READING YMCA were forced to battle hard before ultimately securing a 3-2 victory at Division One side Hurst in the first round of the Berkshire Trophy Centre Senior Cup, writes Richard Ashton.

Shaun Bannon and James Roxburgh-Smith got the hosts’ goals, but a late winner four minutes from time took the Young Men into the second round.

A Liam Wilson double and goals from Sam Guze, Marvin Hinds and Adam King helped Woodley United Royals progress with a 5-3 victory at Mortimer, for whom James Croft scored twice.

Max Laschok netted for Wokingham & Emmbrook Reserves, but they were eliminated 3-1 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at Rotherfield United.

Richard Johnson and Kieran Robinson both bagged braces and Matthew Bonny and Jason Baverstock were also on target as Finchampstead stunned Wraysbury Village 6-1.

Berks County overcame Eldon Celtic 5-3, Burghfield FC advanced with a surprise 3-2 success at home to Wright & Unity Sports, and Frilsham & Yattendon conceded their game at Newbury.

In the Slough & Windsor Challenge Cup, Taplow United were ousted 3-0 by FC Beaconsfield, while in the Maidenhead Norfolkians Reserves Cup, Reading YMCA Rapids and Cookham Dean Reserves progressed with 6-1 thumpings of Maidenhead Town A and Frontline Reserves respectively.

Eddie Prove and Jesse Ryan scored for Hurst A, but they were knocked out 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Robertswood, and Woodley United B went out 3-0 at home to Stoke Poges Saints Reserves.

Maidenhead Town Reserves lost 3-2 at Willow Wanderers, Braybrooke were eliminated 3-0 at Slough Heating Laurencians Reserves and Prestwood Reserves conceded their game at Brimpton Athletic.

Woodcote Stoke Row moved top of the Premier Division table after they came from behind to beat hosts Marlow United 3-2.

The home side made a blistering start and surged into a 2-0 lead inside the opening quarter of an hour courtesy of goals from Joe Jarra and Qwamani Thomas.

However, James Worsfold pulled a goal back before Marlow were reduced to 10 men when Ollie Flint lunged recklessly at Sam Tucker in the 30th minute.

Jake Dillon levelled matters shortly after the half hour mark, and the home side then lost a second player shortly before the break when Andrew Nichol picked up a second yellow card.

WSR had the better of the second half, but had to wait until the 83rd minute for Sam Green to snatch the winner.

Westwood United earned a 3-1 triumph at Highmoor Ibis United, while Maidenhead Magpies drew 1-1 with Richings Park in Division One.

Ben Lyden and substitute Isaac Sedun both scored twice as FC Imaan Lions battered Westwood United Reserves 8-0, George Dallarda, Sabeel Ashgar, Bilal Saleem and Andrew Phiri getting the other goals.

FC Woodley stayed top of Division Two following their 2-0 home win against Marlow United Reserves, although South Reading remain hot on their heels following a fourth win from four, this time 5-1 at home to Mortimer Reserves.

Liam Lewendon and Jordan Sawyer both bagged braces, with Jamie Broadley the other Woodley player to hit the target. Daniel Evans scored the consolation.

Harchester Hawks thrashed Berks County Reserves 5-0, and a Bartosz Pachulski strike earned White Eagles a point in their 1-1 draw with AFC Corinthians.

A Toby Camfield double secured all three points for Henley Town Reserves in Division Three, the Red Kites sealing a 2-1 victory at home to Woodley United A.

Division Four table-toppers Twyford & Ruscombe made it three wins from three with a 6-1 demolition of Farnham Royal Mavericks.

A fabulous Jonathan Nicholas hat-trick and a second-half Daniels Reynolds strike earned Goring United Reserves all three points following a convincing 4-1 victory against Harchester Hawks Development.

Luke Molloy and Dale Bowden were the Taplow United A heroes as they beat Cintra Park Rovers 2-1, and Dave Amey and Chris Searle got the goals in Berks County Rovers’ 2-1 win at AFC Corinthians A.