Newbury’s title, Maidenhead United’s Premier point and Jack Turner’s Slough Town thanks

Weekend talking points include Keith Emmerson, Simone O'Brien and Jack Turner. Photo's by Jeff Youd, Darren Woolley and Philip Benton.
Weekend talking points include Keith Emmerson, Simone O'Brien and Jack Turner. Photo's by Jeff Youd, Darren Woolley and Philip Benton.

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A round-up of some of the weekend’s talking points. What have we missed? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Newbury win Hellenic League title

It’s been on the cards for a few weeks but Newbury lifted the Hellenic League Division Two East title on Saturday after being awarded three points in their game against Hazlemere Sports.

If the future is bright on the pitch, uncertainty remains off it with the club still searching for a home ground for the 2023/24 season.

Maidenhead United make a statement at Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium

A crowd of 3,000 watched Ed Jackson-Sankey’s Maidenhead United Women revolution frustrate the hosts AFC Bournemouth in a 0-0 draw in the FA Women’s National League South West Division One on Sunday.

Bournemouth was already buzzing for the men’s teams 3-2 win at Tottenham Hotspur on the Saturday so there were plenty out in support of the women’s team for their game at the Vitality Stadium.

There was a further bonus for Maidenhead who were able to call on Simone O’Brien for the first time in five months as she makes her steady return from injury.

The point almost certainly means Maidenhead will avoid the drop but could do with a result against second-bottom Larkhall Athletic in their final game of the season.

Keith Emmerson’s final game

Former Hungerford Town centre-back Keith Emmerson bowed out of the game on Saturday having announced his decision to retire at the start of the month.

The 40-year-old had been playing for Dorchester Town in the Southern League Premier Division South this season and finished his career with three points in a 3-2 win over Hendon.

Jack Turner’s thanks to Slough Town fans

We’ll let regular contributor Scott McNeish cover this in his tweet as ex-Slough Town goalkeeper Jack Turner returned to Arbour Park with Farnborough.

Slough won the game 2-0 and all-but secured their Vanarama National League South status for another season.

Only wins will do for Hungerford Town and Windsor

Different division’s but the fate is the same. Windsor have two games to go to preserve their Step 5 status in the Combined Counties League Premier Division North. The Royalists have suffered back-to-back 3-0 defeats to Holyport and Egham Town and despite only being a point off safety arguably need two statement wins.

Things are bleaker in the National League South for Hungerford who’ve now suffered defeats to Concord Rangers and Chelmsford City in consecutive games.

Danny Robinson’s side are 10 points adrift with only 12 points available to them in their final four games. Crucially they play Dulwich Hamlet on the 22nd April but it could all, sadly, be over by then.

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