LAST year’s runners-up Blewbury lifted the North Berks League War Memorial Trophy with a 2-1 win over Letcombe at Wantage Town, writes RICHARD UNDERWOOD.

In front of around 200 spectators, Blewbury went in front when a fine run and cross from Charles Jamieson saw leading scorer Arran Gray tap past Letcombe keeper Ben Beasley.

Letcombe equalised early in the second half when Jamie Saulter’s free-kick to the far post found James Wright, who fired in from close range.

Blewbury were reduced to ten men when Lee Chapman was dismissed for a late challenge.

But despite being a man down, Blewbury secured the trophy when Boyan Thorpe fired past Beasley to make it 2-1.

Hagbourne United Res lifted the North Berks League Cup with a 1-0 win after extra time against Harwell & Appleford at Milton United.

Chances were few and far between in a goalless 90 minutes, but Hagbourne secured victory when Nathan White headed home from close range.

In league action, Berinsfield completed their campaign with a 4-3 win over Lambourn, fighting back from 3-1 down to secure the points.

Their goals came from Michael Hinkin (2), Chris Murphy and Mark Ingram.

Cholsey United beat hosts East Hendred 4- 2 in Division 2.

Charlie Lee scored twice, with Kane Galliford and James Purdue also on target.

Hendred hit back through Liam Eltham and Connor Keen.

James Large struck four times and Reece Morgan added a hat-trick as Milton United A beat Benson Lions 9-3 in Division 3.

Dylan Burgess and Brandon Hewerdine were also on the mark, with Dan Hine, Luke Vincent and Craig White replying.


Div 4: Steventon Res 1 (J Green), Marcham Res 0; Drayton Res 5 (M Stephens 3, L Meeham 2), Stanford in the Vale 1 (P Knuckley).