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23/24 September

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Three Uhlsport Hellenic League teams were in action on Friday night. In the all Hellenic East Berks derby Bracknell Town went through to the next round with a 2-1 victory over Binfield. In front of a crowd of 350 plus the visitors took the lead in the first half through Jack Broome 21, but two second half goals in a minute Joe Grant 78, George Short 79 sealed a victory for Bracknell. New College Swindon had nothing to offer against home team Melksham, losing 0-4.

Other Hellenic teams exiting the competition on Saturday. Longlevens lost at AFC Stoneham 3-1, Leven’s goal was a Shaun O'Connor 60 penalty. Henley Town score in each half, Matt Leigh 13 Michael Davies 78 (p), but lost 4-2 at Alton. Milton United had nothing in response to Ash united losing 1-3, Milton’s goal was an own goal. In the Bicester Town v Broadfields United game the spectators waited for the last 15 minutes of the game to see any goals, then they came in abundance, Murray Nicholas 74 Adam Garner 90 for Bicester but Broadfields scored three. Rayners Lane were over run by the home side Northampton Sileby Rangers 5-0.

Hellenic teams in the hat for the next round draw. An Ashley Edenborough hat trick 28, 84, 86(p) and one from Keiron Gleed 42 saw Highworth Town progress at Bashley who did not score. Fairford Town came away from Fleet Spurs with a 1-3 success, Lee Smith 42 Jack Ellis 77 Josh Morse 89 on target for Fairford. Two late goals for Lydney Town with no response from AFC Portchester took them through, Niall Halford 75 Declan Morley-Lyne 78 scored for Lydney.

Those progressing in Saturday’s all Hellenic fixtures. Burnham against Highmoor Ibis went into extra time, with the visitors going into the next round, Ibe Bangura 16, Stephanne Akmel 46 scored for Burnham, Antony White 47, 77. Harrison Bayley 98 for Ibis. Oxford City Nomads exited after a 2-3 loss against Abingdon United, Humphries 53 Gillett 55 for City, Moss 14 Graham Edney 42 Wharton 90 for United. Strikes from Steve Robertson 37 Steve Yeardley 78 were no enough for Royal Wootton Bassett to progress, Andy Gledhill 8 17 registered a double for Thame United in the first half, Lynton Goss 60 87 in the second. Ardley United went in at half time at Tuffley Rovers a goal to the good Chris Jackson 38 , but were overrun by the Rovers in the second half, Liam Wright 58 Brett James 60, 75 Warren Mann 80 scoring without reply.

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James Tennant 14, 55 Jemel Johnson 67 scored for Thatcham Town, home side Ascot United were unable to score. Similar at Flackwell Heath, Dan Burnell 3 Liam Tack 28 Joe Gritt 39 scored for the home side, visitors Brimscombe & Thrupp left with a blank score sheet.

One East

Chalfont Wasps’ Ryan Searle 43 headed home from a simple free kick scoring the only goal of the game against visitors Didcot Town Reserves. Finchampstead lost at home to Headington Amateurs, Danny Blatchford 32 scored for Finch, Jay Hill 45+1 Yannick Nkwanyuo 66 for the “A’s”. Similar in the Holyport v Chinnor fixture, Paul Rake 6 for the home side Ryan Daly 4, 90 for the visitors. Goals from Casey Bocarro 17 Chris Hurst 65 (p) were all that was required to give Penn & Tylers Green a home win against Sandhurst Town. Home side Wokingham & Emmbrook benefitted from an own goal and a strike by Pearson 30, but a hat trick from Porter, 2, 44, 88 won the points for AFC Aldermaston.

One West

Cheltenham Saracens had nothing to answer visiting Easington Sports seven strikes, which included an Andrew Stidder hat trick, Aaron Dosanjh 12 Josh Northam 17 44 Andrew Stidder 35 55 80 Connor Grant 88. Sam Walsh 30 scored the only goal in the Cirencester Town Development fixture against Purton. Same at Hook Norton, Dan Reeves 70 for the home side, Purton unable to find goal. Letcombe against Shortwood United Reserves was1-1 at half time but the home side took the points, Luke Faircloth 31 75 Josh Cottrell 73 for Letcombe, Tom Blackah 45 David Regula 59 for the “Wood”. The only goals of the North Leigh Reserves v Woodstock Town local derby were scored by the home side Ben Curtis 71 Jake Steele 89.

