Bluefin Sport Supplementary Cup Final
Fairford Town 5 Didcot Town Reserves 0
Division One West Fairford Town dominated One East Didcot Town Reserves in the Supplementary Cup final played at Flackwell Heath.
Jack Ellis opened the scoring on 15 minutes then went on to make it a hat trick, with second half goals, 54, 64. Dan Hale recorded a goal in each half, 40,61.
Playing on a surface which was not at it's best following many games this season. Fairford coped with the conditions, whereas Didcot struggled with both the surface and the opposition. Their cause was tested even further going down to ten men, following the justified dismissal of a player receiving a second yellow card.
Didcot front man Aaron Gray put in a determined performance throughout the game but was unable to make it count.
Chairmans' Reserves Challenge Cup Final
A first half goal provided Flackwell Heath Reserves a 1-0 victory over Kidlington Reserves in the final played at Letcombe.
Reading Senior Cup - Quarter Final
Richard Bennett scored the only goal of the game for One East Henley Town over Premier Division Bracknell Town
Division Two East
Bracknell Town Development overcame Stokenchurch 3-1, Bracknell goals Tom Nugent and a Reece Simpson double, Martin Williams scored for the opposition. Chinnor Reserves went down 1-2 at home against Ascot United Development, George Harman scored for the home side three minutes after the start, Reece Richardson scored for Ascot and James Goodey hit a last minute winner.
Division Two West
Brimscombe & Thrupp Reserves drew 3-3 against Purton Reserves. Old Woodstock Town Reserves lost 0-1 at home to Moreton Rangers. Oxford City Nomads Development were home winners against Highworth Town Reserves
18 - 21 April
Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup Final
Extra-time goals from substitute Dave Pitt and Joe Grant were the difference as Ascot United defeated Brimscombe and Thrupp in the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup Final on Thursday. In a scrappy affair where both defences were on top, the Gloucestershire side eventually succumbed to their gruelling run-in of fixtures.
Bluefin Sport Supplementary Cup Semi Final
On Monday the Railwaymen Reserves won through to the final beating Premier Bracknell Town in extra time at the Draycott Engineering Loop Meadow Stadium. Didcot goals from Aaron Gray in ordinary time and Charlie Noble in extra time gave them a hard working victory. Seb Bowermen scored for the Robin’s.
Didcot now face One West Fairford Town in the final at Flackwell Heath on Saturday 30 April.
On Monday Oxford City Nomads secured a one nil victory away to Brackley Town Saints, Daniel West scored for Nomads in the first half. A Jon Bennett first half double, along with a second half goal from Jamie Deller earned Thatcham Town the points at Brimscombe & Thrupp, Oliie Pitt responded for Brimscombe late in the second half.
Brimscombe & Thrupp finished league season with a point against visitors Highmoor Ibis on Wednesday, Ollie Pitt scored for the home team, Anthony White for Ibis.
Charlie Bateman; Adam Beckett; Danny Bone were all on target for Bicester Town in the 3-0 home win against Henley Town on Monday.
Bicester Town ran riot over visiting Didcot Town Reserves on Wednesday, scoring eleven without reply, Danny Bone 4; Adam Garner; Jordan Weaver; Kieran Scott 2; Cameron MacPherson 2; Own Goal. Chinnor v Henley Town was drawn four goals each, Henley’s goals Grant Kemp (2); Asa Povey; John Malone.
Monday saw Carterton’s hopes in clinching the One West title remain intact, but only just. They had to wait until a minute before the final whistle before Chris Blakely score the only goal of the home fixture against Letcombe. They now need to secure just one point at Hook Norton on Wednesday night. Though Hooky won’t be rolling over for anyone, as their 0-3 away win at Easington demonstrates, courtesy of goals from Steve Howkins and Luc Thornton second half double. Table toppers Cheltenham Saracens will be awaiting to see who comes out on top.
Carterton are the 2015/16 One West Division Champions following their 1-2 away victory at Hook Norton, Sean Snelling was on target for Hooky, Sean McKeon and Nick Thorne scored the “Championship” goals. In other games on Wednesday Easington Sports wer 3-0 victors over Cirencester Town Development, all goals came in the second half Andrew Stidder (p): Darrell Livous; Carl Standen.
