WOODLEY United became the latest side to fall to runaway Division One East leaders Risborough Rangers as they were thumped 6-1 on Saturday.

The hosts recovered from an early Woodley goal with a dominant second half showing to extend their league record to an impressive 18 wins and two draws, while the Kestrels remain third bottom of the table.

After an early shot by Rangers went wide, a fantastic cross-field ball by United’s Lamin Ceesay found Max Laschok on the left.

Getting to the ball before the keeper, the forward’s lobbed effort landed on the roof of the net.

In the next attack, Laschok and Ceesay combined again after a clipped ball down the right touchline.

This time the former turned provider, squaring to Ceesay, who placed a low shot into the left corner from 10 yards out.

Following a goalmouth scramble which saw the away side hack clear, Ceesay missed to the right from the left of the box, before a Risborough corner from the right saw a Joel Read header clip the top of the bar.

Following a sustained period of pressure, Woodley keeper Craig McCreeth did well to punch clear a left-wing cross moments before Rangers had a goal ruled out.

United were looking to hit their opponents on the counter using their pacey wide men, and another fine ball from left to right saw Ceesay pick out young winger Josh Millo.

After a couple of nice touches, Millo passed to Laschok who rolled in Ceesay, but his shot from a tight angle on the left was blocked for a corner.

There was a big let-off for Woodley on 38 minutes when a dangerous cross was inadvertently turned towards his own goal by right-back Jamaal Wright.

However, showing excellent reflexes, McCreeth did superbly to palm away the ball destined for the left corner.

United’s advantage only lasted for another 60 seconds, though, as almost immediately after the save, McCreeth was beaten by a low shot from Sam Pekun.

And despite defending well for large periods, Woodley went into the break behind after Brian Haule fired home after a left-wing corner was not cleared.

The second half started frantically with United clearing off the line, and a golden chance at the other end was spurned when Ceesay failed to control a ball which would have seen him go clear through on goal.

The visitors were immediately punished on 51 minutes when Haule smashed home after the ball broke to him on the left side of the box.

Two minutes later the prolific hitman completed his hat-trick despite the best efforts from McCreeth, who got a hand to a header which went into the top right corner.

After a couple of half-chances for Laschok, one which went wide and the other blocked, a miserable 13 minutes for United ended with Josh Fox rounding McCreeth and rolling into an empty net from a tight angle.

Just after the hour, Harry Hawkins shot over after being teed up by Ceesay as Woodley attempted to get back into the match.

However, the home team were relentless and some excellent play on the right by Pekun saw him beat his man and fizz a cross in which Kyle Faulkner couldn’t convert.

With the match entering the final 10 minutes, McCreeth pulled off a sprawling save to deny Pekun a second, but the scoring was then completed 60 seconds later when Pekun unselfishly squared to Faulkner who could not miss from close range.

Woodley United are without a game, returning to action at home to Thame Rangers on Saturday, February 22.

AFC Aldermaston picked up an impressive point at Milton United on Saturday, Jamel Forde-Small putting the Atom Men in front before Ollie Nadin levelled on 17 minutes.

Their home game with Marlow United was postponed on Tuesday evening due to a waterlogged pitch.

Aldermaston host Kidlington Development on Saturday (3pm) before visiting Abingdon Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).

In the Premier Division, Reading City won 2-0 at Ardley United thanks to an early Jordan Alves strike and a Stacy Boatey penalty nine minutes before half-time.

The Citizens – whose home Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup game with Flackwell Heath was postponed on Monday – host Longlevens in the league on Saturday (3pm). before travelling to basement side Holmer Green next Tuesday (7.45pm).