VISITORS KIDMORE END hit top spot in the Senior Division last weekend after winning 2-0 at
VISITORS KIDMORE END hit top spot in the Senior Division last weekend after winning 2-0 at EASTERN RANGERS.
Kidmore End started slowly against the hosts who were strong and quick up front. Slowly but surely the visitors took control of the game and started to create chances.
Captain Zac Tull fired his side into the lead after 20 minutes with a half-volley from the edge of the penalty area following a corner.
Kidmore End thought they had doubled the lead five minutes later when Paul Gardner beat two defenders before firing home only for the effort to be ruled out for offside.
The visitors had to make several changes at half-time as three players were replaced due to injuries.
Rangers started the half the better team but it was Kidmore End who went closest to scoring when Gardener was put through only for his shot to go wide of the post.
Kidmore keeper Simon Switala then touched a goal-bound effort around the post after a succession of corners from the home side. Kidmore End then punished Rangers with Gardener running through this time making no mistake with his finish to make it 2-0.
Rangers continued to press to get back into the game but the Kidmore rear guard stood firm to see out the game.
EMMER GREEN progressed to the second round of the Tilehurst Charity Cup with a 7-1 win away at THE COUNTY.
Craig Eastwood opened the scoring early on for the visitors with a left side volley. David Mortimer made it 2-0 after a run down the left wing to chip the keeper.
Emmer Green extended their lead after some good pressure from Ciaran Crean forced the County defender to put the ball in the back of his own net.
County pulled one back after Emmer Green keeper Mark Compton fumbled and couldn’t keep the ball out before Chris Read made it 4-1 just before half time.
Josh Beisly made it 5-1 in the second half before Eastwood completed his hat-trick with his side’s sixth and seventh goals.
HENLEY TOWN crashed out of the Industrial Cup after going down to a 10-5 defeat at WOODLEY WANDERERS.
Both teams were stronger in attack than defence, and a Henley team that only had one substitute trailed 7-2 at half-time.
It was too late to save the match, but Henley went on to draw the second half 3-3. Henley’s goals came from Sam Bell (2), Craig Sinclair, Jake Moore and Tiki Ebun-Cole. SC UNITED progressed to the next round of the competition thanks to a penalty shoot-out win away at AFC BURGHFIELD RESERVES.
Burghfield went in front late in the first half when a left wing cross was fired home at the back post.
United equalised midway through the second half when Kieren Charts’ free kick was poked home by striker Martin Shenton. In a match that saw nine yellow cards handed out, United striker Paul Read received his second of the match at the begining of extra time and was sent off.
With no further score, the match went to a penalty shoot out which United won 5-4.
Hosts MAPLEDURHAM crashed out of the E Cambridge Cup after losing 2-1 to SOUTHBANK.
After a goalless first half Southbank took the lead just after half-time. With five minutes of the match remaining Stuart Owen equalised for Mapledurham before the visitors grabbed a last gasp winner from a corner on the stroke of full time.
HENLEY YMCA continue to search for their first win of the season in all competitions as they crashed out of the John Lusted Cup where they went down 5-2 away to SOUTH READING.