Reading Senior Cup
Binfield finally end Wokingham & Emmbrook’s dominance of this competition with a 2-1 home win, Liam Ferdinand and Jean-Claude Etienne scored for Binfield, Luke Scope for the opposition. Binfield face Highmoor Ibis this Saturday for a place in the Madejski Stadium final.
Binfield struck twice in each half, Liam Ferdinand and Brad Brown in the first 45 and a Jean-Claude Ettienne double in the second, Brad Martin and Jonty Welch recorded for Longlevens. Bracknell Town and Milton United went in at half time with a goal each, the “Robins” added four more in the second half, Callum Whitty; Carl Davies; Khalid Senussi; Kensley Maloney; Adam Cornell along with Jon Stott for Milton. Brimscombe & Thrupp and Flackwell heath was 5-2, a Billy Jones hat trick, David Woodfield and Ben Snook for Brimscombe, Dan Burnell and Dan Rapley in the last quarter for Flackwell. Highworth Town could not score against visitors Ardley United, Reece Bayliss and Ade Talabi registered second half goals for the United. Honours even in the Kidlington versus Tuffley game, Kristian Thomas; Anaclet Odhiambo; Ryan Brooks for the home side, Warren Mann; Ryan Williams; Jordan Fletcher for Rovers. Wokingham & Emmbrook ended the season with a loss at home to Lydney Town, Elliott Rushforth scored for the home side Kerry Hale and Liam Sheppard for the visitors.
Penn & Tylers Green won the Division One East championship with a 0-2 victory at Finchampstead, both goals scored in the first half Daniel Jordan and Adam Davis. Old Woodstock Town were a goal down for three quarters of the game after Robert Boyd scored for Holyport in the second minute, then the home side hit three in the final twenty minutes, Tom Woodbridge; Finn Saunders; Patrick Beckford.
New College Swindon scored all the goals in their 5-1 home win over Tytherington Rocks, Antonio Gerrish; Ben Lodge; Jack Lowers; Kane Howcutt; Tom Johnston, along with an own goal. Two second half goals set the results in the Shrivenham v Clanfield 85 local derby, Rob Lincloln score for “Shrivvy” Sam Cross for “Clanny”. Cheltenham Saracens finished the season, with a 0-0 home draw against Shortwood United Reserves. Sara’s are currently top, and have a guaranteed second place, but the Division championship awaits the outcome of Carterton’s final two games. Carterton are four points adrift but have a better goal difference than Sara’s
11 to 14 April
Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup
Brackley Town Saints enter the final after their 2-0 win over Brimscombe & Thrupp on Wednesday night. A goal in each half scored by Henry Jackson and Matthew Johnson.
Bluefin Sport Supplementary Cup
Didcot Town made their way into the semi final with a 4-3 victory over Holyport. Aaron Gray; Lewis Noble (2); Ross MacDonald scored for the Railwaymen, Jonny Feaver (2); Paul Rake for Port. Didcot now host premier Division Bracknell Town in the semi.
Fairford Town are the first finalists after Thursday's extra time home semi-final win over Headington Amateurs. 1-1 after normal time Danny Hale (Fairford) Yannick Nkwanyou (Headington), Jack Ellis scored two in extra time, Paul Alder one for Headington.
On Monday Ascot United completed the 2015/16 season with a one goal victory over neighbours Binfield. Described as a cruel late defeat by Binfield, as Lee Boon volleyed home from close range with minutes remaining, after the Moles had dominated the second half, but failed to find the net.
Newly crowned Uhlsport Hellenic League champions travelled to their predecessors Flackwell Heath on Tuesday, and demonstrated their prowess in the league this season with a 0-3 victory. Goals scored by Lewis Cole; Kristian Thomas; Jack Quainton. Bracknell Town held second placed Thatcham Town in a goal a piece draw, both goals scored in the first twenty minutes of the game, Ben Poynter for Bracknell, Shane Cooper Clarke for the visitors. Ardley United scored a goal in each half without reply from home side Wokingham & Emmbrook, Adi Talabi and Reece Bayliss hit the target. Tuffley Rovers won 2-1 at home to Abingdon United, goals from Warren Mann; Brett James for Tuffley, Jason Smith Abingdon.
Oxford City Nomads were 3-2 victors at home to Highworth Town on Wednesday. Conor Harris; Billy Gillett; Louis Joyce scored for Nomads, Levi Cox and Aaron Maximen for Highworth.
