Montague seals Windsor’s first points; Reading City and Binfield held




Billy Montague completed a first half comeback for Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division Windsor on Saturday as the Royalists earned their first points of the season against Burnham.

Windsor, without a point after two games going into Saturday’s fixture at Stag Meadow reacted quickly after Joe Blount gave the visitors the lead with Sam Coles scoring in the 29th minute and Montague firing home on the 41st.

Manager Mark Cooper, speaking to the club’s Twitter account said: “Great to get back to winning ways yesterday after a really tough couple of weeks. Superb all-round team performance which is something we’ve not had since the win at Aylesbury.

“Delighted to see so many supporters there yesterday and so glad that they finally had something to be pleased with. Need to be at it again Tuesday for another local derby”.

Windsor host Virginia Water on Tuesday night in the Stag Meadow derby. A full list of all the midweek fixtures is here.

Action from Reading City vs Lydney Town. Photo: Peter Toft.

Elsewhere in the Hellenic Premier, Reading City and Binfield were both held to 1-1 draws, the former at home to Lydney Town – a game that saw the Cityzens reduced to 10-men when Michael Butcher was sent off in the 66th minute, seven minutes after Nathan Jones had got the opener.

For Binfield, it was a point earned on the road at Longlevens in a game that saw striker Adam Cornell don the gloves when goalkeeper Chris Grace was sin-binned. The Moles had led through Elliott Legg but the home side levelled just before the break and that’s how it stayed.

Virginia Water suffered a second defeat in a row, this time away to Ardley United who beat the Waters 2-0.

In Division One East, Holyport got back to winning ways after a heavy midweek defeat to Wokingham & Emmbrook with a 2-1 win over Kidlington Reserves at Summerleaze thanks to goals from Dan Rapley and Andy Forisky.

The Sumas keep on scoring though with Jake White taking his season total to nine after he scored both goals in a 2-0 home win against Thame Rangers.

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League

In the Combined Counties League Premier Division, Ascot United suffered a shock when they were beaten 3-0 by Hanworth Villa who saw goals come from Sam Merson and a Brandon Brazey double.

Sandhurst Town earned their first points of the season in Division One with a 2-0 win over Dorking Wanderers Reserves thanks to goals from Alex Dedame and Joao Jardim while a late flourish couldn’t salvage anything for Eversley & California as they were beaten 3-2 at Chessington & Hook United. The Boars goals came from Ross McKernan and Joe Pantony.

Isthmian League

Uxbridge midfielder James Harper. Photo: Neil Graham /
Uxbridge midfielder James Harper. Photo: Neil Graham /

Bracknell Town fired to a 2-0 lead at an Uxbridge side containing two former Reading FC players in 106 legend James Harper and Nicholas Bignall – the latter also a former Robin. The Reds though fought back in the second half to earn a point in a 2-2 draw. A full Dave Wright report from Honeycroft is available here.

Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup

On Friday night, Chalvey Sports continued to impress with a 4-0 win over Stokenchurch at Arbour Park in the Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup with goals from Riccardo Cannon, Calvin Morgan, Connor Shingleston and Cheyenne Cripps.

Three more games on Saturday as Woodley United beat Taplow United 5-1 at Stanley Jones Field. Ben Anderson bagged a hat-trick in this one and there were goals for Tom Shone and Kalum Patrick.

Langley’s Dean Papali. Photo: Andrew Batt.

In the other games, Langley were beaten 3-2 by Southam United despite more goals from Dean Papali while AFC Aldermaston beat Headington Amateurs 3-2 with goals from Mo Adam, Shaun Pharo and Zach Tull.

Pitching In Isthmian League Division One South Central

Uxbridge 2-2 Bracknell Town

Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division

Ardley United 2-0 Virginia Water
Longlevens 1-1 Binfield
Reading City 1-1 Lydney Town
Windsor 2-1 Burnham

The Premier Division table is here.

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division

Hanworth Villa 3-0 Ascot United

The Division One table is here.

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East

Holyport 2-1 Kidlington Reserves
Wokingham & Emmbrook 2-0 Thame Rangers

The Division One East table is here.

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Division One

Bedfont & Feltham 2-1 Bagshot
Chessington & Hook United 3-2 Eversley & California
Sandhurst Town 2-0 Dorking Wanderers Reserves

The Division One table is here.

Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup

Chalvey Sports 4-0 Stokenchurch (Friday 25th – 7:45pm) To be played at Arbour Park
Headington Amateurs 2-3 AFC Aldermaston
Southam United 3-2 Langley
Taplow United 1-5 Woodley United

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