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Tough opening day for local sides in Hellenic Division 1 East

It was a very tough opening day for our local sides in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East.

New side AFC Aldermaston who joined after finishing seventh in the Thames Valley League Premier Division were given the toughest of starts away at last season’s champions Penn & Tylers Green and they lost 5-1.

Read more: Here’s what happened in the Premier Division and you can see the latest Division 1 East table here.

Finchampstead trailed away to Chinnor at half time after conceding a penalty which was scored by John McMahon but thought they had claimed a point after Harry Swabey levelled matters late only for the home side to score an even later winner as McMahon’s fine individual effort won the match.

Sandhurst Town number eight Richard Hughes takes on Chalfont keeper Mark Sweeney in the first half. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Sandhurst Town number eight Richard Hughes takes on Chalfont keeper Mark Sweeney in the first half. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Sandhurst Town played out a 0-0 draw home with Chalfont Wasps and our photographer Mark Pugh was there. We have an interview with manager Luke Turkington and the match report is here.

Relegated Wokingham & Emmbrook were many people’s title favourites but they started new manager Clive McNelly’s reign with a 2-1 defeat away at Didcot Town Reserves as they were punished by two lapses according to the clubs Twitter feed.

The biggest winners were Holyport who thrashed Wantage Town Reserves 8-0 with Paul Rake helping himself to four of those goals.

The full Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East results from today:

Bicester Town 3 – 1 Rayners Lane
Chinnor 2 – 1 Finchampstead
Didcot Town Reserves 2 – 1 Wokingham & Emmbrook
Penn & Tylers Green 5 – 1 AFC Aldermaston
Sandhurst Town 0 – 0 Chalfont Wasps
Wantage Town Reserves 0 – 8 Holyport

Main image: Mark Thomas has a shot blocked for Sandhurst Town by Mark Pugh.

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Darrell Freeland

Darrell is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of local football, it's teams and leagues and was previously club secretary at Bracknell Town FC.

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