Witting win the PDFL Division Three with dominant win

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Wittering were crowned PDFL Division Three league champions on Saturday with an emphatic 3-1 away win over Stilton United Reserves.

Wittering headed into the game knowing a win would see them crowned league winners but knew Stilton would prove a stern test as their first team were without a game so had three first team players in their line-up.

Wittering started well and created a couple of early opportunities twice through Nathan Steele and another from Billy Nairn.

Wittering took the lead after 15 minutes after good play from Steele and Ashley Heyworth who found Nairn to finish with ease.

Nairn made it 2-0 after 20 minutes after Scott Dewdney played the ball to Eddie Winks who clipped the ball through for Nairn to beat a defender and to slot past the advancing keeper.

Stilton then pulled a goal back from a tough corner decision that was headed home at the back post by the unmarked centre half.

The second half was five minutes in when Wittering carved out another chance that Steele hit from 25 yards only to see it cannon back off the post.

Wittering made it 3-1 after 60 minutes after a great team goal that ended up with Steele and Nairn playing a one-two in the Stilton box and then Nairn burying his shot into the corner of the net.

The Stilton keeper then made around four or five unbelievable saves to keep the score at 3-1, in the last 15 minutes.

Wittering gave a second cameo of the season to 55-year-old Steve Heyworth who in fact had a chance to score but saw his effort go straight to the goalkeeper.

The delighted Wittering manager Eddie Winks said: “We have achieved what we set out to do at the start of the season and that was to win the league.

“We have done that today after an excellent team performance which could have ended up in double figures if not for the Stilton goalkeeper.

“We have got another couple of targets we want to achieve now so the season is still very much alive for us.

“We also look forward to welcoming back skipper Stuart Longbone and club captain Lee Booker who both have missed the last four months due to work commitments.

“We also have Bruce Harper coming back from an ankle injury.

“We have had a great season so far and everyone has contributed. We have a grudge match next week against Netherton A, their reserve team have no more games left so we expect them to fill their team with reserves as they would love to beat us. That will give us added inspiration if we needed anymore.”