SOUTH Berkshire men were held to a 2-2 draw in their MBBO Regional Two game at Banbury 2nds, writes Richard Ashton.

The result extended ninth-placed South Berkshire’s winless run to eight matches, despite Tom King’s brace taking the league’s top scorer to an impressive 16 goals for the campaign.

However, Banbury earned a share of the spoils as Ollie Davis and Callum White got their names on the scoresheet.

South Berkshire are at home to Reading 4ths this coming Saturday.

In MBBO Division Two, mid-table South Berkshire 2nds went goal crazy as they obliterated basement boys Ashford 2nds 11-0.

Paul Kaplinski struck a brilliant hat-trick, while there were braces for Mike Baylis, Joseph Hayes and Michael Amor. The rout was completed by Daniel Ray and Des Saunders, the former taking his seasonal tally to 14.

South Berkshire 3rds cruised to a 5-1 success at Milton Keynes 3rds in Division Three.

The prolific Tom Scott – now with 16 goals to his name this season – struck four times, with Richard Wallace also finding the back of the net.

South Berkshire 4ths remain third in Division Eight West following their 5-2 home win against cellar-dwellers Newbury & Thatcham 6ths, while South Berkshire Terriers battled to a 2-1 victory at Oxford Hawks 7ths to stay fourth in the table.

Both South Berks sides have 23 points, 11 adrift of runaway leaders Wallingford 4ths, but only two behind second-placed Bicester 3rds.

South Berkshire Ladies – fifth in Premier Division One of the Trysports Three Counties League – return to action after a week off against the side one place below them in the standings, Newbury & Thatcham, at Birch Hill Recreation Ground on Saturday (11.30am).

South Berkshire 2nds remain top of Division One despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Oxford 4ths, while South Berkshire 3rds extended their lead at the top of Division Three to eight points by thrashing Maidenhead 4ths 4-1 in their top-of-the-table encounter.

Sandra Dodington and Emily Whybrow were among the hosts’ goalscorers.

In Division Four, South Berkshire 4ths climbed out of the bottom two with a gritty 2-1 win at Harlow-High Wycombe.