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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Brennan delivers the knockout blow as champions Britwell beat Old Windsor at the Chicken Ranch

PICTURE: Britwell are defending their East Berkshire League Premier Division title this season and beat rivals Old Windsor 2-1 at the Chicken Ranch on Saturday.

Britwell won the bragging rights after a 2-1 victory against Old Windsor in the first meeting between the two rivals this season on Saturday.

The two teams have competed fiercely for the East Berkshire League Premier Division title in recent seasons and the defending champions had to recover from falling behind to claim all three points at the Chicken Ranch.

Luke Wade was taking charge of The Os for the first time in a derby match and he would have been delighted when a Toby Donnelly goal gave them the lead.

Britwell however will not give up their title without a fight and equalised through Ben White before half-time, with player-manager John Brennan finding the back of the net in the second period to win the contest.

Frontline bagged their first points in the league this season when thrashing Chalvey Sports Reserves 8-1 at Burnham Grammar School. Incredibly, the match was goalless at the break, much to the frustration of Chalvey who missed a penalty kick in the first half and lost two players to injuries.

Both KS Gryf and Southcote got their seasons under way with a goalless draw at the Polish Association.

PHOTO: The current Premier Division, with defending champions Britwell at the top after a 2-1 win against Old Windsor on Saturday.

The League Cup competition started with five first round ties on Saturday including a derby match at Burnham Grammar School where FC Baylis beat hosts and rivals Frontline Reserves 2-0.

Braywood Beavers were stuffed by AFC Reading in the league last weekend but gained some manner of revenge with a 3-0 win in the Cup, both Elliot Cass and Martin Filipov were amongst the goals scorers.

Cressex scored four goals in victory for the second weekend in a row, this time winning 4-1 at Eton Wick.

Bradley Birchmore had a mixed day for Old Windsor Reserves, scoring before being dismissed in a 3-2 defeat at Reading Tigers. Michael Costello was also on target for The Os.

Sandhurst Town maintained their 100 per-cent record this season with a 3-2 home win against Stoke Poges thanks to a Kylie Ollive brace and a Callum Williams goal.

The Slough Town Cup is celebrating its 100th birthday this season and the Senior competition gets under way this Saturday as Britwell travel to Hambleden from the Thames Valley Reading Premier League (2pm KO).

The Maidenhead Norfolkian Reserve Cup begins with four first round ties including an all EBFL match where Cressex host Reading Tigers. Elsewhere, Old Windsor Reserves travel across Berkshire to Mortimer Reserves, Stoke Poges have a short trip to Maidenhead Town 3s and Reading City Reserves play host to Reading YMCA Vets (2pm KOs).

Old Windsor can regain top spot in the Premier Division if they can beat travelling side Chalvey Sports Reserves whilst both Southcote and Surrey Rangers will be looking for their first win of the season at the Burghfield Community Sports Association. Frontline will bid to back up their high-scoring win this Saturday when hosting KS Gryf.

Both AFC Reading and Baylis United will have the chance to move to the top in Division One if they can win at the Berkshire County Sports Club. Berks Elite return to action with a visit from Eton Wick whilst Frontline Reserves host Braywood Beavers.

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