FOOTBALL: Rovers hit back to go second

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Saxton Rovers leap-frogged their North Berks League Division 1 rivals Wootton & Dry Sandford into second place with a 3-1 comeback victory at home.

Josh Nicholls’s solo goal gave Wootton at half-time, but second-half strikes by Adam Greenaway, Frankie Haines and Kyle Allsworth won it for Saxton.

Faringdon Town’s hopes of going top ended in a 2-1 home defeat to Childrey United. Robert Owen scored for Faringdon, but goals from Joe Chalmers and Joe Ledbury won it for the visitors.

Ardington & Lockinge won 6-3 at Dorchester in Division 2, thanks to another Jonny Eudell hat-trick, a Jamie Clark double and a Jamie Wilkins strike. Dorchester responded through Jamie Fleet, Scott Hemmings and Nathan Morris.

Mark Read and Ben Hummel gave Wantage Town A a 2-0 win at home to Steventon.

Harwell International Res returned to the top of Division 3 as an Alex Cording brace and an Ollie Barton strike gave them a 3-0 home win over Didcot Casuals Res.

James Bishop scored the only goal as Division 4 leaders Hanney United stretched their advantage to five points by winning 1-0 at home to Long Wittenham Athletic Res.

OTHER SCORERS

North Berks Charity Shield: Berinsfield 3 (D Murphy 3), Radley 1 (M Kent).

War Memorial Cup 2nd round: Hagbourne Utd 1 (C Black), Stanford in the Vale 2 (J Gregory, D Grimes). Quarter-final: Marcham 1 (C Kelly), Coleshill Utd 2 (B Ferris, G Knapp).

Div 1: Kintbury Rgrs 2 ( C Allsop, S Thorpe), AFC Wallingford 0; Benson AFC 2 (M Gallagher 2), Crowmarsh Gifford 3 (P Fraser 2, N Gesner); Long Wittenham Athletic 4 (M Saunders 2, A Taylor, D Jones), East Hendred 1 (R Riccio); Abingdon Utd Res 4 (C Hooper, A Oram, S Pitson, D Cox), Saxton Rovers Res 1 (G Cooper).

Div 3: Blewbury 3 (D Knapp, N Jaggard R Woods), Marcham Res 0; Faringdon Tn Res 0, Kintbury Res 2 (D Way, T Linn); East Hendred Res 1 (R Hudson), Milton Utd Res 5 (D Osbourne 3, P Walsh 2).

Div 4: Grove Rgrs 5 (M Cramp 3, D Summersbee, L Alder), Drayton Res 1 (A Seamark); Hanney Utd 1, Long Wittenham Res 0; Warborough Utd 2 (A Barnes, K Russell), Ardington Res 1 (R Joyce); Wootton Res 5 (Oliver 3, C Manning, N Cooke), Stanford in the Vale Res 0.

Div 5: Benson Lions Res 3 (C Swales, A Fleming, N Spring), Challow 0; Sutton Courtenay Res 2 (J Garwood, I Dingwall), Radley Res 1 (R King).

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