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Missing in action

Missing in action

Berksalona went into the final game of the season missing several players including keeper Simon Hutt, Nathan Helsby, Matty Wise, Matt Newell, Guy Waring & Henry Kimmins.

The team started with 10 players and put up a spirited performance against a Whitley team that were going for promotion. Isaac Opoku (pictured) was named man of the match for his work rate.

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Submitted on 06/05/12

Guy destroys the Prince of Wales

Guy destroys the Prince of Wales

Guy Waring returned to the starting line-up and scored a hat-trick as Berksalona beat Prince of Wales 10-1. Match report below

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Submitted on 22/04/12

Lee inspires Berksalona to victory

Lee inspires Berksalona to victory

Left back Lee Johnston put in a man of the match performance as Berksalona beat Mapledurham Cavaliers 2-1 thanks to goals from Matt Newell and a penalty from Darren Cornell

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Submitted on 01/04/12

Horse & Jockey win at a canter

Horse & Jockey win at a canter

Horse & Jockey booked their place in the League Cup Final after a 4-0 victory over FC Berksalona. Berks were not able to recover from a poor first half showing despite working their way back into the game for the second half.

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Submitted on 18/03/12

New kit!!

New kit!!

Manager Andrew Lane proudly shows off Berksalona's new away kit. The kit will be worn in their cup semi-final against H&J Reading FC on Sunday 18th March

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Submitted on 15/03/12

10-men denied

10-men denied

Berksalona's 10 men pushed league leaders Burghfield Reserves all the way in their 1-0 defeat. Matt Newell (pictured) played well.

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Submitted on 11/03/12

Waterlogged

Waterlogged

Berksalona's game against Prince of Wales was called off after 60 mins after the ref deemed the pitch un-playable. Berksalona were 2-0 up at the time with goals from Nathan Helsby and James Smith.

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Submitted on 04/03/12

Matt's how to do it

Matt's how to do it

Matt Newell (pictured) scored twice as Berksalona beat league leaders 2-1 away. Match report below

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Submitted on 26/02/12

Berksalona Dazzled

Berksalona Dazzled

Berksalona got their revenge on Chalfont Park after losing twice to them in the league by beating them in the quarter final of the John Lusted Cup. Darren Cornell (pictured) scored and set-up 1 as Berksalona won 4-3. Chris Browne and Jason Heath scored the others, with Browne also missing a penalty.

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Submitted on 19/02/12

Frozen out

Frozen out

FC Berksalona's game against Chalfont Park in the quarter final of the John Lusted cup was postponed for the 3rd time due to a frozen pitch. The game has been re-arranged for 12th February

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Submitted on 05/02/12

Kimmins ends Horse and Jockey's winning run

Kimmins ends Horse and Jockey's winning run

Henry Kimmins equalised to end Horse and Jockey's 4-game winning run and score Berksalona's first goal in 4 games. Match report below

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Submitted on 29/01/12

Hob-nobbed

Hob-nobbed

Despite dominating the game, Berksalona once again failed to score and lost 1-0 to Hobnob thanks to a first half penalty.

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Submitted on 22/01/12

El Clásico it was not

El Clásico it was not

On the day after Barcelona beat Real Madrid, FC Berksalona could not replicate the result as they went down 1-0 to Real Reading. Berksalona failed to score for the 2nd game in a row and didn't really look like scoring. Jody Hopkins (pictured) played well at the back

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Submitted on 11/12/11

Waring returns?

Waring returns?

It appears that Guy Waring's move to Horse and Jockey is off as Manager Andrew Lane (pictured) has included him in his squad for Berksalona's next game against Real Reading on 11th December.

Guy has not played since September after an altercation with Laney but they appear to have put their differences behind them with Laney giving Guy a re-call.

Berksalona have struggled for players in recent weeks due to injury, work and holidays so Guy's return will be a welcome boost.

