HELLENIC LEAGUE: Fairford back in the old routine
FAIRFORD cruised to a 4-0 win over Letcombe in Division One West in a display manager Paul Braithwaite described as ‘routine’.
Recent signing Brad Gill got off the mark for the Cinder Lane side early on when he beat the offside trap and converted confidently.
The lead was doubled in the second half as Dan Bailey slotted home, before Gill grabbed his second.
Henry Trass headed in an ugly fourth to ensure the scoreline had an emphatic edge to it.
Braithwaite said: “It was a good result and pretty routine to be honest. The lads were all very professional.
“They had one moment in the first half but apart from that our keeper wasn’t really tested.
“It could have been a few more to be fair, I think the referee let them off a penalty.
“Brad came in and got his first and second goals. It was a good performance from him and he worked off the shoulder well.”
Elsewhere in the division, there was disappointment for Malmesbury who remain rooted to the bottom of the standings after a 4-1 defeat at Lydney.
Cricklade also took nothing for their efforts with the Stones Lane being sunk 2-1 at home by Tytherington.
Lambourn managed an impressive result as they held high-flying Brimscombe & Thrupp to a 2-2 draw.
Shrivenham’s fate in the Hellenic Premier looks increasingly grim after they were thumped 5-1 at home by relegation rivals Holyport.
Mark Stevens’ side were 3-0 down at half-time and although the second period was closer, a sound thrashing was the end result.
Elsewhere, Highworth won a 4-3 thriller against relegation rivals Kidlington.
The Worthians took the lead when Tom Fila found TJ Bohane and he lobbed into the net, but a thunderous volley from Jack Dunmall brought Kidlington level.
After half-time, the home lead was restored as sub Steve Robertson nodded down for Bohane to tap in his second.
Once more Kidington levelled through Dunmall, only for Aaron Maximen to strike for the hosts and Fila to make it 4-2 from close in.
Ryan Curtin was sent off for Kiddy before the visitors pulled one back from the spot courtesy of Dunmall in the closing stages.