HOSTS Woodcote/Stoke Row put in a good performance to defeat third placed Cookham Dean in the Senior Division of the Reading League on Saturday.
Woodcote, playing their first match since December 14, gave notice of intent in the first minute as Ryan Corbett went close with a long-range effort.
Ross Weatherstone tried a similar ploy moments later, but his shot was safely held by ex-Woodcote keeper, Nick Bovingdon.
The match became more even with the visitors having a couple of chances of their own.
Kane Roberts in the Woodcote goal made a couple of smart saves and came out bravely to deny an onrushing forward on the half-hour mark. He was fortunate to see a Cookham effort rebound off the upright.