Leaders Brimscombe & Thrupp hosted third placed Tuffley Rovers at The Meadow Only goal difference separates them. Neither side could break the deadlock. So the points were shared.
Binfield who started second spot were in action at bottom of the table and without a point Burnham. It stayed that way for the hosts. The visitors found the net four times through George Lock, Liam Ferdinand, and a late couple from Matthew Jones, to return to top spot.
At ASM Stadium Thame United, in fourth, put eight past mid table Oxford City Nomads to move into second place on goal difference. There were two hat-tricks. One from Dan West and the other from Andy Gledhill, with others from Lynton Goss and Melvy Nsomi. Connor Mattimore got the consolation
In mid-table Longlevens AFC hosted Lydney Town and were beaten by a last gasp Richard Thomas spot kick.
Bracknell Town took the points at Ascot United. Kensley Maloney, Adam Cornell and TJ Bohane all got on the scoresheet for the visitors with Jesse Wilson getting the goal for the home side,
Ardley United moved out of the bottom three with a draw at Brackley Town Saints. On target for the home side were Chris Jordan and Matt Hammond, with Bradley Cox and Elias Katsoloud for the visitors who led at the interval
After a first win of the season at Flackwell Heath on Saturday, Highworth Town hosted Royal Wootton Bassett. This was a six goal thriller that saw the points shared. ON target were Aysa Corrick, Fabian McCarthy and Steve May, with a Steve Robertson pair plus another from Sam Packer for the opposition
In the evening game seventh placed Flackwell Heath travelled to The Triangle Ground of Henley Town who gained their first points on Saturday. The visitors came back from two behind in the last quarter with goals from Mitchel Woodward and Liam Tack. Nile O'Meally and Richard Bennett had put the home side ahead from as early as the eleventh minute.
Division One East
Leaders Bicester Town were beaten at home and overtaken in the table by third placed Headington Amateurs. Home scorers were Gavin Kidd and Ricardo Benjamin. For the visitors Sean Hurcombe and Jay Hill before Liam Morby put them ahead for the first time in the match with just 17 minutes to go.
Penn & Tylers Green went top by putting three past Finchampstead without reply. Finding the net were Adam Dickens, Chris Hurst from the spot, and Jay Fox
Chalfont Wasps in fourth welcomed Rayners Lane who had gained their first point at Penn on Saturday. It was level at the interval with Bradley Morris opening the scoring for the visitors and Josh Urquhart equalising. In the last five minutes Alex Cairns got the winner for Chalfont.
Wokingham & Emmbrook in fifth were beaten at Holyport from two places below. Paul Rake got two and Nathan Shamuyarira another for the home side, before Sam Lawrence got the visitors on the scoresheet.
In mid-table Chinnor could only get a consolation own goal in the last minute at home to Woodley United. Abdul Kamara and Charlie Oakley had already put the visitors ahead
New boys AFC Aldermaston put six without reply past Wantage Town. Finding the net were Pete Wareing with a hat-trick, Karl Hanks with a pair and one from Liam Tackley
In the lower reaches Sandhurst Town took the points at Didcot Town. The visitor’s scorers were Jack Naerger, Carl Lucas and Richard Steel. Prince Basanti got one for the home side just after the interval.
Division One West
Top of the table Fairford Town got seven at home to Letcombe, Finding the net were Jason Milhench with a brace, Nathan Blackford, Dan Drewett, Scott Chilcott, Jack Ellis and Chris Jackson.
Cirencester Town topped this with a ten goal demolition of Cheltenham Saracens who got just one in reply from Ryan Goodson. There were two hat-tricks Danny Gudger and Charlie Buse. Sam Walsh struck with a pair with the others coming from Sam Farr and an own goal.
James McMahon got the only goal of the game for Hook Norton against Easington Sports.
Abingdon United scored three times at home, Graham Edney, Jack Wright 24 and Siyanda Gila, in the battle of the relegated from last season match against Milton United. On target for the visitors were Danielle Piscopo and Niall Hodgkins.
Shrivenham in fifth place were at New Road, the home of Woodstock Town and beat them by four goals to one.
