Title still on the cards after a gr8 victory

Joe Quilter gets a hat-trick
Joe Quilter gets a hat-trick

Thame Men continued their push for the title with a convincing 8-0 home victory against Eastcote on Saturday.

Eastcote provided stiff resistance in the reverse fixture earlier in the season but were outplayed throughout by a vastly superior home side.

Thame need to win their next two matches to be crowned league champions, including a final day showdown against arch-rivals West London at home on Saturday, April 2.

Thame started strongly, moving the ball well from the back and into midfield.

Clifford Brown grabbed the first goal with a fine finish into the roof of the net from five yards.

Joe Quilter then scored his first of a fine hat-trick with an astute shot into the near post.

Thame continued to dominate but some last ditch defending from the visitors meant the score remained 2-0 going into the break.

The home side started the second half in style with Chris Humphreys striding forward from deep in midfield to calmly spread the play, looking for gaps. Will Sawrey-Cookson was causing problems through the centre and was instrumental in winning a series of penalty corners.

After two near misses Gareth Birkett bobbled an effort into the bottom corner. Brown then grabbed another before Quilter stole in to deflect his second and then rounded the keeper to seal his third.