Inn crowd in control after strong start
DIVISION 3A Village Inn Home W6 D2 L1 F51 A19 Away W7 D1 L1 F38 A17 Pts 42 (1st of 10) IT COULD hardly have been easier for Witchford-based Village Inn, who finished five points clear of their nearest rivals (Grove) to take the title. They faced the event
Home W6 D2 L1 F51 A19
Away W7 D1 L1 F38 A17
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Pts 42 (1st of 10)
IT COULD hardly have been easier for Witchford-based Village Inn, who finished five points clear of their nearest rivals (Grove) to take the title.
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They faced the eventual runners-up in their second outing, and a rare goal from veteran Lester Levet earned them a 2-2 draw - the only points they dropped in their opening 12 games.
A 3-3 draw at Chippenham (third) was another slight blip, but a 3-2 home win against Newnham Rangers gave them 41 points from a possible 45 and effectively sealed the championship.
Taking only one point from their last three matches did not matter.
Little Downham Utd
Home W3 D0 L6 F17 A34
Away W1 D0 L8 F12 A54
Pts 12 (9th of 10)
DOWNHAM'S only notable result was a 4-3 victory over Chippenham, who eventually finished third.
Other than that - and a double over Brinkley Red Lion - it was hard work.
Home W7 D0 L1 F46 A22
Away W8 D0 L0 F41 A10
Pts 45 (1st of 9)
Home W6 D1 L1 F48 A13
Away W8 D0 L0 F46 A14
Pts 43 (2nd of 9)
IT ALL came down to the final fixture of the season, and eventually the title was decided by a goal deep into time added on - in favour of LTFC 1906.
They had lost 6-3 at home to Wilburton in their fourth outing, but other than that boasted an unblemished record from 15 games.
Wilburton meanwhile, won their opening 12 matches, a run of victories that was only halted - surprisingly - by Fox Burwell, who by that time had faded somewhat after winning six of their first seven fixtures (their only defeat in that time coming at LTFC 1906).
So it all boiled down to the final match - Wilburton Albion v LTFC 1906.
Mel Pryer put Wilburton ahead, and as they only needed a draw to clinch the title time was fast running out for the visitors.
Suddenly Jordan Lenham's late equaliser gave them hope, and then - deep into stoppage time - Lenham scrambled the ball home for a dramatic title-grabbing winner.
It couldn't have been any closer.
Wicken Maids Head
Home W0 D2 L6 F9 A29
Away W3 D1 L4 F17 A26
Pts 12 (8th of 9)
WICKEN had the third best away record in the division (not that this was saying a lot) but managed only two points on their home patch to finish second from bottom.