Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Bickerton strike wraps up the points for Rotherfield

Bickerton strike wraps up the points for Rotherfield

HOME side WOODCOTE/STOKE ROW had to settle for a point from their home Premier Division clash with BERKS COUNTY last Saturday after the visitors netted in the final minute of the game.

Jonny Adey gave Woodcote the lead inside the first minute and held on to that narrow lead, only to concede a goal in the 90th minute to give Berks County a share of the points.

Berks County found the Woodcote defence in good form with James Worsfold and Adey working tirelessly up front in a match that saw the home side without 10 first team players.

In Division 1 ROTHERFIELD UNITED ran out 3-2 winners at home to basement side WHITE EAGLES.

Rotherfield went ahead with goals from Karrl Clark and Ryan Richardson. White Eagles pulled one back before half time then equalised with 15 minutes remaining. Ed Bickerton scored the winner for Rotherfield three minutes from time.

GORING UNITED went down to a 2-0 home defeat against Division 2 league leaders MORTIMER RESERVES.

HAMBLEDEN saw their Division 3 title hopes take a knock as they crashed to a 5-1 defeat at PANGBOURNE.

The Stags were not able to field any of their recognised defenders due to injury and prior commitments.

Hambleden started well, but two major mistakes from the makeshift defenders allowed Pangbourne to take a 2-0 lead.

In the second half Pangbourne scored another three goals while Nick Ellis scored a solo effort for the visitors.

WOODCOTE/STOKE ROW RESERVES put up a brave fight in their semi-final of the Berkshire Trophy Centre Intermediate Cup, despite going down 3-2 against WESTWOOD UNITED RESERVES who play in the division above them.

All three goals conceded resulted from failure to deal with high balls into the area, with close-range finishes by the Westwood forwards. The first goal came early in the first half. Woodcote looked to be out of the game when they conceded a second goal at the start of the second-half, but they then enjoyed their best spell of the game and made it 2-1 through a good finish from Andy Taylor around the hour mark.

Westwood restored their two-goal advantage, before Mike Higley scored from close range on 75 minutes to complete the scoring.

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