HIGHMOOR Ibis remain second-bottom of the Hellenic League Premier Division after goals from Jonty Welch and Dave Merrick gave Longlevens a 2-0 home win.

The Rivermoor side face a relegation six-pointer when they host Ascot United on Saturday (3pm), before travelling to Milton United in the Bluefin Sports Supplementary Cup next Tuesday (7.45pm).

AFC Aldermaston picked up a point from their Division One East 1-1 draw at home to Didcot Town Reserves.

Craig Masterson was on target for the Atom Men, with replacement Jack Kitchener replying for the visitors.

AFC Aldermaston host Chalfont Wasps in the Supplementary Cup next Tuesday (7.45pm).

  • A BRILLIANT Danny Nicholson hat-trick helped Tilehurst YM record a fourth straight Reading & District Sunday League Premier Division victory and climb to second in the table as they hammered Southcote Colts A 5-0.

Olly Gould had given the home side a 30th-minute lead before Nicholson got to work, the rout completed late on by Craig Palmer.

Richfield Rovers Reserves consigned 116 Exiles to the foot of the table on goal difference following a 3-0 home win.

Dee Road Rangers went top of the Senior Division with a dramatic 4-3 victory against Woodley Wanderers, but Emmer Green still look the team to beat after moving to 19 points from seven games with a 9-0 annihilation of Kidmore End/The Mod. The emphatic victory takes their goal difference to a staggering +50.

In Division One, second-placed Reading United were shocked 3-2 at lowly Caversham AFC, while Woodley Wanderers Reserves crushed Imaan FC 8-3.

AFC Bradfield overcame Burghfield 3-0, S.C. United eased past WS Hobnob 4-1 and Spencers Wood ousted Pangbourne & Basildon Barbarians 1-0.

Coley Park are the new leaders of Division Two after they beat Brimpton Rangers 3-0.

Sportsman dropped to second after losing their 100 per cent record in a 1-1 draw at Loxwood, albeit they are just two points off top with two games in hand.

Wokingham & Emmbrook overcame cellar-dwellers Whitley Athletic 4-2, Arborfield won 2-1 at Park Villa and Berkshire Rovers trounced 116 Exiles Reserves 8-3.

Division Three table-toppers Englefield were made to work hard before edging past FC Showcase 1-0, while AFC Lowfield Green and Twyford Comets hammered Tilehurst Titans and Toga Sports 5-1 respectively.

Barton Rovers won a nine-goal thriller 5-4 at Mortimer Reserves, Southcote Colts smashed AFC Pangbourne 6-1 and Delta Vigo shared the spoils 1-1 with Thames Athletic.

Theale moved level on points with Division Four front-runners South Reading after obliterating New England 6-0, while third-placed Tilehurst Club A are also still unbeaten in 11 games and sit two points back after destroying Sanctuary Strikers 7-0.

Basement boys Caversham United picked up just a third point of the season with an impressive 2-2 draw at fourth-placed Fox & Hounds, Shinfield Park United downed Calcot Royals 3-1, Six Bells blasted lowly Burghfield Reserves 6-0 and Shinfield Rangers drew 3-3 with Borussia Teeth.

Reading Irish reached the last eight of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup by annihilating AFC Burghfield 8-3, while Maiden Place knocked Tilehurst Club Reserves out of the Junior Cup 4-3.

  • IN the Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League Division Two South, Barton Rovers Royals were beaten 4-0 by high flying Taplow Ladies.

Kendall Gilmour scored twice for Newbury Development, but they lost 3-2 at Wantage Town.