READING City slipped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat in their home Premier Division game with lowly Brimscombe & Thrupp on Saturday.

Jack Smtih's goal early in the second period proved decisive at the Rivermoor Stadium.

The Citizens were then left frustrated as their scheduled Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup game with Flackwell Heath was postponed for a third time due to a waterlogged pitch on Monday.

Reading City host Bishops Cleeve on Saturday (3pm), before they travel to Holmer Green next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Woodley United fell to a 2-1 defeat at Wallingford Town in their Division One East encounter on Saturday.

The Kestrels started positively, but failed to capitalise on the chances created.

The 10th minute saw Josh Millo show good skill in the right-back position to pass the ball to Lamin Ceesay who in turn split the hosts’ defence for Ben Anderson to run onto, but he under-hit his shot which was comfortably stopped by Town’s keeper Garry Aulsberry.

Two minutes later Aulsberry did well to deny Max Laschok followed by Max Swift heading over the bar from a Ryan Alexander free-kick.

Wallingford gradually eased their way into the match and saw a shot go wide due to pressure from Chase Jewell and McCreeth saving well from Jake Smith in the 19th minute.

Ceesay then fired over, McCreeth stopped Luke Williams and Aulsberry turned an Anderson shot aside for a corner.

Anderson set-up Laschok, but his angle was too tight and enabled Aulsberry to save, Williams headed wide while Laschok shot low but was denied by the advancing Aulsberry.

United finished the goalless first half with a Millo free-kick scrambled clear in the home penalty area and Ceesay shooting wide.

The first chance of the second half came in the 57th minute and required McCreeth to make an outstanding double save to keep the match goalless before the opening goal three minutes later.

A clearance hit a divot which resulted in a ball going out of play change direction into the path of Charlie Silkstone, flat footing the United defence. Silkstone squared the ball to Euan Aitchinson to fire pass Craig McCreeth when one-on-one on the hour mark.

Almost immediately United had a chance to level when a quickly taken free-kick by Ceesay evaded Anderson, but the same two players levelled the match in the 64th minute when Ceesay’s pass found Anderson running behind Aulsberry unmarked to score into an open net.

Silkstone went wide four minutes later, while Aulsberry parried for another corner with 11 minutes remaining.

The deciding goal came two minutes form the end of normal time when Town broke down their right flank and were able to cross the ball to the far post which was met by Rio Burgoyne to head into the net.