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Submitted on 09/12/11

Waring Off

Waring Off

Berksalona defender Guy Waring has agreed to join Division 3 East rivals Horse & Jockey after failing out of favour. Guy was one of the star players when Berksalona beat Horse & Jockey 4-2 on the opening day of the season but has not played since September after an altercation with manager Andrew Lane.

Guy is looking forward to playing against Berksalona in the new year and may try to tempt Henry Kimmins to follow him.

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Submitted on 07/12/11

Wasted chances

Wasted chances

Berksalona lost 5-0 to Chalfont Park after wasting several chances in front of goal and were punished by a clinical Chalfont team. Stand-in skipper Darren Cornell (pictured) was named man of the match

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Submitted on 05/12/11

Berksalona cruise past Rangers

Berksalona cruise past Rangers

Henry Kimmins scored a hat-trick as Berksalona beat Reeves Rangers 3-0. Jason Heath (pictured) was named man of the match.

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Submitted on 27/11/11

Last minute goal earns Berksalona a draw

Last minute goal earns Berksalona a draw

Darren Cornell scored in the last minute to earn Berksalona a 2-2 draw with Mapledurham Cavaliers. However, Berks also missed 2 penalties. Jody Hopkins (pictured) was named man of the match

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Submitted on 20/11/11

Henry's screamer sends Berksalona through

Henry's screamer sends Berksalona through

Henry Kimmins (pictured) scored 2 goals, including a 30 yard free-kick, to send Berksalona into the quarter-finals of the John Lusted cup

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Submitted on 13/11/11

Henry sucks it to them

Henry sucks it to them

Henry Kimmins scored 2 goals as Berksalona beat FC Whitley Reserves 2-0. Match report below

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Submitted on 06/11/11

Berksalona struggle to draw

Berksalona struggle to draw

Berksalona put into another below-par performance as they could only draw 2-2 with Prince of Wales. Nathan Helsby (pictured) was named man of the match. Match report below

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Submitted on 30/10/11

Hobnob anyone?

Hobnob anyone?

Berksalona were beaten 3-1 by Hobnob as their good recent run came to a crashing end. Match report below

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Submitted on 23/10/11

Six of the best for Brownie

Six of the best for Brownie

Chris Browne scored a double hat-trick as FC Berksalona put 8 past Real Reading in the Sunday League El Classico...

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Submitted on 17/10/11

Chris Browne runs it

Chris Browne runs it

Star striker Chris Browne (pictured) scored 2 and set-up 4 as Berksalona thrashed 116 Exiles Reserves 9-1 in the first round of the John Lusted Cup. Match report below

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Submitted on 08/10/11

Berksalona bounce back

Berksalona bounce back

Berksalona recovered from last week's disappointing performance to beat Reeves Rangers 4-1. Isaac Opoku (pictured) was named man of the match. Match report below

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Submitted on 02/10/11

Lost it

Lost it

Berksalona lost their first game of the season after crumbling 3-1 against a well organised Chalfont Park team. Berksalona ended the game with 9 men after one player walked off and one went off injured. Darren Cornell (pictured) was named man of the match. Match report below

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Submitted on 25/09/11

D-Day

D-Day

Deon Day scored twice but it wasn't enough as AFC Caversham came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the Berks & Bucks Junior Trophy. Match report below

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Submitted on 18/09/11

Brownie brace not enough

Brownie brace not enough

Chris Browne scored twice on his return to the team but it wasn't enough as Berksalona drew 3-3 with AFC Caversham. Match report below

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Submitted on 11/09/11

Buckley brace destroys title favourites

Buckley brace destroys title favourites

Luke Buckley scored twice as Berksalona beat title favourites Horse & Jockey 4-2 in the opening game of the season. Deon Day (pictured) and Jason Heath were also on target. Match report below

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Submitted on 04/09/11

Ploughed back

Ploughed back

Berksalona came back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with Division 1 team The Plough. Despite the high scoreline, both teams will admit that they weren't at their best and will need to tighten up at the back before the start of the season. Star player for Berksalona was 18 year old Henry Kimmins (son of former first team manager, Sean) who scored twice on his debut. Guy Waring also played his first game in pre-season.

