches without a win.
With a 1-0 win at Bedford Town, second placed Bedworth United opened up a five point gap over third placed Aylesbury FC, striker Daniel Dubidat scoring the 74th minute winner.
Having thrashed Northwood 4-0 at the weekend, Leighton Town made it back to back league wins for the first time since August to put further distance between themselves and the threat of relegation, as substitute Chris Crook's second half goal was enough to secure an impressive 1-0 win at Hanwell Town.
Meanwhile, Royston Town rescued a late point at home to Godalming Town, fighting back from two goals down after 37 minutes to score twice in stoppage time and salvage a 2-2 draw.
Barton Rovers vs St Ives Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
On the 22nd February 2015, the inaugural Berks & Bucks Walking Football Festival took place at Bisham Abbey.
Teams from Bracknell, Milton Keynes, Slough & Aylesbury United were involved.
The event was split into two categories, one for Over 50's & another with an open age, and Aylesbury United entered a team in each category.
The over 50's came up against two teams from Bracknell (the Blues & the Reds), & one each from Slough & MK. The over 50's acquitted themselves well, losing two games 1-0 & drawing the other two 1-1.
The "Open Age" Group played a (third) team from Bracknell & one from MK, playing each team twice, beating winning two, losing one & getting a "walkover" in the fourth game. This was enough to give Aylesbury United Walking Football Club it's first trophy at a competitive event.
Congratulations to all involved!
The Over 50's team was:-
Neil Butler (GK)
The Mixed Age team was:-
Bob O'Callaghan (GK)