FOOTBALL: Berinsfield hit seven to roar clear

Childrey United, who triumphed 3-1 against Sutton Courtenay in their Division 1 basement battle. Back row (from left): Tim Harris, Daniel Crawford, Bill Macdonald, Ben Eltham, Joe Ledbury, Alan Haines, Steven Vaux, Michael Cannings. Front: Josh

Childrey United, who triumphed 3-1 against Sutton Courtenay in their Division 1 basement battle. Back row (from left): Tim Harris, Daniel Crawford, Bill Macdonald, Ben Eltham, Joe Ledbury, Alan Haines, Steven Vaux, Michael Cannings. Front: Josh

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Chris Murphy scored twice as Berinsfield beat Benson AFC 7-1 to go two points clear at the top of North Berks League Division 1 as their closest rivals faltered.

David Murphy, Mark Ingram, Andie Sampson, Brian Rawlings and Luke Saunders also found the net for a dominant home side.

Faringdon Town leapt up to second place following a 2-0 victory at Didcot Casuals.

Robbie Harrington and Louis Bouwers scored either side of half-time for the visitors.

Saxton Rovers moved up to third with a 4-1 win at Wootton & Dry Sandford.

Adam Greenaway scored a brace, with Kyle Allsworth and Tom Aldworth also registering. Luke Ingram replied.

Harwell International, lost 4-1 at home to Kintbury Rangers, for whom Charlie Allsop grabbed a four-timer.

Gareth Fenton scored a penalty for the losers.

Elliott Westwood and Cezar Grosu netted for AFC Wallingford as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Long Wittenham Athletic.

Matt Saunders and Ryan Scott struck for the visitors.

Sam Whiteley’s double saw Crowmarsh Gifford come from two goals down to draw 2-2 at East Hendred. Tyrone McGill’s brace had put the hosts in charge.

Childrey United leap-frogged Sutton Courtenay at the foot of the table with a 3-1 win.

Steve Vaux (2) and Mike Cannings notched for the home side, while Ollie Wright replied for Sutton.

Matty Brown notched a hat-trick as struggling Marcham won 4-2 at home to Lambourn Sports Res in Division 2.

Jonny Lloyd was also on target, while Sean Gracey and Gary Fisher replied.

Pat Walsh’s hat-trick helped Milton United Res to a 4-2 home win over Didcot Casuals Res in Division 3. Dan Osborne scored their fourth, with Lee and Steve Hedges replying for Didcot.

Hanney United claimed an upset as they won 2-1 at Blewbury in the War Memorial Cup first round.

James Bishop and Neil Pimm scored for the Division 4 side, while Matt Aplin’s strike couldn’t save the Division 3 hosts.

There was also a surprise as Hagbourne United, of Division 3, won 3-2 at home to Division 2 side Drayton.

Tom Churton, Charlie Black and Chris Lemonius scored, with Ashley Seamark’s brace in vain for the visitors.

Goals from Richard Willi-ams, Josh Vaughan and Jamie Gregory gave Division 3 side Stanford in the Vale a 3-1 win at Warborough United.

Tim Carvill scored for the Division 4 hosts.

Other scorers Div 3: Faringdon Tn Res 0, East Hendred Res 0; Harwell Int Res 1 (S Smith), Kintbury Rgrs Res 2 (M Prestoe, L Ramos).

Div 4: Long Wittenham Ath Res 5 (C Bowler, J Chedzey, O Saunders, T Odell, T Chedzey), Blewbury Res 0; Stanford in the Vale Res 1 (I Pendell), Turnpike Sports 9 (T Hitchcock 2, M Davies 2, I Page, L Wilson, C Maja, N Brookes, C Bryne).

Div 5: Crowmarsh Gifford Res 3 (B Higgins, L Absolom, M Newbold), Challow 1 (E McGowran); Sutton Courtnenay Res 4 (D Southey 2, K Thomas, D Johnson), Hagbourne Utd Res 2 (L Grant, C Dawson).

AG Kingham Cup 1st round: Saxton Rovs Res 10 (M Weir 3, G Cooper 3, D Hosier 2, G Hartley, B Carter), Marcham Res 1 (R Comley).

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