FOOTBALL: Dorchester held up by champion show

Berinsfield’s Danny Brind (red) slots the ball past Long Wittenham goalkeeper Andy Griffiths

Berinsfield’s Danny Brind (red) slots the ball past Long Wittenham goalkeeper Andy Griffiths

First published in Local Football

NORTH BERKS LEAGUE

LEADERS Dorchester were held to a 2-2 home draw by champions Saxton Rovers in Division 1.

Jamie Fleet and Alex Kerry scored their goals, with the visitors netting via Louis Bloomfield and an own goal.

Second placed Ardington & Lockinge were held to a goalless draw at Faringdon Town.

Goals from David Murphy and Danny Brind alongside a Mark Ingram penalty gave Berinsfield a 3-1 home win over Long Wittenham Athletic, for whom Matt Saunders scored.

Crowmarsh Gifford earned their first win of the season, 3-0 at home to Harwell International, courtesy of a Jack McLaughlin double and a Jon Fanstone strike.

Division 2 Drayton enjoyed a 6-1 home triumph over Coleshill United as Pat Walsh grabbed a hat-trick, Danny Curran bagged a brace and Ryan Seamark scored.

Ian Wilmer netted the consolation for Coleshill.

Shane Butlin scored four as Steventon romped to a 7-0 victory at Saxton Rovers Reerves. Alan Donnelly, Dan Gunston and Stuart Coppock added the other three goals.

Westminster are the new Division 3 leaders following their 3-2 win at Milton United Res.

Rhys Griffiths and Dean Parrott scored for the home side, but strikes from Dean Sillence, Neil McMahon and Seb Hickey won the match for Westminster.

Overnight leaders Kintbury Rangers Res went down 2-1 at promotion chasers Stanford in the Vale.

Alastair Shambrook scored their goal, but Taylor Gill and James Munday were on target for the home side.

Hanney United won 3-2 at Blewbury thanks to James Bishop (2) and a Paul Freeman goal. The hosts responded via Steve Sutton and Ryan Woods.

Josh Axtell netted twice for Dorchester Res in their 2-1 win at Hungerford Town Swifts, for whom Keenan Dundas replied.

In Division 4, promotion chasing Benson AFC went down 4-3 to bottom side Hagbourne United.

James Roberts, Rob Lyons and Craig Passey scored their goals, but efforts from Mason Churton, Jamie Clark, Must-apha Jallow and Stuart Goodenough moved Hagbourne out of last place.

Matty Scott and Dave Summersbee netted for Grove Rangers as they won 2-1 at Faringdon Town A, with the home side scoring through Christian Wills.

Stuart Dunham, Jack Clarkson, Matt Hutton and Alex Crossan were on target for Kennington Athletic as they won 4-2 at home to East Hendred Res for whom Dan Sayer scored twice.

Division 5 leaders Uffington United suffered a shock 2-1 loss at lowly Challow.

George Heath scored their goal, but Challow won thanks to an Eammon McGowran double.

Stanford in the Vale Res improved their chances of promotion by winning 5-1 at bottom side Appleton Stars.

Joel Vaughan bagged a brace alongside goals from Tim Eltham, Joe Griggs and Gary Clements.
Andy Hayward hit the consolation for Appleton.

Goals from Dan Ferguson, Joe Courtney and a Shane Whalley penalty gave Grove Rangers Res a 3-2 home win over Didcot Eagles, who registered via Paul Sibley and Gareth Cole.

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