Marlow, Moles and Westfield each hit four!

By Ian Townsend

Marlow confirm their play off spot, Westfield jump into the top five, and the Moles are one point from safety- with a game in hand

Raynes Park Vale started the evening in fifth place, two points clear of Westfield having played one match more, and were aware that anything less than victory over Met Police could allow the Woking side to displace them in the top five. After a goalless first half the second half went the same way, and the first notable statistic was a red card for the visitors, Isaac Nkosi dismissed with only eighteen minutes left. Could the ten men hold out? They could- and it saw Vale drop to sixth despite making it eight unbeaten.

Westfield knew they could apply real pressure on Southall and Raynes Park Vale, and perhaps climb into the top five, if they could win at Badshot Lea. Field had only one defeat from ten, were victorious at second place Marlow at the weekend, and went ahead against the Baggies on twenty eight minutes, Billy Nutbeam with the opener, before quickly adding a second, Lewis Jackson doubling the advantage just seven minutes later. The visitors added a third thirteen minutes from time, Alfie Huckle surely ensuring three points, and if the third goal wasn’t enough, the fourth most certainly was, Archy Taylor pouncing only a minute later. Westfield climb to fifth- ahead of Raynes Park Vale on goal difference, and behind Southall by the same method, each of the three sides on seventy four points.

Second place Marlow travelled to Hartley Wintney looking for three points which would help them keep hold of that second spot- and keep hold of home advantage in the Play Offs. They had developed a slight inconsistency of late, with six wins and four defeats from their previous ten, but were ahead after just nineteen minutes, the prolific Dawid Rogalski scoring for the FORTY FIRST time this season. The visitors added a second early in the second half, Ben Mulley doubling their advantage, and within five minutes had another, Josh Boorn making it three-nil and surely ending any chance of a Row comeback. The hosts chances were certainly over when Rogalski added a fourth fifteen minutes from time, and Marlow have now confirmed a play off spot- and look likely to finish at least third.

Second bottom Binfield hoped to continue their great escape as they welcome bottom side Corinthian-Casuals. The Moles had closed to within four points of third bottom Chipstead at kick off, whilst Casuals needed a veritable miracle to survive, but the visitors were quickly ahead, Andrew Herring opening the scoring on three minutes. That lead lasted for fewer than one hundred and twenty seconds, Dontaye Whittaker with the equaliser- and midway through the half the Moles were ahead, Connor Holland with their second. Just before the break it was three-one, Whittaker once more, and the Moles added a fourth just before the end, Manuchim Oke-William ending a fine game for the hosts, who are now only one point behind the Chips with a game in hand.

Sadly, Casuals relegation is confirmed.

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