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Submitted on 22/08/11

Berksalona's 'new camp' is confirmed

Berksalona's 'new camp' is confirmed

The Reading & District Sunday League have confirmed that Berksalona will be playing their home games for the 2011/12 season at South Reading Leisure Centre, Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 8DF

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Submitted on 20/08/11

September fixtures released

September fixtures released

The Reading Sunday league have released the league and cup fixtures for September. Berksalona face a tough start against new team Horse & Jockey, who have former £1million Reading & Leeds keeper Shaun Alloway, and then 2 games against AFC Caversham, who beat Berksalona 4-1 in the Berks & Bucks cup last season.

Fixtures for all leagues can be found by clicking on the link below:

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Submitted on 19/08/11

New kit & sponsor

New kit & sponsor

Berksalona have agreed a deal with Paradigm Mortgage Services to sponsor them for the 2011/12 season. A new kit has been purchased and is printed and ready for the new season. More details to follow

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Submitted on 18/08/11

Browne Turf

Browne Turf

Star striker Chris Browne scored as Berksalona drew 1-1 with Bracknell Rovers in their last pre-season game. The game was switched to astro-turf after Bracknell's pitch was unavailable. Match Report below

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Submitted on 14/08/11

A game of 3 halves!!

A game of 3 halves!!

Berksalona drew 4-4 with RG Athletic in their 2nd pre-season friendly. The game was split into three 30 minute periods. The first period was fairly equal, with Athletic dominating the 2nd and Berksalona the 3rd in a entertaining game. Cornell (pictured) scored a screamer from 30 yards. Match report below

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Submitted on 07/08/11

Good day for Berksalona

Good day for Berksalona

New signing Deon Day scored in Berksalona's 2-0 win against FC Woodley. Chris Hitt had scored from the spot, after Isaac Opoku was brought down. The teams were evenly matched and there would have been more goals but for some poor finishing. Match report below.

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Submitted on 31/07/11

Berksalona to get a new camp

Berksalona to get a new camp

The league have confirmed that Christchurch Meadows will no longer be used for games next season and therefore Berksalona will need to find a new home pitch. The most likely destination is South Reading Leisure Centre in Whitley.

Plans have already been made to transfer Berksalona from Division 3 West to Division 3 East and this will save the team having to travel to teams as far away as Kidmore & Mapledurham.

Therefore, it appears that Berksalona will be playing against the following teams next season:

AFC Caversham
Chalfont Park
Earley Home Guard Reserves
FC Whitley Reserves
Hobnob
Horse & Jockey
Loddon Valley Rangers Reserves
Prince of Wales
RG Athletic
Real Reading
Reeves Rangers

Further information can be found on the Reading Sunday League’s website below.

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Submitted on 26/07/11

Pre-season training

Pre-season training

Pre-season training starts on Sunday 3rd July, 11am at Kensington Park (map below).

New players are welcome and if you require any further information then please email us.

Friendlies have been arranged from Sunday 31st July.

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Submitted on 23/06/11

Division 3 West

Division 3 West

The Reading & District Sunday league have confirmed that Berksalona have been promoted to Division 3 West. The full list of teams in the division are:

Bantam
Checkendon Reserves
Crown Inn
FC Berksalona
Horse and Jockey
Kidmore End Reserves
Mapledurham Cavaliers
Meadway
SC United
Southcote
Theale
Westfield Athletic

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Submitted on 04/06/11

New Sponsor required

New Sponsor required

Recently promoted FC Berksalona are looking for a new sponsor for the 2011/12 season. Having finished 2nd in the league and runners up in the Treasurers Cup, Berksalona are a team on the up. Berksalona, otherwise known as the “Green Army”, are a well run family club, who are looking for a sponsor willing to invest in them. The sponsor will benefit from advertisement in the local press (including photos and publicity) and we can also promote your business on our kit, website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

We will be looking for the sponsor to provide funds to purchase a new kit and potentially equipment.