At game of two half's at Thame on Thursday, Thame United won the first half 3-0, Flackwell Heath the second 3-0. Craig Faulconbridge; Andy Gledhill; Ken Feyi scored for Thame, Ashleigh James; Dan Burnell; Ryan Millward for Flackwell. Home side Bracknell Town scored three without reply from visitors Royal Wootton Bassett, Johnnie Dyer; Ben Poynter; Sean Hanley were the target men. One goal was all Ardley United needed to secure three home points against Binfield, Ade Talabi provided it in the second half.
Unable to field a team at the weekend, Henley travelled to locally to Woodley Town on Tuesday, recording a narrow win against the bottom placed club, Ben Clark and Jack Thompson Wheeler scored for Henley, Matt Lambert for the home side. Chalfont Wasps went down 0-2 at home to Chinnor, goals from Dan Stone; Tom Folley. Wantage Town Reserves won 2-1 against Old Woodstock Town.
On Thursday Chinnor and Rayners Lane played out a goal less draw. Two goals down at half time Woodley United went on to record their second win in April with a 3-2 home victory over Old Woodstock Town, Curtis Robertson (2); Matt Lambert on target for Woodley, Tom Woodbridge and Pat Beckford for Woodstock. Didcot Town Reserves were given six of the best by visitors Penn & Tylers Green, Adam Paget; Adam Harmon; Lee Thompson; Chris Hurst; Dean Munday; Nile O'Meally-Newell scored for Penn, no reply from Didcot.
Tuesday night's fixtures saw Cheltenham Saracens and Carterton continue to contest the One West title both with home wins. Jack Sklenar’s goal in the first half was enough to provide a victory for top placed Saracens over Cirencester Town Development. Carterton scored four with no reply from Shortwood United Reserves, Chris Blakely; Sean McKeon; Dan Bishop were on target in the first half, Rob Johnson added the fourth, two minutes from time. Carterton’s free to watch policy for this fixture created the best crowd of the season for the club. Hook Norton need one more win from their remaining two fixtures to depose Fairford from third place, the 5-1 home win against Purton improved their goal difference, Steve Howkins scored a hat trick, along with Luc Thornton and Joe Eyre adding to the score, Jamie Shepherd replied for Purton. Letcombe made it five points from three games with a 2-0 victory over New College Swindon, Tom Rowe scored both goals in the second half.
A four goal win without reply at New College on Thursday moves Carterton three points behind league leaders Cheltenham, two goals each for Sean McKeown and Jack Dunmall. Carterton have a game in hand over the league leaders. Ollie Portlock scored the only goal of the game for Shortwood United Reserves, who were playing Shrivenham at home.
Division Two West
Sandhurst Town Reserves recorded their biggest win in the Hellenic League on Tuesday, with a 10-0 home win against Wokingham & Emmbrook Reserves. Goals scorers, Sam Henneberg; Harry Lee; Harvey Griffiths; Matt Hood; Rory Fitzmaurice; Conor Fitzmaurice; Charlie Westell (3); Kane Fitzgerald.
Kidlington became 2015/16 Uhlsport Hellenic League champions winning 2-1 at Lydney Town. Second half goals from Ryan Brooks and Kristian Thomas secured the title, Kerry Hale replied for Lydney in the last minute.
Abingdon United conceded three goals in the first half from visitors Ardley United, Luke Cray, Carl Tapping and Troy Bryan were the providers. A David Pitt hat trick, along with an own goal, despatched visiting Brackley Town Saints who managed one goal by Claudio Dias. Bracknell Town were sunk by a solitary second half Brad Vanstone strike for Longlevens. Brimscombe & Thrupp delivered a “nap hand” to travelling Binfield, Josh Russell; Sam Blackie; Billy Jones; Karl Nash and Ollie Pitt all registered, Danny Horscroft scored a Binfield consolation late in the second half. Thame United have an own goal to thank for their home win against Tuffley Rovers.
Bicester Town v Henley Town was postponed as Henley could not raise a team. Chalfont Wasps went down 1-5 at home to Holyport, Fred Tripp scored Wasps goal, two each from Jonny Feaver and Paul Rake, and one from Luke Dexter for ’Port. Penn Tylers had no problem at home against Old Woodstock Town, Chris Hurst; Danny Jordan; Lee Thompson and sub Nile O’Meally-Newell scored for Penn. Rayners Lane took all the points at home to Didcot Town Reserves, Jordy Mumbiny and Ollie Leslie scored in the send half. Wantage Town Reserves lost 0-3 at home to Finchampstead.
