WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Blyscawica withdrawal puts Supermarine's title hopes in the balance (From This Is Wiltshire)
WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Blyscawica withdrawal puts Supermarine's title hopes in the balance
SUPERMARINE Sports Club were left counting the cost of SKS Blyskawica’s withdrawal from the Wiltshire League despite their 6-0 win at Ludgershall Sports.
The Premier Division leaders had played the now defunct side twice this term winning both matches scoring 15 goals in the process.
However, with Blyskawica out of the league Supermarine are set to those lose six points, while third placed Southbrook will only lose three as they only played the Hooper’s Field side once.
The points hit means that South Marston side now must win all their remaining games, including against Southbrook, to claim the title.
“Southbrook think that they have four points on us now, they haven’t it is just one,” Supermarine manager Peter Milhench said.
“If we win all our games then we win the league and our final one is against Southbrook.”
Despite the prospect of losing six points, Milhench was delighted with his team’s performance as they claimed their first win at Ludgershall.
A Dave Rendle brace along with further strikes from Dean Hughes, Levi Cox, Lee Hayward and Kieran Jennings sealed the win.
“It was the first time we have won there,” Milhench said. “For the last two seasons we have been going there we have lost.
“But all the lads were up for it and put in a great performance - they really want to win the league.
“Can we do it? I hope so, but it is going to be tough and we need to make sure that we put the effort in.”
Southbrook maintained their challenge for the title as they defeated Chippenham Youth 5-0.
With Ludgershall comprehensively beaten, Southbrook moved up to third in the table on 36 points, eight behind leaders Supermarine with four games in hand.
Vale of Pewsey suffered a 3-1 defeat on the road at Trowbridge Town, while Devizes Town reserves were held to a 2-2 draw with Wilts Calne Town.
The win over the leaders keeps Bassett’s slim title hopes alive as they are now four points behind Intel with five games remaining, however, second-placed Melksham Town reserves look to be favourites for the crown as they have played four less than Wootton.