Cup action took precedence again this weekend, as the newly revamped Berks & Bucks Sunday Cup got underway.

The cup, only open to First Teams competing in the top tier of their respective league, sees teams across the counties compete to reign supreme, and returns after a season’s break, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Berks & Bucks Sunday Cup

There was a mixed bag of results for the combination sides in the first round of the Berks & Bucks Sunday Cup first round, as only two of our sides progressed to the next round.

Unbeaten Premier Division side, FC Marlow returned to action after a two-week hiatus, & coolly despatched MK side Waterhall Stars Men 2-0 at Gossmore Lane, thanks to goals from Mark Slatter & Biu Dinh Kevin Trieu.

Three Horseshoes exited at the hands of Nags Head (Winslow), going down 2-4 at home.

Jolly Sportsman knocked out division rivals REOC with a 2-1 victory, whilst Crendon House unfortunately suffered a 2-5 defeat at home to The Lakers C F & AFC Liberal unfortunately withdrew from the competition, handing a bye to Tattenhoe FC.

Premier Division

In the only Premier Division fixture to take place this week, due to County Cup fixtures, AFC Aylesbury picked up all three points, defeating St Johns Sports 1-0 away at the Rye, to move top of the table, albeit having played more games, to date.

Division One

Title Favourites Denham United followed up their last-minute 4-3 victory against FC Lions last week, with defeat this week, as Prestwood United recorded a very impressive 3-0 victory at Sprinters Leisure Centre, to record their first league victory of the season.

Nathanial Green hit a brace & Lewis Draper notched for the home side.

The divisions second & third place sides, Ridgeway Royals & Wycombe Athletic played out a 1-1 stale mate at Chinnor Hill, with Alfie Fleming cancelling out a first half effort from Athletics’ very own ‘Viking’ - Shannon Beniston.

Division Two

Bucks Pumas handed Real Saracens a second beat-down of the season, coming away from the Rye with a 5-1 victory to remain top of the league on goal difference, ahead of Lane End, who kept up their phenomenal start to the season, beating United FC 5-2.

Striker Ashley Hanson scored a brace, alongside strikes from Marius Pilca, James Brown & Wayne Croxford.

Hazlemere Community Association drew 2-2 with FC Beaconsfield Reserves. George Goode & division top scorer, Sam Green, notched for HCASC.

Ben Vicos & Curtis Tannis replied for FCB.

FC Hazlemere & Hazlemere Sports was a postponed fixture.

Division Three

The combinations most potent side to date, Downley Albion brought AFC Wycombe’s winning streak to an abrupt halt, with a 2-0 victory at Mannings Field thanks to strikes in both halves from Mikey Martins & Jonathan Cox, who reached double figures for the season in the process.

St Johns Sports drew 1-1 away with AFC Denham, Harry O’Reilly notching Denham’s goal.

Hambleden SSC bounced back from defeat last week to record their first home victory of the season, with a 4-1 demolition job on Ridgeway Royals Reserves, Ben Kerridge scored a brace, alongside strikes from Tom Baker & Matthew Holden.

Tetsworth Sundays moved up to fourth, as they beat Riverside FC 6-2 with Chris Evans & Tom Gant hitting braces in the rout, Daniel Hope & James Bonwick also notched for the home side.

Division Four

A full Division 4 fixture programme saw all 12 teams in action on Sunday.

The pick of the results being Hazlemere Sports Wanderers’ reversing their narrow defeat to FC Marlow Royals a fortnight ago, and subsequently hitting five without reply in an eye-catching 5-0 victory at Hazlemere Rec.

James Wyncoll hit 2, alongside further goals from Stephen Eddowes, Luke Jackson, & Thomas Pymm.

Seer Green move up to third after a 3-2 victory at home to Bucks Buffalos.

A superb Mile Bridgman hat-trick handed Mill Lane AFC Hoops all three points as they brushed aside FC Beaconsfield Development 5-1. Steve Segre & Will Whiting rounded off the scoring.

Bourne End United recorded their first win in 3 games, as they defeated Holmer Green Rangers 1-0 at the Rye to move inside the top half of the table.

United for Dementia celebrated their maiden league victory, with a 4-1 thumping of Prestwood Reserves, whilst winless Wanderers FC succumbed to a devastating 0-6 defeat at the hands of Maidenhead Rangers at Derehams Lane.

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