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Hamilton keeps Gate away from drop zone

A COMFORTABLE third win in a row for Highgate lifted them even further away from the relegation zone.

Midland Football Alliance
Highgate United 2 - 0 Loughborough University

A COMFORTABLE third win in a row for Highgate lifted them even further away from the relegation zone. Although Seb Hamilton got his side off to the best possible start with a goal after just sixteen minutes, Gate’s overall play lacked its fluency of recent weeks.

Richard Deeming, Tobias Salmons and Givens all wasted good chances. Holding on to a narrow lead but rarely looking in danger of losing the three points, Gate sealed the win with a second goal five minutes from the end. Hamilton scored his eighth in three games with a clinical strike on the turn, going close to what would have been a third consecutive hat trick when a late header drifted inches wide of the post.

Midland Football Combination
Knowle 2 - 0 Nuneaton Griff

KNOWLE made the breakthrough on 25 minutes when, after a spell of pressure on the visitor’s goal, the ball was cleared to Abonandi, who hit the ball first time on the volley from fully 25 yards out.

The visitors raised their game and put Knowle under some pressure for the final 10 minutes of the first half, but some resolute defending ensured the Robins kept the lead to half time.

Scott Oliver doubled Knowle’s lead on 80 minutes, latching on to a through ball by Mardenborough to skillfully round the ‘keeper and slot the ball home.

Birmingham AFA - Senior Cup, Round 4
St George’s Warriors 1- 4 Silhill

AFTER just eight minutes, fine work down the right wing by Steve Smith provided the telling assist for Daniel Pollitt to hammer in Silhill’s opener at the back post. 35 minutes later, the all-action Pollitt lofted a ball over the Warriors’ back line and saw a confused defender put the ball into his own net for an own goal.

Seven minutes before halftime, Karim’s cross from a free kick found the head of Steve Smith, but then Warriors were stung into action and Neil Strong managed to get one back for the hosts. In a fairly comfortable second half, Curtis Karim wrapped up the points with a cool penalty after being tripped inside the area.

Birmingham AFA - Division 2
Silhill (2nds X1) 0 - 4 Resolution (2nd X1)

WITH their consecutive convincing victories behind them, over-confident Silhill Reserves started off too casually against visitors Resolution and found themselves with too high a mountain to climb - being 0-3 down at the interval.

The final score of 4-0 spelled a 7-2 aggregate league double defeat for Silhill this Season to the men from Wythall Green.

Solihull 6-a-side Leisure Leagues

Fox Hollies Sunday

GARBI Revolution are still piling on the pressure at the top of the Premier after their 8-0 mauling of Opportunity Knockers. GSD are second following their 3-0 success over Lionel Rich Tea’s, whilst Galacticos saw off Green Army via the same scoreline. The Chumpions sneaked through 2-1 against FCUK to keep their title charge on track.

Fox Hollies Monday

SPARTANS kept their hopes alive in the league as they stormed home to a 7-0 demolition of David Jobsworth’s Reluctant Allstars. The Gitites are only a point off the pace with five games remaining after a 3-1 success over Sainsbury’s Acocks Green, and Mill Lane United were 2-0 victors over Lob FC.

Knowle Monday

SPARTAK Geesch are nicely perched in third spot of the table after their 5-2 victory over Panic At The Astro. There were 3-1 wins for both high-flying KD Dynamos and Bought & Paid For over leaders Desperados and Billy More Mates respectively.


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