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A10 Week 49'MCBH'DP'The first game to be played at Thame Uniteds new ground - Meadow View Park - pictured is Manager Mark West
A10 Week 49'MCBH'DP'The first game to be played at Thame Uniteds new ground - Meadow View Park - pictured is Manager Mark West
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THAME United made it two wins out of two with a 2-1 away victory over Highworth Town on Tuesday night.

It was their second win on the road in a row after defeating Cheltenham Saracens 2-0 on Saturday.

Against Highworth Thame went ahead early when Aaron Rogers’ great cross was met by Alex Stewart whose perfect header sailed past the keeper.

Thame continued to dominate the match and had a perfect chance to increase their lead when a Highworth defender conceded a penalty just before half-time.

United were unable to capitalise though as the resultant spot-kick was missed by Mitchell Meredith.

At half-time the visitors were unfortunate to only be one goal to the good following their first-half domination and they were nearly punished when Highworth won and converted a penalty just after the break.

But Thame refused to bow down and almost immediately from the restart Stewart played in Ben Connelly who slipped in Rogers who calmly beat the keeper.

From then on the home side rarely threatened and Thame looked comfortable as they ran out eventual 2-1 winners.

On Saturday Thame beat Cheltenham 2-0 in a convincing performance.

Manager Mark West said: “That’s two wins and a draw in our last three league games. You can’t complain about that.

“It has been a good week, especially considering we were going through a bit of a dodgy patch.”

Speaking about the Highworth game West said: “It was a really good team performance. We dominated, missed a penalty and should have won by a couple more.

“The lads dug in and played well. We are starting to look like a proper football team.”

The victory lifts United up to 11th in the Hellenic Premier Division with games in hand on the clubs around them.

“The two wins are good because when you’re middle table and you lose a few you start glancing over your shoulder. Now we can look forward and push on up the league.”

Thame take on Old Woodstock Town on Tuesday November 15 at the ASM Stadium in the Oxon Senior Cup.