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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Old Windsor first and reserve teams share Team of the Month award with South Reading as co-winners for January

PICTURE: The Old Windsor first and reserve teams will share the January Team of the Month prize, with South Reading, after all three recorded three straight wins last month.

Old Windsor and South Reading will share the East Berkshire League Team of the Month award for January 2024.

Both the Old Windsor first and reserve teams as well as newcomers South Reading have been in imperious form, winning in all three of their matches at the start to the New Year.

The Os first team made it four wins in a row in the Premier Division when returning from the Winter break to thrash Stoke Poges 8-3 at Bells Hill Recreation Ground. Their attentions then turned to the Cup competitions, first beating Britwell United 6-1 at The Chicken Ranch in the Slough Town Premier Cup before an even more impressive 5-1 success over Singh Sabha to reach the Semi Finals in the League Cup.

Joseph Allen and Shane Qoloni have been red-hot in January, scoring nine of the team’s 19 goals between them. Allen has four goals in three matches including a hat-trick in the win at Stoke Poges, taking his overall tally to 16 in 14 appearances this season. Qoloni has five goals in three games.

Equally as impressive is the Old Windsor reserve side striker, Sean Blandford, who has turned the Division One leading goals scorer chart into a one-man race with an incredible 26 goals in 16 games. He bagged six of those goals in the three matches in January including a hat-trick in the win against Frontline Reserves in the Slough Town Junior Cup competition.

The Os are now helping to set the pace in the league, joint-top of the division with Sandhurst Royals thanks to an eight-match winning streak. That was extended at the start of the New Year with a 5-0 home win over Reading Tigers, before ending the month with a 4-2 victory at KS Gryf.

PICTURE: South Reading have won in all three of the matches in January 2024 which has led to the team reaching the Semi Finals in both the League Cup and the Slough Town Junior Cup.

South Reading got the New Year under way by starting a four-match winning streak with a 4-0 success at Cressex in Division One - their third straight victory in the League. The team needed extra time to edge out Berks Elite, who have also impressed in Cup competition football so far this season, 3-2 in the Slough Town Junior Cup before causing a shock when beating Premier Division side Hype Train 2-0 in the Quarter Finals to the League Cup.

The goals tend to be mored shared between the players at South Reading with five different scorers last month including three for Jay Wiltshire and two for Louie Soares.

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