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Levi Cox scored for visiting Shrivenham in the first minute of play, Woodley United levelled the score through Josh Drew 30. The remainder of normal time and thirty minutes of extra time passed without the deadlock being broken. It was resolved through penalties which Shrivvy won 2-4.

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The Emirates FA Cup - Round 2 Qualifying
Two teams were representing the Uhlsport Hellenic League in the second round qualifying both were drawn with away fixtures and both had both had different outcomes. Brimscombe & Thrupp will be in Monday’s third round qualifying draw, after the 1-2 victory in Bristol against Brislington. A goal in each half finished by Chris Greenhough 7 and Sam Blackie 58 sealed the historic progress for the Lilywhites.

Ryman League Havant & Waterlooville dispatched Highworth Town 5-1 in front of a crowd of over 350 at Havant’s Westleigh Park. Ashley Edenborough 73 scored the Worthians only goal from the penalty spot.

uhlsport football kitPremier Division
Ardley United scored in the third minute of play through Bradley Cox, but Longlevens won comfortably 1-4, Dave Merrick 7, 78; Brad Martin 67; Shaun O'Connor 76 scoring for ‘Levens. Lowly Burnham have yet to gain any points this season, though a narrow home defeat by Brackley Town Saints might provide some hope for brighter things in the future, Dan Wilkin 62 scored the only goal of the game. Honours even in the Henley Town v Tuffley Rovers match, Richard Bennett 20; Jack Thomson-Wheeler 23; and Grant Kemp 80 registered for Henley, Shane Bradley 43; Sam Hill 82; Manually Herbert 85 for Tuffley. Strikes from Seb Bowerman 10; Adam Cornell 15 70, earned Bracknell Town the points at Lydney Town, Niall Halford 5; Mason Lewis 90 scored for the home side. Royal Wootton Bassett lost to Flackwell Heath by a first half goal from Joe Blount 36. A hat trick, including a second half penalty for Thame United was mirrored with a hat trick, including a second half penalty for Thatcham Town at Thame’s ASM Stadium - Andy Gledhill 7, 10, 70 (p) for the home side Shane Cooper-Clark 4, 43, 55 (p) for the visitors,

One East
AFC Aldermaston had nothing to respond to Woodley United’s goals, scored by Charlie Oakley 27; Danny Horscroft 90. Finchampstead v Chalfont Wasps was goal less until well into the second half before Dominic Brown 63 opened the scoring for the visitors, but the home side responded with two goals to win the points Chace Jewell 75; Richard Thomas 89. Holyport were unable to respond to Didcot Town Reserves four goals scored by Emmanuel Hammond 32, 40, 65, 80. Penn & Tylers Green romped to a 6-0 half time lead against Chinnor, but had to wait until the last minute of the game to ascend to “Seventh Heaven” - Adam Harman 5 35; Joshua Fox 8; Lee Thompson 20; George Weller 29 36; Adam Harman 35; Chris Hurst 90, Chinnor did not score. A close and high scoring contest in the Rayners Lane v Headington Amateur’s fixture, Jamal Mattan 10, 65; Mandela Gbagbo 65, 89 for The Lane, Ben Green 57; Luke Cuff 60,67 for The A’s. One each at half time in Sandhurst Town v Wantage Town Reserves fixture, with Sandhurst securing the points nine minutes before the end, home scorers Alex Penney 9; Will Shaw 76; Maurice Black 81, visitors Alex Marshall 33; Max Hackman 52. Bicester’s Murray Nichols 26 45, scored the only goals in the Wokingham & Emmbrook v Bicester Town fixture.

One West
Clanfield 85 had nothing to respond to Milton United’s three goals, Sam Elkins 35; Jamie Davies 75, 85 were on target. Fairford Town have now scored 21 goals in four home league games so far this season after the 4-0 win over Easington Sports, goals from Jack Ellis 24; Matt Boucher 55; Jason Milhench 72; Owen Smith 89(p). Two goal routs took place in One West. The first in the Hook Norton v Cheltenham Saracens fixture, with the home side rattling nine without reply, five goals from James McMahon 24,49,52,57,85, plus Stevie Howkins 9; Luc Thornton 28,39; Joe Eyre 61. Home side New College Swindon managed to score once, Alex Fenton 39, but it was no answer to Cirencester Town Development’s eight Max Lloyd 3; Charlie Buse 22 35; Dan Gudger 17, 20, 41, 54; Kyle Chambers 25. In the Purton v Abingdon United fixture Purton’s Matt Bennett 80, scored the only goal of the game. In the last minute Letcombe’s Jordan Davies scored the only goal in the Tytherington Rocks v Letcombe fixture.
Shrivenham v North Leigh and Woodstock Town v Shortwood United Reserves, both games were goal less.


