Although the smattering of snow forced several matches to be called off, there were still 24 teams in action in the Aylesbury & District League at the weekend.
The ADL is now represented by just one side in the Berks & Bucks Junior Cup after FC Mandeville ended rivals Wendover FC’s 19-game unbeaten run with 4-3 away win.
After going 2-0 and then 4-1 ahead, the away side dominated for large periods as Dom Mitchell’s brace set them on their way to victory. Steve Price and Ryan Macintosh netted the other goals, while for Wendover, Aleg Grover scored and Jamie Spurden bagged a late double but it wasn’t enough to prevent the visitors from progressing into the quarter-finals.
In the Marsworth Reserve Cup, holders Bucks CC Reserves romped into the semi-finals with an 8-2 drubbing of Chinnor Reserves. Mark Swierzynski and Jon Winyard scored two apiece with the other goals coming from Jon Miller, James Baxter, Ben Floyd and Andy Wright.
Rivets Reserves are also through to the next round as they came from 2-0 behind to beat Grendon Rangers Reserves 4-2 after extra-time. James Tomlinson, Tom Spain, John Langford, Gianni Romano all scoring.
Long Marston have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Dayla Thomas Field Shield after Jamie Brewster scored the only goal in a 1-0 away win at neighbours Tring Titans.
Holders Bucks CC are also through after receiving a bye in their game with Oakley Utd, who failed to raise a side.
Several matches took place across the Aylesbury & District League’s five divisions.
In the Premier Division, Berko Sports won their third game in a row when they ran out 2-1 winners over Elmhurst. Jack Ward and Adrian Duncan were on the score sheet with Waqar Mohammed netting for Elmhurst. Berko are now only four points off third place. Walton Court Wanderers still lead the way from Aylesbury Dynamos.
In Division One, third-placed Aylesbury Sports won a massive six-pointer, thrashing second-placed and fellow promotion hopefuls Bedgrove Dynamos 6-0. Ian Pearce was the star of the show as he netted four times, with Adam Richmond bagging the other two.
Division Two sides Ludgershall and Rivets Sports have almost identical records this season so their goalless draw at the weekend came as no surprise.
The Division Three table has split into two halves with just one point separating second from fifth.
SUFC won back-to-back games thanks to two late goals from Chris Cackett goals, one in the 89th minute, as they saw off Wendover Reserves. Rich Cairnie scored the opener.
Waddesdon remain in promotion contention after beating Ludgershall Reserves 2-0 with the goals coming from Mike Jones and Dan Price.
Finally, in Division Four, Archie Pettingell helped Long Crendon Reserves remain third after scoring four of his side’s goals in a 6-1 thrashing of Waddeson Reserves.
In second are Tetsworth Reserves, who collected their 11th victory of the season with a 2-0 win over Bedgrove Utd Reserves following goals from Julian Reed and Dan Montage.
AC Meadowcroft and Bedgrove Dynamos Reserves shared a 3-3 draw in the final game. Jon Young scored two goals and Justin Fielding was also on the score sheet for Meadowcroft, with Josh Gray, Hash Khalil and Sam Eddy netting for the Dynamos.