FC IMAAN Lions moved level on points with Richings Park at the top of the Division One table after securing a comprehensive 5-2 victory at Finchampstead, writes Richard Ashton.

Usman Tariq scored in the opening minute and with Kamran Khan, Isaac Sedu, Aqeel Butt and an own goal also adding to the visitors tally, Lions returned to winning ways in style after back-to-back defeats.

Jamie Burton bagged a brace and Jamie Handscombe and Chris Ellis also hit the back of the net as Cookham Dean Reserves climbed to fourth with a 4-1 triumph at Hurst, Daniel Townson on target for the home side.

Ryan North and Mark Lemm were the Reading YMCA Rapids goalscorers as they maintained their unbeaten record with a 2-1 success at Westwood United Reserves. The Young Men sit seventh in the table with seven points from 17 games – nine adrift of the leaders, but with six games in hand.

Premier Division table-toppers Woodcote Stoke Row extended their unbeaten league run to 11 matches with an excellent 4-2 win at Cookham Dean.

Ross Weatherstone’s men took the lead midway through the first half thanks to the impressive Negus Williams-McCabe, Jake Dillon providing the assist.

Sam Tucker doubled the advantage shortly after, producing a goal-of-the-season contender as he re-enacted Ryan Giggs’ famous FA Cup goal against Arsenal by collecting the ball in his own half, beating at least five men before calmly slotting the ball past goalkeeper Nick Bovington.

WSR continued to create chance at the start of the second half as Mike Davies had a shot cleared off the line, but the striker got his name on the scoresheet a few minutes later to make it 3-0.

Jake Alder cut the gap with a fine effort from the edge of the area, but replacement James Worsfold ensured there were no late nerves for the leaders as he rifled home following more good work from Dillon.

Cookham grabbed a late consolation thanks to a Scott Jackson penalty after Tommy Chapman’s rash challenge, but it was too little, too late for the home side.

Third-placed Westwood United battled to a 1-0 win at home to Marlow United, while title favourites Reading YMCA obliterated Taplow United 8-0.

The Young Men have won all 10 of their games, leaving them 12 points adrift of Woodcote Stoke Row with seven games in hand. It was Dan Donegan who again led the way at The Cauldron, scoring four times as Ashley Searle, Jordan Cox, Ryan Adams and an own goal completed the rout against the basement boys.

Newbury turned in a stunning display as they hammered Woodley United Royals 9-2.

Carl Jenner and Danny Langford both grabbed hat-tricks and Russel Benham a double as Brad Pagliaroli also hit the back of the net. Sam Guze got both the Woodley goals.

A wonderful Tim Grenham hat-trick inspired Division Two cellar-dwellers Hurst Reserves to a first win of the season and improved their survival chances as they came away from Berks County Reserves with a 6-3 triumph.

Ashley Lamb, Alex Smith and substitute David Worley were the other Hurst goalscorers, with Richard Cumner, Jordan Ryan and Sam Vine replying for the home side.

Woodcote Stoke Row Reserves remain in relegation trouble after losing 2-0 at home to Marlow United Reserves, Ollie Flint and replacement Alfie Eckle doing the damage for the visitors.

Sam Fuller scored a quite sensational double hat-trick as Division Three leaders Goring United put Wargrave to the sword with a 10-0 trouncing.

Javier Marzo helped himself to a couple before Ben Fuller came off the bench to bag a brace of his own late on.

Scott Cooper, Josh Trayte, Liam Field and Sam Angel were the scorers for second-placed Maidenhead Town Reserves as they eased past Hurst A 4-1, Dan Pearson notching the consolation.

An injury-time Mickie Twigger winner helped Henley Town Reserves leapfrog Woodley United A into sixth place with a 4-3 victory. Ram Kumar and Arron Finch were also on target for the away side.

Division Four title favourites Twyford & Ruscombe kept their brilliant season going by completing a 10th win from 10 games with a hard-fought 2-1 success at Cintra Park Rovers.

Charlie Hill grabbed two goals and Dale Bowden also hit the back of the net to help second-placed Taplow United A to a 4-2 home win against rock bottom Farnham Royal Mavericks. Dean Rubidge and Martin Hudson netted for the visitors.

Sam Evans and Jamie Sharpling were among the Maidenhead Town A goalscorers, but their efforts weren’t enough as the home side were beaten 4-3 by Berks County Rovers.

White Eagles Reserves beat AFC Corinthians A by the same margin, while South Reading progressed in the Reading Junior Cup with a 1-0 success at Virginia Water Reserves.