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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Controversial late goal denies Britwell the Premier Division title as Southcote emerge as dangers


PICTURE: The current Premier Division table. Britwell remain claim and favourites to retain their title however, Southcote can still get their hands on the silverware - the two teams meet in a Showcase Match at Ascot United Football Club on Saturday 1 April (7pm).


Britwell missed the chance to retain the East Berkshire League Premier Division title after being held to a 1-1 draw at KS Gryf on Saturday.

The Steamteam have been at the top of the table since the start to the season and travelled to the Polish Association with a five points lead on the chasing a pack, another win and the silverware was theirs once again.

The champagne was put on ice when Connor Shingleston gave Britwell a lead but Gryf put a delay on celebrations with a late equalising goal. The visitors argued that the goal should have been ruled out for offside but it was allowed to stand by referee, Raj Mohindra.

The draw at the Polish Association left the door ajar for others in the title race, and Southcote pushed it wide open with a thumping 7-1 win at Frontline. There was seven different scorers for the visitors to Burnham Grammar School; Thierry Carrington, Joshua Montero, Kyle Smithhurst, Jayden Sunderland, Rocco Sofroniou as well as substitutes Harry Morgan and Nathaniel Wynter.

The wins means Southcote are now just five points behind leaders Britwell, with the two teams set to meet in their final League game of the season, a Showcase Match at Ascot United Football Club on Saturday 1 April (7pm kick off)

Iver Heath drew level on points with Old Windsor when coming from behind to win 2-1 at the Iver Heath Recreation Ground. The Os took the lead with a goal in the first half from Lewis Corney but a man-of-the-match performance from Toby Donnelly was not enough to prevent defeat. Iver levelled the scores through an own goal and later secured the points when Ryan Marchant hit the back of the net with a 25-yards rocket of a shot.

PICTURE: The current Division One table with Braywood Beavers now back into the top half after a win at Berks Elite on Saturday.


Braywood Beavers climbed three places to fifth position in Division One after a 5-2 win at second-bottom Berks Elite. Goals either side of the break from player-manager Fabio Caiazzo and Nasser Southgate was not enough for the hosts to avoid a defeat.

The Quarter Finals to the Presidents Cup took place on Saturday and there was a shock result when Reading Tigers, currently bottom in Division One, beat title-chasing Sandhurst Town. The Tigers came from behind to draw 1-1 inside 90 minutes, helped by a man-of-the-match performance from goal scorer, Daniel Amponsah, to force penalties. Sandhurst took an early lead in the shoot-out but missed their last three, with Reading scoring their last two to ensure progression into the Semi Finals.

FC Baylis cruised into the next round with an emphatic 5-0 win against Eton Wick at Harvey Park, whilst a single goal from Imran Kassim was enough for Frontline Reserves to edge out Stoke Poges, 1-0 at Burnham Grammar School.

There was also an incredible tie at Old Windsor Recreation Ground between Old Windsor Reserves and AFC Reading. The Os needed a goal in the last minute from substitute Adam Ostler to draw 1-1 and force extra time. Josh Peacock scored early in the additional 30 minutes period for the home side, who again relied on another late goal to keep the tie alive, this time Trent Wareham hitting the next in extra time stoppage time. Old Windsor went on to win the tie 3-1 on penalties.


Saturday 11 March (2pm kick off unless stated)


Slough Town Senior Cup Semi Finals

Taplow United v Iver Heath

Singh Sabha v Hambleden

Slough Town Junior Cup Semi Finals

Wraysbury Development v Reading City Development

Premier Division

KS Gryf v Old Windsor

Chalvey Sports v Frontline

Division One

Old Windsor Reserves v FC Baylis

Braywood Beavers v Reading Tigers

Stoke Poges v Sandhurst Town

(Showcase Match at Ascot United, 7pm)

Berks Elite v Cressex

Eton Wick v Frontline Reserves

No Game: AFC Reading

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