READING City will need to win their final two games if they are to stand any chance of finishing out of the bottom two of the Hellenic League's Premier Division.

And both are against Longlevens, the side immediately above them in the table.

It is not yet known how many teams will be relegated, but the bottom side look certain to go down.

That place is currently occupied by Abingdon United, who are on the same number (28) of points as City with just one game at table-topping Brimscombe & Thrupp to come.

City also have a better goal difference of minus eight, but theirs is vastly inferior to Longlevens, so won't climb above them even if they beat the Gloucestershire side at Rivermoor Stadium this Saturday.

In addition to the return game with Reading at their Sawmills End ground on Good Friday, Longlevens also have to play Binfield at home on Easter Monday, April 22.

City's hopes of closing the gap on them suffered a blow last Saturday when they lost 2-1 away to title-chasing Bishops Cleeve.

After the hosts had missed a first-half penalty, they sealed the victory with goals from Jacob Davidge in the 23rd and 52nd minutes.

City kept plugging away and pulled a goal back through an Osuman Darboe penalty.

Manager Simon Johnson commented: "It was another tough result to take. We created a lot, but once again missed chances cost us.

"The two games against Longlevens are massive for us."

AFC Aldermaston return to Division One East action at home to Holyport on Saturday (3pm).

They then host Wallingford Town in the semi-finals of the Reading Senior Cup next Wednesday (7.45pm).

Woodley United complete their Division One East campaign at Holyport next Tuesday (7.45pm).