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FOOTBALL: Saxton go through after seven-goal thriller
8:02pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Sport
Saxton Rovers take pride of place of the four North Berks League sides, who were successful in the second round of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup on Saturday, writes Phil Annets.
Rovers progressed to round three, edging a seven-goal thriller 4-3 away to Reading Premier League outfit Ashridge Park.
The visitors 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.
North Berks League leaders Ard-ington & 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 Res from Hellenic League Division Two East.
Crowmarsh Gifford lost 1-0 at home to AFC Aldermaston from the Hampshire Premier League.
Harwell International went down 2-0 to AFC Corinthians.
Wallingford Town lost by the same 2-0 scoreline at Bracknell Rovers, from the Reading League.
Wantage Town Res won 2-0 away to Letcombe thanks to goals from Daniel Timbrell and Curtis Mason.
Dan Ferguson scored all four goals for Division 5 side Grove Rangers Res, but it was to no avail as they lost their North Berks League Cup 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.