By the time Sunday comes round it will be over a month since the Monks graced the turf and over 2 months, before we had even heard of Omicron, since they last won a game. As luck would have it, this Sunday they take on Chiseldon, the last team they beat, back in November. That game at Lambourn saw both Jono Peachey-Score and Mitch Sutton grab hat-tricks with goals from Anthony Collett and Kris Redford rounding off an 8-0 thrashing. Chisledon have only played once since that day, a 6-0 defeat at Casuals. A good win for Monk could put them right back in contention, depending upon other results and, with two of the teams above them playing each other, the prospects are good.
Chiseldon v Jovial Monk
KO 10:30. Chiseldon Recreation Ground, SN4 0LE
There's no doubt about it. The Goats need a lift. Second from bottom and winless since October (albeit with three draws in that time), a three-pointer is really needed. Consequently, the visit of unbeaten Give Back FC may not be the fixture they would have chosen this weekend. However, we know that goats love to climb mountains, so here is the chance for them to prove it. The sides met on the second weekend of the season with Give Back running out 6-3 after Caversham played the majority of the second half with 10 men after Oliver Frost's red card. Give Back have been busy in cup action recently and have not played a league game since the November 3-2 win over Emmer Green which only came one week after Caversham had drawn 1-1 at Emmer Green.
Caversham United v Give Back FC
KO 10:30. Mapledurham Playing Fields, RG4 8LD
Caversham United Women
Caversham Women face a trip to Buckinghamshire where they take on mid-table Long Crendon Ladies. The Goats sit third from bottom at the start of play but with Penn & Tylers Green not in action and Wargrave away at second placed Tilehurst, a good result for them could see them jump into a mid-table slot themselves. They are in a pretty good run of form, albeit mainly in cup matches, with only one defeat in their last five games. Back in October Long Crendon left Reading licking their wounds after two from Rosie Page-Smith and a Caitlin Levy goal saw Caversham cruise to a 3-1 victory. More of the same required for the Goats this weekend.
Long Crendon Ladies v Caversham United Women
KO 14:00. Long Crendon Rec. HP18 9AW