CHOLSEY United staged a second-half fightback to beat Drayton 3-2 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the North Berks League Charity Shield, writes Richard Underwood.

After a goalless opening 45 minutes, Drayton went in front when Lewis Collacott fired home.

And the home side doubled the lead when Josh Dennis, found the bottom corner.

Cholsey pulled a goal back through Max Gallagher, before Louis Chainey levelled from the penalty spot.

With time running out, Luke Higgins crossed for Martin Dawson to fire in Cholsey’s winner.

Steventon saw off North Oxford 4-2 as Alex Dawson, Dale Cameron, Ben Trotman and Kevin Thimbleby found the net, North Oxford replying through Steve Doyle (2).

Saxton Rovers remain unbeaten in Group B after a 4-2 win at Long Wittenham.

Niall Hodgkins bagged a brace, with Tom Stanley and Pat Mannix also on the mark.

Joe Cheong and Jake Chaffrey scored for Wittenham.

Arron Colley and Max Palmer scored in Berinsfield’s 2-2 draw at East Hendred, for whom Sam Belcher and Jason McDowell netted.

Sutton Courtenay top Group D after a 6-1 win over visitors Compton.

Rhys Griffiths (2), Steffan Thomas, Sam Borland, William Wright and Dom Lovegrove found the net, with Michael Butler hitting Compton’s reply.

In league action, Saxton Rovers Res moved up to second in Division 2 with a 4-1 win over Long Wittenham Res.

Paul Churchouse, Carl Archer, Archie Smith and Ryan Johnson scored their goals, with Dan Osborne replying.

Faringdon Town Res went top of Division 3 when beating Hanney 66 Club 5-0.

Richard Evans (3) and Robbie Harrington (2) scored.


North Berks Charity Shield Group A: Lambourn Sports 2 (L Richards, J Peachey), Westminster 1 (A Hope). Group C: Stanford in the Vale 2 (L Kay, J Gregory), Blewbury 4 (A Gray 2, J Kitchener, L Kay). Group D: Watlington Tn 3 (J Williams 2, A B’laychi), Ardington 0.

Div 3: Ardington Res 2 (G Rennie, L Demain), Benson Lions 1.

Div 4: Berinsfield Res 0, Hagbourne Utd 3 (L Noble, G Smith, J Parish); Uffington Utd 4 (P Byrne 3, M Rutter), Stanford in the Vale Res 0; North Oxford Res 3 (F Kamale, M Edwards, K Adbilahi), Faringdon Tn A 2 (J Yates, J Green).

AG Kingham Cup 1st round: Cholsey Utd Res 2 (P Pearce, R Mundy), Watlington Tn Res 4 (T Bowden 2, A Gray, T King).

Nairne Paul Cup 1st round: Marcham 0, East Hendred Res 1 (J Farmer); Hagbourne Utd Res 2 (D Cadman 2), Lambourn Sports 4 (G Harris 2, G Scarlett, C Pocock).

War Memorial Cup 1st round: Letcombe 1 (K Franklin), Dorchester 0; Milton Utd A 1 (J Rough), Harwell & Appleford 0.