Wittering close in on league title

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League leaders Wittering confirmed their position as the top side in PDFL Division Three with a 4-1 away win over local rivals King’s Cliffe Reserves on Saturday.

After the win at the weekend Wittering are just four points away from winning the league.

Wittering started well and were on top early doors, taking the lead on 15 minutes after an Eddie Winks free kick was deflected into the path of Adam Ledger who fired home from 10 yards.

Ashley Middleton was causing King’s Cliffe problems down the wing, as he got in behind the left full back but Wittering failed to take the chances.

The second goal came on 25 minutes after good work by Gary Roddis and Nathan Steele. The ball broke to Simon Lucking at the edge of the box who hit a first time volley that flew high into the net.

It was soon 3-0 after Ashley Middleton took on two defenders to cross for Gary Roddis who cheekily back heeled the ball in from 3 yards.

King’s Cliffe broke a couple of times but without troubling the Wittering goalkeeper.

The second half was five minutes in when the home side were awarded a dubious penalty which Cliffe scored.

Wittering were then awarded a free kick on the edge of the King’s Cliffe box after Gary Roddis was fouled a couple of yards inside the box.

Winks took the free kick and fired it into the bottom corner of the net to make it 4-1 to Wittering.

Player manager Winks said: “This was an important win for us today and we knew King’s Cliffe would prove to be tricky opponents.

“I think we were a bit too strong for them today and in all honesty we looked like we never got out of first gear even though we did knock the ball about very well at times.”

Tomorrow Wittering will get a taste of what life in the PDFL Division Two will be like when they face Leverington Reserves at home in the quarter final of the Intermediate Shield.