TOP scorer Jordan Brown hit the target and a deflected Joe Newman effort proved decisive for Thames Valley League Premier Division table-toppers Cookham Dean as they battled to a hard-fought 2-1 home success against lowly Wrightchoice & Unity CSA, writes Richard Ashton.

Richings Park edged out home side Reading City U23 1-0, while Mortimer's slim title hopes were all but ended as they went down 2-1 at 10-man Wraysbury Village.

The hosts had Callum Hughes dismissed, but goals from George Dewhurst and Tom White proved enough to overcome a Stefan Allen effort.

Shaun Bannon was on the scoresheet for Hurst as they held second-placed Maidenhead Town to a 2-2 draw in Division One, while an Adam Rawlings double and a goal from Amaro Divaldo were not enough for Marlow United Reserves as they lost a seven-goal thriller 4-3 at Richings Park Reserves in Division Two.

Scott Cooper's double and goals from Cameron Netherwood-Meek and Jonathon Palmer-Smith helped Maidenhead Town Reserves to a convincing 4-1 win at Harchester Hawks, Aaron Perrin with the consolation.

In Division Three, a Daniel Carter strike earned Goring United Reserves a 1-1 draw at Maidenhead Town A, while the top two in Division Four both secured comfortable wins, Berks County Rovers easing past Phoenix Old Boys Reserves 4-0 and Datchet Village thrashing Farnham Royal Mavericks 7-0.

Craig Haylett, Matthew Mutters and substitute Jay Wilshere netted for Mortimer Reserves as they knocked Cookham Dean Reserves out of the Berkshire Trophy Centre Intermediate Cup 3-0 to set up a last-four showdown with Westwood.

Woodcote Stoke Row Reserves are also into the semi-finals following a 4-2 home success against Phoenix Old Boys.

An Andy Taylor double and goals from Matt Turnbull and replacement Ryan Corbett did the damage for Pete McAlister's side, and they will now face Wargrave following their 9-1 demolition of Taplow United A.

James Murdoch scored the consolation for the visitors.