Witham extend home run but three points are the important thing

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham extend home run but three points are the important thing Witham extend home run but three points are the important thing

Their 3-1 win against Cheshunt meant many things to Witham Town but the most important of them was that it strengthened their bid to claim the Ryman League division one north title this year.

The win was Witham's sixth in a row and meant that their unbeaten home record in the league is still intact, but the fact that they are still breathing down the necks of leaders VCD Athletic was the most notable apsect.

In the end it was a pretty comfortable night for Garry Kimble's team despite a couple of lapses in concentration when they made things easier for the visitors than they need to have been.

Having made a bright opening, Witham took the lead in the 15th minute when Lee Townrow prodded the ball home after Cheshunt keeper Will Viner failed to collect James Stevens' free-kick.

And it was 2-0 five minutes later when Lewis Godbold glanced a header past Viner from a wonderful cross from the left by Seb Murfet.

However, the hosts then took their foot off the gas and only a couple of outstanding saves by Martyn Guest saw Cheshunt end the first half goalless.

Witham returned to the front foot after the break, though, and went further ahead within eight minutes of the restart when Stevens fired home from the penalty spit after Kris Newby had been fouled in the area.

However, like in the first half, they went to sleep again and this time Cheshunt did make them pay as Will Holmes evaded serval challenges and fired a low shot that Guest couldn't get to.

But that was as good as it got for the visitors and they were powerless to stop Witham's march onwards.

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