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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Five-star Singh Sabha win 'title decider' to leapfrog old rivals Britwell in the Premier Division

PICTURE: The defending champions, Singh Sabha, are the new leaders in the Premier Division after a 5-2 win against long-term leaders Britwell in the Showcase Match at Burnham on Friday night.

Singh Sabha are the new leaders in the Premier Division after a 5-2 win against Britwell in the Showcase Match at Burnham on Friday night.

The defending champions had to win to go above the long-time leaders on goals difference and, despite a spirited fightback from Britwell, secured three crucial points in the title race.

Goals from Mubarak Bashir and Hasan Husain gave Singh Sabha a clear lead heading into the break, but Britwell fought back to level the scores in the second period.

A victory could prove vital in the race for the crown and Singh Sabha left it late to gain a success, goals in the final 10 minutes from Karim Chaibi plus substitutes Nadeer Shafi and Harry Laflin.

Both teams are now level on 26 points with five matches remaining this season, with third-placed KS Gryf two points behind having played one game more.

Old Windsor bridged the gap on the top half of the table with a 3-0 win at Hype Train thanks to goals from Joe Richards, substitute Louis Maggs and Chris Tierney.

Goals either side of the break from Jack Low and George Price gave Cressex all three points against Stoke Poges. The points mean Cressex have moved off bottom spot, relegating Hype Train to the foot of the league table.

PHOTO: Division One leaders Harts Of Bracknell require eight points from their remaining four matches to secure the title in their debut season.

Harts Of Bracknell have extended their lead at the top of the Division One table to 13 points despite being held to a goalless draw at Southcote, who remain in fifth position.

Old Windsor Reserves missed the chance to close the gap at the bottom following a surprise 3-1 defeat at home to Frontline Reserves. Substitute Bartek Lasicki scored a late consolation for The Os.

Baylis United are now level on points with Chalvey Sports A in the battle for the promotion spots after a 2-1 success over Braywood Beavers, who stay in eighth place.

Eton Wick saw their slim chances of promotion come to an end after a thrilling 12-goals encounter with Sandhurst Town, the latter running out 7-5 winners. Both Ashley Upson and Benjamin Wilson scored a brace for Sandhurst, with further goals from Philip Ollive, James Paul and substitute Luke Pearson.

Winkfield Reserves gained a fourth win of the season when beating bottom side Riverside 8-1 at home. Alex Stanciu scored for Riverside in their final league game of the season.

Frontline reach the semi finals in the Ascot & Fielden Charity Cup after a 4-1 win against Premier Division rivals Pundit. Frontline will now his Singh Sabha for a place in the final on Saturday 23 April.

The Challenge Cup continues this Wednesday evening with two further group stage games, Eton Wick versus Winkfield Reserves and Pundit at home to Harts Of Bracknell (6pm KO).

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