Saturday, 22 September 2018

Rovers hold on for win

A SECOND-HALF fight back was not enough as ROTHERFIELD UNITED slipped to a 3-2 Senior Division defeat away to BRACKNELL

A SECOND-HALF fight back was not enough as ROTHERFIELD UNITED slipped to a 3-2 Senior Division defeat away to BRACKNELL ROVERS.

Bracknell raced into a 3-0 lead, taking advantage of a slow start by Rotherfield. Rotherfield created several chances later in the half but the Bracknell keeper could not be beaten.

Rotherfield continued to press in the second half and pulled goals back through Sidhu, who slotted the ball neatly past the on-rushing keeper, and Cuthbert who poked the ball in at the far post following a good header across goal by Guy Bickerton.

Rotherfield heaped on the pressure but could not find an equaliser.

A goal four minutes from time was enough to earn READING YMCA RAPIDS all three Division 1 points at GORING UNITED.

The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead inside the first 11 minutes before goals from Andrew Martin and Jack Murray equalised. With the game looking to be heading for a draw the visitors netted the decisive goal to secure all three points. Elsewhere in the division league leaders SONNING drew 1-1 away to WINNERSH RANGERS. In Division 3 ROTHERFILED UNITED RESERVES went down to a 4-2 defeat at Bishopswood against AFC CORINTHIANS RESERVES. Ellis Mason and Ian Holmes were on target for United.

An Edward Gadd goal was enough to give basement side SONNING A their first win of the season as they beat UNITY RESERVES 1-0 at Pound Lane.

WARGRAVE RESERVES ran out 4-1 winners at home against FC READING DONS in Division 4.

Wargrave took the lead after 15 minutes through Callum Hunter to score into an empty net.

Stuart Moss made it 2-0 after 40 minutes when he ran clear of the Dons defence and slotted the ball past the keeper after a through ball from Mark Bennett.

Moss scored the third goal after 70 minutes before the Dons got a breakaway goal with five minutes of the match remaining.

Alex Garnet scored Wargrave’s fourth goal with a low drive into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

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