Thame United are up to fourth in the Evo-Stik South, Division 1 Central league table.
Jamie Essex third minute goal secured all three points in their New Year’s day victory at Kidlington.
Sports Shots is very fortunate that Carl Catling has joined our team and will cover the team from The ASM Stadium.
Carl Catling reports …
@ Berkhamstead Town
ESS Div 1 Central
Dry, 8 Celsius
The Christmas season is here and this turned out to be a Christmas Cracker. The atmosphere at the ground was also tense and both sets of fans knew the importance of winning 3 points.
Thame took the lead within 5 minutes when a cross from the right wing was piled into the net by Aston Goss.
Both teams had opportunities to score but failed to do so.
Thame were awarded a controversial penalty early in the second half which was confidently taken by Thame’s scoring machine Lynton Goss.
Within 5 minutes Berkhamstead responded to put the ball in the net and the crowd quickly got behind the home side.
Berkhamstead upped the tempo and created multiple chances and didn’t give the Thame defence time to relax.
After relentless pressure Berkhamstead followed up with a further 2 goals to take the lead. Thame pressed in hope of an equaliser but it wasn’t to be.
ESS Division One Central
Saturday 29th December 2018
3pm kick off @ The ASM Stadium
12 Celsius, dry and windy
Thame Utd V Sutton Coldfield
Thame Utd 0 – 2 Sutton Coldfield
Thame Utd 0-3 Sutton Coldfield
Thame Utd were without two key players due to injuries namely GK Craig Hill and Striker Lynton Goss.
In the first half Sutton Coldfield controlled the midfield in the first half which was scrappy and felt like an aerial battle. The first goal came after 37 minutes when a floated free kick was headed home past the Thame goalkeeper.
Sutton Coldfield made it 2-0 just 5 minutes later after a run into the box was finished off with a simple finish past the goalkeeper.
Thame started the brighter in the second half with a mixture of short and long passing and spent the first 20 minutes firmly in the away teams half with a high defensive line.
Sutton Coldfield ended all hopes of any comeback with 15mins left with a sublime cross from the right wing which was headed with power into the post and in.
This was a massive 3 points for the travelling side who climb the table and Thame will feel this was points lost at home.