RICHARD Kearsey and Toby Briggs were on the scoresheet for new Thames Valley Church League leaders Tilehurst Albion as they battled to a 2-1 success at Wycliffe United.

Albion are level on points with YMCA Newbury, although the second-placed side have two games in hand.

A Hardy Marbell-Ahrendts double and a goal from Rob Waterhouse kept Barkham Athletic's title hopes alive with a 3-2 victory at home to YMCA United, Kieran McClair bagging a brace for the visitors.

Man-of-the-match Josh Alford scored five times as Greyfriars battered Brookside Saint Laurence 9-2, Neil Hallet and Mark Massey also netting for the victorious side.

Jordan Grigg and Sam Carlisle grabbed the consolation efforts for Brookside.

Carl Allen and Sid Abu scored for Bethel United in their 2-1 win against Beacon Church, stand-out performer Adrian Kay getting the visitors' goal.

Basement side West Reading were crushed 8-0 by Reading Saints, with Lee Howland getting a hat-trick, Ryan Knott and Sean Hastings braces and Lee Scicluna the other.