Emmer Green can put the champagne on ice as they now look certain of winning the Reading Sunday League title, writes Dave Wright.

Last weekend they hammered second-placed The Sportsman 4-0 to open up a nine-point lead at the top of the Senior Division table.

Ryan Adams opened the scoring from a chance set up by David Kingham and when Adams was brought down in the area, Dan Donegan made no mistake from the penalty spot.

Ashley Searle increased the visitors' lead and Luke Donegan completed the scoring when he moved into a through ball from brother Dan.

Purley bounced back to winning ways by inflicting a 3-1 defeat on a bottom club Southcote Colts.

In the only Premier Division game last weekend, Tilehurst YM edged home 2-1 against 116 Exiles, leaving the sides fourth and eighth respectively in the standings.

The fixture between AFC Bradfield and second-placed Pangbourne Barbarians was cancelled, leaving the visitors being awarded the win.

Twyford Comets returned to the top of Division 1 following their 1-0 win over Henley thanks to a goal from Shaun Bannon.

Comets, with one game still to play, are one point above title rivals Maiden Place, who have two matches remaining.

Sixth-placed Woolhampton Cricket had a fine 3-2 win away at the third club, Coley Park following goals from Lewis Smith, Ben Keepax and Marcus Garrett.

Englefield Eagles Reds made sure of winning the Division 2 title by thumping Brimpton Rangers 8-0. Matt Holloway netted half of his team's goals with Darryl Tobin (2), Jack Maclean and Robert Why also on the scoresheet.

The game involving the second and third placed, teams, Southcote Colts Reserves and Barton Rovers, ended in a 2-2 draw. A Luca Albanese brace put the hosts two up at half-time, but Rovers hit back through Ryan North and substitute Danny Sims.

Whitley Athletic, who are fourth, inflicted a 6-1 defeat on the side below them, Southbank, whose consolation goal came from Scott Baldwin.

Division 3 leaders AFC Lowfield Green hammered 116 Exiles Reserves 6-0 with Kieran Chard, Sheldon Mayers-Best and John Smith all scoring twice.

Title rivals Shinfield Park United went one better by beating Kings United 7-0 after goals from Richard Dow (3), Wayne Broadley, Steven Downes, Pat Gardner and Dan Patterson.

Strikes from Jamie West, Kaine Decosta and Matt Weekes earned AFC Pangbourne a 3-1 win over Tilehurst Club Reserves, whose reply came from Jason Pike.

A 40th-minute goal from James Rattenbury was enough to give Theale all three points against Rose & Thistle.

South Reading were awarded a walk-over for their cancelled fixture with FC Showcase.

Burghfield moved closer to the Division 4 title thanks to a 9-3 victory over Shinfield Rangers with substitute Jamie Wilson scoring a hat-trick in the space of 15 minutes. Alex Vallins also netted three times, while Callum Anderton (2) and Dominic Lee completed the rout.

Caversham United stay second after beating Waybank Wanderers 2-0 thanks to Joe Hales and Matt Webb.

Earley Elite defeated New England by the same margin, Joel Burton and Sam Mallows both on target.

It was all smiles for Borussia Teeth as they crushed Tilehurst Titans 6-0 with Toby Smillie bagging four goals, Stuart Niker and Rob Waterhouse one apiece.