Aldershot Town climbed to the peak of Division D after a 12-0
thrashing of Hampton & Richmond Borough made sure their goal difference was
looking very healthy indeed.
Snowy times recently have meant a stop-start time in the
campaign for all National League Alliance sides, but the Shots clearly havenít
been wasting time making snowmen.
A hattrick for Billy Stratford was accompanied by a Tony
Okoromadu brace with Eoin Kirwan, George Root, Leon Hewitt, Mark Fawley, Luca
Wrightman and Kenneth Boateng also registering for their side to mark a
statement performance and another twist in the race for top spot.
The other main contenders in this race sit only three points
behind the Shots in the form of both Eastleigh Whites and Havant &
Waterlooville. However their face-off was postponed this week so both teams
have added incentive to claim all three points when rearranged and catch-up
with the leaders.
At the opposite end of the table, AFC Wimbledon were too
much for bottom-placed Corinthian-Casuals winning 5-2 and putting the Dons in a
strong position to push up the table and away from the clutches of bottom.
However, Andrew Mayís side have also played the most games in the division on
15 whilst the Casuals have played three less meaning their fate is in their own
Fulham (Coulsdon) recorded a significant victory when they
overcame their mid-table competitors of Carshalton Athletic 3-1 away to move
them onto the same points tally as Athletic with only goal difference holding
The final game of the week also replicated this score line,
this time Tooting & Mitcham taking all three points from Whyteleafe who, worrying
for them, sit second-from-bottom and only four points ahead of Casuals having
played two more games, meaning if results donít go their way they could be
contenders for the dreaded bottom-spot.
With the weather on the up we should be in for an exciting
run in to the dramatic division so far.
Next week sees Fulham (Coulsdon) take on in-form Aldershot,
Hampton & Richmond Vs Eastleigh Whites, Havant & Waterlooville Vs
Woking, Tooting & Mitcham United face AFC Wimbledon and Corinthian-Casuals
go head-to-head with Carshalton Athletic.
So much still to decide in this division with so little time
left, keep your eyes peeled.