THE BASINGSTOKE and District Sunday League Division One leaders Bramley United started brightly against third place Team FC and took an early lead through Colin Bell's right footed curling shot into the top corner.

Nick Harris doubled Bramley's lead with a thunderous strike from a free kick 20-yards out.

Bramley added a third before half-time through Cameron George following long periods of sustained pressure.

In the second half, Team continued to try and find a way back into the game and it took some disciplined defending to keep them at bay.

However, at the other end, a fourth goal was added by Colin Bell as he poked home his second after good work down the right by Darren Clift. Cameron George coolly slotted home his second and Bramley's fifth, while Team were rewarded for their efforts with a late consolation goal 5-1. This was Bramley's league double against Team and they are now unbeaten in four games, this result virtually reduces the championship to a two-horse race.

Talk of the devil, Republic of Chineham kept their championship ambitions alive with a 7-1 league double victory at Hampshire Irons.

Kieren Allyne scored a brace as Chineham were held to a 2-2 by Tadley Tigers

Soldiers Return beat Eastrop Eagles 3-0 in a league double, which extends their run to three wins in a row, thanks to strikes from Fred Cloke, Jamie Galpin and Daniel Southgate.

Division Two leaders Camrose Social were simply imperious in their 10-0 victory over Overton United, with prolific Matt Foreman rapping in four goals, Chris Waller a hat-trick, Gareth Slade, Ryan Lupton and Mikey Davies singles.

Another league double and Camrose's run up is up to three wins on the trot.

Basingstoke Saints extracted maximum points from a game where they never quite got into top gear.

Shallow End proved a dogged side at 0-0 and could have opened the scoring early doors.

However, Saints led 2-0 at half-time with Liam James and Simon Greeves converting their chances.

Greeves added his second before Liam Spokes came off the bench with 18 minutes to go to net a brace.

Finally, Simon Greeves claimed the match ball by netting his late third from a Louis Woodman cross.

Even better news than the comfortable 6-0 victory, Neil Woodward returned to the fold following a fractured ankle.

Chineham Cavaliers beat AFC Basing 5-0 in a league double and extended their magnificent run to seven wins in a row.

Kempshott set up a league double with three goals at South Ham Saints with no reply.