Football in Berkshire

Woodley United beaten, Binfield win in early New Years Eve clashes

Woodley United beaten, Binfield win in early New Years Eve clashes

Woodley United’s title aspirations took a knock with a 1-0 defeat at champions and Hellenic League Division 1 East leaders Penn & Tylers Green.

United would have cut the leaders lead to three points with a win, but instead saw Penn’s advantage stretch to nine at French School Meadows.

Michael Herbert’s side still have three games in hand but P&T have a far superior goal difference of +43 to second placed Uniteds +14.

Also in D1E, Wokingham & Emmbrook were beaten 4-2 at home to Rayners Lane and had a man sent off for the second time on as many games.

Tom Williams. Photo: Colin Byers.

Tom Williams. Photo: Colin Byers.

Tom Williams scored first for the Sumas but the visitors equalised and took the lead shortly after from a counterattack.

Luke Giles levelled the Sumas up to 2-2 but Lane scored twice in the second half with the home side searching for a winner.

There was a 3-1 win for Sandhurst Town at home to Chinnor while 10-man Finchampstead lost 2-1 at Headington Amateurs.

Michael Walton and Lewis Leonetti gave Binfield a 2-0 half time lead in the Hellenic Premier and they held out for all three points despite a second half consolation for Brackley Town Saints.

For the remaining NYE fixtures click here.


  • Brackley Town Saints 1-2 Binfield
  • Headington Amateurs 2-1 Finchampstead
  • Penn & Tylers Green 1-0 Woodley United
  • Sandhurst Town 3-1 Chinnor
  • Wokingham & Emmbrook 2-4 Rayners Lane

Main image: Lewis Leonetti by Colin Byers.

Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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