10/11 September

Emirates FA CupBuildbase FA Vase Round 1 Qualifying
The 2016/17 Vase campaign started for two Uhlsport Hellenic League Teams at The Bourne Hook Norton on Friday night with Premier Division Bracknell Town winning the game by 1-5. A Steve Howkins penalty on 56 minutes looked to have been the game winner for Hook Norton, until Joe Grant gave The Robins a lifeline on 86 minutes. Into extra time and Bracknell took hold of the game with Adam Cornell 97, 104 and TJ Bohane 101, 115 both netting a double strikes.

Saturday’s Vase contests produced a mixed bag for Hellenic teams. AFC Portchester hosted One East Holyport who could not provide any answer to Portchester’s 3 goals. Ash United went behind to Tytherington Rocks Daryl Herbert-Smith scoring on 15 minutes, but cam back with a gaol just before half time and sealed the result with a goal in the second half. Bedfont & Feltham won 3-0 against Sandhurst Town. Bicester Town won 3-2 against visitors Potton United, through a Ricardo Benjamin double 20, 63 along with one from Gavin Kidd 45. Brackley Town Saints and Leighton Town could not settle the result after 120 minutes of play, 3-3 being the final score Matt Hammond 55 Matt Johnson 82 Chris Jordan 93 scored for The Saints. Buckingham Athletic were 3-0 down to Binfield, goals from Michael Walton 6 Matt Jones 66 Luke Hayden 70, before they put the fright in to The Moles by scoring two on 87 and 89 minutes.

Chertsey Town could not close the gap on the two first half goals logged by Lydney Town , Lewis Halford 15 (p) Pete Macklin 20, though they did score in in the second half. Fairford Town took the lead on 15 minutes through Dan Drewett but Chipping Sodbury Town were 2-1 in front by half time. In the final ten Lee Smith 84 Jack Ellis 88 scored the goals to take Fairford through. Shrivenham and Abbey Rangers were all square at 2-2 by the end of normal time, Levi Cox 43 Lance Lewis 88 scored for Shrivvy, Rangers won the extra time period by scoring the only goal. One East Woodley United could do nothing to overcome Premier Division Ardley United, Ardley’s scorers were Chris Jackson 12 Matt Cruse 40 Bradley Cox 72 Callum Convey 78.

On Sunday the Highmoor Ibis travelled to Amersham Town and returned with a place in the next round of the Vase. A goal in each half Chris Gerrard 44 Yashwa Romeo 87 without reply. Thame United hosted Tadley Calleva. Thame's stall was set out with a first half triple from Lynton Goss 4 14 19, then followed by second half goals from Melvy Nsomi 53 and Andy Gledhill 73 (pen). The vistors scored their only goal four minutes from time.

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Ascot United and Tuffley Rovers played out a high scoring fixture. Six from Ascot, James Brazier 38 Charlie Samuels 42, 92 and a Ben Knight hat trick 53, 55, 73 - three from Rovers Warren Mann 12 (p), 22 Shayne Bradley 77 . Brimscombe & Thrupp were three down to Thatcham Town in the first half hour, Shane Cooper-Clark 8 Ashleigh James 22 Jemel Johnson 28 , they fought back to lose out by one goal, Ollie Pitt 33,81 scored twice for the Lilywhites. Highworth Town delivered another spanking to bottom club Burnham, Brad Clark 9 Aysa Corrick 20 Keiron Gleed 24 Ryan Stanners 29, 90 Chris Taylor 73 were all an target for the Worthians, Burnham’s Jason Roberts 27 scored. Longlevens lost out 1-4 to Wootton Bassett Town, Brad Martin 35 scored for Leven’s, Lewis Thompson 25, 60 Henry Spalding 70 Steve Robertson 73 for Bassett .

One West
Cheltenham Saracens hosted New College, with the College boys taking the spoils, Mauro Esteves 2 22 Kris Redford 68 on target for The Sara’s, A Fenton 14 55 A Gerrish 19 60 B Spackman 28 for College. Easington Sports and Clanfield drew 2 a-piece, Andrew Stidder 41 Adil Hussain 85 for the home side, Lee Toomey 78 Callum Miller 90+5 for the visitors . North Leigh Reserves lost at home to Cirencester Town Development, James Murphy 22 put North Leigh in front, goals from Charlie Buse 45+2, 87 Max Lloyd 69 won the points for Ciren. Shortwood United Reserves and Purton could not find the back of the net in their meeting.

