IAN Davies maintained his hot form by scoring both goals as Binfield won 2-0 at Brimscombe & Thrupp in the Hellenic League's Bluefin Sports Cup to earn a quarter-final tie at Wantage, writes Dave Wright.

The striker has now hit the target eight times in the last four games.

He could have scored more as he squandered a good chance in the 55th minute on Saturday before breaking the deadlock with a 62nd-minute header.

After keeper Chris Grace had pulled off a fine save to deny the hosts an equaliser, Davies doubled the Moles' lead in the 76th minute from the penalty spot, awarded for handball.

Manager Roger Herridge commented: "We had to work hard for the victory, but we were good value over the 90 minutes."

The quarter-final tie at Wantage will be played a week on Saturday, January 12, with the Moles looking to avoid another exit at Alfredian Park, having lost 1-0 in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup last October.

Before that, ninth-placed Binfield have league matches at the 12th club, Shrivenham, this Saturday, before taking on Ascot United, who are currently second in the table, at Hill Farm Lane on Monday (7.45pm).

WOKINGHAM & Emmbrook were beaten 2-1 by Chalvey Sports at Arbour Park and end the year 10th in Division One of the Hellenic League.

They fell behind in the 18th minute to a close-range finish from Jason Marney, with appeals for offside being turned down.

In a game that was scrappy at times, the Sumas deservedly drew level in the 54th minute with Elliott Rushforth finishing off a slick move involving George Marsh, Josh Harris and James Clark.

But they fell behind again 10 minutes later when an accurate cross was powerfully headed into the bottom corner by Ryan Hazell.

Dan Bateman's men will be looking to get back to winning ways against Chinnor at Larges Lane this Saturday.

Then next Tuesday evening (7.45pm) they host Woodley United in the final Hellenic League Division One Subsidiary Cup Group B match.

If Wokingham win they will finish runners-up to unbeaten Holyport in their group, while a defeat would see them end up bottom with Woodley going above them.

In the first round of the knock-out stages, Wokingham or Aldermaston will host Abingdon Town.

SANDHURST, eighth in the table, defeated bottom club Cove 2-0 in the Combined Counties League's Division One.

Mitch Cooper, producing a man-of-the-match performance, opened the scoring five minutes before half-time when turning home Luke Cox's free-kick with Charlie Oakley putting the issue beyond doubt in the second minute of added-on time at the end of the game.

The Fizzers host Hellenic Division One East leaders Burnham at Bottom Meadow in the quarter-finals of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy this Saturday

EVERSLEY & California lost 1-0 at Epsom & Ewell, with the only goal coming just before the hour mark when Bobby Bennett's scuffed shot appeared to hit a divot on its way past keeper Charlie Lusty, who had an excellent game.

The Boars, 14th in the standings, face sixth-placed Tooting Bec at the ESA sports ground Saturday.

BRACKNELL Town have reached the halfway stage of their Bostik League fixtures well placed to challenge for at least the play-offs.

The Robins, without a game last Saturday, went into their home encounter with Westfield yesterday (Tuesday) in fifth place in the South Central Division, but just five points behind leaders and title-favourites Hayes & Yeading, who thrashed Hanwell 9-1 at the weekend.

This left Hayes on 38 points from 16 games, followed by Marlow with 36 from 19, Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey, both with 34 from 19, and Bracknell, 33 from 18.

Geoff Warner's men visit mid-table Chipstead on Saturday.