Tytherington Rocks in the bottom three welcomed sixth placed Shortwood United to the Hardwicke Playing Fields. Goals from Jamie Johnson and Tom Blackened a first half six minute spell saw the visitors take the points.
Clanfield 85 lost at home to North Leigh who started the day at the foot of the table and without a point .Jake Steel got the only goal of the game in the first five minutes.
New College Swindon scored in the first five minutes and again in the dying second of the game at home to Purton. The goals came from Ben Spackman and Antonio Gerrish.
Early leaders Binfield fell at home to Tuffley Rovers by the odd goal in three. Liam Ferdinand put the home side ahead before Shane Bradley, with goals either side of the interval secured the points. 3rd placed Thatcham Town were convincingly beaten at home by Bracknell Town. Terence Bohane and Adam Cornell helped themselves to two goals each for the visitors. Shane Cooper-Clark got the only reply. Brimscombe & Thrupp in 4th were given a fright by visitors Ardley United. Goals from Ade Talabi and Jack Ross put the visitors two ahead, before an own goal got the home side into the game. A couple from Ben Deakin and another from Chris Greenhough sent the visitors home without a point Longlevens AFC put four past Ascot United at Sawmills End. On target were Shaun O'Connor from the spot, two from Brad Martin, and lastly Josh Westcarr got on the scoresheet
A bad tempered first half at Flackwell Heath saw Highworth Town go in at the break ahead with a goal from Aysa Corrick. The same player doubled the lead after the interval and the only reply came in added time from Dan Hicks. The visitors went back down the M40 with their first points of the season who had gained no point in their first four outings this season
In mid-table Oxford City Nomads entertained Highmoor IBIS and they fought out a goal apiece draw. Jamie Piercy scored first for the visitors before Rash Dawood equalised. In lower half of table Royal Wootton Bassett put three past visitors Brackley Town Saints. Finding the net were Ali Diouf, Henry Spalding and Steve Robertson. In the battle of the clubs with no points to date Henley Town scored three times through Chris Nelson with a couple, Nile O'Meally, and an Own Goal. Burnham’s replies came from Jason Parson and Elliott Amadu with a penalty conversion.
Division One East
Leaders Penn & Tylers Green were held to a draw at home to Rayners Lane. The visitors opened the scoring before the break through David Jackson. Adam Harman equalised midway through the second half. Bicester Town in 2nd place went three ahead with goals from Murray Nicholls, Kieron Scott and Danny Bone, at home to AFC Aldermaston. Peter Wareing gave them a fright with two late replies. Chalfont Wasps in 3rd place were held at Chinnor. Both sides scoring once. Headington Amateurs in 5th put eight past Didcot Town who could only manage a single reply from Tom Stone. On target for the home side with a pair each were Sean Hurcombe, Drew Fowler, Carl Bloomfield and Luke Cuff.
Sandhurst Town and Wokingham & Emmbrook fought out a goal apiece draw. At the bottom Daniel Evans found the net for Wantage Town. However Finchampstead struck four times with goals from Sam Green, James Wright, Harry Swabey and Matt Lambert.
Division One West
Leaders Fairford Town made short work of second placed Shortwood United with six of the best. Goals came from a Jack Ellis hat-trick with others from Nathan Blackford, Luke Cordery and Dan Hale. The only reply came from Ayo Ajijedidun Easington Sports in 3rd place visited mid table Purton and were held in a four goal draw. The home side’s goals were by Edd Herbert and Joe Hiscock, with replies from Michael Spaull and Sam Grant
Letcombe played out an exciting four goal draw at home to Clanfield 85. Luke Faircloth and Jordan Davies scored for the home side with the replies coming from Adam Pendell and Callum Miller.
Milton United took the points with three goals at home to Cirencester Town Development. On target were Daniele Piscopo, Tommy Austin and Pat Howe. The visitor’s only reply was from Robbie James. Abingdon United put five past Woodstock Town who could only get one in reply through Patrick Beckford. Finding the net were Siyanda Gila and Sam Wharton with a couple each and another from Graham Edney A single goal from Michael Oliver was enough to give Cheltenham Saracens the points at home Tytherington Rocks.
