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FOOTBALL: Saxton march on with thrilling win
10:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Headlines
BERKS & BUCKS INTERMEDIATE CUP
SAXTON Rovers led the way for North Berks League sides in round two action with a nerve-jangling victory, writes PHIL Annets.
Saxton progressed to round three, edging a seven goal thriller with Reading Premier League outfit Ashridge Park.
Rovers led 3-1 at one stage, but had to fight off a dogged challenge. Mike Dewar, James Hawthorne, James Brown and Paul Churchouse were their marksmen.
League leaders Ardington & Lockinge continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-1 home win over Didcot Town Res from Hellenic League Division 1 East.
Jonny Eudell and Tom Rowe scored the goals.
Faringdon Town also beat Hellenic League opposition, winning 2-1 at home to Division 2 East outfit Ascot United Development courtesy of a Paul Hulme double.
Goals from Matt Saunders and Steve Molloy gave Long Wittenham Athletic a 2-0 home win over Shrivenham Res of Hellenic League Division 2 West.
John Dunbar netted for Wootton & Dry Sandford, but it was in vain as they went down 4-1 at home to Binfield Reserves from Hellenic League Division 2 East.
Crowmarsh Gifford lost 1-0 at home to AFC Aldermaston who ply their trade in the Hampshire Premier League.
Harwell International went down 2-0 at Reading League Premier Division outfit AFC Corinthians and Wallingford Town lost by the same 2-0 scoreline at Bracknell Rovers from the Reading League Senior Division.
NORTH BERKS LEAGUE CUP
DAN Ferguson scored all four goals for Division 5 side Grove Rangers Res, but it was all in vain as they lost their first round tie 5-4 at home to Faringdon Town A from Division 4.
Faringdon scored courtesy of a Rob Ward double and goals by Ben Spencer, Adam Bird and Nick Wojcik.
Long Wittenham Athletic Res won their all-Division 4 clash at East Hendred Res 3-2 with Matt Burton, Ollie Sadler and Callum Bowler scoring their goals.
Aiden Necchi-Ghiri and James Hicks netted for Hendred.
Ricky Hastings and Charlie Jamieson helped themselves to a hat-trick apiece as Division 4 Berinsfield Res strolled to a 9-2 home win over Hagbourne United Res from Division 5.
Dan Osbourne, Darren Pettifer and Mennan Calvo were also on the scoresheet for Berinsfield, while Dean McGirr and Shane Felton replied.
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