Results from Sunday 27th November
Caversham United 1-4 Milton United
Mapeldurham is certainly not a fortress for The Goats this season. Sunday's result was the third defeat in a row at home with 15 goals conceded and only 2 scored. Freya Jenkins came off the bench to get Caversham back in the game at 2-1 but goals from Zoe Barnes(2), Mollie Dyer and Holly Porter were enough to keep unbeaten Milton on top of the league and give them a five point cushion over Woodley United.
Eversley & California P-P Kidlington
Once again Eversley's game fell foul of the horrendous downpours over the last few days.
Woodley United 4-0 Penn & Tylers Green
Woodley ended Penn & Tylers Green's unbeaten start to the season in some style. May Hamblin moved joint top of the scorers table with her two goals. Gemma Sims and Michelle Quinn weighed in with a goal each to complete a fantastic day for United. Not only did Woodley score four but they also managed to keep one the most lethal front-lines in the league quiet. Some achievement. You can catch up on the Woodley view of the game on their web site and, of course, the fantastic Oakmist Photography captured the action on camera for us all to enjoy.
Long Crendon 5-0 Carterton
Carterton's recent upturn in fortunes took a knock as they crashed out of the cup at the hands of Long Crendon. It's now four without defeat in all competitions for Long Crendon. Goals from Emma Leith(2), Sam Bignall, Eleanor Lovelock and Sarah Harrison saw the Greens through to the next round of the cup at the expense of Carterton.
Next week's fixtures (Sunday December 4th). All games ko at 14:00
Carterton v Eversley & California
I guess this one has to get the tag "relegation six-pointer" as bottom of the table Carterton take on second-bottom Eversley. The Boars hold a two point lead over their hosts, who are yet to register a league win this season. Neither side can be counted as prolific scorers yet. Carterton only have 3 goals at home and Eversley have yet to get on the board away from Fox Lane.
Sports Pavilion, Monahan Way, Carterton OX18 3AN
AFC Stoneham v Caversham United
The Purples are mid-table in Division One South but have played fewer league games than anyone else. They also have a 100% league record at home this season. The Goats have suffered three consecutive home defeats but are unbeaten on their travels since the opening day of the season. Maybe they will welcome an away draw in this cup clash? Stoneham concede very few goals, so The Goats attack will need to be on their mettle.
Stoneham Lane Football Complex, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh SO16 2PA
Ascot United v Woodley United
A fascinating tie. Woodley are on a roll in the league and will be flying high after ending Penn's unbeaten record in such an emphatic manner on Sunday. They face a tough test of how far they have come as they travel to the side placed second in the Premier Division. Ascot are unbeaten in the league at home and fresh off a 5-1 away win against Wycombe at the weekend.
Ascot United Racecourse Ground, Winkfield Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7LJ
Milton United v Chichester City
Chichester sit second in Division One South. They've been excellent at home this season but not quite as good on the road. Milton, as followers of this blog will know, are the only unbeaten side in Division One North. City have only conceded one goal at home but eleven on their travels. This game may hinge on which City side turns up against a free-scoring United team.
Milton Heights, Potash Lane, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4XB
Penn & Tylers Green v Eastleigh in the Community
Penn will need to pick themselves up after losing their unbeaten league record at the weekend. They will have home advantage but will have to be at their best to take on an Eastleigh side sitting in mid-table of the Premier League. Penn's potent attack was thwarted for the first time at the weekend so Eastleigh will need to be on their guard against a backlash. However, with Lani Dickinson and Catherine Browning having nine goals between them, they do pose a threat of their own.
French School Meadows, Elm Road, Penn HP10 8LG
Winchester City Flyers v Kidlington
Kidlington had a week off after their game at Eversley was called off on Sunday. They'll make the trip South to take on the premier League's bottom side. Flyers' lowly position, however, could be partially down to them having played three or four games fewer than the teams immediately above them. Flyers also didn't play last weekend. Interestingly, although they aren't prolific scorers in the league, goals have been spread around the team suggesting they can pose a threat from multiple positions.
The Charters Community Stadium, Hillier Way, Abbotts Barton, Winchester, Hants SO23 7SR