If you are interested, or would like further information, please contact Andrew or Amy Lane on 07825542499 or amy.katie@hotmail.com

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Submitted on 23/05/11

Jody stars in Berksalona defeat

Jody stars in Berksalona defeat

Jody Hopkins was named man of the match in Berksalona's 3-1 defeat to Burghfield Reserves in the final of the Treasurers Cup. Match report below

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Submitted on 16/05/11

Cup Final Preview

Cup Final Preview

FC Berksalona face Division 4 West rivals Burghfield Reserves in the Treasurers Cup Final on Sunday 15th May 3pm kick-off at Reading Town's ground at Scours Lane (RG30 6AY). Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for under 16's and senior citizens.

Berksalona have the edge over Bughfield in the league having drawn 1-1 and beaten them 2-1 but Burghfield are on form, having won 4 of their last 5 games scoring 28 goals in the process compared to Berksalona's 13 goals.

On paper, the teams look fairly even, but they have contrasting styles of play with Burghfield looking to pass the ball out of defence and utilise their wingers with star players Callum Rosier & Ali Dunne at the centre of everything. Berksalona rely on the strength of strikers Jimmy Wise & Steve Smith and play a direct counter-attacking style using the pace of top scorer Chris Browne and wingers Isaac Opoku and Jason Heath.

With a big crowd expected and nerves from both sides, the first goal will be vital and it should be an entertaining game.

We hope to see you all there!!

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Submitted on 08/05/11

Better late than never

Better late than never

Top scorer Chris Browne scored twice in the final 10 minutes to give Berksalona a 2-1 win against Theale Reserves and secure 2nd place in the league. Match report below

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Submitted on 01/05/11

So close yet so far

So close yet so far

Berksalona came back from 2 goals down at half time to equalise but then conceded a last minute goal to hand the title to Meadway. Emergency centre-back Guy Waring was named Man of the Match. Match report below

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Submitted on 17/04/11

Water-boy comes to Berksalona's rescue

Water-boy comes to Berksalona's rescue

Mark Withers scored twice as a below-par Berksalona beat AFC Burghfield Reserves 4-2. Match report below

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Submitted on 10/04/11

Chin up Jody!

Chin up Jody!

Jody Hopkins was named Man of the Match as Berksalona beat Goring United 'Reserves' 3-1, despite being kicked in the face during the 2nd half. Match report below

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Submitted on 03/04/11

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Berksalona captain Wayne Hunt put in a man-of-the-match performance against a Burghfield Reserves team who had not lost in the league since the opening game of the season. Chris Browne and Guy Waring got the goals in a 2-1 win. Match report below

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Submitted on 27/03/11

Bourne to score goals

Bourne to score goals

Chris Browne scored 2 more goals to take his Berksalona tally to 19 this season and earn Berksalona a 2-1 win against Pangbourne Reserves. Match report below

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Submitted on 20/03/11

Wembley, Wembley!!!

Wembley, Wembley!!!

......well Reading Town. Berksalona beat Goring United Reserves 5-0 to reach the final of the Treasurers Cup. The final will be played at 3pm on 15th May against Burghfield Reserves (who beat Meadway 3-2) at Reading Town FC's ground. Match report below

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Submitted on 13/03/11

Gearing up for Goring

Gearing up for Goring

This Sunday FC Berksalona will play their third league cup semi final in as many seasons as we face Goring United Reserves at Coley Rec. But what do we know about the opposition?

Goring United Reserves have followed FC Berksalona around the leagues. The two teams' first meeting (with Berks then playing as West End Reserves) was on the 14th Septemer 2008 where Goring were beaten comprehensively 6-1. The return match that season was a further 5-0 victory for Andrew Lane's men as we stormed to the Jack Taylor League championship title.

