Mild conditions and a bit of extra water in the rivers usually only means one thing in late autumn - barbel. So it proved last week, although the otherwise superb conditions were somewhat tempered by blustery winds, which blew most of the remaining leaves into the water, and made the angling a little harder than it should have been.
A fierce debate has been sparked after the majority of referees in The Thames Valley Premier League entered an unofficial strike last weekend over indiscipline towards referees.
The majority of officials withdrew availability for Saturday
Maidenhead United 4, Bideford 0
Harry Pritchard scored twice as Maidenhead United cruised into the first round of the FA Trophy with a 4-0 win over Southern League Premier Division strugglers Bideford at York Road.
Chris Gunter has challenged his Reading team mates to build on their victory over Bolton last weekend and go on another unbeaten run ahead of the Royals' trip to Nottingham Forest.
Steve Clarke's side ended