Canfield 85 had nothing to stop visiting Cheltenham Saracens, Jack Sklenar; Jamie Goodwin; John Evans scored for Sara’s. Easington Sports provided Letcombe with two penalties and a point, Darrell Livous and Craig Robinson scored for Sports, Andy Goodchild converted from the penalty spot for Letcombe. Two Jack Ellis goals and a penalty produced Fairford Town’s home win against Shortwood United Reserves. Another five goals today, this time by Hook Norton at home to North Leigh United, Stevie Howkins and Joe Eyre scored twice, Luc Thornton once, United did not score. Host’s Purton went in at half time winning 2-1 against Carterton, but the visitors scored three in the second half and Purton had nothing additional, Joe Dorey and Marcus Hall scored for the home side, Nick Thorne; Jack Kennedy and two from Dan Bishop for Carterton. Following a goal less first half Shrivenham took the “home advantage“ against New College, Jamie Prictor and Kias Bonner-Shea scored for Shrivvy, Sam Groundswell for College.
4 - 7 April
Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup - Quarter Final
Thame United made the 200 plus mile round trip to Lydney Town on Monday night, returning with the knowledge that they will not have such a journey when they host Flackwell Heath in the semi-final. Andy Gledhill’s first half goal decided the outcome.
Bluefin Sport Supplementary Cup - Quarter Final
Fairford Town now await the draw for the semi final after the 1-3 victory at Cheltenham Saracens on Monday. James Wassell scored for Sara’s, two from Jack Ellis and one from Danny Hale for Town.
Thursday night brought together Bracknell Town and near neighbours Wokingham & Emmbrook at Larges Lane. Bracknell amassed seven goals, Adam Cornell scoring four, Carl Davies, and two in the final ten minutes by Ben Poynter, Elliott Rushforth registered in the first half for Wokingham.
Binfield’s cup exit was put behind them with a 1-4 victory at Highmoor Ibis on Monday, Anthony White registered Highmoor’s goal, Danny Horsecroft, Michael Walton, Jo Ettiene and James Knight for “The Moles”.
The top two added another three points each on Tuesday. Kidlington had to wait until the final 15 minutes for Jimmy Deabill to score the only goal of their home game against basement club Wokiningham & Emmbrook. A first half goal by Danny Lachacz and a second half strike by Shane Cooper-Clark were enough to give Thatcham Town the points, Mark Ford replied for Tuffley Rovers. Adam Cornelly scored twice in the first half for Bracknell Town at Highworth, the Worthians replied with two through Dan Drewett in the second, including a “get out of jail” goal on 90 minutes.
Oxford City Nomads scored the only goal of their home game against Lydney Town on Wednesday. Louis Joyce was the goal scorer.
Callum Parsons started the scoring for the away side in Thursday's Brimscombe & Thrupp v Highworth Town fixture, but the home side responded with three scored by Sam Blackie along with two second half strikes from Billy Jones.
On Monday night Henley Town consolidated third spot in the Division One East title race with a 3-1 home victory against Chalfont Wasps. Henley goals Warren Baxter, OG, Richard Bennett, Chalfont Tom Williams.
Penn & Tylers Green return to the top of Division One East following their 4-0 home win over Finchampstead on Tuesday, Danny Jordan scored twice and one each from George Weller and sub Lee Thompson. A first have goal netted by Jack Powell and a second half Own Goal earned three points at home for Didcot Town Reserves, Kevin Pike scored for opponents Old Woodstock Town in the second half. Jamie Essex scored the only goal of the game for Chinnor at Wantage Town Reserves.
On Wednesday goal in each half with no reply was sufficient for Bicester Town, hosting Chalfont Wasp's, to maintain their position at the top of the table. Jordan Weaver and Danny Bone scored for the home team.
North Leigh United scored six at home against New College Swindon on Tuesday, George Seacole registered four goals in the first half, Alfie Saunders and Ryan Oliver added one each in the second, Jack Lowis and Adam Bright were on the score sheet for College. Shrivenham tempered Hook Norton’s promotion hopes in a 2-2 draw at Barrington Park, Josh Fowler, along with an own goal, cancelled out Luc Thornton’s first half goal for Hooky, who then managed to share the points when Thornton converted a penalty on 90 minutes.
