CHRIS Murphy hit a hat-trick of penalties as Berinsfield beat Watlington 5-0 to go six points clear at the top of North Berks League Division 1.

They went ahead on 15 minutes when Charlie Lee pounced on a loose ball to curl a shot home from 25 yards.

The hosts doubled their lead when Max Palmer was fouled in the box and Murphy fired home the resulting spot kick.

Murphy converted again in the second half to make it 3-0, before Luke Holdsworth added a fourth on 70 minutes.

A third penalty from Murphy completed the scoring when Palmer was again brought down in the box.

Saxton Rovers moved back into second place with a 4-1 win over visitors East Hendred.

Niall Hodgkins fired home a hat-trick, with Daniel Parry also on target.

Long Wittenham came away from Drayton with a 2-0 win thanks to strikes from Will Vaukins and Joe Cheong.

In Division 2, Faringdon Town Res beat Kingston Colts 3-1.

Walter Brigido, Rob Harrington and Rich Evans scored their goals, with Reece Morgan replying.

Division 3 leaders Watlington Town Res made light work of Hanney 66 Club as they cruised to an 8-1 win.

Kyle Carrigan hit a treble, with further goals coming from Jaiden Hawkins, Ethan Bell, Andy Gray, Liam Cox and Tom Bowden.

Liam Hillier bagged a consolation goal for the visitors.

Saxton Rovers Res reached the last four of the AG Kingham Cup with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory over Long Wittenham Res.

The match ended 2-2 with Ryan Johnson and Paul Churchouse on target for Saxton and Wittenham replying through Cian Harper and James Bishop.

Rovers edged the shoot-out to reach the semi-finals.


Div 2: Dorchester 2 (Z Corderoy, C Winstone), Grove Rgrs 2 (O O’Hanlon, C Hogan); Wantage Tn A 1 (L Rennie), Marcham 0.

Div 3: Letcombe Res 5 (Z Pettifer 2, J Ford, C Hendry, G Nutley), Benson Lions 1 (M Steel); Sutton Courtenay 2 (M Hooke, J Christopher), Drayton Res 2 (B Cox 2).

AG Kingham Cup quarter-finals: East Hendred Res 4 (J McDowell, L Eltham, J Gregory, C Whitworth), Berinsfield Res 2 (J Welch, J Hinkin).