EARLIER in the season AFC Aldermaston nicked a late winner away at Wokingham and Embrook.

After the game an unnamed member of Wokingham and Embrook stating they had been beaten by the Dog and Duck pub team.

The quote was mentioned in the Aldermaston dressing room prior to the return game and used to spur the reds to a 2-0 victory.

It was Wokingham who started the better in the opening 15 and dominated play with a few attempts coming back off the woodwork, it was a slow start once again for AFC.

A couple of crosses and half attempts did not trouble the Wokingham keeper until the 44th minute when Martin King was brought down in the box and gave the referee no choice but to point to the spot. Lee Wheeler stepped up to take responsibility but a poor penalty was easily saved.

The sides went into the break locked at 0-0 and neither side looking like they could take advantage and with the game so level the stage was set for someone to take by the scruff of the neck and shine.

Karl Hanks was the man to do so in the second half, with 50 minutes on the clock and a tantalising run saw him get down the left and swing a ball into the box which was met by the head of recent signing Joe Cummuskey.

Just four minutes later, Hanks picked up the ball inside his own half when a jinxing run took him towards the edge of the Wokingham box, where he slipped the ball into Dan Alliston in on the right hand side who's cross was cheekily flicked in by top scorer Kai Parton-Edey.

Wokingham found it difficult to get out of their own half for the next 10n minutes and were camped with the Atoms piling on pressure but could not put away a third to seal the game.

Daniel Smith did not have much to do in the second half other than beating out a volley.

The Wokingham and Embrook manager entertained the crowd as his anger and sides pub team performance saw him kick the warm up cones all across the dugout in frustration.

Aldermaston took all three points and moved up to fourth place and on Boxing Day they have an away day trip to Wantage Town Reserves, who currently sit bottom without a single point.