Britwell recover in grapple with KS Gryf to move three-points clear

Britwell moved three points clear at the top of the East Berkshire League Premier Division after a 4-3 win against KS Gryf on Saturday.

The league leaders had to recover from falling two goals behind at half-time against the divisions bottom side but, scoring goals has not been a problem for them this season, now with 22 in six matches.

The game, played in memory of the Grandmother of Britwell joint-manager James Richardson, featured a brace for Aydn Coomber and the late winning goal was an impressive right-foot free-kick from James Betts.

Britwell boosted their chances of winning a first-ever Premier Division title with the signing of former Chalvey Sports star Bryan Taylor this week. Taylor could make his debut when Britwell travel to Slough Heating Laurencians A this Saturday (2pm). The defending champions, Old Windsor, are five points behind the pace setters, albeit with a game in hand, following a 2-2 draw at second-placed SB Phoenix. The visitors were admittedly off the pace against a solid Phoenix side but did well to battle back for a share of the points, even missing chances to grab the win. Old Windsor man-of-the-match Harry Farnan was on the scoresheet alongside Ben Wilson.

With Division One leaders Iver Heath not in action last weekend, there was a chance for the chasing pack to cut their lead and second-placed Stoke Poges Saints are now just two points behind following a 5-2 home victory against Hambleden. Dan Seagrove pulled the strings on his debut and scored twice in a man-of-the-match performance, with Chris Tierney and Sam Manton also finding the back of the net.

Old Windsor Reserves leapfrogged Hype Train into third spot after a 3-0 success thanks to goals from Lewis Hewitt (2) and Lucas Bene, plus a star display by Jon Hill.

AFC Cressex extended their lead at the top of Division Two to seven points after a 4-0 win at home against second-bottom AFC Winkfield Reserves.

However, Cressex have played three more matches than Barton Rovers who moved into second place with a 3-2 victory over Stoke Poges Saints Reserves.

Pundit dropped one place to third after suffering a first defeat of the season, a 6-0 thumping at Eton Wick, the victors now fourth and can still have a say in the race for promotion.

Phoenix Old Boys 4s continue to prop up the table despite a 2-2 draw at home with FC Baylis United.

Development Division runners-up Calcot Royals put five goals past Pinewood Under 23s Panthers without reply. Wokingham & Emmbrook moved up Sandhurst Town U23s into third with a narrow 3-2 win on the road. The East Berkshire League is now accepting entries for Season 2021-22. To enter, or for more information, please visit www.eastberkshirefl.co.uk

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