AFC Aldermaston finished a very creditable seventh in their first season back in the Hellenic League Division One East.

Last Tuesday they made the long trip to an in form Headington Amateurs and returned with a very good point.

Headington are expecting a refurbished ground so hosted The Atom Men on what can only be described as a Sunday league park pitch for this crunch Hellenic League clash.

As the game kicked off it was clear to see both teams could only go with the game plan of moving the ball from back to front as quick as possible. Aldermaston started the brighter and looks promising going forward with a few attacks being put wide from Karl Hanks and Kai Parton-Edey.

With around 20 minutes on the clock, the away side's promising start paid off when Callum Eaton knocked a ball down the right hand side for Michael Porter.

His drilled cross found Karl Hands arriving at the back post to head home.

The lead lasted 15 minutes before a bit of link up play between the Headington strikers saw a slotted finish past Matt Desay in the away goal.

A scrappy affair saw Aldermaston look the better and attempt to get the ball down in the first half and they were given a deserved 2-1 lead when Kai Parton-Edey was slipped through one-on-one with the goalkeeper where he duly finished and added to his record this season.

The teams appeared after the half time whistle and The A's appeared reformed as Aldermaston sat back deeper and allowed Headington to play a little football.

Attacks were broken down by offside calls and poor attempts at goal.

A quick throw was not marked up properly when it came into the box for and flicked on, which led to a volley into the back of the net to make it 2-2.

For the last 20 minutes of the game it appeared a fascinating match for the neutral as it was full of attacks and counter attacks from either side with both looking to score the winner.

On Easter Monday, Aldermaston completed their campaign at Chalfont Wasps with a narrow 1-0 loss.