07:30PM, Thursday 10 June 2021
SB Phoenix (red) recorded a fourth victory of the season, winning 2-0 at Slough Heating Laurencians (yellow) on Wednesday evening. Photo: Andrew Batt
There was a huge twist in the race for the East Berkshire League Premier Division title as Britwell conceded a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with rivals Old Windsor on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.
Britwell were on course to extend their lead at the top of the table to five points when Ben White scored either side of the break, two great finishes. And it got worse for Old Windsor as Luke White was shown a red card in the second half.
The champions are not going to give up their crown without a battle however and the 10 men fought back for a share of the spoils with Harry Farnan netting twice from the penalty spot, the second five minutes into time added on at the end of the match. Former Virginia Water defender Finn Evered was the star performer for the visitors.
The result means Britwell remain two points ahead of Old Windsor with two games still to play this season, and the door has opened up for third-placed Singh Sabha who won 5-2 at KS Gryf to move within two points of top spot. Sabha had five different goals scorers in the success at the Polish Club; Harry Laflin, Conrad Joseph, Nav Samra, Hasan Mahmoud and Pritpal Raju.
There will be more twists and turns in the title race this Saturday as Singh Sabha host Old Windsor while Britwell make the trip to SB Phoenix (both 2pm kick off).
SB Phoenix recorded a fourth victory of the season when winning 2-0 at Slough Heating Laurencians A on Wednesday evening.
Old Windsor Reserves missed the chance to go level on points with Division One leaders Iver Heath after a surprise 2-0 defeat at home to bottom side Hambleden. The star performer for Old Windsor was Ric Leaman but it was not enough to prevent the visitors from gaining a first League win of the campaign.
The two table-toppers meet in a potential title decider at Old Windsor Recreation Ground this Saturday (2pm).
AFC Cressex are now nine points clear of the chasing pack in Division Two following a high-scoring 9-0 win at FC Baylis United last Wednesday evening, before a 1-1 draw at second-placed Barton Rovers on Saturday.
Pundit remain third in the table after a 4-3 success over bottom side Phoenix Old Boys 4s, and they host Cressex this Saturday (2pm).
Eton Wick are still in contention for the runners-up spot after a 5-1 victory at Chalvey Sports A, who redeemed themselves to gain a first post-lockdown win when fighting hard to beat Phoenix Old Boys 4s 3-0 on Wednesday evening.
MP Joy Morrissey has raised concerns after learning that a Burnham Health Centre patient has been unable to obtain a GP appointment despite ‘numerous’ attempts.