With the two teams being promoted and paired together in Division Four West they met in season 2009/10 with FC Berksalona running out as 4-0 winners. The fourth (and most recent) match between the two on 2nd May 2010 was another FC Berksalona win with goalkeeper James Bishop - playing as left back due to a shortage of players - scoring the only goal of the game. FC Berksalona's record reads as follows:

P4 W4 L0 D0 F16 A1

The two teams were due to meet earlier this season but Goring were unable to field a team. They currently sit in fifth place in the table having played 13 matches, winning 5, drawing 2 and losing 6. They have scored 38 and conceded 39 goals in the process. Their most recent match was on the 27th February where they were defeated 8-1 at home by Meadway Youth.

Their route to the semi final started off with a 5-4 win over Park Villa, followed by a 3-1 win against AFC Palmer. In the Quarter Finals they played our opponents yesterday AFC Burghfield Reserves and beat them 5-2.

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Submitted on 07/03/11

Heath returns to defeat Burghfield

Heath returns to defeat Burghfield

Jason Heath was named man-of-the-match after scoring and setting up the 2nd goal in Berksalona's 2-0 win against AFC Bughfield Reserves. Match report below

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Submitted on 06/03/11

Hutty earns Berksalona a point

Hutty earns Berksalona a point

Keeper Simon Hutt made a string of fine saves, including a penalty to help Berksalona draw 1-1 with in-form Burghfield Reserves. Match report below

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Submitted on 20/02/11

Go-ring the opposition

Go-ring the opposition

FC Berksalona were left cold and wet after Goring United Reserves pulled out of the game at 10:32am. Berksalona turned up at home and were left waiting for Goring to turn up, but they never did. Manager Andrew Lane receieved a text message confirming that Goring couldn't raise a team.

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Submitted on 13/02/11

Berksalona lose 6 points

Berksalona lose 6 points

Berksalona have lost 6 points after AFC Crowmarsh Reserves withdraw from the league. Berksalona had already beaten them 8-1 in the league, 6-1 in the cup and were awarded 3 points after Crowmarsh could not raise a team. However, their withdrawal has now left Berksalona 6 points behind leaders Southcote but with 2 games in hand.

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Submitted on 07/02/11

Dazza 'involved' in 6-goal thriller

Dazza 'involved' in 6-goal thriller

Darren Cornell scored, conceded a penalty and was involved in a sending-off as Berksalona drew 3-3 with league leaders Southcote. Match report below

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Submitted on 06/02/11

Vote for Brownie

Vote for Brownie

FC Berksalona's top scorer Chris Browne has been selected in the Reading Goalpost Team of the Week after his 2 goals, 3 assists and Man of the Match performance on his return from injury against Park Rangers. You can vote for him to win Player of the Week by following the link below:

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Submitted on 26/01/11

Browne returns to haunt Rangers

Browne returns to haunt Rangers

Chris Browne returned to the team after injury to score his 5th goal against Park Rangers in 2 games this season. Match report below

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Submitted on 23/01/11

Isaac goal gives his team a semi

Isaac goal gives his team a semi

Isaac Opoku scored the only goal of the game as Berksalona beat Reeves Rangers Reserves to send them into the semi final of the league cup for the 2nd season in a row. Match report below

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Submitted on 16/01/11

Waring brace kills off Pangbourne

Waring brace kills off Pangbourne

Guy Waring scored 2 goals as Berksalona beat Pangbourne Reserves 4-0. Match report below

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Submitted on 09/01/11

Crowmarsh no-show gives Berksalona the points

Crowmarsh no-show gives Berksalona the points

FC Berksalona will be awarded the 3 points after AFC Crowmarsh Reserves could not raise a team. However, secretary Amy Lane did not receive the message so Berksalona were forced to turn up and train instead.

