In a nail-biting finale, Maidenhead Town clinched Division Two yesterday with a 2-1 away win over Lynch Pin Reserves!
On a day where 3 clubs could still mathematically win the league, two goals from Town's Mark Lomas secured the title in a superbly competitive division.
Britwell, playing on the pitch next to Lynch Pin/Town were in the running until the last whistle. Needing a win over Slough Heating to keep their dream alive, Britwell smashed 5 goals past a strong and committed Heating side, to leave them needing only Town to drop points for a trophy win.
Yet Town played well and, despite facing an excellent goalkeeping display, fired the goals they needed to keep top spot and clinch their first trophy in 11 seasons.
Town's league campaign started brightly with a 4-1 over local rivals Hurley, but a draw and a loss to Britwell & Slough Heating, along with several cup runs, left MTFC playing catch-up.
Having played only 3 league games before 17th January, Town then went on a run; 5 straight league wins, 21 goals and 3 clean sheets, a defensive trait that ended as the best in the division. A home loss to Ascot was followed by a superb 4-1 over Langley whilst missing several key players, and goals from Mark Lomas (4th on Divisional Scorers list) and top-scorer Mitchell Burley fired Town to within distance.
Britwell were also playing catch-up and in beating Town 4-0 in April really opened the doors but Town replied with wins over Frontline & Hurley to leave them needing a win on the last day.
Britwell's 5-2 win ensured promotion, a great achievement following their Division Three win last term and finished second, with Lynch Pin Reserves, in their debut season, ending the campaign 3rd.
Congratulations to Town on their win and Britwell on their promotion!