Thatcham Town through in FA Trophy and Binfield produce complete performance




BetVictor Southern League Division One South side Thatcham Town romped in to the Second Qualifying Round of the 2019/20 FA Trophy with a 4-1 win at Swindon Supermarine.

The Kingfishers hit four goals in the opening 33 minutes to shock their higher division opponents with Kyle Tooze starting things off after just four minutes.

It took until the 22nd minutes for the lead to double, but when James Tennant scored he was quickly followed by Felipe Barcelos on 29 and Tooze again on 33.

The Kingfishers didn’t have it all their own way though, Supermarine pulled one back on 64 minutes and Callum Willmoth received a second yellow card on 89 minutes.

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Danny Robinson’s side will now play Enfield Town away following Monday’s Second Qualifying Round draw.

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League

Harry Laflin. Photo: Neil Graham /

Harry Laflin struck twice off the substitutes bench as Ascot United beat Badshot Lea 3-1 in the Premier Division.

Ian Davies also got himself on the score sheet as the Yellamen made it two wins in a row and stretched their lead at the top of the table to four points.

Uhlsport Hellenic League

Dave Wright said he couldn’t recall a better team performance by a Binfield side than the 5-0 win over Windsor at Stag Meadow.

The Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division fixture was beset by problems early on when floodlight failure meant the game didn’t kick off untill 8.20pm.

When it did get going, Josh Howell wasted no time in scoring before the opening 60 seconds were up and Jack Thomson-Wheeler finished off arguably the move of the night after 34 minutes, the full back swapping one-two’s and firing past Nojus Trinovas.

Jack Thompson-Wheeler. Photo: Neil Graham.
Jack Thomson-Wheeler. Photo: Neil Graham.

Sean Moore made it 3-0 on 40 minutes and made it 4-0 on 56 with Josh Helmore getting in on the act on 73 minutes.

Reading City suffered a 2-0 defeat at Burnham while Virginia Water were beaten 2-1 by Easington Sports, Louis Sanders getting on the score sheet for Ceri Jones’ side.

In Division One East, Holyport drew 2-2 at Penn & Tylers Green with both goals from Dan Rapley.

Vanarama National League

Josh Kelly. Photo: @DarrenWoolley2

Maidenhead United almost spoiled Jim Bentley’s first game in charge of visitors AFC Fylde when a Josh Kelly overhead kick gave the Magpies a 1-0 47th minute lead at York Road.

Neil Byrne equalised on 72 minutes but the headlines will go to Kelly for his audacious strike.

Ben Harris fires home for Slough Town. Photo: Philip J.A Benton/

Slough Town got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win at home to Welling United in the National League South when Ben Harris headed the break through in the 74th minute.

Buildbase FA Trophy First Qualifying Round

Swindon Supermarine 1-4 Thatcham Town

Vanarama National League

Maidenhead United 1-1 AFC Fylde

Vanarama National League South

Slough Town 1-0 Welling United

Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division

Burnham 2-0 Reading City
Easington Sports 2-1 Virginia Water
Windsor 0-5 Binfield

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division

Badshot Lea 1-3 Ascot United

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East

Penn & Tylers Green 2-2 Holyport

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