PICTURE: Singh Sabha set a record for the biggest win in the Premier Division when thrashing East Reading 12-0 on Saturday.
There were some big statements made in the East Berkshire League Premier Division on Saturday and none more so than Singh Sabha and their 12-0 mauling of East Reading.
The biggest win in the division so far this season means Sabha are now on a three-match unbeaten run and move up one place to second position in the table, five points behind runaway leaders Old Windsor. East Reading remain rooted to the bottom of the table and still in search of a first league point.
The star on show was Mubarak Bashir who led the rout with five goals, whilst Karim Chaibi bagged a hat-trick of his own. The other goals were scored by Jovan Bains, Paras Gill, Sandeep Khera and Navsher Samra.
Britwell United secured their first league win this season when thrashing Chalvey Sports Reserves 9-0 at George Pitcher Memorial Ground to move out of the bottom three and into ninth spot. Chalvey remain in eighth place. Both Harry Farnan and Conor Remsbury-Kelly scored hat-tricks in the success, with further goals from Luke Mann, Thomas O’Reilly and substitute James Betts.
Old Windsor extended their lead at the top of the table after an 8-2 success at Hype Train, gaining some revenge for a defeat by The Train in the reverse fixture last month. There were hat-tricks for both Joseph Allen and substitute Lewis Corney, with added goals from Sam George and Sean Blandford.
The race for promotion in Division One took some exciting and unexpected twists on Saturday none less so when leaders South Reading suffered a first defeat when going down 3-1 at Stoke Poges Reserves. Both George Flynn and Tai Maddox were amongst the goals scorers for The Poges at Bells Hill Recreation Ground, whilst Jay Wiltshire got a consolation effort for the visitors.
FC Baylis United missed the chance to go level on points at the top with South Reading when being held to a 2-2 draw KS Gryf at Harvey Park. Both Usman Javid and Ismael Ishaq were on target for Baylis in the first half, with Marius Stancescu and Emmanuel Adjei hitting the back of the net for the visitors.
In another twist, Sandhurst Town Royals lost their perfect winning record when falling to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Cressex, the winners moving up to eighth position in the league table. Both Jack Lowe and Andre Labuschagne found a route to goal for Cressex at Sandhurst Memorial Park. The Royals’ goals scorers were Owen Elliot and Thomas Nower
AFC Reading have leapfrogged Sandhurst into third position – the final promotion place – following their 5-0 success over Eton Wick at Berkshire County Sports Club. All the goals came in the second half with five different scorers; Josh Hester, substitute Brandon Moody, Luke Chappelle, Ian Addae and Lewis Scott.
Old Windsor Reserves are creeping their way up the league table and now into fifth spot following a 4-3 victory against Real Saracens, who remain second from bottom. The Os had to come from behind at the break however but secured all three points at the Recreation Ground thanks to goals from Mark Walker, Sam Thomson, Shane Qoloni and Michael Costello. The goals scorers for Real Saracens were Fred Kirby, Mukhtar Mussa and Jordan Burns.
Reading Tigers and Berks Elite shared the points in a 1-1 draw at Calcot Recreation Ground. A goal from Pablo Salter gave Berks Elite the lead but The Tigers drew level through Dawid Jarzebowski.
The Slough Town Premier Cup got under way on Saturday with one tie in the First Round that saw Frontline thrash Prestwood Reserves 7-0 at Burnham Grammar School. Zabi Vakili bagged a brace in the win with further strikes from Anwar Alzebir, Imran Kassim, Luqman Kassim, Sameer Khan and substitute Elmer Nayebkhel. The reward for Frontline is a Quarter Finals tie at home to either Britwell United or Old Windsor.
Virginia Water Reserves have made progress in the Surrey F.A County Cup competition after beating Keens Park Rangers 5-4 on penalties following a 3-3 draw. The goals came from Sam Blakebrough, Brandon Sewell and substitute Federico Rodella. The Waters have been drawn away to Ripley Village in the Second Round on Saturday 11th November.
The Second Round to the Berks & Bucks Charles Twelftree Trophy takes place this Saturday and the four remaining representatives from the East Berkshire League have all been handed tough draws. Premier Division leaders Old Windsor host SB Phoenix from the Thames Valley Premier League. Phoenix are currently bottom and without a win in the TVPL Premier Division. Southcote travel to Reading YMCA, currently mid-table in the same division as SB Phoenix.
Pundit make the trip to Elmhurst, currently mid-table in the Aylesbury & District Football League Premier Division, whilst Singh Sabha go to Old Bradwell United who stand eighth in Division Two in the Spartan South Midlands Football League.
The pick of the action in the EBFL Premier Division sees Britwell United host Virginia Water Reserves at The Chicken Ranch, the visitors looking to protect their unbeaten start and move back into second position in the table.
There is a full schedule in Division One including leaders South Reading hosting sixth-placed KS Gryf and third-in-the-table AFC Reading welcoming fifth-placed Old Windsor Reserves.
Saturday 14 October
Berks & Bucks F.A. Charles Twelftree Trophy Second Round
Old Windsor v SB Phoenix
Reading YMCA v Southcote
Elmhurst v Pundit
Old Bradwell United v Singh Sabha
Sandhurst Reds v Hype Train
East Reading v Chalvey Sports Reserves
Frontline v Stoke Poges
Britwell United v Virginia Water Reserves
Division One Cressex v Real Saracens
AFC Reading v Old Windsor Reserves
Eton Wick v FC Baylis United
Stoke Poges Reserves v Berks Elite
Reading Tigers v Sandhurst Royals
South Reading v KS Gryf
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