Thatcham Town marched on in the 2019/20 Buildbase FA Trophy after going in 1-0 down at half time to Barnstaple Town.
The Kingfishers rallied in the second though when Callum Willmoth scored twice and George Jeacock rounded off the afternoon with a 3-1 win.
Bracknell Town were knocked out 2-1 though despite Dan Carr’s equaliser, Haywards Heath Town goalkeeper Luke Glover scoring a quite unbelievable late winner.
Nick Calvert reports: “On the 88th minute the vital act occurred when Glover hoofed an extra-long goal kick up field, and almost immediately it was apparent that his counterpart Wheeler would need to be concentrating fully because he was back tracking to try and get back on his line.
“However he seemed to misjudge the bounce, and then found himself unable to get back to palm it out. For one side ecstasy as the Blues rushed to hug Glover for making it 2-1 with so little time to go.”
In the FA Vase, a Harry Laflin hat trick sent Ascot United on their way to a 5-1 win at SC Thamesmead. Ben Hodge and Ian Davies got the other goals for the Yellamen. You can read Neal Jeffs report here.
The other Vase tie between Egham Town and Binfield was postponed due to the weather.
Vanarama National League
Maidenhead United picked up their first win in eight games as Danny Whitehall and Ryan Upward goals sealed a 2-1 win at bottom of the table Ebbsfleet United.
In the National League South Hungerford Town remain bottom after a 1-0 defeat at fourth placed Dorking Wanderers but Slough Town made it 10 games unbeaten and five wins in a row with a 3-1 win at home to Billericay Town.
Goals from Sam Togwell, Matt Lench and Dan Roberts sent the Rebels up to third with manager Neil Baker tweeting: “Really pleasing win! Lads have been excellent, and another 3 goals!! Great support in the rain.”
Uhlsport Hellenic League
It was an afternoon to forget for Reading City in the Hellenic League Premier Division, the Citizens lost 5-1 at home to newly promoted Easington Sports.
Adam Cashin-Murray scored a consolation goal from the penalty spot on 50 minutes with the score already at 4-0 while Simon Johnson’s side finished the game with 10-men after Dan Davies was sent off on 57 minutes for a second yellow of the afternoon.
Windsor continued their resurgance under new manager Mark Cooper with a 3-0 win at home over Lydney Town despite having George Gould sent off at around the hour mark.
Excellence Muhemba scored twice either side of Dylan Ive in the second half as the Royalists made it three wins in a row in all competitions.
Several of the Division One East sides were in Berks & Bucks FA County Cup action with Combined Counties League Division One Sandhurst Town overcoming Holyport 5-3 on penalties after the sides were level at 2-2 at full time.
Andy Forisky and Fabian Drifill had given Port a 2-0 lead but Sandhurst fought back with a Bradley Brown double before winning the shoot out.
At Summerleaze, Langley were beaten 6-1 by Wokingham & Emmbrook, Luke Scope netting a hat trick while Ben Broadhurst, Ellis Day and Elliott Rushforth also scored for the Sumas.
There are round ups of the Cookham Dean vs Chalvey Sports tie and Milton United vs Mortimer fixture on Steve Gabb’s Thames Valley Premier League round up here.
All Saturday’s scores
Buildbase FA Trophy First Qualifying Round
Barnstaple Town 1-3 Thatcham Town
Haywards Heath Town 2-1 Bracknell Town
Buildbase FA Vase First Round Proper
Egham Town P-P Binfield
Sporting Club Thamesmead 1-5 Ascot United (Friday)
Vanarama National League
Ebbsfleet United 1-2 Maidenhead United
Vanarama National League South
Dorking Wanderers 1-0 Hungerford Town
Slough Town 3-1 Billericay Town
Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division
Burnham 4-1 Virginia Water
Reading City 1-5 Easington Sports
Windsor 3-0 Lydney Town
Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Division One
Eversley & California P-P Godalming Town
Berks & Bucks FA Senior Trophy
Cookham Dean 4-3 Chalvey Sports
Langley 1-6 Wokingham & Emmbrook
Milton United 1-2 Mortimer
Sandhurst Town 2-2 Holyport (Sandhurst win 5-3 on penalties)
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