DJS Telecoms edge towards Basingstoke and District Saturday League Division Two title

Basingstoke Gazette: DJS Telecoms edge towards title DJS Telecoms edge towards title

DJS TELECOMS picked up two good wins to edge closer to the Basingstoke and District Saturday League Division Two title.

The leaders beat Bounty United 4-1 on Wednesday before beating title rivals Hampshire Irons 3-1 on Saturday.

Tom Cornick gave Bounty the lead at half-time, but Lee Neal scored twice and Dan Dedman and Paul Garton also found the net to see DJS home.

Irons ensured that Saturday’s game would be a real top-of-the-table clash by beating AFC Aldermaston A 4-1 in midweek. Tom Chant put Irons ahead and while Kevin Flain levelled, late goals from Craig Hopper, James Arnold and Lee Head gave Irons the win.

In the big clash, Steve Carter gave DJS the lead, but Kieran Dent levelled for Irons before half-time. Two goals early in the second half, scored by Carter and Neal, won the game for DJS, who need eight points from their last five games to be sure of the title.

Twenty-Ten appear to be out of contention after drawing 3-3 with Sherborne St John Reserves.

Christian Cox put Twenty-Ten ahead and while Rory Hatherell levelled, Carl Pearson had the challengers ahead at half-time. Connor Perrin made it 2-2 with 15 minutes to go and while Cobi Judd seemed to have won the game for Twenty-Ten, Tom Hartley’s late goal earned Sherborne a point.

Bengal Brasserie had a mixed week, losing 3-1 to Labour Club in midweek before beating AFC Aldermaston A 4-2 on Saturday.

Anthony Johnson put Bengal ahead against Labour, but goals from Mark Thorpe, Ryan Willows and Matt Waite saw the strugglers claim three points.

On Saturday, Tommy Cooper put Aldermaston ahead, but Bengal replied with a hat-trick from Tommy Langley and Mike Fuller’s strike. Paul Mellor completed the scoring with Aldermaston’s second.

Overton United B and AFC Berg were unable to raise teams for their games against Basingstoke Athletic and Bounty United.

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