Bournemouth EchoBranksome claim crown as champions miss out (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Branksome claim crown as champions miss out

Branksome Conservative are champions of the Hayward Premier Division.

Tony Bellot struck twice for reigning champions Bournemouth Sports but their slim hopes of retaining the title evaporated when Queens Park Rovers just got the better of them 3-2 with goals from Adam Locke, Jake Ormond and Mark Goldsworthy.

At the other end of the table, TX United were on the receiving end again when Branksome Railway hammered them 10-0 with goals from Sean Gallagher (2), Dan Manuel (2), Phil Midson, Mariusz Iglewski, Kieron Mulvey, Danny Blackburn, Jordan Ostler and Alex Grimason.

• Adam Fraser (2) and Matt Newbery netted for Parley Sports but second-placed Christchurch Royals maintained their Division One title challenge by shading it 4-3 with goals from Dale Simpson, David Bratt, Chris Forbes and Kevin Brennan.

Dave Weeden rattled in four when Bournemouth Electric crushed Foresters Arms 10-0 to move up to third place. Sam Adams (2), Shane Orchard, Matt Langdown, Robert Stephen and Steve Trapp were the other Electric marksmen.

• Tradeprice UK’s hundred per cent record was ruined when they battled out a tense 0-0 draw with Division Two pacesetters Queens Park who also remain unbeaten.

Shoulder of Mutton move into second place on goal difference after walloping AFC Burton 9-0 with a Jamie Moores hat-trick and further goals from Sam Goodwin (2), Luke Whittaker, Alan Marsh, Adam Marsh and Richie Sands.

Meanwhile, Steve Whitlock was the four-goal star of Tiegla Tiles’ 6-0 triumph over Copyplus with the other two goals coming from Andy Mason.

Southbourne Athletic take over on top of Division Three after James Bolt and Paul Mendelssohn gave them the edge 2-1 against promotion rivals AC FC who replied through Joe Tollerfield.

Rias go second after thumping Lawson Builders 8-0 through Will Gage (2), Joel Wood, Karl Cox and Keith Williams’s four-goal blast, while bottom-placed Harbourside were 3-0 winners against Tudor Rose thanks to Chris Horder, Ricky Powell and an own goal.

• Queens Park Rovers reserves hold top spot in Division Four after Matt Doughty (2), Brett Chandler (2) and Steve Miles ensured a 5-3 success against third-placed KC Transport.

Unbeaten GSH remain a point behind with five games in hand when, in a rehearsal for the M A Hart Lawrence A Brivati Cup final, they were 3-2 winners against Lovitt with goals from Simon Young, Jamie Clark and Gareth Keeping.

Mark King led the way with a hat-trick in New Inn’s 5-1 triumph over Channel Seaways with Ryan Nippard and Gary Shears adding one each, while AFC Westvale surprised Wallisdown Con 4-2 courtesy of Andy Gosling’s hat-trick and a goal from Paul Wyatt.

Joe Morrison’s hat-trick proved decisive when Boscombe Celtic came out on top by the odd goal of seven at Witchampton with Ricky Muir getting the other one.

• Carling Sports proved their 3-0 victory a fortnight ago over Division Five promotion hopefuls Verwood SSC was no fluke when they did exactly the same again thanks to goals from Mark Clements (2) and Ben Collie.

Scott Smith notched a hat-trick in Bournemouth Sports reserves’ 6-1 victory over Oakdale Con with Alan Luther, Andrew Winter and Stuart Layton adding one each.

AFC Stourvale, meanwhile, subdued Boscombe Albion 2-0 with goals from Ali Garard and Barney Greenway.

• Sunseekers go back on top of Division Six after Mark Poole scored all three goals in their 3-1 victory over promotion rivals Talbot Pub.

Third-placed Rockbourne kept their promotion hopes alive when Chris Taylor and Mark Newton gave them the verdict 2-1 against Wessex Wanderers, while Victoria Park Royals gave Fiveways United a 6-2 drubbing courtesy of Matt Cowdrill’s hat-trick and further goals from Stuart Morris, Mark Rixon and Matt Jerrard.

Chris O’Neill’s hat-trick for Kavell reserves was to no avail when Ace Fabrication upended them 5-3 with goals from Carl Douglas (2), Martyn MacKinley, Karl Nye and Tom Craven.

• Rockbourne reserves continue to set the pace in Division Nine and Tom Cranmer and Matthew Cole scored two each when they swept JP Morgan aside 4-1.

Duncan Moody, Matt Eves and Ben Duffett all plundered hat-tricks when second-placed Mount trounced Boscombe Celtic reserves 12-1 with Leigh Spence, Andy Bellingham and Andrew Hasted also on target.

Cranborne hammered Tower Park 7-2 courtesy of Dan Adlem’s hat-trick and further goals from Andy Beattie (2), Chris Bush and Ollie Hand.

• Division Seven high-fliers Poole Bay Estates came from a goal behind to beat Shamrock 3-1 with second-half strikes from Craig Smith, Carl Chalkley and Luke Morrell.

Nearest rivals New Milton Borough toppled Dean Park Inn 7-3 thanks to an Adam Dale brace and further goals from Russell McGettigan, Stephen Murphy, Graeme Crick, John Targett and Jonathan Davies.

DH Britannia remain in contention after Chris Payne (2), Chris Elkins and Ross Tucker put paid to White Heather Hornets 4-1.

Parris Simpkins bagged a hat-trick in Townsend Spartans’ 5-2 success against Shoulder of Mutton reserves with Charlie Foreman and Anthony Cappalonga also on target.

In the basement battle, meanwhile, James & James came back from 3-0 down at the interval to get the better of Riva 5-4 courtesy of a Craig Frampton hat-trick, Mike Hills (pen) and Neil Smith.

• Tailenders Carling Sports reserves led with a first-half goal from Eathon McCabe but Division Eight leaders Fiveways Rangers returned to winning ways when they came back after the break to scupper them 6-1 with a Phillip Lee hat-trick and further goals from Jonjo Richardson, Mark Hayes and Tom Shutler.

Normal service was also resumed for Ensbury Park Rangers when Dan Brown, Dan Keen and Lawrence Waters ensured a 3-0 victory over Winkton Autos.

LV FC reserves occupy second place following their resounding 6-1 triumph over promotion rivals Newtown Rovers courtesy of Julian Landy’s hat-trick and further goals from Charlie Green (2) and Tom Cheetham.

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