WOODLEY United’s last home game of the season ended in a 1-1 Division One East draw with Holyport.

The opening five minutes saw both teams have goal scoring opportunities with the visitors’ keeper Jake Quelch using his feet to deflect Freddie Barron’s shot for a corner, while Harrison Cliff headed over the home cross-bar while unmarked.

United survived a scare when a defensive mix-up saw a cross narrowly bounce in front of goal and out of play before Fabian Driffill opened the scoring in the 14 minute with a strike from 25 yards.

Ben Clark fired over, while a Max Laschok cross narrowly evaded the oncoming Chase Jewell.

Tom Bryant denied Driffill his second when diving to concede a corner after 26 minutes, which was the first of a number of successive corners in quick time as Woodley struggled to clear the ball.

Adam Barnard cleared Driffill’s shot of the goal line in the 34th minute after the forward had rounded Bryant.

Woodley’s offence was limited with Pablo Fernandez firing wide and Clark seeing a shot cleared for a corner, and they were thankful to Bryant who, having parried Chris Defanco’s free-kick in stoppage time, denied Driffill with the follow-up as the match entered first-half stoppage time.

The Kestrels started the second half in a positive manner with Barron dangerous on the right flank and Harry Hawkins working hard in midfield, probing away with his forward passing.

It was fitting Barron levelled the score on 59 minutes when good play by Laschok found Fernandez, who in turn put Barron through to evade a challenge and shoot pass Quelch.

This was followed by Fernandez firing a free-kick straight at Quelch and Laschok failing to score when facing Quelch, who was outside his penalty area.

The dangerous Driffill was again denied by Bryant following a long free-kick taken by Quelch, while Hawkins set up Jon Malone who fired wide midway through the second half.

Harrison Moore was introduced in the 69th minute and his first task was to clear the ball of the United goal line following a goal mouth scramble after a Holyport free-kick.

Woodley were enjoying the better of the second half, but were unable to score a second despite Richard Thomas heading a corner wide and Barron putting over the bar from a Fernandez free-kick with 10 minutes remaining.

Woodley United visit Didcot Town Development this coming Saturday (3pm).

AFC Aldermaston's promotion hopes suffered a massive set-back as their 2-1 home defeat to Wokingham & Emmbrook saw the Atom Men drop to third.

They were unfortunate to fall behind when a Martin King back-pass bobbled over goalkeeper Sean Saxty's foot and into the net on 76 minutes, although Sid Gbla equalised in added time.

However, there was a final twist as Sumas won a penalty which was converted by Jake White.

AFC Aldermaston visit Chalvey Sports this Saturday (3pm).

Second-bottom Reading City will hope to boost their Premier Division survival hopes when they visit fourth-placed Bishops Cleeve on Saturday (3pm).