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FOOTBALL: Murphy treble settles it in front of record crowd
8:25pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Football
A North Berks League record crowd of 251 watched Berinsfield beat Faringdon Town 4-0 in one of three Division 1 matches on Groundhop Day, writes Phil Annets.
David Murphy struck a hat-trick, with Mason Curtis not-ching the fourth.
Joe Murphy, Matt Saun-ders, Callum Bowler and Tim Barton were all on the scoresheet as Long Wittenham Athletic returned to the top with a 4-0 victory over Crow-marsh Gifford.
Dorchester went second with a 5-1 home win over Lambourn Sports, courtesy of a Josh Nicholls double and goals from Josh McInnerny, Danny Brind and Billy War-ner.
Ardington & Lockinge maintained their 100 per cent record with a 2-1 success at Harwell International.
Jamie Rutter and Nick Wilkins scored their goals, with Arran Gray registering for the hosts.
Wallingford Town cra-shed 7-0 at home to Kintbury Rangers, for whom Charlie Allsop bagged a hat-trick. Shaun Thorp also netted twice, alongside goals from Tom Burch and Iggy Ilott.
Abingdon United Res continued their fine start to Division 2 with a 2-1 victory at Marcham.
Mark Druce and Freddie Pinkerton gave the leaders the points despite a Wes Coster effort for the hosts.
Luca Rennie and Bill McDonald each scored twice, with Jamie Wilkins netting a fifth as Wantage Town A thrashed Steventon 5-0.
Coleshill United remain unbeaten after a 5-1 victory over Faringdon Town Res.
Shane Blake and Lee Andrews each struck twice, with James Head also netting, while Chris Benson grabbed a consolation.
Mike Hooton hit two for Sutton Courtenay as they won 3-2 at Radley.
Richard Scott netted their third, while Richard Hath-away and Luke Ambler re-plied.
Riccardo Riccio, Ben Hummel, Nicky James and Shane McGowran were on the scoresheet for East Hendred in their 4-2 victory at Saxton Rovers Res, with Jesse Mort-imer and David Carter on target for the hosts.
Blewbury ended Burgh-clere’s 100 per cent start to Division 3 with a 1-1 draw.
Kye Franklin’s opener was cancelled out by Brendan Morris for Blewbury.
Milton United Res were on the receiving end of a four-timer by Alastair Shambrook for Kintbury Rangers Res in their 5-1 win.
Mark Prestoe netted the fifth, with Phil Gregory scoring in vain for Milton.
Jamie Gregory grabbed all three goals in Stanford in the Vale’s 3-1 win at Hunger-ford Town Swifts.
Neil McMahon and Josh Bourton each struck twice as Westminster won 4-1 at Ben-son Lions, for whom Ryan Keightley’s scored late on.
Adam Webb bagged a brace as Clanfield 85 Res held Hanney United to a 2-2 draw, the replies coming from Sha-un Harris and Sam Bishop.
Marcus Herbert was Har-well International Res’s four-goal hero in a 6-1 home victory over Dorchester Res.
Josh Gear and Stuart Smith also registered, while Josh Axtell netted for the visitors.
George Heath struck four times for Uffington United in their 7-2 home win over Appleton Stars to maintain their 100 per cent start in Division 5.
Ian Moore, Darren Scrivens and Jamie Glock also scored, with Andrew Alder and Andy Hayward replying.
Stanford in the Vale Res maintained their perfect record with a 4-0 home win over Wallingford Town Res.
Tyrone Mayall netted twice and Tom Jackson and Callum Jack claimed one each.
Brad Hammond hit a hat-trick for Didcot Eagles alongside a Dan Tucker double and goals from Alex Rod-man and Jimmy Dean in their 7-2 home win over Hag-bourne United Res.
William Wright also not-ched three times for Radley Res in their 5-2 win at Grove Rangers Res.
Carl Goodenough and Ant-hony Cooper also scored, while Ollie Webb and Scott Barnes netted for the hosts.