Wednesday night provided an opportunity for Cheltenham Saracens to tighten their grip on the Division title. Which they did with a 4-3 victory at Petersfield Park over visitors Clanfield 85. Jack Sklenar scored twice, along with Jamie Goodwin and Dan Keating for Sara’s, Redd Pratley two, and Callum Miller for Clanfield. Carterton made the journey to Letcombe hoping to make a dent in the points they require for promotion. However they were only able to bring one point away from a goal less game.
A hat trick by James Singh along with one from Ollie Portlock, was enough to secure the points in Thursday's Shortwood United Reserves v New College fixture, Sam Groundsell delivered a consolation goal in the last minute.
Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy Final
On Tuesday night at Abingdon United’s Northcourt Road ground two second half goals without reply secured a well deserved victory for Flackwell Heath against United Counties League Newport Pagnell Town. Goals from Ryan Millward and Dan Molloy.
Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup - Qtr Final
In the fourth meeting between the two Premier Division Sides since February Binfield were hoping that it would be their turn for a victory against home side Flackwell Heath, having lost the previous three league and County Cup fixtures. This afternoon was no change for Binfield going down 3-0 through a first half goal from Joe Gritt and two from Dan Malloy in the second half.
Three points at Highworth Town would have provided Milton United with a feint hope of surviving the relegation places, but a goal for each side in the first half became the final result. Kidlington added another layer of adhesive to the Premier Division title, courtesy of a hat trick by Ryan Brooks. Lydney Town recorded two second half penalties without reply from Brackley Town Saints, penalty taker Declan Morley-Lyne. Oxford City Nomads could not provide anything against Brimscombe & Thrupp, who recorded three, Sam Blackie Billy Jones in the first half and a jones penalty in the second. Thatcham Town travelled three junctions along the M4 to Royal Wootton Bassett Town with the task of keeping their slim promotion hopes going, and they had to wait until the last minute of the game for player manager Gareth Thomas to score the only goal. Tuffley Rovers basically need to win all of their remaining six games to escape the relegation zone, though visiting Highmoor Ibis had other ideas with Ibe Bangura and Lamin Sankoh scoring for Ibis in the second half.
Chinnor hosted Holyport, the result was 2-2, no idea who the scorers were! With Division leaders Bicester Town not in action until Wednesday and the two teams below them, Penn Tylers Green and Henley Town, both having two fixtures each prior to Bicester’s game wins are vital for them. However the Henley v Penn game this afternoon was crucial and Penn took the benefit, Asa Povey scored for Town, Adam Paget and two from Chris Hurst for Penn. Holyport welcomed Headington Amateurs to Summerleaze for the first time in nine years, and Headington recorded the win though a goal from Ben Green. Rayners Lane hoped to make short work of second from bottom Old Woodstock Town, but it was not to be in a goal less draw. Bottom club Woodley United hosted local opponents Finchampstead, and upset the from with a 2-1 victory, Luke Nicholls and Tim Green were on target for Woodley in the first half, Harry Swabey pulled on back in the last minute.
Four teams at the top of Division One West all have a chance of taking the title. Carterton have five games in hand over second placed Fairford Town. Carterton’s home win against Cirencester Town Development keeps the pressure going, but they were grateful to Dan Bishop’s penalty deciding the game in the second half. Hook Norton look to be favourites for third place following their convincing win over Clanfield 85, Steve Howkins scored in both halves with Joe Eyre and Luc Thorton adding in the second, Nathan Richens scored for Clanfield, Hooky have five games remaining and a possible 15 points to win. Letcombe hosted Fairford Town, a Fairford goal in each half, Luke Cordery and Jack Ellis keeps their title hopes alive. Second from bottom New College Swindon played third from bottom Shortwood United Reserves, the Wood scored all the goals, two from James Singh, one each by Luke Blynnworth and Ollie Portlock. Purton drew two apiece against visitors Easington Sports, Shannon Pocock hit the target twice for Purton and Adrew Stidder did the same for Sports. Bottom club Tytherington Rocks took on division leaders Cheltenham Saracens at Hardwicke Fields, Cheltenham journeyed back along the M5 with their title hopes bright, goals came through Jack Skelnar and Jack Stead with no response from the Rocks.