Non-league football round-up

PUBLISHED: 09:30 18 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:51 04 March 2010

HISTON Reserves improved their chances of avoiding relegation from the Premier Division of the Ridgeons League thanks to a 4-2 victory over Woodbridge on Wednesday night, while Whitton won 2-0 at Saffron Walden in Division One.

HISTON Reserves improved their chances of avoiding relegation from the Premier Division of the Ridgeons League thanks to a 4-2 victory over Woodbridge on Wednesday night, while Whitton won 2-0 at Saffron Walden in Division One.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Histon Reserves 4 Woodbridge Town 2

ONLY the brilliance of goal keeper Marcus Garnham kept Woodbridge in this game until the final 10 minutes

Woodbridge were completely over-run in the opening 20 minutes as the home team raced into a three-goal lead.

Jack Midson volleyed Histon ahead inside the first minute, Matthew Haniver tapped home the second after 16 minutes before Jamie Barker netted the third.

Woodbridge got back into the game when Paul Hart finished off a good move in the 35th minute and the visitors further reduced the deficit when Aaron Churchyard scored from a rebound four minutes after the break.

A combination of wasteful finishing and further superb saves by Marcus Garnham kept Woodbridge in with a chance until Barker volleyed home in the 81st minute to keep alive Histon's hopes of avoiding relegation.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION

Saffron Walden Town 0 Whitton United 2

A COMBINATION of resolute defence and good fortune saw Whitton emerge with the points.

Chance after chance flew the home side's way early on but good defending and another fine display from Whitton keeper Moyse denied everything that Walden had to offer.

The visitors dug deep within themselves, weathered the early storm and pushed hard persevering through a goalless first half to take the lead on 50 minutes when Ronaldo Wright followed up a Clarke effort to blast home.

Walden tried every trick in the book but were outclassed by the pace and sure perseverance of the Suffolk side.

Thomas Jackson smashed a half volley from out wide to guarantee three fantastic points for Whitton.

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