United make it three on bounce

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Gamlingay recorded their third straight victory and their fifth in the last six as they overcame bottom side Linton Granta 1-0 on Saturday.

The first half was a relatively even affair with both sides playing some good football only to fall in short in the opposing final third. The longer the half wore on, the more open the game begun to be.

Gamlingay’s best chance of the half fell to Leo Churms as he collected the ball following a clearance from a corner, however he wasn’t able to find the target with his low drive across goal.

At the other end, Linton were beginning to find some joy down their left flank and Gamlingay had keeper Aaron Loney to thank for keeping the scores level as he saved well at the feet of Adam Norman before the ball was scrambled away to safety.

The second half began in a similar fashion to the first. Most of the game was being played in the middle third of the pitch with both sides struggling to find a way past the opposition defence.

The deadlock was eventually broken with around 20 minutes to go when Dominic Ascroft-Walker found himself unmarked eight yards out and fired a powerful header into the roof of the net from an Ashley Dean corner.

Gamlingay made a couple of changes following the goal with debutant Jordan Bryant and Matthew Wyllie replacing Harry Kennedy and Conor Smith.

The last quarter of an hour saw the hosts pressing Gamlingay for an equaliser and their best opportunity came when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the Gamlingay box, however Dan De’ath’s well-struck free kick was straight at Loney in the Gamlingay goal.

Man of the match could have gone to any of the back line, who were solid throughout, however Dominic Ascroft-Walker was awarded this week’s MOM award following his match winning goal.

This Saturday Gamlingay travel to new league leaders Great Shelford.