Welcome to the first edition of In the week with Saturday Sport. We’ll compile the action from the week for all the local sport fixtures, fixings, results and reports that we can lay our hands on.
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The Crusaders, Hungerford Town FC took on the Dolphins (aka Poole Town FC) away from home in the Vanarama National League South. After going 1-nil down just 25 minutes into the game, Matt Day provided the equiliser HTFC we’re looking for no later than 9 minutes later as headed the all into the net from a corner. Shots were taken from both sides of the pitch during the second half, however not one had the code to crack the respective keeper. HTFC received praise on social media for the result of the fixture. Leading us to the full time whistle and a point each…
Poole Town FC 1-1 Hungerford Town FC
We’ll update with a link to the match report and comments from the clubs as soon as we can.
Thatcham U18s took on Thame United away, we’re just awaiting the result and match information from Thatcham U18s.
Thames Valley Kings played away against Plymouth Storm after a shaky first quarter, Kings pull them selves together and carried on fighting. 2nd, 3rd and 4th qtrs saw Kings score only single digits away from those that Storm were netting. After a valiant effort Kings were unable to claw their way back to victory leaving them defeated by Storm 60-37.
Newbury Blues and Stags both on the turf this past Saturday. Blues took on Reading away and the Stags played on home soil against Marlow II. Both teams came home securing victories, Blues looking more comfortable than the Stags.
Blues facing off against Reading this past Saturday saw the final whistle tell the story of a 5-78 win, however the Stags match on a knife edge against Marlow 2XV with a victory only a short stretch for either team saw Stags take the points by a slim score margin of 26-22
Thatcham RFC had all 3 teams out on the battlefield this weekend with the 1st XV jousting with Aylesbury on home turf, as is the 2nd XV as they saddle up to face Redingensians 3XV.
Looking at the final scores for Thatcham’s home games. 1st XV had a great win over Aylesbury 31-25, unfortunately the luck didn’t run for the 2XV as they were defeated by Redingensians 3XV 18-61.
3rd XV didn’t have far to travel as they took on Hungerford 2XV – Hungerford played a blinder of a game culminating in a 67-7 win over Thatchams 3XV, this victory also sees the Lions secure promotion.
Great weekend for Hungerford RFC as the 1st XV hosted 4th place in the table Didcot. After it was all said and done at 80 or so minutes, Hungerford came away with the points after securing a 56-13 victory.
Newbury Town FC faced off against Rotherfield Utd looking to gain another 3 points. Newbury currently sat in 4th on the table whereas Rotherfield are in unlucky (for some) 13th. No luck for Rotherfield on the day Newbury won 4-1
No game for Thatcham Town 1st Team this week, the U18s are playing Thursday against Thame Utd.
Hungerford Town FC in their second fixture of the week saw them playing 2nd half of the table Whitehawk.
First half of the match saw the teams going at each other tooth and nail with the score line remaining goal less heading back down to the dressing rooms at Half time. Oranges out of the way, the teams came back out to see Whitehawk put one into the back of the Crusaders net (61′) leaving Hungerford 1-0 down with some work to do for the 3pts – Hungerford not taking this lying down came back strong and with an equiliser just 13 minutes later potentially left them with enough time to mount another attack. Crusaders reformed and with the announcement of 3 minutes injury time just gave them the couple of extra moments they needed to put away a second goal at 92′.
Hungerford Town FC 2 – 1 Whitehawk
Newbury Ladies FC are out in a friendly against Denham Utd Dev. KO 14:00 at Donnington Recreation Ground.
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