WOODCOTE Stoke Row player-manager Sam Tucker stepped down from his role despite his side beating Burghfield 3-1, writes Richard Ashton.

Josh Beisly bagged a brace for the home side with Carl Self also on target, while Dominic McKenzie was on target for Burghfield.

But after the game, Tucker confirmed: "The last 18 months have given me some wonderful highs and unbelievable memories and have made me proud to lead a fine club and team.

"The pitch and the support on the sidelines the team gets for each home game would put many clubs in the leagues above to shame."

Chairman Pete McAlister added: "It is with a heavy heart the club have accepted Sam's resignation from the position of first-team manager.

"Sam stepped into the role when the club was at something of a crossroads. During that time Sam has worked extremely hard, sometimes in difficult circumstances, helping us maintain our position at the top end of the Thames Valley Premier Division – this culminated in a 15 game unbeaten run and a strong third place finish in the league last year.

"I and my fellow committee members sincerely thank Sam for his efforts. He can step away with his head held high and we would wish to see him remain as a player at the club."

Substitute James Atkinson got the only goal of the game as Mortimer won 1-0 at Wraysbury Village, while Berks County edged out Finchampstead by the same margin.

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Jack Foster hit the winner in Windlesham United's 1-0 triumph against leaders Reading City U23, while Richings Park drew 3-3 with Cookham Dean.

In Division One, basement side Woodcote Reserves grabbed their first points of the season with a 3-0 victory at Mortimer Reserves, Justin Trow grabbing a double and Nick Slatcher also on the scoresheet before he saw red.

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Replacement Daniel Ellis-Bland bagged the only goal of the game as Slough Heating Laurencians won 1-0 at Rotherfield United.

Phoenix Old Boys overcame Henley Town 3-2 in Division Two.

Division Three leaders Goring United slipped to a 2-1 home defeat to Pangbourne.

Josh Monk was on target for the hosts, but Luke Stroud and George Mowat's efforts were enough to give Pangbourne the win.

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James Akerman, Ibrahim Sajid and Tyriq Stewart got the goals for Maidenhad Town A in their 3-2 triumph against Hambleden, Jonny Openshaw and Jordan Ridgley netting for the visitors.

John Wood grabbed the only goal of the game as Phoenix Old Boys Reserves edged past Taplow United Development 1-0, while Berks County Reserves crushed Westwood Wanderers Development 8-2.

James Namyslak and James Nwoseh were among the goalscorers as Marlow United Reserves beat Robertswood 4-2.

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In Division Four, Sam Alexander fired leaders Goring United Reserves to a 1-0 victory at Henley Town Development.

A Jacek Bojda brace and a goal from Konrad Truchel gave White Eagles a 3-0 success at home to Harchester Hawks Development.

Dominic Lee smashed in a sensational treble as Burghfield Reserves battered Phoenix Old Boys Development 7-0.

Mohamed Mahmoud added a brace with the other goals coming from Mark Bolton and Callum Anderton.

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A Michael Fountain double and a goal from James Murdoch gave Taplow United Vets a 3-2 victory at AFC Corinthians, George Clarke and Adam Telford on target for the hosts.

Sean Graham and Matthew Swain both bagged braces as Berks County Rovers downed Farnham Royal Mavericks, Matt Panton also on target for the visitors.

Gavin Andrew, Tyrese Connor and Daniel Smith were the hosts' goalscorers.

Westwood Wanderers progressed in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy with a 3-1 victory at Kennington United.

A wonderful Dylan Chaffin hat-trick, aided by a Leo Richardson strike, guided Woodley United Royals past Westwood Wanderers Reserves 4-2 in the Intermediate Cup, while Wargrave hammered Long Wittenham Athletic 5-0.

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A Lewis Butcher double and a goal from George Fox gave Hurst a 3-1 success at home to Richings Park Reserves.

Daryll Wearn and Jack Northway netted for Maidenhead Town Reserves, but they went down 3-2 at Cookham Dean Reserves, while Shirvenham A eased past Eldon Celtic 3-0.

Harchester Hawks advanced with a 2-1 win at home to Faringdon Town Reserves.

An own goal and a Ryan Jansen strike gave Twyford & Ruscombe a 2-1 victory against Windlesham United Reserves, Scott Ellis with the reply, while Maidenhead Town beat Hounslow Wanderers 2-1 in the Maidenhead Norfolkian Cup.

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