Slough Town win to stay top as Burnham ruined by red
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THERE were mixed fortunes in Southern Division One on Saturday as Slough Town extended their lead into a second week while ten-man Burnham's hopes of a first home win were dashed by an AFC Hayes comeback.
Slough beat Woodford United 2-1 at Holloway's Park to extend their unbeaten league run to six while Ashley Smith's dismissal just before the interval was key to Hayes coming back from two goals behind to earn a point at The Gore.
Ben Abbey finished coolly to give The Rebels a fortunate first-half lead as Woodford were denied what looked a clear-cut penalty.
The visitors eventually equalised through Glen Hawkins but Paul Coyne's fifth goal of the season sealed the points for Steve Bateman's side 13 minutes from time.
Slough face a difficult test against third placed St. Neots Town at Holloway's Park this Saturday (3pm ko).
Kieran Knight took his Burnham tally to three with a first-half double against The Brook, tapping home from close range and smashing a Ryan Bird cross past Simon Grant.
However, the match turned on its head when Smith was shown a second yellow card for dissent.
The visitors put the extra man to good use in the second half and took a point back to Middlesex with Matt Woods netting twice.
Martin Stone's side took on Aylesbury in the Berks & Bucks Cup on Monday and welcome Bedfont Town in a return to league action on Saturday (3pm ko).
Also in the Southern League, Beaconsfield SYCOB visit Woodford (3pm ko) on Saturday after an extended break after no fixture last weekend.
Windsor FC moved up to second in the Combined Counties Premier Division with a 4-2 victory over Horley Town at Stag Meadow.
Ryan O'Toole gave the hosts the lead before Kevin Lock's deflected effort levelled the scores.
Darren Tidey put Horley in front before an inspired substitution by manager Keith Scott saw George Gould replace Dapo Abitogun and turn the game on its head.
The teenager crossed for Yashwa Romeo to equalise and passed for Dave Tilbury to set-up Romeo to make it 3-2.
Kyle Anthony sealed the points with a 72nd minute header.
Scott's men took on Spelthorne Sports on Monday and travel to Cove on Saturday in Combined Counties action (3pm ko).
Finally, Holyport FC slipped to their third successive defeat after a 3-2 loss to
Kidlington at Yarnton Road.
Jamie Handscomb scored from the spot in just the second minute but The Villagers trailed 3-1 at half-time.
New-signing Ben Sturgess netted his first goal for the club in what turned out to be just a consolation goal.
Derek Sweetman's men took on Chalfont Wasps in the Berks & Bucks Trophy on Tuesday and make the short trip to Ascot United on Saturday (3pm ko).
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