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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Imran Kassim hat-trick completes astonishing Frontline comeback to win at title rivals Britwell

PICTURE: Frontline leapfrogged title rivals Britwell into top spot in the East Berkshire League Premier Division after a 3-2 win at the Chicken Ranch on Saturday.

Frontline are the new leaders in the East Berkshire League Premier Division after a remarkable come-from-behind 3-2 win at Britwell on Saturday.

Britwell, the defending champions, looked on course to extend their lead at the top of the table when a Daniel Malloy brace gave them a clear advantage at the Chicken Ranch.

Frontline however, dug deep and an Imran Kassim hat-trick in the second half completed an incredible comeback and secured three vital points in the race for the title.

The result means that Frontline are now a single point ahead of Britwell at the top of the table, with the chasing back four points behind the pace setters but having played fewer matches.

Old Windsor recorded their biggest win of the season so far when crushing Surrey Rangers 8-0 at Frimley Lodge Park to consolidate third position in the table. There were two goals apiece for Mark Beale, Harry Crimmins, and Sam George, with Jude Van Spall and substitute Kane Jones also hitting the back of the net.

Goals from Sam Clift and substitute Kyle Smithhurst ensured a 2-0 victory for Southcote against Chalvey Sports Reserves at the Burghfield Community Sports Association.

KS Gryf remain bottom of the table and still looking for a first league win after a 5-0 defeat to Iver Heath at the Iver Heath Recreation Ground.

PHOTO: The current Premier Division table with Frontline the new leaders after a 3-2 win at Britwell on Saturday.

Sandhurst Town extended their lead at the top of Division One to six points after recovering from falling behind to win 4-1 at Old Windsor Reserves. A goal from Liam Spires gave The Os a lead inside two minutes but the visitors struck four times in the second half to secure a victory at the Old Windsor Recreation Ground. There was a brace from Jack Kelly, with both Kyle Ollive and Jamie Barrett also hitting the back of the net.

Stoke Poges recorded the biggest win in the season so far when thumping Berks Elite 10-0 at The Forest School in Winnersh, regaining second position in the table as a reward. Ryan Manton was the star on show for The Poges with a hat-trick. There were two goals apiece for Tai Maddox, Sam Manton and substitute Ross McGarvie, and Chance Meyer-White also got in on the goals scoring act.

Goals in each half from Bruno Jeffery and Mitch Price were not enough for Cressex in a narrow 3-2 defeat at FC Baylis, the winners moving up to third place as a result of their success.

Reading Tigers made it back-to-back league wins when beating AFC Reading 4-3 at the Burghfield Community Sports Association, leapfrogging their visitors in the table in the process.

Braywood Beavers bagged their first league win this season with a 5-1 success at Eton Wick. There was a brace from Martin Filipov and further goals from Dan Birtchnell, Elliott Cass and Tim McManus. The consolation effort for Eton came from Adam Richards.

PHOTO: The current Division One table with Sandhurst Town now six points clear at the top following their 4-1 win at Old Windsor Reserves on Saturday.

Saturday 12th November (2pm kick off unless stated)

Charles Twelftree Trophy Second Round (1.30pm ko)

Frontline v Kintbury Rangers

Old Windsor v Finchampstead

SB Phoenix v Southcote

Britwell v Chalvey Sports

Kennington Athletic v Sandhurst Town

Premier Division

KS Gryf v Surrey Rangers

Chalvey Sports v Iver Heath

Division One

Berks Elite v AFC Reading

Eton Wick v Baylis United

Stoke Poges v Braywood Beavers

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