DEBUTANT Josh Bishop scored a stunning hat-trick as Hurst crushed Woodcote Stoke Row Reserves 7-3 in the first round of the Reading Junior Cup, writes Richard Ashton.

Shaun Bannon also produced a moment of magic to hit the target with a 45-yard lob, while substitute Steve Burgess bagged a brace and Dave Jackman was the other player on target for the hosts.

Bailey Goodenough grabbed a double for WSR, with Mike Higley also on the scoresheet.

In the Senior Cup, Marlow United eased past Berks County 5-0 as Laim Bushay helped himself to a pair of goals.

Joe Jarra, James Namyslak and substitute Qwam Thomas completed a facile victory for United.

In the Diamond Cup, goals from Arron Burch and Jesse Ryan were not enough to help Hurst A avoiding a 3-2 defeat to Taplow United A.

Wraysbury Village progressed in the Slough & Windsor Challenge Cup with a 4-2 home win against FC Beaconsfield, but Richings Park were knocked out following a 5-1 defeat at Old Windsor.

A Liam Lewendon double and a goal from substitute Hayden Best gave South Reading a 3-2 victory at Westwood United Reserves in the Berkshire Trophy Centre Intermediate Cup, while Maidenhead Town A were eliminated 4-2 by Twyford & Ruscombe in the Junior Cup, despite Kieran North netting for the visitors.

Premier Division pacesetters Woodcote Stoke Row recorded a fourth straight victory as they overcame Westwood United 3-0.

Recently-signed Patrick Gardner put the home side in front at the end of a hard-fought first half which saw Westwood have a player sent off for an off-the-ball incident.

Mike Davies doubled the advantage when he turned home a Mike Butcher cross, and Adam Cashin-Murray completed the scoring late on.

Cookham Dean climbed to second – eight points behind WSR but with three games in hand – after Scott Jackson scored the only goal of the game in their 1-0 home success against Highmoor Ibis United.

A Luke Gray brace and strikes from Terry Amor and Danny Langford earned Newbury a 4-2 victory at Mortimer, with James Bozarth on target for the home side.

Dan Machen opened the scoring in the third minute as Wokingham & Emmbrook Reserves beat Taplow United 5-0, Matt Booth and Andrew Mcrae adding two apiece later on.

Third-placed Wright & Unity Sports battled to a 2-1 win against Woodley United Royals.

FC Imaan Lions moved top of Division One after Aqeel Butt’s brace and goals from Clifford Haylet and Usman Tariq gave them a comfortable 4-1 home success against Eldon Celtic.

Burghfield FC are level on points with the leaders after goals from Rhys Iremonger, Kieran Farmer and Dominic Mckenzie earned them a 3-1 victory against Finchampstead.

Ryan North’s double fired Reading YMCA Rapids to a 2-1 win at Maidenhead Town – Chip Duncan on target for the hosts – while Rotherfield United overcame Frilsham & Yattendon 2-0.

In Division Two, Stefan Allen scored a fabulous hat-trick yet still found himself on the losing side as Mortimer Reserves went down 6-5 at AFC Corinthians in a crazy game. Harpdip Purewal and George Brewer were the other Mortimer scorers.

Jacek Bojda netted twice and Lukasz Hryniewicz, Bartosz Pachulski, Michal Szulik and Bartosz Rochatka were also on the scoresheet as White Eagles walloped Marlow United Reserves 6-0, while table-toppers FC Woodley downed Harchester Hawks 3-1.

Matthew Foreman’s brilliant treble and goals from Connor Lovell and Neil King inspired Brimpton Athletic to an easy 5-0 home win against Berks County Reserves.

A Nick Holzer hat-trick, an own goal and an Adam Henley effort helped second-placed Henley Town Reserves to a 5-0 victory at Highmoor Ibis Athletic.

Wargrave hammered Taplow United Reserves 5-1 – Owain Formby with the consolation – and Maidenhead Town Reserves won 3-1 at Braybrooke. Steve Newell, Matt Shave and Luke Krumins were the Maids’ goalscorers, with James Gregory replying on 75 minutes for the hosts.

Table-topping Goring United had a Javier Marzo double and goals from Jack Ploszynski and Simon Browne to thank for their 4-2 victory at Woodley United A.

Jamie Taylor, Sam Simmonds, Dan Carter and Dan Phillips were among the goalscorers as Division Four leaders Goring United Reserves eased to a 5-0 cruise against Berks County Rovers.

Dawid Nagoda and Dominik Kasiak netted for White Eagles Reserves as they battled to a 2-1 win against Cintra Park Rovers, Woodley United B were 3-0 victors at Harchester Hawks Development, and Farnham Royal Mavericks thrashed Taplow United A 5-1.