DC UK beat Basingstoke Athletic 3-2 at Old Basing in the Basingstoke and District League Division One.

Athletic had just the bare 11 for the game and had their centre back Lee O’Grady in goal and the defence was bolstered by Ryan Evans moving back along with Chris Chaplin.

DC took the lead after 20 minutes as Ben Nicholls scored after being put through by Harry Rudge.

It became 2-0 when a cross from Nicholls led to a Finley Hall's header deflected in off Evans.

Athletic then went down to 10 men after a knee injury to James Lounton, but pulled a goal 10 minutes into the second half. Matt Dean scored after good play by Nathan Read.

DC increased their lead when Chaplin was adjudged to have fouled Hall and Nicholls put away the spot kick, although O’Grady did well to get a hand to it with 10 minutes left. The depleted Athletic never gave up the chase and were rewarded when Read was brought down in the box and Kieran Challis scored from the resulting penalty.

Martin Bishop the Herriard stalwart was out on the pitch early on Saturday morning ensuring their Division Two match against AFC Aldermaston A would take place.

His efforts were rewarded as his team won 4-2 to maintain their 100 per cent league record.

They fell behind after 28 minutes when a shot rebounded off the post and Amandeep Phandi tapped in.

Sam Weber went on a dazzling 40-yard run, riding several challenges to level things after 40 minutes.

Weber then hit the post and a good ball from Craig Hine sent Sam Cato through his cross fell to Chris Dobbie to see Herriard 2-1up at the break.

Dobbie extended the lead and then just after the hour mark Dobbie completed his hat-trick after good work from Simon Jane, as he took his tally to 31 for the season.

Aldermaston rallied and when Jon Rooney beat keeper Dave Purt with a 25 yard rocket, and finished strongly in the final 15 minutes.