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Adam Cornell ensures Binfield’s Hellenic League title chase is on

Moles beat Lydney Town while Ascot United maintain 6 point lead in Combined Counties Premier

Adam Cornell ensures Binfield’s Hellenic League title chase is on

A ninth minute header for Binfield debutant Adam Cornell ensured Binfield would maintain pressure on top of the table Westfield in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier title race.

Cornell scored early in the 1-0 win over Lydney Town from Jack Thompson-Wheeler’s cross, rising highest to beat Richard Thomas in goal.

It was otherwise a game of very few chances for either side, particularly in the first half.

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Adam Cornell rises for Binfield against Lydney Town. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

The introduction of Sean McCormack – on dual registration from Bracknell Town – did liven things up a little but it was Lydney’s Tom Handley who went closest to scoring but his bullet strike from range cannoned back off the post.

The visitors piled pressure on the Binfield goal as the clock ticked down but the Moles held on for an important win, even more so as top of the table Westfields were held to a 1-1 draw by Flackwell Heath.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Windsor suffered a 3-0 loss away at third placed Fairford Town while Reading City were beaten 1-0 at home by Brimscombe & Thrupp.

Aiden Higgs. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

In the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division, two Aiden Higgs goals gave Ascot United a 2-0 win at home to Southall, maintaining their six point lead at the top of the table.

The game was a big one for full back George Lock, as he became the latest Yellaman to reach 100 appearances for the club.

In the BetVictor Southern League South Division One, Thatcham Town’s return to winning ways continued with a 4-0 win at Mangotsfield United.

Felipe Barcelos scored twice in the first half along with Lewis Coyle, and an own goal in the second sent the Kingfishers back to the top of the table after Frome Town were held to a 2-2 draw at Paulton Rovers.

Bracknell Town edged closed to the BetVictor Isthmian League South Central Division One play offs with a big 5-1 win at home to Harlow Town. Read Nick Calvert’s report here.

Look out for Rob Davies full step 6 round up in the week. All the weekends results are here. The forthcoming midweek fixtures are here.

BetVictor Isthmian League Division One South Central

Bracknell Town 5-1 Harlow Town

BetVictor Southern League Division One South

Mangotsfield United 0-4 Thatcham Town

Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division

Binfield 1-0 Lydney Town
Fairford Town 3-0 Windsor
Reading City 0-1 Brimscombe & Thrupp
Tuffley Rovers P-P Virginia Water

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division

Ascot United 2-0 Southall

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East

AFC Aldermaston P-P Long Crendon
Langley 0-3 Chalvey Sports
Risborough Rangers 0-0 Holyport
Thame Rangers P-P Wokingham & Emmbrook
Wallingford Town 1-2 Woodley United

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Division One

Bagshot 2-3 Sandhurst Town
Bedfont & Feltham P-P Eversley & California

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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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