HURST Reserves kept their Division Two promotion hopes alive with a 3-0 home victory against Marlow United Reserves, writes Richard Ashton.

Noah Hodge put the hosts in front on 50 minutes following a goalless first half, and further strikes from Peter Jones and replacement Tim Grenham helped lift Hurst to fourth place in the table.

Third-placed Woodcote Stoke Row Reserves suffered a horrific day at the office as they were thumped 7-1 at home by Maidenhead Town Reserves.

Daryll Wearn bagged a brace for the visitors, with Aaron Keenan, Matt Clarke and substitutes Callum Willis, Kieran North and Nathan Harrowell also finding the back of the net.

Justin Trow grabbed a late consolation for the hosts.

Goals from Ed Ardill and Dan Houseman lifted Goring United out of the relegation zone following their 2-1 victory against Richings Park Reserves.

A Nathan Lishman double helped Premier Division table-toppers Cookham Dean extend their advantage at the summit to seven points following a routine 5-0 triumph at Reading City U23, Paolo Cicero, Jack Alder and Joseph Newman with the other goals.

Second-placed Woodcote Stoke Row battled gamely to salvage a 0-0 draw from their game at fellow title contenders Marlow United, despite playing more than an hour with 10 men following Ed Gadd's straight red card.

WSR player-manager Sam Tucker was proud of his side, commenting: "The desire, heart and togetherness shown was unbelievable – I've never seen a more disciplined and backs-to-the-wall performance.

"Away from home against a team who could easily play in the Hellenic league, with 10 men for more than an hour, I thought to a man we were superb.

"I genuinely couldn't pick a man-of-the-match as it would be a disservice to everyone else on the pitch."

Michael Davies scored for Mortimer, but their outside title hopes were effectively ended following a 4-1 derby defeat at home to Burghfield.

Wraysbury Village overcame the sending off of Chris Randall to secure a 3-1 victory against Westwood United, Tom White, Sean Hill and Cameron Hughes with the goals.

In Division One, Mitchell Burley grabbed a hat-trick to guide second-placed Maidenhead Town to a convincing 5-0 triumph at Cookham Dean Reserves, Jake Wheeler and substitute Josh Trayte with the other goals.

A Jacek Bojda double was not enough for White Eagles as they went down 4-2 at home to Eldon Celtic, and Rotherfield United edged out Finchampstead 2-1.

Goals from Craig Leech and Richard Bennett secured Pangbourne a 2-1 Division Three victory at Henley Town, denting the hosts' promotion hopes in the process.

In Division Four, Henley Town Development dropped to the foot of the table on goal difference after they lost 4-2 at Westwood United Development, while AFC Corinthians A drew 2-2 with Phoenix Old Boys Reserves.

Tom Nower and Leslie Sackie found the back of the net to fire Berks County into the semi-finals of the Berkshire Trophy Centre Senior Cup with a 2-0 home win against Richings Park, while Newbury suffered a first defeat of the season in a nine-goal thriller at FC Imaan Lions, exiting the tournament following a 5-4 reverse.

Aqeel Butt was the star for the hosts, hitting a hat-trick, with the other goals coming from Sabeel Ashgar and replacement Aadil Ashgar.

Reading YMCA Rapids advanced in the Maidenhead Norfolkian Intermediate Cup following a 2-1 success against Phoenix Old Boys, while Westwood United Reserves knocked AFC Aldermaston Reserves out of the Reading Junior Cup with a 5-1 rout.

In the Jubilee Cup, Twyford & Ruscombe beat Taplow United A 4-1 on penalties following a 2-2 draw.

A late Sam Hickman effort helped Twyford force extra time after Jack Smillie had scored early in the first half for the hosts, Bhurinder Bhangoo and Jonathan Parker having netted for Taplow.

Jack Sanderson scored for Datchet Village, but they suffered Berks & Bucks Junior Cup semi-final agony with a 2-1 home reverse against Willen.