The Monks will looking to put last week's cup exit behind them as they resume their quest for league points. Monk sit in 5th spot at the moment and, this weekend, welcome fourth-placed AFC Stratton to Lambourn. There's not too much to choose between the clubs at the moment. Stratton have a two point lead currently with both clubs having played nine games. Stratton's game was postponed last week but they lost the week before, only their second league defeat. Strangely, both of their losses in the league have come against the same team, second placed Gorsehill Borough. This will be the fist meeting of the teams this season, so no reverse fixture to give any hints of a prediction.
Jovial Monk v AFC Stratton
KO 10:30. Lambourn Sports Club, RG17 8PS.
The Goats are at home again this Sunday and, with performances getting better, they will be looking to get their season back on track with the visit of Rose & Thistle, in the 'localest' of local derbies. The two sides share a home ground and are not too far apart in the league table. As it stands Rose & Thistle, in 10th, have a two place and one point lead over The Goats and have both won two league games. However, Caversham have two games in hand. Rose & Thistle's two wins this season have both come in their last four outings and both were against the same team, Reading Kites. This is the second meeting of the teams this season. In October The Goats made the long trip to the opposite changing room as the teams battled to a 1-1 draw.
Caversham United v Rose & Thistle
KO 10:30. Mapledurham Playing Fields, RG4 8LD.
Caversham United Women
Caversham's women's team are fast establishing a reputation as a cup side. Of their 18 games in all competitions this season, 7 of them have been in cup matches and, of those 7 games they have won six. The only blemish being the FA Cup defeat at QPR. This Sunday they face a League Cup Quarter-Final as they travel North to take on Kidlington. The Greens play in Division Two, a league below Caversham, but are currently top of the table, five points clear with a game in hand, have only conceded 4 goals at home in the league and have won their last seven games in all competitions. Taking all of that into account, this could well be a cracking cup match. All being well, BotP will be there to see the game.
Kidlington Youth Ladies v Caversham United Women
KO 14:00. Exeter Close, OX5 1AB.
As always The Monks and assorted Goats will welcome any additional support. So, if you are in Swindon, Reading or Oxfordshire on Sunday, why not pop along and support some grassroots football?