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A Gledhill (3', 7')
Full time
Sat 1 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Division One Central

Thame United 2 Yaxley 1

United welcomed Yaxley to the ASM Stadium on Saturday and maintained their 100% league record thanks to a brace from Andy Gledhill.

The match saw the first competitive fixture between the sides, with the Peterborough-based Yaxley having been promoted from the United Counties League last season. The only change for United from the side that had collected three points at Aylesbury United on Bank Holiday Monday saw Aaron Jewell come in for Dan James at Centre Back.

United were quickly out-of-the-blocks and opened the scoring on three minutes when Gledhill dispossessed a visiting defender and calmly placed the ball wide of Sutton in the Yaxley goal. It was two only four minutes later when a through ball from captain Ben Sturgess found Gledhill in space on the edge of the box and he controlled the ball before drilling an effort beyond Sutton and in to the bottom corner.

Aston Goss then saw an effort saved on 12 minutes by Sutton as the United dominance continued, before the visitors gradually got back in to the game and started to enjoy more possession. However, the resolute and disciplined defending that was evident on Bank Holiday Monday continued and the visitors were unable to trouble Craig Hill in the Thame goal. Indeed, it was United who came the nearest to scoring in the remainder of the first half when, on 26 minutes, Marcus Mealing hit a stinging shot from 25 yards that Sutton palmed away for a corner.

The second half started brightly for United, with Sturgess seeing an effort saved by Sutton on 47 minutes. Again, however, Yaxley started to dominate the possession but, as with the first half, they were unable to penetrate the Thame defence and any efforts on goal were generally from distance. Indeed, it was United who came nearest to scoring when, on 71 minutes, substitute Liam Tack found space on the right and, from the angle, smashed an effort against the post with Sutton well beaten.

Nevertheless the visitors were, eventually, gifted an opportunity when a defensive error on 75 minutes allowed substitute Tom Waumsley to fire wide of Hill and in to the far corner. United, however, maintained the defensive strength that has served them well over recent weeks and held out relatively comfortably for the three points.

United, along with Peterborough Sports, are the only sides in the league to have a 100% record after the opening four fixtures.

United: Hill, Mepham, Lynn, Essex, Jewell, Martin, Scott (Tack), Sturgess, Gledhill (Elliott), Mealing (Ashworth), Goss.

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Key moments

Goal Andy Gledhill scores for Thame United
Goal Andy Gledhill scores for Thame United


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80:00 Sub On
Charlie Elliott is substituted on for Thame United
80:00 Sub Off
Andy Gledhill is substituted off for Thame United
75:00 Sub Off
Marcus Mealing is substituted off for Thame United
75:00 Sub On
Tom Ashworth is substituted on for Thame United
69:00 Yellow Card
Marcus Mealing is yellow carded for Thame United
53:00 Sub Off
Harry Scott is substituted off for Thame United
53:00 Sub On
Liam Tack is substituted on for Thame United
End of period 1
7:00 Goal 2 - 0
Andy Gledhill scores for Thame United
3:00 Goal 1 - 0
Andy Gledhill scores for Thame United
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Thame United
  • Yaxley
  • 0
  • Andy Gledhill Goal 3:00'
  • Andy Gledhill Goal 7:00'
  • Harry Scott Sub Off 53:00'
  • Liam Tack Sub On 53:00'
  • Marcus Mealing Yellow Card 69:00'
  • Marcus Mealing Sub Off 75:00'
  • Tom Ashworth Sub On 75:00'
  • Andy Gledhill Sub Off 80:00'
  • Charlie Elliott Sub On 80:00'

Team selection

Hill, Craig Hill, Craig
Mepham, Harry Mepham, Harry
Essex, Jamie Essex, Jamie
Goss, Aston Goss, Aston
Jewell, Aaron Jewell, Aaron
Lynn, David Lynn, David
Scott, Harry Scott, Harry
Sturgess, Ben Sturgess, Ben
Gledhill, Andy Gledhill, Andy
Mealing, Marcus Mealing, Marcus
Martin, Duran Martin, Duran
Thame United

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Bromsgrove Sporting
Aylesbury United
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Dunstable Town
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Peterborough Sports 25 63
2. Bromsgrove Sporting 28 62
3. Corby Town 25 55
4. Didcot Town 26 43
5. Berkhamsted 26 43
6. Coleshill Town 27 41
7. Thame United 26 40

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