Reed Rangers did what was required as they won both games of their Watford Sunday League Premier Division double-header with Evergreen, 2-1 and 4-1. The six points puts them top of the table by a point and sets up what is effectively a title decider against Oakview this coming Sunday.

Reed had to do it the hard way in the opening game after they fell behind to a Ben Adams goal in the first half.

Knowing dropped points would be fatal to their title hopes, Rangers upped the tempo and equalised when Andrew Brennan set up Kyle Johnson for the equaliser.

Soon after they went ahead when Tom Gibson fed a ball through for Bradley Sweeney to hammer home what turned out to be the winning goal.

The second game was a little more straightforward for Reed, who went ahead after just 10 minutes when Brennan again set up Johnson to acrobatically finish.

Evergreen drew level soon after thanks to a Matt Smart goal but within minutes Reed were back in front when Jamie Speer lobbed the ball home from some 35 yards out.

They then added two late goals after the break thanks to Brennan’s brace. His first coming courtesy of a neat bit of play from Louis Stead and the second thanks to a Nick Kerley assist.

Those two wins leave Rangers’ title hopes in their own hands, knowing if they beat Oakview on they will be crowned champions for the first time.

If Oakview win they will take the title themselves for a sixth straight season and for the 16th time overall

A draw would favour Oakview as they still have a game left against Evergreen the following week, but it promises to be a dramatic end to the top-flight title race.