Aldershot Town finally reached the top of Division D this
week as games continued through the snow and storms in the Christmas period.
A resounding 6-0 win over fourth-placed Woking made sure
they’ll be on Santa’s good list still managing to have won 100% of their games
so far, a trend they’ll be hoping to continue into the new year.
At the opposite end of the table, Corinthian-Casuals
suffered their eighth loss of the campaign with a 5-1 result in the hands of
Tooting & Mitcham and will really need to watch thems-elves into the new
year still sitting at the bottom of the league.
Jack Wheeler’s penalty for the Casuals was some consolation
but it wasn’t enough as the Terrors stormed up to eighth.
In the mid-table clash of the week, Fulham (Coulsdon) leapfrogged
Kingstonian into sixth position with a dominant 4-0 win over their close
competitors, an early present for the London side.
The final Division D game of this week pitted fifth-placed
Carshalton Athletic against third-from-bottom Whyteleafe and in a
Christmas-cracker of a game it finished 3-2 to the form side Athletic.
Whyteleafe put up a solid fight which they’ll be looking to
carry with them into a fresh 2018.
Two of our teams also played out cup ties in what was the third
round of the NLA League Cup.
Eastleigh Whites were victorious on penalties (3-1) after
they played out a 1-1 draw with Gosport Borough doing the division proud,
whilst Havant & Waterlooville were unluckily beaten 3-2 by Brentwood Town.
2017 will go down as a monumental year in the progress of
the National League Alliance U19 programme and may 2018 bring even more success
to the new system.
From me and all at The National League Alliance, we wish
everyone involved a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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