At the game between North Leigh and New College Swindon a thunderstorm took over and the match was abandoned due dangerous conditions. The same storm caused a delay in the kick-off at Shrivenham where the home side were beaten by two goals without reply from Hook Norton. Nathan Bott and Dan Reeves found the net.
Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round
Ascot United put Evostik Southern League visitors Didcot Town to the sword at The Racecourse ground. The “Yellamen” cruised to a three goal lead, Charlie Samuels 38 and 56 Louie Gilpin 57, before the “Railwaymen” woke up. Didcot scored two goals in a frantic last quarter period, Jack Powell 78 Ben Whitehead 83, then Samir Regragui 89 gave the home side a last minute of normal time cushion. Didcot player manager Andy Ballard added another goal in the second minute of added time. Any hopes Didcot had repeating the financial rewarding FA Cup run last season, when they reached the First Round proper, are in tatters. But for the Uhlsport Hellenic League side they now go on to host Tonbridge Angels on September 3.
One goal from Ryan Stanners 31 and two by Kieron Gleed 75 90, were enough to book a place in the first round qualifying, over hosts Ardley United who could not find the back of the net.
Flackwell Heath travel east on September 3 for a testing game against Cambridge City. Today’s hosts Coggenhoe United only managed to score a later in the second half, but the “Heathens” were already three goals to the good by that time, Joe Blount 10 Jamie Essex 34 Dan Rapley 54(p), with Matt Stockill 77 Jamie West 90 taking the visitors score to five.
Brimscombe & Thrupp can look forward to visitors from the south in September. The “Lilywhites” two goals to one away win at fellow Uhlsport Hellenic League Highmoor Ibis settled that. No goal scorer information provided.
Ben Connelly scored for Thame United against visitors Evostik Southern League North Leigh. The goal was registered on 89 minutes, but by that time “Norlye” had netted seven. Longlevens AFC lost 1-5 at Evostik Southern League Farnbrough. No goal scorer information provided.
Bracknell Town lost out away to Combined Counties Egham, who were two goals up in 15 minutes, Adam Cornell 45 replied for Bracknell, no further goals were scored.
Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division
Stalemate in the Brackley Town Saints v Oxford City Nomads fixture, no goals scored. Burnham took the lead away to Lydney Town in the first half through David Koduah 28, however second half goals from James Morse 48 and a Declan Morley-Lyne hat trick 60 88(p) 90 reversed any hopes of Burnham taking the points. Manager less Royal Wootton Bassett Town went down 0-1 at home to Binfield, Jamie Connor 48. Thatcham Town won 2-1 at home against Henley Town, Shane Cooper-Clark 39 44 for Thatcham, James Griffiths 47 for Henley. Carterton v Tuffley Rovers was postponed late Friday after the manager resigned.
Cheltenham Saracens had nothing to offer against visiting Clanfield 85, Chris Blakeley 5 Alex Povey 18 Adam Pendall 60 Michael Duerden 67 Chris Blakeley 75 were all on target for “Clanny”. Two goals from Andrew Stidder 16, 66 and one from Jack Welch 88 took the points away from Cirencester Town Development, Sam Walsh 64 scored for the home side. Fairford Town brewed up a goal storm at home, Sam Ockwell 8 Dan Drewett 40 Jack Ellis 60 Dan Hale 81 Jason Milhench 88 hit the net, visiting Hook Norton could not reply. Milton United lost 1-4 against Shortwood United Reserves. No goal scorer information provided.
Rumour is, referee Costandinos Christodoulou is going to employ a personal secretary to note the goal scorers at matches he officiates. And he will need to if they all follow the North Leigh Reserves v Purton trend. North Leigh 6 (Bradley Evans 19 Jake Steele 21, 40 Marley Joseph 38 Declan Shepperd 84 Tom Hardy 87) Purton 9 (Tom Ballard 1 Matthew Bearne 16 Matt Bennett 29, 79 Jo Hiscock 31 Olly Hunt 34 50 Josh Lathey 36 (OG) Pocock 75)
Shrivenham earned three points from three goals against Tytherington, Jamie Prictor 8 Lance Lewis.63 Kia Bonner-Shea 66 netted for the home side, no reply from the “Rocks”. Callum green registered a three timer, 4,19,75 against New College Swindon, Ben Lodge 80 hit the consolation goal.
