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FOOTBALL: Nicholls helps Dorchester to close the gap
8:04pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Sport
Dorchester closed the gap at the top of North Berks League Division 1 to two points following a 5-0 win at Lambourn Sports.
Josh Nicholls scored twice alongside goals from Nathan Morris, Billy Walker and Danny Brind. Berinsfield held hosts Kintbury Rangers to a 4-4 draw after being three down in 15 minutes and equalising in injury time.
Iggy Iliot netted twice for Kintbury, with Mike Annetts and a Luke Ramos penalty adding to their tally. Berinsfield scored through David Murphy, Shane Harris, a Mark Ingram penalty and Mike Hinkin.
Wantage Town A drew level on points with Division 2 leaders Abingdon United Res after a 2-1 home win over East Hendred.
Tom Griffin netted for the visitors, but goals from Liam McCullough and Neil Cheshire won the match for Wantage.
A brace from Richard Chilvers and strikes by Gareth Jones, Ollie Preast and Gareth Small gave fourth-placed Drayton a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Sutton Courtenay.
Stanford in the Vale top Division 3 after their 11-0 win over Harwell International Res.
Jason Pook and Dave Griffin notched hat-tricks, along with goals by Kris Howell, Jamie Gregory, Wayne Gregory, Taylor Gill and Pete Long.
Blewbury held visitors Kintbury Rangers Res to a 2-2 draw.
Alastair Shambrook and Scott Bowers netted for Kintbury, but Adam Spurrett and Levi Webb claimed a draw.
Dorchester Res edged out Clanfield 85 Res 3-1. Josh Axtell, Callum Meredith and Miles Southon netted for Dorchester, with Jonathan Smith replying.
In Division 4, Grove Rangers crushed Warborough United 14-1.
Joe Courtney, Dan Cannings and Joe Ledbury got hat-tricks added to goals from Grant Summersbee (2) and Sam Weeks, Andy Pickering and Luke Alder. Darryl Potter replied.
Doubles from Jamie Glock and Mark Jones alongside efforts by Ben Cousins and Garry Haines maintained Uffington United’s perfect start with their sixth victory in Division 5.
They defeated Didcot Eagles 6-3, who replied through Paul Goodall, Gareth Cole and Cian Harper.
Nick Lister and Tim Eltham also grabbed two goals apiece as Stanford in the Vale Res won 5-2 against Challow after being two goals down at half-time.
Gary Clements scored their fifth goal. Earlier Cameron Rankie and Nick Gordon had given the visitors the lead.
Ben Higgins scored twice for Crowmarsh Gifford Res as they won 6-1 at Appleton Stars. Kris Ray, Darryl Franklin, Martyn Newbold and Bradley Gray scored their other goals.