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Submitted on 12/12/10

Frozen Out

Frozen Out

FC Berksalona's game against Park Rangers was postponed today due to a frozen pitch. All games in the Reading Sunday League were called off on Sunday morning after freezing temperatures

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Submitted on 28/11/10

Mortimer withdraw from league

Mortimer withdraw from league

Mortimer have withdrawn from Division 4 West of the Reading Sunday League. Mortimer were the first team to beat Berksalona this season but this result is now void due to their withdrawal. This means that Berksalona have only lost 1 game all season and if they win their 2 games in hand they can go to within 1 point of leaders Southcote.

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Submitted on 22/11/10

Hitler kills off Southcote

Hitler kills off Southcote

Chris Hitt was named man of the match as Berksalona beat previously unbeaten Southcote in the Treasurers Cup. Match report below

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Submitted on 21/11/10

New boots, new ball.....new player!!

New boots, new ball.....new player!!

Striker Guy Waring ended his recent goal drought with a hat-trick in Berksalona's 8-2 win against Theale Reserves. He put this down to buying some new boots and a new match ball the day before the game. Match report below:

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Submitted on 14/11/10

Poor Berksalona lose to leaders

Poor Berksalona lose to leaders

Berksalona failed to showed up against table-topping Southcote and, despite an improved second half, they lost 2-0. James Wise was given his debut but he came off at half time with a groin injury. Captain Wayne Hunt (pictured) and sub Isaac Opoku were the only players to come out with any credit from the game.

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Submitted on 07/11/10

Caver-shambles

Caver-shambles

Berksalona paid the price for a poor first half showing as they lost 4-1 to AFC Caversham in the Berks & Bucks Cup. Simon Hutt kept the score down with a string of fine saves

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Submitted on 31/10/10

Berksalona set to sign former semi-pro striker

Berksalona set to sign former semi-pro striker

FC Berksalona manager Andrew Lane has agreed terms to sign former Fleet Town, Camberley Town, Wokingham & Emmbrook, Whitchurch United & Reading YMCA striker James Wise.

"Jimmy" has been out injured since damaging his knee ligaments on 5th September 2009 and has since had re-constructive knee surgery. He has now been given the all-clear by doctors to recommence training and Laney has taken advantage of this by agreeing to sign him on.

Jimmy is well known to Laney having previously player for West End where he had an impressive goal-scoring record of 165 goals in 132 games, including 50 in one season. Laney has been trying to sign Jimmy for the past 3 seasons and is delighted to have finally got his man. He said "I am over the moon. I have been chasing Jimmy for the past 3 years and with Browne and the other strikers we will now have a deadly strike-force. Jimmy can play just about anywhere and, once fit, will become the best player in the league". Laney will hope to have Jimmy available for their next league game on 7th November.

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Submitted on 24/10/10

Hutty does it his way

Hutty does it his way

Goalkeeper Simon Hutt was named man of the match as he produced a string of fine saves as Berksalona beat previously unbeaten Meadway Youth. Match report below

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Submitted on 17/10/10

Matt's the way to do it

Matt's the way to do it

Matt Newell helped Berksalona to a 6-1 win against AFC Crowmarsh Reserves in the Treasurers Cup. Match report below:

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Submitted on 10/10/10

Wash out

Wash out

FC Berksalona's game against Pangbourne Reserves was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Pangbourne Rec.

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Submitted on 03/10/10

Browne too hot to handle

Browne too hot to handle

Chris Browne scored his 2nd hat-trick of the season as Berksalona thrashed AFC Crowmarsh Reserves 8-1. Match report below:

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Submitted on 19/09/10

Wayne stars despite defeat

Wayne stars despite defeat

Wayne Hunt was named man-of-the-match in Berksalona's 3-2 defeat to Mortimer. Match report below:

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Submitted on 12/09/10

Browne hat-trick sees off Rangers

Browne hat-trick sees off Rangers

Chris Browne continued where he had left off last season by scoring a hat-trick in Berksalona's 5-1 win against Park Rangers. Browne has missed most of pre-season due to work & personal commitments but he showed no sign of rustiness and was ruthless in front of goal

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Submitted on 05/09/10

Berksalona receive bye in B&B Junior Trophy

Berksalona receive bye in B&B Junior Trophy

FC Berksalona have received a bye in the first round of the Berks & Bucks Junior Trophy to be played on Sunday 26th September 2010.