Aldermaston got off the mark with a 3-1 home win against Sandhurst Town, Aldermaston goal scorers Lee Wheeler 6 Kai Parton-Edey 82, 85, Sandhurst Danny Turner 80. Finchampstead opened the scoring at Chalfont Wasps, through Chase Jewell 9, the “stigers’ hit back twice in the second half ,Webb 63 Dan Finch 85. Wokingham & Embrook got off the mark with a 3-1 away win against Chinnor, Haylett 28, 38 Thorne 64 scorers for the Satsuma’s, Jones for Chinnor. Jack Kitchener 71 Didcot Town Reserves opened the score against last season’s division champions Penn & Tylers Green, but goals from Lee Thomson 81 Jack Harding 90+3 earned Penn the points. Another rout, this time at Headington Amateurs v Wantage Town Reserves, the home side hit seven, Carl Bloomfield 9, 35, 74 Jay Hill 34 Sean Hurcombe 49, 76, 89. Wantage replied with one Alex Baker 60. Holyport lost 1-2 at home to Bicester Town, Paul Rake 72 for ‘Port, Murray Nicholls 70 Dan Bone 82 for Bicester. Woodley United scored four without reply at Rayners Lane, Greg Beckett; Charlie Oakley; Greg Beckett; Josh Drew (No Times provided)
Lydney Town travelled from deepest Gloucestershire to meet Binfield at Stubbs Lane and were convincingly beaten. Tom Williams and Liam Ferdinand got two each for the home team with the only reply coming from Patrick Gibbs Flackwell Heath went in the other direction to The Meadow at Brimscombe & Thrupp. The home side achieved the result of the day by putting four past the visitors without reply. The goals came from Jordan Yeo and Ben Snook with a pair from Jack Smith.
Brackley Town Saints welcomed Longlevens AFC to St James Park and leaked five goals to visitors without troubling the scoreboard themselves. On target were Brad Vanstone with two plus others from Brad Martin, Ryan MacDonald and Jack Byard Burnham who hosted Tuffley Rovers at The Gore were reduced to eight players by the end of the game. Ashley Davies and Warren Mann scored for the visitors just before the interval to take the points. Ascot United put three past Carterton without reply. Ben Knight got the first before the interval and Charlie Samuels struck twice after the break.
Royal Wootton Bassett travelled to The Triangle Ground to meet Henley Town. The home side were reduced to eight men, and remarkably in that status scored their only goal through Jack Thomson-Wheeler. The visitors took the points with goals from Steve Robertson, TJ Bohane, and Sam Packer. Highmoor IBIS beat Ardley United with a last gasp goal from Dan Lingwood. An Adam Cornell first half hat-trick helped visitors Bracknell Town to beat Oxford City Nomads Their other goal came from Carl Withers with Sam Humphries getting the only one for the home side. Thame United put four past visitors Highworth Town who could only manage a couple back. Home goals came from Tom Ashworth and Lyndon Goss plus a couple from Andy Gladhill. For the travelling team Ash Edenborough and Fabian McCarthy found the net.
Division One East
Bicester Town scored all four goals when they entertained Rayners Lane at The Playing Fields in Ardley. Ricardo Benjamin with two and the other from Danny Bone scored for them, and Adam Beckett at the other end.
Chinnor beat Finchampstead at home by the odd goal in three a very late strike. Didcot Town beat Wokingham & Emmbrook at The Draycott Engineering Stadium by the same score.
Last year’s champions Penn & Tylers Green struck five times at home to newly promoted AFC Aldermaston at French School Meadows. Finding the net for the home side were Adam Dickens, George Weller and Alex Sethi, with more two coming from Chris Hurst. Michael Porter got the visitors goal. Chalfont Wasps played out a goal-less draw at Sandhurst Town. Wantage Town conceded eight goals at home to Holyport.
