READING Men will be relegated if they lose to their closest rivals, Brooklands Manchester University, at Sonning Lane on Sunday (2pm), writes Dave Wright.

They are bottom of the table, four points behind Brooklands and five fewer than University of Exeter.

Last Saturday, the tailenders crashed 6-2 away to Holcombe.

Andy Oxburgh's 14th-minute goal cancelled out Hayden Phillips' opener three minutes earlier.

Harry Trussler restored the hosts' lead on the half-hour mark with Phillips making it 3-1 early in the second half.

Louis Gittens pulled one back for the Blues in the 43rd minute, only for Mark Gleghorne to make it 4-2 and Louis Duprez added the fifth before Gleghorne completed the scoring on the hour mark.

Reading 2nds drew 1-1 with Ashford and their lead in the MBBO Regional One title race is now down to four points, with title-rivals Amersham & Chalfont having a game in hand.

Tom Ferris netted for Blues with Shujah ur Rehman getting his 21st goal of the season for the visitors.

Reading 3rds crashed 9-3 away to OMT, the 4ths lost 4-0 to fellow strugglers West Hampstead 2nds in MBBO Regional Two, while the 5ths are on the verge of securing the Division Four title after drawing 1-1 with OMT 3rds.

In the Investec Women's League Division One South, Reading came from behind to win 2-1 away to Isca.

Having conceded a goal after just four minutes, it took them an hour to equalise through Alys Richards and there were just two minutes left when Jo Ellis-Day snatched the winner, her 10th goal of the season.

Second-placed Blues will be aiming to end champions-elect Wimbledon's run of 15 successive wins when they meet at Sonning Lane on Saturday (4.30pm).

Reading 2nds lost 2-1 at London Wayfarers in South Clubs' League Division One, the Rockets were beaten 5-3 by Thame in the Trysports Three Counties League Premier Division Two, and Rebels crashed 9-0 to South Berkshire 3rds in Division Two.

SONNING's hopes of winning MBBO Regional Two received a massive boost last weekend.

They hammered Oxford 2nds 7-3, while title rivals South Berkshire lost 3-2 to Wycombe 2nds, leaving them with a five-point advantage and with a game in hand.

The top two meet each other at Berks County Sports Ground this Saturday.

Nick Leach and Noel Plant both bagged braces at Oxford with Ian Finlayson, James Manser and Ed Williamson also on target.

Sonning 2nds are also in the hunt to win MBBO Division One, as they trail Staines 2nds by just one point after defeating Eastcote 2nds 5-2 with goals from Felix Freeston, Colm Hanlon, Chris Hinton, Jordan Manning and Luke Wise.

The 3rds won 3-1 at Banbury to stay third in Division Three, their goals coming from Elliott Weiss, Alex Littleboy and Ben Allday.

Sonning Ladies moved up to third in Division 3a of the South Clubs' League following their 5-2 win over Reading 3rds with Harriet Wilkinson, Rachel Muncey, Emily Lewis and Mai-Pon Wan all on target.

Sonning 2nds won 1-0 at Marlow 3rds to stay third in Trysports Three Counties League Premier Division Two, two points behind leaders Phoenix & Ranelagh, who beat Oxford Hawks 4ths 2-1, while the 3rds stay second in Division Two after winning 4-2 at Oxford 4ths.