HOLYPORT suffered a blow to their chances of finishing in third position in Division One East this season after a 0-0 draw with Woodley United on Tuesday, writes Rob Stevens.

Port needed to win at Summerleaze to move within two points of AFC Aldermaston with one match still to play, but they were frustrated by 10-man Woodley.

The home side were grateful to keeper Jake Quelch early on as he dived across his goal to tip a volley over the crossbar.

Holyport were unfortunate not to take the lead as Fabian Driffill found Josh Masters with a great through ball. He beat his man and tried to chip the keeper but the effort clipped the outside of the post.

Woodley were reduced to 10 men when a red card was branded for a poor challenge on Masters, but Port could not take advantage and break the deadlock.

Their best effort late on came when Driffill went through on goal and tried to lob the keeper but his shot was over the bar.

Holyport made it seven matches unbeaten in the league following their 4-2 win at Aldermaston last weekend.

A goal from Driffill gave Port the lead inside 15 minutes at the Aldermaston Recreational Society but Sid Gbla equalised for the home side before the break.

Josh Lowther put the visits back in front on the hour before Gbla levelled the scores, but goals from Andy Forisky and Driffill ensured all three points went back to Summerleaze.

Holyport must now win their final game of the season at bottom side Chinnor this Saturday (3pm) and hope that Aldermaston lose at runners-up Thame Rangers in order to grab third place.

Chalvey Sports bring the curtain down on their season with a visit to Arbour Park from Didcot Town Development this Saturday (3pm).

The Stabmonks can leapfrog Wallingford Town into seventh position with a win, but also finish as low as 10th place with a defeat.

Division Two East leaders, Langley travel to Stokenchurch on Saturday 27th April (3pm) before a trip to second-placed Long Crendon on Tuesday 30th April (7.45pm).