Division One West
Cirencester Town Development took the points at Clanfield 85’ with two goals from Dan Gudger plus others from Charlie Buse and Jacob Ashley. Sam Cross and Mike Duerden scored for the home side. At The Cinder Lane Stadium Fairford Town put five past visitors North Leigh. Finding the net were Ben Saunders, Dan Hale and Lee Smith, with two more from Jack Ellis
Letcombe lost at home to Easington Sports who scored four times. Conor Grant, Adil Hussain, Andrew Stidder and Michael Spaull were did the damage. Tom Eatwell got the only goal for the home side Hook Norton went to The Red House at Purton and scored three times before a consolation goal for the home side by Jamie Sheppard. Niall Higgins, Pete Moulder and Nathan Bot secured the points for the visitors.
Shortwood United put three without reply past visitors Abingdon United. Ayo Ajijedidun got two and Tim Haddock the other.Although New College Swindon took the lead before the interval at Barrington Park, the home of Shrivenham. The home side scored twice in the second half to take all three points.
Tytherington United drew at home to Milton United. Lewis Bezer scored just before the break for the home side, and Daniel Piscopo equalised in the second half. Woodstock Town were beaten at home by two goals without reply by Cheltenham Saracens. The goals came from Richmond Duah and Jason Blockley.
5 to 7 August 2016
Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
The great thing about the FA Cup at this level of football is that clubs play competitive matches against Leagues of comparable standards.
A bumper crowd saw first half goals from Lynton Goss and Andy Gledhill plus another from Goss give Thame United a convincing win over Abbey Rangers, from The Premier Division of The Combined Counties League. An even large number were at The Racecourse Ground to see Ascot United beat Milton United. Goals either side of the interval from James Brazier and Charlie Samuels saw them through.
Games against Opposition from Combined Counties League clubs
Abingdon United entertained Premier Division AFC Hayes United Stadium, and fought out a goal-less draw. Binfield hosted the club that so nearly joined our ranks this season. North Greenford United, who visited Stubbs Lane and moved into the next round with a single goal. Premier Division Chertsey Town proved too strong for visitors Hook Norton and beat them with a goal in each half. However it has to be said that the visitors made it difficult for them. Longlevens AFC entertained Bedfont & Feltham at Sawmills End. The visitors took the lead before falling behind at the interval to goals from Ryan McDonald and a Shaun O'Connor penalty. After the break the home side scored twice more through Dave Rich and Brad Martin. Fairford Town were simply beaten by a better side. CB Hounslow United from Division One scored five times with the only reply coming from a Dan Hale penalty.
Against Wessex League Opposition.
Royal Wootton Bassett travelled to Premier Division Andover Town and were four goals behind before starting a recovery with a goal from Alione Diouf. However it was not to be as the hosts scored again before Diouf added his second. Lydney Town were soundly beaten by Premier Division side Team Solent.
Against Spartan South Midlands League Clubs
New boys to Hellenic Burnham, entertained Premier Division Oxhey Jets at the Gore and were beaten without troubling the scorers. The visitors scored twice. The first was a minute before the interval and the second a minute after the re-start. Flackwell Heath welcomed Baldock Town from Division One to Wilks Park and produced the highest scoring game of the day. It was two all at the interval. Dan Burnell and Jamie West on target for the home side with Harry Holland and Jack Gregson keeping the honours even. After the break West scored again with Liam Tack taking them further ahead. Anthony James got one back, before goals from Fabian Driffill and Ben Sturgeon won the tie for the home side.
Four All Hellenic Ties
Tuffley Rovers travelled to Ardley United and took the lead from an early goal by Warren Mann. Elias Katsoloudi and Carl Tappin put the hosts ahead. Ashley Davies equalised for the visitors. Finally Jack Rosswon the tie for the hosts. At Brimscombe and Thrupp, freshly promoted Henley Town took the lead through Nile O’Meally-Newell before two goals from Ollie Pitt and another from Ashley Caldwell moved the home side into the next round. Newly promoted Carterton entertained Highmoor Ibis at The Community Stadium. Experience told as the visitors moved into the next round by the odd goal in three. Thatcham Town, hosting Bracknell Town, opened the scoring through Jordan Seward and another after the interval by Shane Cooper-Clark saw them ahead by the odd goal in three. In between these Khalid Senussi scored for the visitors. Kennie Chamberlain drew them level. Right at the death Adam Cornell won the tie for the travelling team.
Jack Ross fires Ardley ahead once more
Highworth Town welcome Tadley Calieva from Wessex League Division One.