Berksalona were knocked out in round 4 of the competition last season after losing 4-3 to The Plough.

The full first round draw can be seen by clicking on the link below.

Related Link: Berks & Bucks Junior Trophy - Rd 1

Submitted on 24/08/10

Purley snap up Berksalona utility man

Purley snap up Berksalona utility man

Manager Andrew Lane has confirmed the transfer of Portuguese utility man Ricardo Guerreiro to Purley FC of the Reading Sunday League Premier Division. Ricardo joined at the start of the 2009/10 season from Shinfield RBL and played 28 games scoring 1 goal. Ricardo struggled to hold down a regular starting place due to his versatility and played in several different positions.

This continued in pre-season and Ricardo decided that he would join Purley in search of a regular starting place.

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Submitted on 23/08/10

Park Rangers up first

Park Rangers up first

FC Berksalona will face Park Rangers FC away in their first league game of the 2010/11 season on Sunday 5th September 2010. The game will be played at Cotswold Sports Centre (Downs Way, Tilehurst, RG31 6SL).

Both teams will have already done their research on each other, having played in a friendly on 8th August, which Berksalona won 3-1.

Rangers were relegated to Division 4 West, having lost all 20 league games and 2 cup games last season. However, they are likely to be stronger this season and Berksalona will be looking to start the new season with a good performance.

Related Link: Cotswold Sports Centre

Submitted on 18/08/10

Division 4 West

Division 4 West

The Reading Sunday League has confimed that the following teams will be in Division 4 West for the 2010/11 season:

A.F.C. Burghfield Res.
A.F.C. Crowmarsh Res
Burghfield Res.
F.C. Berksalona
Goring Utd Res
Meadway Youth
Mortimer
Pangbourne Res.
Park Rangers
Southcote
Theale Res

The league table can be found by clicking on the link below:

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Submitted on 11/08/10

Berksalona sign 9 new players

Berksalona sign 9 new players

Manager Andrew Lane (pictured) has confirmed the signings of 9 new players, these are: Simon Hutt (keeper), Dan Hill (defender), Darren Rawlinson (defender), Chris Hitt (defender), Lee Dean (winger), Mark Liston (winger), Torben Rees (winger), Matt Newell (midfielder) & Michael Phillips (striker)

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Submitted on 10/08/10

'Slasher' Lane cuts his squad down

'Slasher' Lane cuts his squad down

Manager Andrew Lane has decided to cut his squad down before the season has even started. Laney ordered his squad back to pre-season training on 13th June and booked friendlies throughout August. He then signed on 28 players in preparation for the first friendly but decided this was too many and got rid of several players, including last season's first choice keeper James Bishop, in time for the 2nd friendly. The squad is now down to 20 players but Laney is still considering making further cuts before the first league game on 5th September.

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Submitted on 09/08/10

Manager not happy!!

Manager not happy!!

FC Berksalona manager Andrew Lane returned from holiday to find out that his team, who had a chance of finishing 2nd before he left, finished 6th having not won any of their last 3 games whilst he was away. 'Laney' left captain Wayne Hunt and Darren Cornell in charge but they found themselves faced with players being on holiday, injured or just hungover and struggled to field a team for the last 3 games. When Laney returned and found out the results he immediately ordered his squad to return to pre-season training at the end of June - 10 weeks before the start of the 2010/2011 season, in a bid to get his team ready for another campaign in Division 4 of the Reading Sunday League.

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Submitted on 26/05/10