ABBEY are four points clear at the top of Hayward Sunday Division One after Max Wilcock and Sam Lanahan gave them the edge 2-1 against reigning champions Loch & Quay.

Chris Ballam replied for Loch & Quay, who are struggling to recapture the form that won them the title last season.

AFC Stourvale opened their points account when they shaded it 3-2 against Alderney Manor thanks to goals from Nathan Saxby, Ryan Johnson and Jack Robinson.

Division Two pacesetters AFC Branksome took a 3-0 tumble when Shoulder of Mutton toppled them with goals from Louis Baker, Omid Farjadpour and Andy Masson.

Unbeaten Bournemouth Athletic now lead the table on goal difference following their 4-1 victory over Tower Park courtesy of Ivan Petrasko, Alan Marsh and a couple of goals from Matt McCrow.

Tom Whetlor was the Tower Park marksman.

Stu Marshall notched a hat-trick when Division Three pacesetters Portchester swept aside Iford Park Rangers 6-2 with Alex Hawey, Mark Wood and Kingsley White adding one each.

Ben Bayes and Matthew Lock were the Rangers scorers.

Arch rivals Vienna Suttoners reserves remain just a point behind with a game in hand after their 4-1 victory over AFC Wimborne thanks to Sam Purdy, Ryan Ashford and a couple of goals from Mark Wheeler.

George Corbin scored Wimborne’s consolation goal.

Dave Sill and Tony Bellot netted for Rushmere but they remain anchored to the bottom of the table after AFC Fiveways sank them 4-2 courtesy of Ali Paton’s brace and further goals from Scott Davidson and Ian Marshall.

Danny Hayward struck for third-placed Scott V in Division Four but Kirkfield United upended them 4-1 thanks to Liam Carpenter, Danny Mirto, Matt Justice and Deano Bashford.

Morden moved off the bottom of the table after Martin Haskell struck twice in their 4-1 success against Grange Athletic.

Nathaniel Hobbs and Rhys Phillips were the other Morden marksmen while Athletic replied through an own goal.

Alderney Manor Reserves went down 4-0 to Poole Borough Rovers reserves, whose goals came from Jake Firth (2), Conor Carpenter and Josh Russell.

JP Morgan reserves opened up a three-point lead at the top of Division Five when Lloyd Wallen, James Stacey, Jon Asante, Dan Hunter and Lewis Ross clinched a 5-1 triumph over Woodville Wanderers whose consolation goal came from Rob Scadding.

Boscombe Celtic reserves are three points behind in third place after their 5-0 hammering of New Milton Borough thanks to a James Morris hat-trick and further goals from Kris Wilkins and Telmo Goncalves.

Branksome Liberal were also 5-0 winners when Andy Rigler (2), Corbin Sherwood, Lee Devlin and Lewis Tapley put paid to Homestyle.

Parkstone Athletic scuppered Siemens 4-0 thanks to Kyle Joyce’s hat-trick and a goal from Billy Joyce.

Poole Rovers prevailed to go three points clear in Division Six after Tyler Gregory and Lewis Worrell gave them the verdict 2-1 against West Howe reserves, who replied through Lloyd Hemming.

Boscombe Celtic A’s excellent start continued when Neil McCormack, Ollie Payne and Harry Payne ensured a 3-0 win over Grange Athletic reserves.

Siemens reserves put their first points on the board when Dave Penn, Andy Cordial and John Armour bagged two each to subdue Quayside 6-3.

Jordan Leigh Greening (2) and Tom Shutler were the Quayside scorers.

Shane Sheridan rattled in five when Division One heavyweights Talbot Rangers crushed Upton Sociedad 10-1 in the first round of the Dorset Sunday Challenge Cup.

Lewis Coulson (2), Dominic Falco, Abdulaziz Aldhayan and Ali Zintany (pen) were the other Rangers marksmen with Ben Lees providing some consolation for the Division Four side.

In the Under-18 Division, Lymington Town netted through Giacomo Bigazzi and Noah Pearce but Boscombe Albion toppled them 4-2 to take over in pole position on goal difference.

Daniel Heath struck twice for Albion with Jamie Burgess and Lyle Simpson adding one each.