WOODLEY United gained revenge for a defeat earlier in the season by edging past Richfield Rovers Reserves 4-3 in the Premier Division, writes Richard Ashton.

Skipper Danny Blatchford (pictured) opened the scoring on 25 minutes when he looped his free-kick from just outside the box into the top left-hand corner.

Woodley kept their noses in front until the 55th minute when a long throw caused havoc in their box, resulting in Richfield levelling the scores.

United edged ahead on 60 minutes when Jon Norris tapped in from close range, but their lead did not last long as Richfield were awarded an indirect free-kick in the box and managed to smash it past the Woodley players on the goal line.

Man-of-the-match Loic Srodawa restored Woodley’s lead on 75 minutes when he broke away from the Richfield defence and slotted underneath the diving ‘keeper.

Richfield were caught on the break a second time as they pushed forward trying to get the equaliser by Ollie Jones’ pace to make it 4-2.

Further drama came in the closing minutes when Richfield were awarded a penalty but failed to take advantage. They did, however, score in the closing minutes to make it 4-3, and the tension got to both teams at the end with both Woodley and Richfield finishing with 10 men.

Leaders Eldon Celtic won 3-1 at Le Galaxy, while Tilehurst YM overcame Southcote Colts A 2-1.

Reading Irish moved back to the top of the Senior Division with a 1-0 home success against Woodley Wanderers, second-placed Dee Road Rangers were held to a 3-3 draw at Polonia Reading, and Emmer Green smashed Richfield Rovers 8-0.

Division One leaders The Bull won 3-1 at lowly S.C. United, AFC Burghfield Reserves beat AFC Bradfield 3-2, Pangbourne & Basildon Barbarians downed Caversham AFC 2-1 and Woolhampton CFC triumphed 4-1 at Spencers Wood.

In Division Two, leaders Coley Park were tested before they sealed a 3-2 victory at home to Park Villa, while Arborfield stayed in the title race with a 2-0 success against Forest FC.

A poor showing by Loxwood saw them gift Whitley Athletic their first league win of the season, the hosts prevailing 4-3.

Despite taking an early lead through Luke Giles, Loxwood found themselves 4-1 down midway through the second half.

And although Steve Barter and new signing Tom Slade reduced the arrears, the visitors just weren’t firing on all cylinders and slumped to defeat.

For Whitley it was prolific striker Shane Cooper-Clark who did the damage firing in all four goals.

Brimpton Rangers crushed 116 Exiles 5-0, Wokingham & Emmbrook squeezed past Maiden Place 1-0 and Southbank conceded their game at Berkshire Rovers.

Second-placed Englefield cruised past Loddon Valley Rangers 5-0 in Division Three, while Toga Sports lost 1-0 at AFC Pangbourne.

Borussia Teeth battered Caversham United 9-1 in Division Four.

New England blasted Sanctuary Strikers 6-1, Fox & Hounds crushed Calcot Royals 6-2, and The Bugle won 4-1 at Shinfield Park United.

Table-toppers South Reading hammered Shinfield Rangers 5-1 and Theale drew 2-2 with Tilehurst Club A.

Purley progressed in the Tilehurst Charity Cup with a 5-2 success at Kidmore End/The Mod, while The Tilehurst Club conceded their game at Mortimer.

In the Industrial Cup, Henley Town slammed Burghfield 5-1, and Woodley Wanderers Reserves advance with a 3-1 home victory against WS Hobnob.

Tilehurst Club Reserves knocked out Sportsman 2-1.

Goals from Shaun Bannon, Ashley Trice and Nathan Long fired Twyford Comets into the last eight of the John Lusted Cup following a 3-2 home win against Southcote Colts.

Barton Rovers eliminated Six Bells 2-1 after extra time, while AFC Lowfield Green also made it through with a 3-2 win at Delta Vigo.