SUNDAY FOOTBALL: Lawford crowned champions for third time

Lawford - champions three seasons in a row
Lawford - champions three seasons in a row

Tomorrow’s fixtures will decide Division 2 title

Lawford were crowned league champions for the third time in a row after a comfortable victory against the Barley Mow. They went ahead as early as the sixth minute when the league’s top goal-scorer Dildale Linton found the net.

Lawford put the Barley defence under some real pressure but after the early hiccup they were solid as a rock for most of the first period.

The Barley came close from a corner when the ball ran across the front of goal but no one was there to tap it in. Five minutes before half time Lawford won a corner and Curt Tailby headed home to make it 2-0 at the break.

In the second half another goal from Linton made it 3-0 then Jake Chater made it four and to round off the fight for the crown Halim Halim fired in a brace to make it 6-0 and the title was theirs with two games in hand. The runners-up are CRC on goal difference.

In the second division CRC Reserves comfortably beat Quigley’s 6-0. Callum Howling got them underway in the 14th minute with a close-range effort. Three minutes later it was 2-0 through Kyle Dawes. The third goal came from Howling. He walked round five players and then slotted the ball past the keeper for a truly super solo goal. In the second half Dawes doubled his tally, Matty Evans and Mitchell Elliott also added to round off an easy vistory.

On the Rocks finished their season off in real style beating the Avon Mill 11-2. Lloyd Senna hit 4, Patrick Walle and Andre James got a brace each and James Ward, Josh Davies and Adrian Cooke added singles.

The Malt Shovel lost their last home game of the season going down 2-5 to the Red Lion. Royal Oak Reserves beat Braunston 4-0. Clifton Bulls maintained their challenge for top spot with a 4-1 win against the Holly Bush. Matty Wells hit a brace and Brandon Smith and Jake Barratt added singles.

# There are only four fixtures left to play on Sunday. In Division 1 it’s Lawford against Prince of Wales and in Division 2 it will be a title decider. Red Lion take on Royal Oak Res. And the title fight is between Griffin and Clifton. The Griffin are away to CRC Res, while Clifton Bulls are away at Braunston. Should The Griffin get a point or more from their game they will be champions. If they lose and Clifton win they will tie on points.

# The league are running a referees’ course from July 11. The dates are: Monday 11th 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Wednesday 13th 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Saturday 16th 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 17th 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Anyone interested should contact Mr JBetts on 07788 973839 for more information.

# The league hopes to run an Over 35s League next season. At least six teams are needed and no one under 35 will be allowed to play.

Any clubs interested should contact Stuart on 07805 127399.