VIRGINIA Water have made progress in the Hellenic League Challenge Cup this season after a 3-0 win against Aldermaston at Stag Meadow on Saturday.

A goal from Adam McNamara give The Waters a lead heading into the half-time interval, before Richard Bond struck twice after the break to secure the victory.

Virginia Water manager Ceri Jones told the Observer: “The match went really well for us and you’ve got to be in these cup competitions to win them. We can’t expect to progress in every cup but we did ourselves proud on Saturday.

“We’re not the greatest starters to be fair and in the first 15-20 minutes Aldermaston did really well early on.

“But, once we got the first goal and got ahead we dominated . We went on to win comfortably in the end and Aldermaston would admit that.

“We can now look forward to our next league game on Saturday and the next round of the cups that we’re still in and fighting for.”

Virginia Water return to action in Hellenic Division One East when fourth in the table Wallingford Town visit Stag Meadow this Saturday (3pm).

Jones said: “It will be another tough game. I’m glad we’re playing at home and it’s a great opportunity to bounce back from the disappointment of Tuesday.

“I can’t fault the effort and performance of the players at the moment. If someone had told me we would have won our last three games in the league I would have ripped your arm off, so I’m delighted and we’re right in the mix.”

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