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Saturday Firsts - Match centre

Richings Park
C Thompson-Springer (40')
Full time
Sat 19 Jan 14:00 - Thames Valley Premier League - Premier Division

Burghfield Bounce Back to Beat Richings Park


Burghfield FC picked up 3 points at The Rec this afternoon after beating Richings Park 1-0.

The blues were on top from the first whistle and almost took the lead inside 15 minutes when Ryan Farmer was picked out at the back post by Leroy Clarke, only for his volley to be well saved at the near post.

We kept pressing for the opening goal which finally came on the 40th minute when a Ryan Farmer cross was headed home by Courtney Thompson-Springer for his first goal of the season.

Leading 1-0 at the break Richings Park were always going to come out fired up in the second half.

Richings started the second half the brighter of the two sides but the Burghfield defence stood strong to limit Richings to only shots from distance.

Growing back into the game we somehow weren’t able to double the lead when a Tom Marrs volley was superbly blocked by a Richings Park defender.

Not long after, second half substitute Martin Abery was released through on goal, only to be denied by a brilliant stop by the Richings keeper.

With time running out Richings threw everything at us but we held firm to see out the victory and pick up a vital 3 points.

Every player really dug in and the boys put in a real shift today and we now look forward to taking on Reading City U23s at The Rec next weekend.

Key moments

Goal Courtney Thompson-Springer scores for Burghfield


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88:00 Sub Off
Courtney Thompson-Springer is substituted off for Burghfield
83:00 Sub Off
James Sayer is substituted off for Burghfield
83:00 Sub On
Daniel Roberts is substituted on for Burghfield
75:00 Sub On
Martin Abery is substituted on for Burghfield
75:00 Sub Off
Billy Margetts is substituted off for Burghfield
69:00 Sub Off
Jordan Jones is substituted off for Burghfield
69:00 Sub On
Richard Dance is substituted on for Burghfield
End of period 1
40:00 Goal 1 - 0
Courtney Thompson-Springer scores for Burghfield
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Burghfield
  • Richings Park
  • 0
  • Courtney Thompson-Springer Goal 40:00'
  • Jordan Jones Sub Off 69:00'
  • Richard Dance Sub On 69:00'
  • Martin Abery Sub On 75:00'
  • Billy Margetts Sub Off 75:00'
  • James Sayer Sub Off 83:00'
  • Daniel Roberts Sub On 83:00'
  • Courtney Thompson-Springer Sub Off 88:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Cookham Dean 21 51
2. Woodcote Stoke Row 19 41
3. Marlow United 17 39
4. Mortimer 20 32
5. Westwood United 20 31
6. Wraysbury Village 19 26
7. Burghfield 18 23

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