ST NEOTS easily overcame Woodford United en route to an eagerly-awaited clash with old UCL rivals Daventry Town at Communications Park next Tuesday night (7.45pm).
Predicably the goals came from ex-Aston Villa striker Stefan Moore, former Brackley and Leamington hitman Ben Mackey and super-sub Shane Tolley. This was on a day when the Saints also introduced new-signing Rashid Kamara.
With the Beaconsfield and Bedworth matches among four postponements, St Neots moved up to second in the table behind Slough who were comfortable 2-0 home winners over Uxbridge at the weekend.
Woodford defended well in the early stages and might have taken the lead but for Lewis Travers heading wide from inside the six-yard box after 25 minutes.
Within seconds the visitors were punished as Moore slotted home Lewis Hilliard’s cross.
Moore then turned provider in the second-half to set up a 55th-minute second goal for Mackey before Tolley netted from an acute angle within five minutes of taking to the field as a substitute.
Meanwhile leaders Slough picked up an 18th league win of the season and 12th cleansheet after a first-half penalty from Danny Burnell was supplemented by Sean Sonner’s 63rd minute second goal for the Rebels.
Rugby Town’s recent improvement continued with a clear-cut 3-0 win over visitors Leighton Town who had won their last three league games.
Luke Leahy, Tyrone Fagan and Luke keen were “the Valley’s” scorers.
Fagan finished well from a Richie Allen cross in the 54th minute to add to the two discounted “goals” he scored against Daventry Town before the floodlights failed with the scores level in last week’s Red Insure Cup tie.
An injury-time goal from substitute Peter O’Donaghue gave Chalfont St.Peter an unlikely 3-3 draw with Northwood.
Ashford Town and Burnham also shared the points in a 1-1 draw.
Biggleswade ran out easy 3-0 winners at North Greenford in the only other Central Division game.