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Football round-up: Windsor FC on the rise after big win at Longlevens

Daniel Darlington

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Windsor FC vs Brackley Town Saints. Picture by Emma Sheppard

Longlevens 1, Windsor 4

Windsor moved into the top half of the table off the back of a thumping 4-1 win at Longlevens this afternoon. 

The Royalists moved up to ninth in the Hellenic League Premier Division thanks to a couple of braces from Tamas Kalinauskas and Billy Montague. 

Windsor have shown in recent weeks they're capable of dismantling teams, as they did in last weekend's 7-2 win over Brackley Town Saints, but they came into this clash off the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Reading City. 

But, after an underwhelming first half of the campaign, they're moving in the right direction under Mark Cooper and finally have a settled squad capable of competing with the very best in the division. 

Kalinauskas netted twice in the first half before Montague grabbed two goals late on to kill off any lingering Longlevens hopes. 

The victory lifts Windsor into the top half ahead of next Saturday's trip to Easington Sports. 


Bishop's Cleeve 0, Flackwell Heath 2

Flackwell Heath put their recent patchy form behind them with a solid 2-0 win at Bishop's Cleeve.

James Burdell fired the visitors ahead shortly after the break before Simeon Weekes capped off a thoroughly satisfying afternoon for Marcus Richardson's side in the 75th minute. 

The Heathens stay in 13th place ahead of Tuesday night's home game against 17th placed Ardley United.


Binfield 4, Burnham 1

Burnham's top four hopes took a knock on Friday night as they were comfortably beaten 4-1 by Binfield. 

Burnham are sixth in the table ahead of Tuesday's game at Virginia Water.


Holyport 2, Long Crendon 0

Holyport remain just outside the promotion places, but with games in hand, after this afternoon's routine 2-0 win over Long Crendon. 

Daniel Rapley netted from the penalty spot before captain Adam Sharp made it 2-0 in the 57th minute. 

Not a classic by any stretch but Derek Sweetman would bite your hand off for the same result on Tuesday night when the same sides meet again at Long Crendon's ground. 

Port are fifth in Hellenic League Division 1 East, three points outside the top four promotion places, but have one or more games in hand on all of the sides above them. 


Wallingford Town 1, Marlow United 0

In the same division Marlow United were edged out 1-0 by Wallingford Town. 

James Pritchard's side had hoped to build on their convincing 4-0 win over Thame Rangers but this was a fourth defeat in five for the side that's eighth in Hellenic League Division 1 East. 

The Flying Blues face another tough test on Tuesday night at home to second placed Abingdon United. 


MK Dons 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0

Wycombe Wanderers remain in the promotion places in League 1 despite this afternoon's disappointing 2-0 defeat at MK Dons. 

Former Marlow FC man Ben Gladwin netted the second for the Dons after Healey had tucked home the first shortly after half-time. 

The Chairboys remain second on 50 points, three points behind leaders Rotherham United. Ipswich Town are down to fourth after their surprise 4-1 defeat at home to Peterborough United who have jumped above them into third on 49 points.


Cardiff City 1, Reading FC 1

The Royals came away from Cardiff with a well-earned point after Yakou Meite opened the scoring early for the visitors. However, City equalised through Callum Paterson in the 70th minute. 

Reading are 15th in the Championship ahead of next Saturday's home game with Hull City. 

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