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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Stoke Poges make it a magnificent seven after win at Old Windsor Reserves in Division One

PICTURE: Stoke Poges have won all seven of their matches in Division One so far this season and stand at the top of the table on goal difference.

Stoke Poges returned from the Christmas break to maintain their perfect winning record in Division One of the East Berkshire League after a 3-0 win at Old Windsor Reserves on Saturday.

The Poges have won all seven of their league matches so far this season, scoring 38 goals and conceding just six, and stand at the top of the table on goals difference from title rivals Sandhurst Town, with the pair now nine points clear of the chasing pack.

All three goals came in the first half at the Old Windsor Recreation Ground with Sam Manton netting twice and Ross McGarvie also finding the target.

Sandhurst remain level on points with Stoke Poges, although they have played two games more than the table toppers, following their 6-1 victory against Eton Wick. Both Jacob Ashdown-Ford and Kyle Ollive scored twice in the win, with other goals coming from Philip Ollive and substitute Jamie Barratt.

In an ultra-competitive division, just two points separate third and 10th positions in the table, and Braywood Beavers are one of a number of teams fighting for a top-half finish after a 6-3 success over FC Baylis at Maidenhead & Bray Cricket Club.

A goal from Jerry Foumboua was not enough for Berks Elite to avoid defeat at the Berkshire County Sports Club, going down 2-1 at the hands of AFC Reading. The winners leapfrogging Berks Elite in the table to eighth place.

PHOTO: The current Division One table with Stoke Poges standing top, and just two points between AFC Cressex in third position and Berks Elite in 10th place.

Britwell exited the Charles Twelftree Trophy (County Cup) following their 2-0 defeat to Kintbury Rangers in round three at Burnham Football Club.

There was better news for the reigning Premier Division champions in the league however, as a 2-2 draw between Frontline and Old Windsor meant they hold on to top spot in the table. Both Lewis Corney and Liam Spires scored for Old Windsor in the draw and there was a man-of-the-match performance from Brad Birchmore.

Iver Heath could not take the opportunity to move into the top half of the table when held to a 2-2 draw at home by second bottom Chalvey Sports Reserves.

PICTURE: The current Premier Division table with defending champions Britwell at the top, with Frontline and Old Windsor leading the chasing pack.

The external Cup competitions recommence next Saturday with three matches in the Quarter Finals to the Slough Town Junior Cup including an all-East Berkshire League tie between Berks Elite and Stoke Poges.

There is a full programme in the Premier Division headlined by Old Windsor making the trip across Berkshire to Southcote, both teams looking for a win that could push them firmly into the title race.

Possibly the most intriguing of the three matches in Division One next weekend is Sandhurst Town hosting Braywood Beavers, the home side looking to regain top spot in the table and the visitors hoping to climb six places into third spot.

Slough Town Junior Cup Quarter Finals (1.30pm)

Frontline Reserves v Wraysbury Development

Reading City Development v SB Phoenix Reserves

Berks Elite v Stoke Poges

Ascot & Fielden Charity Cup First Round (1.30pm)

Cressex v Taplow United

Premier Division (2pm)

KS Gryf v Britwell

Iver Heath v Frontline

Surrey Rangers v Chalvey Sports Reserves

Southcote v Old Windsor

Division One (2pm)

FC Baylis v Eton Wick

Sandhurst Town v Braywood Beavers

Old Windsor Reserves v AFC Reading

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