DANIEL Ray bagged a brace as South Berkshire eased past MBBO Regional Two bottom side Oxford Hawks 3rds 4-1 at Cantley Park on Saturday, writes Richard Ashton.

Chris Fifield and Andy Smith also hit the back of the net for the home side, with Charlie Plumptre grabbing the consolation for Hawks.

South Berkshire do not have a game this weekend, returning to action at home to Sonning on Saturday, February 17.

Goals from Paul Kaplanski and Desmond Sanders were not enough for second-bottom South Berkshire 2nds, who lost 6-2 at Eastcote 3rds in MBBO Division Two.

David Cooper did a lot of the damage for the home side as he scooped a hat-trick, with Luke Defanis grabbing two goals and Jas Nijhar the other.

In Division Three, South Berkshire 3rds were involved in an extraordinary goal-fest, but ultimately came up short in an 8-7 defeat at Leighton Buzzard.

Tom Pullen struck with a brilliant treble for South Berks – taking his tally for the season to 17 – while Duncan Clarke netted twice and Max Harrall and Ben Stafford also wrote their names on the scoresheet.

However, two apiece from Josh Gale and Jack Gorton, allied to efforts from Matt Franklin, Mark Stephenson, Matt Rust and David Fry, ensured the visitors left with nothing.

South Berkshire 5ths put in a brave showing, but were defeated 2-0 by Division Eight East table-toppers Amersham & Chalfont 4ths.

Division Eight West title hopefuls South Berkshire Terriers picked up an 11th win in 14 games with a comfortable 3-0 home win against Oxford 8ths.

South Berkshire Ladies were held to a 2-2 draw at Maidenhead 2nds in Premier One of the Trysports Three Counties League.

The fourth-placed side travel to league leaders Amersham & Chalfont this coming Saturday.

South Berkshire 2nds moved eight points clear of the Premier Two drop zone with a shock 1-0 success at high-flying Phoenix & Ranelagh.

In Division Three, third-bottom South Berkshire 3rds were joined on 11 points by Aylesbury 3rds after they lost 1-0 to the second-bottom side.

South Berkshire 4ths extended their lead at the top of Division Five to six points following a 7-0 demolition of basement side Oxford 7ths.