Date: Sun 28 Apr 2019

By David Simpson

King`s Lynn Pip Glassboys for Second Spot

#SFL Weekend Review - Premier Central

The main issues were already settled in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division Central ahead of today`s final games of the season.
The only outstanding matter was who would finish where in the play-off places.

Long-time second-placed Stourbridge relinquished that position on the final day after they lost to the team who replaced them – King`s Lynn Town – 2-1 at Amblecote.

A crowd of 791 saw an Adam Marriott brace in the 41st and 63rd minutes pip Greg Mills` 68th-minute reply for the Glassboys.

Who would finish fourth and fifth was between Alvechurch and Stratford Town.

But in the end, defeats for both meant it was as you were, with `Church taking fourth and facing a derby play-off semi-final against Stourbridge.

Alvechurch lost 1-0 at Needham Market, while Stratford suffered a 5-1 hammering at champions Kettering Town.

Stratford fielded a much-changed line-up due to them already having one eye on their play-off semi-final on Wednesday night and the Poppies took full advantage with a brace for Rhys Hoenes and singles for Brett Solkhon, Craig Stanley and Aaron O`Connor – Kian Williams replying.

Elsewhere, relegated duo St Neots Town and Halesowen Town shared a 1-1 draw with an early 4th minute Dan Trendall goal for the Saints being cancelled out by a 52nd minute Joe Hood own goal.

Coalville Town finished sixth and Biggleswade Town seventh but both lost 1-0 – the Ravens to a 29th minute Ben Seymour-Shove goal for St Ives Town at Owen Street and the Waders also at home to Rushall Olympic, whose Sam Whittall headed the only goal.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds finished their debut season in the Premier Division Central in ninth after a 1-1 draw at Tamworth.

Jordan Gough headed home from a corner to give the Lambs the lead but Nathan Hicks earned Diamonds a point.

Royston Town are tenth after another 1-0 win at Garden Walk, courtesy of a goal in the 3rd minute of stoppage time from sub-Sam Corcoran.

Lowestoft Town beat relegated Bedworth United 3-0 at Crown Meadow with goals from Shaun Bamment, Henry Pollock and Jacek Zielonka.

And finally, Redditch United beat Barwell 3-1 at home with goals from Michael Nelson, Leam Howards and a Jack Downing penalty – Andy Parsons replying for Barwell.

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