DANIEL Townson was on target for Hurst, but they endured a tough day in Division One as home side Rotherfield United hammered them 5-1, writes Richard Ashton.

Table-toppers Richings Park fell to a shock 4-3 defeat at Finchampstead, Alex Woodhead, Luke Hanley, James Payne and Sean Hanley on target for the home side, while Ryan Adams, Tomas Kenton and Ryan Edmunds replied for Park.

Eldon Celtic climbed out of the bottom two with a 2-0 success against Cookham Dean Reserves.

Second-placed Wright & Unity Sports suffered a blow to their Premier Division title hopes as they were held to a 3-3 draw at Westwood United, the team one place below them in the table.

Jack Shea and Jordan Newman grabbed second-half goals to help Cookham Dean back to winning ways with a 2-0 home win against cellar dwellers Taplow United.

In Division Two, FC Woodley slumped to a first defeat of the season as nearest rivals South Reading underlined their title credentials with an impressive 5-1 demolition.

Jordan Sawyer, Craig Priest, Liam Goddard, Craig Haylett and substitute Liam Lewendon got the goals for the home side, who close to within two points of top spot, albeit having played a game more than Woodley.

A Stefan Allen hat-trick and a goal from Matthew Fox were only enough to earn fourth-placed Mortimer Reserves a point from their 4-4 draw at home to struggling Woodcote Stoke Row Reserves, a double for Liam Baker and goals from teenager Bailey Goodenough and Ryan Corbett securing a share of the spoils for WSR.

Harchester Hawks crushed Brimpton Althletic 4-1, Andy Miller with the consolation, while Alex Hunter netted for Berks County Reserves in their 3-1 defeat at Marlow United Reserves.

Peter Jones and replacement Richard Dow were on target for Hurst A, but they were beaten 4-2 at home by Braybrooke in Division Three.

Nick Holzer bagged a brace and Arron Finch was among the other goalscorers as Henley Town Reserves cruised to a 5-0 success at Taplow United Reserves.

Jack Purser scored a brilliant hat-trick to help third-placed Goring United Reserves thrash Woodley United B in Division Four.

Jonathan Nicholas, Javier Marzo, Daniel Carter and Marley Ipinson also found the back of the net for the home side.

Goals from Jack Sharpling, Tom Osborne, Kieran North and substitute Adrian Manez fired Maidenhead Town A to a 4-1 win at AFC Corinthians A, Scott Nelson with the consolation.

Berks County Rovers were the day’s top scorers as they hammered rock bottom Farnham Royal Mavericks 8-2.

Matt Panton collected a treble and Chris Searle a brace, with Andy Prendergast, Ben Hudell and replacement James Andrews also on target for the hosts.

A Lukasz Hryniewicz strike was not enough for White Eagles as they crashed out of the Reading Junior Cup following a narrow 2-1 defeat to Westwood United Reserves.

l THE Thames Valley League Select XI were knocked out of the FA Inter-League Cup at the quarter-final stage following a dramatic 5-4 defeat at the Amateur Football Combination League.

The home side took a seventh-minute lead when a superb Stuart Hold free-kick beat Marlow United goalkeeper Matt Rundle, but the TVL levelled when Reading YMCA midfielder Jordan Cox was felled in the area, his clubmate Dan Donegan converting the spot-kick.

The Amateurs went back in front just before the half-hour mark when Ellis McLennon struck from the edge of the box, but the visitors hit back for a second time when a Donegan free-kick struck the cross-bar before Marlow man Alan Mckie bundled home.

It was the home side who went into the break 3-2 in front, though, a Charlie Cain free-kick being headed home by Hold on the stroke of half time.

The second half proved equally as entertaining, although things looked bleak for the TVL when McLennon scored for the second time on 72 minutes.

Yet they hit back almost immediately, Newbury teammates Carl Jenner and Daniel Langford combining before the latter cut the gap to 4-3.

It was the home side who put the game to bed, though, with George Proctor stabbing home from close-range, albeit Langford grabbed a second to make it 5-4 late on before Donegan had a free-kick saved with one of the final passages of play.