One East
With the majority of eastern based teams involved in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup, two games took place. Chinnor couldn’t deal with Headington Amateurs, Carl Bloomfield 16 put the A’s in front before Stuart MacLellan 38 levelled the first half. The second half was Headington’s with another goal from Bloomfield 88 along with Ben Green 58 Josh West 76 Sean Hurcombe 86. A battle of the two Southern League neighbours Reserves sides took place at the Alfredian Ground Wantage, Brendor Nkegbe 24 scored for Wantage Town, though Didcot Town hit six, OG Jack Heggie 9 Tom Hoskin 12, 45 Harry Beer 25, 80 Emmanuel Hammond 70.

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Chalvey Sports were awarded the win after opponents AFC Amersham withdrew from the competition. Binfield Reserves put One East Wokingham & Emmbrook down 4-0. Chalfont Wasps lost by on goal against Wendover, Alex Cairns 17 Michael Benning 75 scored for Wasps. Finchampstead over ran Ascot United Development in the first half, Greg Alexander 12 Freddie Barron 19 Chace Jewell 23 Sam Dunn 40, no goals were scored in the second half. Milton United won 2-1 at Lambourn Sports. Lynch Pin lost 1-2 against Richings Park, Levi Thackeray scoring for the Pin’s. An Adam Harman 15 65 double took Penn & Tylers Green through against Cookham Dean. Richard Claydon 11 Gavin Jones 60 did the same for Letcombe at Stanford in the Vale. A pair each from Stephen Park 14 70 and Henry Bailey 36 40 along with one from Michael Gaut took Stokenchurch through against Wraysbury Village.

Flackwell Heath Reserves v Eton Wick, no information provided.

3/4 September

Emirates FA CupEmirates FA Cup - Round Two Qualifying
The Hellenic League had four teams left in the competition at the start of the day. At Saturday night we still had two with another playing on Sunday.

Brimscombe & Thrupp hosted Peacehaven & Telecombe, another Step 5 club, who are second from bottom of the Southern Combination (ex-Sussex League). The visitors had won no league points in four outings. Two goals from Jack Smith and another from Ollie Pitt, without reply, sent our home team into the next round.

Highworth Town travelled to Eastbourne United, also from the Southern Combination. The home team are in the top three with a 100% record after four games. A hat-trick from Highworth’s Aysa Corrick took them into the next round. Despite their good league form the home side had no answers.

Flackwell Heath had the most difficult game of the day on paper. They visited Cambridge City of The Southern League Premier Division which is a gap of two Step levels of football. The home side are currently 19th in that division with just six points from seven games. However they were too strong for Flackwell over the 90 minutes, but our team gave them a real fright. The home side managed to get ahead on the stroke of half time. However they were pegged back by a Jamie Essex goal and held until just thirteen minutes before the final whistle. A great performance from Flackwell Heath.

On Sunday Ascot United, conquerors of Didcot Town in the previous round, had a difficult home tie against Tonbridge Angels who are in second spot of The Ryman Premier Division. Against the run of play Ascot took the lead. A mistake by the visitor’s keeper allowed in Charlie Samuels. Nathan Elder equalised with a header when he was left unmarked at a corner. Into the second half and the visitors took the lead when Luke Allen converted a spot kick after a foul on Elder. Samuels got his second as his shot from the edge of the box was deflected into the corner. Ascot could have won the game with a spot kick of their own in the dying seconds. However the Tonbridge keeper made a great diving save to make amends for his earlier error. Another great performance by a Hellenic League side. The replay is Tuesday night.

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Division Two clubs versus Premier Division
Faringdon Town welcomed Thame United to Tucker Park. The visitors from two divisions above struck four times with a couple from Andy Gledhill, with others from David Lynn and Nick Harrison. Milton Keynes Academy put up a good fight against Premier League Leaders Binfield. They held the lead for much of the first half with a goal from Hakeem Abdullah. However three goals in four minute spell from Binfield just before the interval ended the competition Stokenchurch scored twice at Longlevens AFC with Steve Park and Ali Jackson finding the net. However the home side struck ten times. Three players Brad Martin, Brad Vanstone and Shaun O'Connor got hat-tricks, with the other goal from Ed Smylie.

