NORTH BERKS LEAGUE: Struggling duo in cup thriller

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COLESHILL United Reserves were dumped out of the North Berks League Cup after they lost 4-3 to Stanford-in-the-Vale Reserves in the second round of the competition on Saturday.

The bottom two sides in Division Four produced an absolute thriller, with Stanford thankful for Jamie Gregory’s hat-trick and a Tyrone Mayall strike. Two efforts from Tom Fila and Luke Adams’s strike had allowed Coleshill to force the game into extra time.

Elsewhere in the North Berks Cup, a Jamie Dutton quadruple and a Lovis Walter double gave Division Five Radley Reserves a resounding 6-0 victory at Blewbury Reserves. Division Five leaders Berinsfield Reserves won 3-2 at home to Wootton & Dry Sandford Reserves. Andie Samson, Mennan Calvo and Jon Welch scored their goals with Nat Cooke and Chris Shahab netting for Wootton.

Benson Lions Reserves stormed through their clash with Grove Rangers Reserves, with Pat Crowley netting four times in the 8-3 victory. Jamie Fleet struck twice for Second Division Dorchester in the third round of the North Berks Cup, as they won 2-1 at Division One leaders Saxton Rovers. Jonny Eudell hit a hat-trick for Ardington & Lockinge in their 4-2 win over Steventon. Jamie Clark scored their fourth goal with Shane Butlin and a Jim Cochraine penalty registering for Steventon.

Saxton’s miserable afternoon was compounded as Ross Tyler scored the only goal of the game to give Didcot Casuals a 1-0 victory over Benson AFC to return them to the top of North Berks League Division One. Damien Dodds scored a late deflected free-kick to give Wootton & Dry Sandford a similar 1-0 win at Long Wittenham Athletic.

Sutton Courtenay sprang the surprise of the day with a 3-1 win at Crowmarsh Gifford. Mickey Morgan scored twice alongside a Paul Moran effort, while Andy Allum netted for the home side. Dan Crawford struck twice for Childrey United in their 3-2 home win over Kintbury Rangers, a win that lifts them off the foot of the table.

Abingdon United Reserves returned to the top of Division Two with a comprehensive 7-0 win at Marcham thanks to a Paul Druce hat-trick, an Adam Oram double and goals from Dan Cox and Chris Hooper. A Connor Powell brace and an Ashley Seamark goal gave Drayton a 3-1 win over Lambourn Sports Reserves.

In Division Three goals from Mickey Annetts and Mark Prestoe gave Kintbury Rangers Reserves a 2-0 home win over East Hendred Reserves.

Mark Nicholl scored twice for Radley in their 3-2 home win over Blewbury. Mike Kent got their third with Ian Rose and Adam Spurrett both netting for Blewbury.

Turnpike Sports put an end to Hanney United’s perfect record in Division Four, winning their top-of-the-table clash 3-1 with Mark Davies grabbing all three goals. Warborough United won 2-1 at home to Steventon Reserves.

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