FOOTBALL: Unbeaten Kingshill Sports wrap up their Cirencester League title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The victorious Kingshill Sports team celebrate winning the Cirencester League (5694271) The victorious Kingshill Sports team celebrate winning the Cirencester League (5694271)

KINGSHILL SPORTS became the first trophy winners of the Cirencester & District League season when they clinched the Division Two title with a 2-0 away midweek victory at Oaksey Reserves.

It was not a straightforward victory as Oaksey pushed them all the way, but an early goal settled any nerves, and a second late on secured the championship and promotion.

Their weekend game against runners-up Siddington Sports Veterans was therefore not the title decider that was expected, but Kingshill capped their impressive season with a 2-0 home victory which therefore sees them unbeaten in the league thanks to 17 victories and one draw.

CHQ Utd Reserves have also had a good season and they secured third place in Division Two following their 3-1 victory away at Lechlade Reserves.

United's season may still present them with a trophy or two as they face both Kingshill Sports and Siddington Sports Veterans in two finals over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

In the other Division Two game played, Ashton Keynes ended their campaign with a 4-1 home success over Down Ampney, and therefore finished fourth in the table.

Several Division One teams went goal crazy last Saturday, with CHQ United hitting 10 goals without reply at home to Sherston, who now look certain to be relegated.

This victory, plus a midweek 2-0 win over Real Fairford virtually guarantees CHQ the retention of the Division One title as they cannot be overtaken, barring a mathematical miracle in their final two games.

The race is now on for the runners-up spot.

Bibury Reserves had looked favourites, but their chance was blown when they crashed 7-5 at Siddington Sports in a 12-goal thriller. Poulton are now back in contention after they edged out The Beeches 5-4 in another high scoring game.

South Cerney confirmed that they also can finish second, following a 4-1 home victory over Lechlade FC 87.

Their final game, however, is at CHQ United in midweek, so Poulton might consider themselves slight favourites.

Despite their thrashing at CHQ, Sherston did have something to celebrate after they beat neighbours and rivals Oaksey 2-1 in midweek, in a tight and strongly contested local derby.

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