WOKINGHAM & Emmbrook conceded a late goal as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Penn & Tylers Green in a hard-fought Hellenic League Division One East encounter on Saturday.

Sumas began brightly and nearly took the lead when Chris Newlove’s fine cross narrowly evaded a brace of on-rushing Wokingham forwards, although the visitors then suffered a setback as captain Will Day limped off injured and had to be replaced by Ben Winship.

In a goalless first half, it was Penn & Tylers who came closest to scoring as they hit the bar, but the two sides went into the break on level terms.

Sean Woodward pulled off an excellent double-save for the away side, but he was finally beaten late on as substitute Fred Tripp found the back of the net.

And Wokingham’s misery was compounded late on when Ben Broadhurst was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Dan Bateman’s side do not have a game this coming weekend, returning to action with a trip to Sandhurst Town on Saturday, January 20.

  • BINFIELD FC – who have lost just two of their last 19 games in all competitions – return to action following a weekend off when they travel to Shrivenham in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup this coming Saturday (3pm).
  • SANDHURST Town were gifted a walkover in the Bluefin Sports Supplementary Cup after Loddon Rangers were unable to raise a side for their game at Bottom Meadow on Saturday.

The Fizzers – who sit seventh in the Hellenic League Division One East standings – host high-flying Penn & Tylers Green this Saturday (3pm).

  • EVERSLEY & California’s indifferent run in Division One of the Combined Counties League continued as they were held to a 2-2 draw at mid-table FC Deportivo Galicia.

The sixth-placed Boars were level at half time thanks to a Jacob Saurin strike, and they took the lead in the second half when Josh Smith found the back of the net.

However, the home side hit back late on to secure a point and leave Eversley with a solitary win in their last six outings.

Eversley & California host Ash United on Saturday (3pm).