WITH a reduced fixture list in the Premier Division, Supermarine Sports seized the opportunity to go six points clear at the top of the table, dispatching a stubborn Corsham Reserves 3-1, writes LEE CLARK.
In a low key first half, Supermarine took the lead with just seconds left on the clock as Dave Rendle beat two players and fired in.
With Supermarine failing to impose themselves fully on the game, manager Pete Milhench brought on Jason Milhench. The decision to do so was fully vindicated, as the substitute had an instant impact.
With his first touch he fired a shot against the crossbar; with his second touch, he made no mistake and doubled the hosts’ lead to give Supermarine breathing space.
Milhench turned provider soon after, as he created an opening for the impressive Rendle who made no mistake in doubling his tally and secure all three points for Supermarine.
After the game, Milhench said he felt that the Premier Division title was still up for grabs.
“Southbrook have two games in hand and we still have to play them- the title will be won or lost in February,” he said.
Midtable Marlborough Town failed to continue their recent impressive run of form as they fell to a 5-1 defeat at Ludgershall Sports.
There was nothing to choose between the two sides in the first half. Ludgershall took the lead early on only for Chris Deane to draw Marlborough level going into the break.
The second half was a different story, as the hosts produced a superb display after the interval to close the gap on the top three.
In Division One, free-scoring Intel won their seventh consecutive league game to take top spot as they beat Wroughton reserves 5-1 at the Weir Field.
The result leaves them one point ahead of second-placed Melksham Town reserves, who have three games on hand over Intel.
Wroughton reserves remain in sixth place but have a comfortable gap of 13 points between them and basement side Blunsdon.