Bracknell Town notched another win in their quest for the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division title with a 4-0 win over Longlevens at Larges Lane on Saturday afternoon.
The Robins have 11 games to go in the fight for a place in the top two with Thatcham Town and Highworth Town – who were given a fright by Highmoor Ibis, with a Joe Grant double and a goal each for TJ Bohane and Jamie McClurg enough to see them through.
Bracknell manager Carl Davies got his second fixture under his belt and thanked supporters via twitter after the game for braving the cold weather. He said: “Massive thank you to the supporters that braved the cold today. Wish we could have rewarded you with more goals to keep you warmer! Thanks again and see you Tuesday.”
— Carl Davies (@CarlDavies10) March 17, 2018
Binfield manager Roger Herridge was left lamenting a late penalty that saw the Moles lose 3-2 at home to Brimscombe & Thrupp. Ian Davies had opened the scoring (a goal you can see below) on 6 minutes only for the visitors to reply with two of their own.
Centre back Jeff Brown equalised for Binfield only for Brimscombe to be awarded a penalty in the 88th minute. Herridge tweeted: “Didn’t deserve to win today but certainly didn’t deserve to lose either. Good team Brimscombe but don’t get me started on the pen decision in the 88th min . My quietest ,most placid player getting booked for dissent tells you everything you need to know!”
Didn’t deserve to win today but certainly didn’t deserve to lose either. Good team Brimscombe but don’t get me started on the pen decision in the 88th min . My quietest ,most placid player getting booked for dissent tells you everything you need to know !
— Roger Herridge (@Rog0109) March 17, 2018
And here’ that Ian Davies opener, a header at the far post.
— 🧣Moledriver🎗 (@moledriver) March 17, 2018
There was a bit of a shock for Windsor who were beaten 6-2 at previously struggling Fairford Town while there was another postponement for Woodley United to add to the lengthy list of rescheduled matches for the Scours Lane club.
In Division 1 East Dan Gosling and Charlie Oakley got the goals as Sandhurst Town returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win at Chalfont Wasps while Virginia Water beat Holyport 4-1. There was an impressive result for Berks County in the Thames Valley Premier League as they drew 2-2 with Cookham Dean – new signing Dan Roberts with a goal on his debut, the other coming from Alex Hills.
And finally, a huge congratulations to Thatcham Town who take a 1-0 lead in to the second leg of their FA Vase semi final after beating 1874 Northwich at Waterside Park.
— Matt Bateman (@mattbateman86) March 17, 2018
FA Vase Semi Final
Thatcham Town 1-0 1874 Northwich
Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division
Binfield 2-3 Brimscombe & Thrupp
Bracknell Town 4-0 Longlevens
Fairford Town 6-2 Windsor
Woodley United P-P Tuffley Rovers
Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East
Chalfont Wasps 1-2 Sandhurst Town
Chinnor P-P AFC Aldermaston
Virginia Water 4-1 Holyport
Thames Valley Premier League
Cookham Dean 2-2 Berks County FC
Woodley United Royals P-P Marlow United
Cup: Ascot United 1-3 Westfield
Lge: Eversley & California P-P Flackwell Heath
STILL TO COME ON MONDAY
Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup
Didcot Town Reserves vs Thatcham Town
Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Supplementary Cup
Woodley United vs Brackley Town Saints
All Saturday matches kick-off at 3pm, all Sunday matches kick-off at 2pm and all midweek matches kick-off at 7.45pm unless detailed next to the above fixtures.
Main image: Joe Grant celebrates for Bracknell Town in the snow by Neil Graham.