Weekend Round up: Wokingham & Emmbrook and Binfield are held, but Woodley Town and Bracknell Town record victoriesBy Lewis Rudd
March 10, 2013
Wokingham & Emmbrook had to settle for a point from their trip to Flackwell Heath, as Jack Gibbs saw his first half opener cancelled out by a 57th minute strike by Lee Thompson.
The Sumas broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time, when defender Gibbs saw his free-kick from the right-hand side evade a crowded penalty box and the Heathens keeper before nestling in the back of the net.
Flackwell were awarded the chance to level matters from the penalty spot moments after the restart, when striker Leon Yarney was adjudged to have been brought down in the box.
Thompson stepped up to take the resulting spot kick, however, the striker saw his effort saved by visiting keeper Garry Aulsberry.
But the latter was beaten little over 10 minutes later when Thompson made up for his earlier miss with a close range finish.
Aulsberry later had to be alert to tip away a Lewis Fogarty free-kick from 30 yards, while James Rusby performed heroics to deny the hosts from grabbing what would have been the winner when he turned the ball on to his own crossbar as Wokingham & Emmbrook held out to secure a share of the spoils.
Reading Town 1 Binfield 1
Danny Wing's second goal in as many games secured Binfield a point from their trip to near neighbours Reading Town on Saturday afternoon.
Trailing to Tristam Dennis' six-minute opener, Wing latched on to a Carl Davis pass and drove home a 72nd minute equaliser past Town keeper Nathan Silver from 16 yards.
The full-back spurned a chance two minutes later to give the visitors the lead, while Joel Havermans saw an effort brilliantly tipped on to the crossbar by Silver as Binfield looked to force the issue.
Davies drove an effort agonisingly wide of the far post when one-on-one with Silver late on, while at the other end, visiting keeper Dan Weait got his body behind a Scott Dewar strike from distance as Town went close to snatching all three points.
Binfield return to league action on Wednesday, when they travel to Oxford City Nomads (7.45pm).
Didcot Town Reserves 0 Bracknell Town 2
Bracknell Town moved up to fifth in the Hellenic Division 1 East table after picking up their second league win in the space of five days with victory at Didcot Town Res.
Tom Barratt, who was on target during the midweek success over Thatcham Town Res, opened the scoring in the 65th minute when his corner was deflected home.
The Robins doubled their lead seven minutes later through Harry Brown, who reacted quickest to a Sam Barratt free-kick which crashed back off the crossbar and coolly slotted the ball past the Didcot keeper.
Woodley Town 1 Maidenhead United Res 0
A solitary strike from Ben Clark saw Woodley Town extend their unbeaten league run to 14 games with a narrow victory at East Park Farm.
Striker Clark settled the contest in the 75th minute when he turned home a Jordan Sawyer corner.
The result means Town have not lost a Hellenic Division 1 East fixture since suffering a 5-3 reverse to AFC Hinksey back on August 18.
Finchampstead 0 Chalfont Wasps 1
Finchampstead suffered their first Hellenic Division 1 defeat in six games as Chalfont Wasps left the Memorial Ground with all three points.
The hosts remain 10th in the league standings despite the loss.
The Combined Counties Premier Division game between Cove and Sandhurst Town and Mole Valley v Eversley & California in Division 1 were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.