ANDY Hope smashed a four-timer as Westminster moved up to fourth in North Berks League Division 1 with a 6-2 victory over Steventon, writes Richard Underwood.

Jack Hemmings and Nicholas Christodoulou also netted, with Steventon replying through Lewis Camm and Adam Waclawek.

Chris Witchell’s brace maintained Watlington’s unbeaten record in Division 2 with a 2-0 win over Long Wittenham Res.

Second-placed Saxton Rovers Res were held 1-1 at Blewbury with Jason McCabe on target for the hosts and Harry Stanley replying.

Drayton edged out hosts Stanford in the Vale 4-3, thanks to two goals from Josh Dennis and further strikes from Pat Walsh and Nathan Merry.

Stanford replied through Jamie Gregory (2) and Josh Hammond.

In Division 3, Marcham defeated leaders Faringdon Town Res 3-1.

Tom Graham put Marcham in front, but Faringdon levelled through Chris Kershaw.

In the second half, Marcham regained the lead when Dan Barnes scored from close range, before they wrapped up victory as Graham scored his second.

Hanney 66 Club earned their first point of the season, drawing 2-2 at Benson Lions. Dan Bourton and Jake Wilson netted for Hanney, with Dan Hine and Luke Linstead on the mark for Benson.


Div 4: Hagbourne Utd Res 8 (J Lee 3, J Parish 2, G Smith, C Hewitt, L Noble), Faringdon Tn A 1 (J Evans); Harwell & Appleford 6 (R Baldwin 3, J David 2, J Muir), Watlington Tn Res 1 (D Sellwood); Steventon Res 4 (G Rudman 2, S Coppock 2), Stanford in the Vale Res 2 (M Ireson, M Drame).

AG Kingham Cup 1st rd: Drayton Res 3 (M Stephens 2, M Gardener 2), Marcham Res 3 (B Wilson 2, D Bond) aet, Drayton won 3-2 on pens.

  • KYLE Chester's double helped Vale of White Horse claim a superb 3-0 win at Newham in the ESFA Under 15 Inter-Association Trophy.

Josh Hedges opened the scoring in the third round victory.

Faringdon Community College won the Vale Schools FA under 12 indoor five-a-side competition.

Teddy Harding (3), Edward Dharmasira and Frank Parker netted in a 5-2 win in the final against St Birinus, Didcot, who scored through Jesse Hedges and Joe Parry.

They will now represent Vale in the South of England competition next month.