MAX Palmer struck a late equaliser as Berinsfield earned a 1-1 draw at home to reigning Division 1 champions Saxton Rovers, writes Richard Underwood.

Ollie Nadin fired Saxton in front in the first half of the North Berks League clash.

With time running out, Berinsfield grabbed the equaliser when Palmer ran on to a low cross to score from ten yards.

Long Wittenham closed the gap at the top to six points with a 3-0 win against visitors East Hendred.

Callum Bowler scored twice, with Will Houseman also on target.

Ollie O’Hanlon hit a hat-trick as Ardington beat Steventon 3-0.

Westminster came back from North Oxford with a 5-3 win. Chris Hunt (2), Eddie Chia, Matthew Woodside and Nic Christodoulou scored their goals, with Aaron Williams (2) and Zak Moffatt replying.

In Division 2, East Hendred Res slipped to their first defeat, losing 4-3 at home to Compton.

Jake Rostron hit a treble, with Ben Brzoska also on target.

Liam Eltham, Ben Eltham and Tom North replied.

Faringdon Town Res went ten points clear at the top of Division 3 with a 5-0 win over Milton United A.

Rich Evans (2), Jamie Broadfield, Chris Kershaw and Walter Brigido were on the mark.

A four-timer for Ross McDonald helped Division 4 leaders Hagbourne United Res to a thumping 10-0 triumph over Uffington


Lewis Noble (3), Charlie Noble, Nathan White and Jake Claridge scored the others.

In the second round of the North Berks Cup, Drayton cruised to a 10-1 win over Hagbourne United.

Josh Dennis smashed five goals, with Pat Walsh hitting a hat-trick.

Jamie Jacks and Carl Bolton were also on target, with Jordan Burke replying.


Div 2: Sutton Courtenay 1 (S Thomas), Long Wittenham Res 2 (D Osborne 2).

Div 3: Dorchester 3 (A Nicholls, G Kay, R Stubbs), Hanney 66 Club 0.

Div 4: Steventon Res 1 (K Scott), Berinsfield Res 7 (M Calvo 3, J Welch 2, R Boodell, T Beechers); Cholsey Utd Res 4 (S Bunce 4), Marcham Res 1 (B Wilson); Harwell & Appleford 5 (M Moxon 2, G Lee, J Muir, T Nichols), North Oxford Res 2 (T Dos Santos 2); Stanford Res 0, Watlington Tn Res 7 (A Gray 2, S McCullough 2, A Pereira 2, C B’ayachi); Faringdon Tn A 2 (J Evans 2), Drayton Res 3 (R Craze, L Meehan, M Gardener).

North Berks League Cup 2nd round: Watlington Tn 6 (C Witchell 4, A Dixon, A B’Layachi), Stanford 3; Lambourn Sports 3 (R Curtis, D Bond, J Tatum), Letcombe 2 (H Monger, J Saulter).

AG Kingham Cup 1st round: Saxton Rovers Res 1 (H Stanley), Lambourn Sports Res 3 (T Fishlock 2, R Hicks).

War Memorial Cup 1st round: Benson Lions 0, Blewbury 6 (A Gray 3, C Jamieson, J Kitchener, J Robinson).