PURLEY march on in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup after an excellent 4-1 win at Bracknell Sunday League side Finchampstead Athletic.

They are now through to the quarter-finals which take place on February 4.

But Reading Sunday League colleagues Woodley Wanderers were dumped in the exit tin by Bentos, losing 2-1 at home.

Only one game was played in the Senior Division last weekend , and that was at Madejski Academy where Polonia crashed 9-3 to Emmer Green.

It extended Green’s unbeaten league run to seven games and leaves them two points behind leaders Reading Irish with a game in hand. They have now scored 53 goals while conceding just six.

Premier Division leaders Eldon Celtic were made to work hard by fifth-placed Southcote Colts before winning 4-3, while Athletico Forest stayed hot on their heels with a 3-2 victory at Woodley United.

Le Galaxy moved into fourth spot with a 4-2 defeat of Mortimer, three points behind Tilehurst YM, who were 2-1 winners over 116 Exiles.

Reading United made it eight wins out of eight in Division 1 by hammering SC United 6-1 to go top of the table, replacing The Bull, who were held to a 1-1 draw at home by fourth-placed Woolhampton CFC.

Burghfield were awarded a home win due to Spencers Wood scratching the fixture.

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Action from Purley's (blue) win over Finchampstead Athletic.

Pangbourne & Basildon Barbarians reached the last eight of the Berks & Bucks Junior Cup by defeating Prestige Worldwide 5-4 on penalties after the tie had ended 2-2.

In Division 2, Forest FC secured only their third league win of the season when inflicting a 3-1 defeat on second-bottom Whitley Athletic, while Wokingham & Emmbrook shared six goals with visitors Southbank.

Division 3 pacemakers Englefield extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a 4-0 success at Barton Rovers, while second-placed Twyford Comets crushed previously-unbeaten Southcote Colts 9-0 thanks to hat-tricks from Shaun Bannon and Sam Wild plus strikes from Jordan Ivermee, Matt Wateridge and Phil Tegg.

Fourth club Mortimer Reserves hammered AFC Pangbourne 7-2 and FC Showcase triumphed 4-1 away to Toga Sports.

Theale are now 10 games unbeaten in Division 4 following their 4-3 win over Burghfield Reserves and Fox & Hounds also stayed in hot pursuit of leaders South Reading by edging out Shinfield Rangers by the odd goal in seven.

League fixtures resume on Sunday, January 7.