LIAM Bourke and Alex Hills got the goals as Berks County recorded just a second Premier Division win of the season with a 2-0 home success against Woodley United Royals, writes Richard Ashton.

Table-topping Woodcote Stoke Row secured a hard-fought 3-2 home win against Cookham Dean.

The game started and continued at a furious pace with the visitors faster out of the blocks.

They were rewarded after 12 minutes with a brilliant angled finish by Scott Jackson after he was played-in to go clear down the left flank, and Cookham were then robbed of a 2-0 lead on 17 minutes by a brilliant save by Kane Roberts.

This proved a crucial turning point, as three minutes later Woodcote were level. Ryan Corbett was played in by Andy Bullett and his cool lob gave the keeper no chance to make the score 1-1. The home side then had a great opportunity to take the lead, but a fine tackle robbed Paddy Gardner of what seemed a certain goal.

Next, it was Cookham’s turn to go close and be robbed by a fine tip-over by Roberts, but it was the home team who went in front on 30 minutes.

Jake Tucker knocked a good ball down the line and Corbett cleverly took it past his marker before whipping in a great cross for Mike Davies to score with a stooping header. The keeper took the pace off the ball, but it still trickled over the line for 2-1.

Almost on half time Cookham made it 2-2 with a looping Paul Sharpe header from a well-flighted free-kick levelling matters.

If Cookham shaded the first half, the second period clearly belonged to Woodcote, but they were made to fight every inch of the way and the decisive goal came on the hour mark.

Sam Tucker’s wonderful cross eluded three defenders and the excellent Corbett, lurking at the far post, hammered the ball into the top of the net for 3-2.

The chances were few and far between after that, but fell mainly to Woodcote with Davies going close at the death.

Division One leaders Richings Park were held to a 3-3 draw at Eldon Celtic, Mike Akem-Che, Khalil Chowdhary and Matt Williamson scoring for the home side.

Shaun Bannon, Aaron Williams and Dan Pearson were on target for Hurst as they beat Rotherfield United 3-1, Dan Sporle netting the consolation.

Kamran Khan and Aqeel Butt scored for second-placed FC Imaan Lions as they won 2-1 at Burghfield FC.

Liam Baker was on target for Woodcote Stoke Row Reserves, but they lost 2-1 in at AFC Corinthians in Division Two, while Brimpton Athletic hammered Marlow United Reserves 6-2.

A Sam Fuller hat-trick added to by a brace from Javier Marzo and goals from Ben Fuller and Angus Williams gave second-placed Goring United an emphatic 7-0 win against Taplow United Reserves in Division Three.

Lukasz Hryniewicz and Bartosz Mrozowski both bagged braces as White Eagles Reserves cruised past Maidenhead Town A 5-2 in Division Four.

Sebastian Urbanski got the other goal for the home side, with Jack Sharpling and Tom Osborne on target for Town.

Taran Bansal and Zach Maynard netted for Farnham Royal Mavericks, but they were beaten 4-2 at Harchester Hawks Development.

In the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup, FC Woodley knocked out Maidenhead Magpies 5-4 after extra time, the two sides having drawn 2-2 in 90 minutes.

Reading YMCA Rapids also advanced with a 4-1 penalty shoot-out success at Compton following a 2-2 draw in normal time.

Stefan Allen and Andrew Johnstone-Archer both scored four times as Mortimer Reserves annihilated Wargrave 12-2 in the Berkshire Trophy Centre Intermediate Cup.

Nick Kingston, Harmit Riyat, Deshawn Whittaker and replacement Scott Dewar completed the rout.

Liam Field and Steve Newell were among the goalscorers as Maidenhead Town Reserves beat Berks County Reserves 4-1, Callum Shields bagging the consolation. Finchampstead Reserves conceded their game against White Eagles, while in the Junior Cup, Jose Ribiero’s goal was not enough for Twyford & Ruscombe as they lost 2-1 at Cintra Park Rovers.

Berks County Rovers advanced 4-3 on penalties after their 3-3 draw at AFC Corinthians A, while Hurst Reserves were beaten 6-3 by Benson Lions in the Reading Jubilee Cup.

Jake Brooks, Mitchell Burley and substitute Rich Harling were on the scoresheet as Maidenhead Town beat Prestwood 3-1 in the Maidenhead Norfolkians Senior Cup.