Division Two clubs versus Division One
In all three of these games the lower division side came out victorious. Congratulations to all three. Bourton Rovers beat Letcombe with a goal in each half. Connor Teague and Chris Mills were the scorers. At Farnham Park Lynch Pin beat AFC Aldermaston by the odd goal in three. Mickey Mills and Dean Papali getting the home goals and Karl Hanks for the visitors. A second half a couple from Lee Brooks and one from Jack Robson put Moreton Rovers in control at home to Tytherington Rocks. A Luke Whitman strike had seen the visitors go into the interval ahead.

Division One versus Premier Division
All three of these games went in favour of the Premier Division side.
At Abingdon United it was Ardley United who went three ahead with two goals from Elias Katsoloudi and another from Matt Cruse, before Sam Wharton got one back for the home side. Penn & Tylers Green went to Highmoor IBIS and held the Premier Division side to a one all draw at 90 and 120 minutes. Adam Cashin Murray scored in the first half for the home side and Lee Thompson equalised after the break. Highmoor went through with five converted spot kicks to four. Purton visited Oxford City Nomads and lost by a goal after two minutes from Tariq Hunte, and another two minutes from the end by Joey Roslan.

Division One East versus Division One West
At Chinnor, the home side and Shortwood United could not manage a goal in 120 minutes. Chinnor ran out winners by five to four on penalty kicks. North Leigh put five past Bicester Town to move into the next round. Finding the net were Marley Joseph, Alfie Saunders, Declan Shepperd, Jake Steele and Steve Gee, with Adam Garner getting a late consolation. At Rivermoor a hat-trick from Nathan Shamayrira and others by Sam Whitfield, Luke Dexter and Ben Wall for Holyport were enough to put Cheltenham Saracens out of the competition.

All Premier Division Matches
Struggling Burnham hosted in form Bracknell Town and leaked five goals in total. Scorers for the visitors were Joe Grant with a pair, Terence Bohane, Seb Bowerman and Kensley Malone. Burnham got two back through Daniel Watkiss and Dan Wilson

All Division One East
Extra time was required at Chalfont Wasps for the visit of Wantage Town. On the half hour an Own Goal at one end and a Leonard Tetterfio strike for the visitors were the only goals of the first 90 minutes. In extra time Josh Urquhart and Alex Cairns grabbed two for the home side to see them into the next round. At Horspath Sports Ground Sean Hurcombe and Callum Bloomfield scored for Headington Amateurs in the first half. Finchampstead got one back after the restart from Matt Davies, and the home side had to hang on for their win towards the end.

All Division One West
New College Swindon scored twice in the last seven minutes at Clanfield 85 to beat their hosts by the odd goal in five. The home team has gone ahead twice with strikes from Chris Blakely and Adam Pendell. Antonio Gerrish equalised the first before two goals from Ben Lodge won the game. A single strike by Josh Northam in the last quarter for Easington Sports was enough to see them beat hosts Milton United.

All Division Two
It was one apiece after 90 minutes at Chalvey Sports. Their scorer was Matthew Edwards with Kidlington’s being Mark Gaul. The home side scored three more times through Aydn Coomber and a Ryan Hazell pair to move into the next round.

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It was cup day in the League today so just two Premier League games took place. Henley Town beat fifth placed travelling Lydney Town to The Triangle Ground by the odd goal in three. Nile O'Meally and Patrick Gardner found the net for the home team and Liam Sheepard for the visitors. Thatcham Town put six past visitors Brackley Town Saints. On target were Jemel Johnson and James Tennant with a pair each, plus Mark Hughes and Callum Willmot.

Division One East
In the East, Rayners Lane hosted Wokingham & Emmbrook. A hard working away side clinically punished a lethargic Rayners Lane team. Two goals from Craig Haylet, and another by Jake Wheeler, took the points, with the home side’s only reply coming from Ollie Leslie late in the game.

Division One West
Across to the West and Shrivenham hosted Cirencester Town Development in a game with six goals. It was described by the home club as an entertaining game with Shrivenham deserving of victory albeit slightly flattered by the score-line. On target for the home side were Matthew Pedder, Levi Cox, Chris Collin and Lance Lewis, with Sam Walsh and Dan Gudger getting the replies. Hook Norton in second spot travelled to lowly Woodstock Town and beat them by four goals without reply. Taking advantage were Nathan Bott with a brace, Dan Reeves and James McMahon.


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