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Deverall’s double rescues Holyport at Woodley United

Deverall’s double rescues Holyport at Woodley United

You couldn’t really ask for much more than seven goals on a chilly Wednesday night at The Rivermoor as Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East promotion chasers Holyport beat Woodley United 5-2.

Despite what the scorelines suggests, Port hardly had it all their own way despite Fabian Driffill’s 21st league goal of the season in the opening moments, the Kestrels defence allowing the striker three bites at the cherry to get the scoring underway.

It was pretty even for much of the rest of the half but just as Adam Barnard called for calm in the Woodley defence, Steven Deverall made it 2-0 to the visitors.

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Chances had been few and far between for Woodley, but Lamin Ceesay showed some quality to pull one back after the break and minutes later it was all square and Ryan Alexander connected to a curled ball over the defence to make it 2-2.

That was as good as it got though for Woodley, the sucker punch came when Deverall again, fired a lofted shot from the edge of the box that eluded everyone and Alan Ackerman and Andy Forisky were on hand to wind things up at the death.

Gallery: A selection of images from Woodley United vs Holyport are here

Things didn’t go to much better for Slough Town as they faced Havant & Waterlooville for the second time in three games, this time in Hampshire.

A 28th minute goal was all it took for the home side to take a 1-0 win in the race for a play off spot in the Vanarama National League South. Read Rob Steven’s match report on the Slough Observer here.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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