Littleton shoot up to top of the table

Littleton shoot up to top of the table

Littleton shoot up to top of the table

First published in Sport

LITTLETON moved to the top of Midland Football League Division One with a 1-0 win over Hinckley.

They recorded a fifth consecutive victory after beating their well-supported visitors with a goal from Will Gayton.

Littleton defended against a stiff wind in the first-half and were put under severe pressure.

But a composed performance by keeper Haydn Whitcombe and resolute defending kept the scores level at half-time.

Littleton could have bagged two goals in the first five minutes of the second period when both Gayton and Tom Allard headed over the bar.

Hinckley had a golden chance on 65 minutes but their striker fired over from close range.

A minute later, Gayton scored the only goal with a powerful shot after cutting inside from the left.

Littleton saw a penalty saved after Jamie Clarke was fouled on 75 minutes but held on for the three points.

They visit Atherstone Town on Saturday (3pm).

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