On to this weekend's action:
Sunday will be a massive challenge for Monk as they make the short journey to face table-toppers DPR. The league leaders have lost just once in their nine games so far, a 4-3 home defeat to AFC Stratton. They possess the tightest defence in the league having conceded just 10 gaols so far. Earlier in the season, on Remembrance Sunday, the sides met at Lambourn where goals from George Drewitt, Tom McCulloch and Sam English saw DPR run out 3-0 winners. It was the weekend that Caversham ran their Six Word Summaries thread. Shaun's comment of "Don't want to talk about it" summed up the defeat. Let's hope he will want to talk about it this weekend.
DPR v Jovial Monk
KO 10:30. Penhill Recreation Ground, SN25 3AQ
The Goats will want to put last week's 7-1 home defeat behind them as they welcome the visit of Loxwood Park Rangers on Sunday. Rangers are currently level on points with Caversham, sitting one place above on the back of their much better goal difference. They have also played five games fewer than the Goats. They have been on a pretty good run in the league recently. Last weekend's 4-1 defeat at Westwood was their fist since they went down 4-3 at home to Caversham in October. Callum Grover and Joe Hales bagged a brace each that day, a repeat performance is called for this weekend.
Caversham United v Loxwood Park Rangers
KO 10:30. Mapledurham Playing Fields, RG4 8LD.
Caversham United Women
The Cup Final bound Goats are back in league action this weekend. Stonesfield Strikers West Oxfordshire are the visitors to the Rec. Stonesfield are currently sitting second from bottom, nine points adrift of Caversham in 6th spot. However, they do have two games in hand and the knowledge of a 3-2 home win over the Goats in the opening game of the season (Goats Beaten By WOW Factor). Stonesfield clocked up their second league victory of the season last weekend, a Beverley Hirons hat-trick giving them a 3-2 win over Tilehurst Panthers. The Goats have won their last four in all competitions and could climb as high as third should they win and results go their way.
Caversham United Women v Stonesfield Strikers West Oxfordshire
KO 14:00. Mapledurham Playing Fields, RG4 8LD.
As always, all of the teams would massively appreciate extra support. If you are in the area, why not go along and savour some top grassroots football? You won't regret it.