Mortimer take points in West Berkshire derby, Reading YMCA get first win

Mortimer FC say goodbye to James Swanborough. Photo supplied by Mortimer FC.
Mortimer FC say goodbye to James Swanborough. Photo supplied by Mortimer FC.

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The top division in the Thames Valley Premier League is wide open after seven games, just how we like it, with four points separating first and sixth while only Woodley United Royals and Mortimer have negative goal differences in double figures, though the latter sprung a bit of a surprise in what looks an ultra-competitive division this season.

Mortimer 1 Burghfield 0

Burghfield could have gone top had they won the West Berkshire derby, however, Mortimer had other ideas. An early strike from veteran striker James Croft proved to be enough as the away side couldn’t breach the Villagers defence.

Reading City U23 0 Reading YMCA 1

The youthful Reading derby on Saturday went the way of the YMCA who claimed their first victory of the season with a late Andrej Homola goal. The win has lifted them four points clear of bottom club Woodley United Royals.

Richings Park 2 Finchampstead 0

A Ricky Caves brace handed the home side all three points in another Thames Valley League shock. The victory moves Park into sixth. Finch remain in top spot despite the loss.

Westwood Wanderers 3 Marlow United 0

A solid 3-0 victory for Wanderers over United in Theale on Saturday. Westwood Wanderers have leapfrogged Marlow United and are now in seventh,.

Wraysbury 0 Yateley United 1

Yateley are quietly putting together some excellent results and are creeping up the Thames Valley Premier League table. They have a game in hand on their immediate rivals and were the only side in the top five to record a victory on Saturday. Rory Fitzmaurice was the hero on Saturday getting the only goal of the game against Wraysbury at Wheatsheaf Park.

Maidenhead Town 1 Windlesham & Chobham 1

All square at Bisham Abbey as Town missed an opportunity to move into second in the table. Sam Roberts put the visitors ahead before Aleksandar Yankov equalised for Maidenhead Town.

Results from all Thames Valley Premier League divisions

Thames Valley Premier
Maidenhead Town 1 – 1 Windlesham & Chobham
Mortimer 1 – 0 Burghfield
Reading City U23 0 – 1 Reading YMCA
Richings Park 2 – 0 Finchampstead
Westwood Wanderers 3 – 0 Marlow United
Wraysbury 0 – 1 Yateley United

Division One
Eldon Celtic 5 – 4 Rotherfield United
FC Imaan Lions 1 – 4 Maidenhead Town Reserves
Goring United 0 – 6 SB Phoenix
Holyport Reserves 0 – 1 Slough Heating Laurencians
Hurst 2 – 1 Tadley Calleva Reserves

Division Two
AFC Winkfield 1 – 3 Hambleden
Hurst Reserves 2 – 4 Maidenhead Town ‘A’
SB Phoenix Reserves 3 – 5 Richings Park Reserves
Slough Heating Laurencians Reserves 4 – 1 Berks County Swords
Windlesham & Chobham Development 10 – 0 Datchet

Division Three
Burghfield Reserves 6 – 0 Goring United Reserves
Hambleden Reserves 1 – 5 Reading City Development
Robertswood 1 – 3 Pangbourne

Division Four
Berks County Rovers 1 – 2 AFC Corinthians
Finchampstead United 1 – 4 Windlesham & Chobham ‘A’
Henley Town Development 1 – 1 Harchester Hawks
Pangbourne Development 1 – 1 SB Phoenix Development

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