Totts at the double to stay in pole position

Berkhamsted went down to a late winner
Berkhamsted went down to a late winner

Totternhoe came through the Easter period with maximum points from their two games to keep them in pole position for the SSML Division 2 league title.

On Thursday evening the Totts beat a strong Loughton Manor side 2-0. Lee Loasby gave the hosts the lead on 35 minutes when he tapped home a Joel McCormick corner at the back post.

The second half started with a long delay as straight from the kick off Andy Cleere went up for a header with Liam Murphy, and Cleere was caught with an elbow which broke his cheekbone.

Cleere was taking to hospital whilst Murphy was shown a straight red card.

The 10 men had the better of the second half and had a chance to equalise from the penalty spot on the hour mark, but James Bromahll superbly saved Ricki Wigg-Booden’s kick. Dan Lambeth wrapped up the game for the hosts in injury time when he swept home a quick Aiden Murray free kick.

On Saturday Totts came away from strugglers Grendon Rangers with a crushing 6-1 victory.

From the first whistle the vistors were in control. They did have to wait until the half hour mark to take the lead when a Jack Rimmer cross was flicked on at the near post by Lambeth and Scott Murchie finished with a overhead kick.

Lambeth doubled the lead on 38 minutes when he was played through by Murchie and he coolly lobbed the keeper. Aiden Murray made it 3-0 two minutes later when he finished well from a tight angle.

Grendon pulled a goal back on 55 minutes when a Matt Ginger free kick evaded everybody.

But any hope of a Grendon revival was squashed when Murchie grabbed his second when he met a Murray corner with a strong header. Lambeth grabbed his second just past the hour when he finished a McCormick cross – his 50th goal of a remarkable season. Murray grabbed his second to wrap up the game in injury time.

Boss Chris Robson said: “I feel these two victories could be a very important point in the title race.

“Against Loughton we played very poorly. If young James Bromhall doesn’t save the penalty I feel Loughton would have gone on to win

“Against Grendon on a decent pitch, for the first time in a long time we was able to play our normal game.”

Toots next play Thame Rangers, who they sit one point clear of, on April 29.

>>The 61FC (Luton) sit 13th in the Division Two table after two draws, 1-1 at Clean Slate on Saturday where Adam Hughes scored and 2-2 at Loughton Manor last Tuesday, Bradley Currington and Aidan Dawson with the goals.

They visit Mursley on Wednesday, then host the same side on Saturday.