THE match of the day last Saturday which beat the atrocious weather saw AFC Aldermaston come out on top 3-1 over Silchester Village in a Division One clash.

The rain made going heavy, and AFC’s Luke Dowling turned his ankle and had to retire after 10 minutes, replaced by Ashley Jones-Skeggs who, after Peter Raines was fouled just outside the area on 25 minutes.

He stepped up and smashed the free-kick out of reach of the goalkeeper's right hand.

Dogged defending by AFC kept the score to 1-0 at half-time.

The second half nearly never was, the groundsman complained, the referee declared the pitch safe, so play continued.

Silchester came at AFC with determination and only fine goalkeeping from AFC’s Ben Givan kept them out.

AFC broke from the back, released Vinny Kennedy down the right, who fed Peter Raines who scored AFC’s second from close range.

Silchester applied more pressure winning a penalty, dispatched low to the goalkeeper's right.

With 10 minutes, left Kennedy conjured up a neat finish after quick feet took him clear to win the game 3-1.

A late Silchester surge wasn’t enough and AFC earned their first away win.

Ten-man AFC Berg were hammered 11-0 by Overton United Reserves, the floodgates opening after two were sin-binned.

Overton's goals from Louis McCann and Andrew Tottman with four apiece, Bailey Roffey, Ryan Watts and sub Matthew Lowe; Overton's first away win.

Hook came close after 15 minutes after Atherton flicked on a long clearance but Jason Williams' cross shot was palmed away by the Renegades' goalkeeper for a corner.

Then Humphrey Sims cleared the ball straight to a Rens' forward who dummied and scored from eight yards.

Two minutes later, Sims atoned for his slip with a super double save.

Another two minutes on, from Morgan Davis' free-kick, Atherton mis-kicked but fell kindly to Dan DeMello, who fired in from 12 yards 1-1.

The come-back could have been complete on 29 minutes, but Andy Haig's shot was saved and DeMello's 80-yard run ended with a tired shot over the bar. The rain kept sheeting down and the match was abandoned at half-time, as the pitch was deemed 'dangerous'.

The Division Two match at Basingstoke Athletic resulted in a 3-0 win over AFC Aldermaston Development, as the ball was hard to control and play decent football.

Aldermaston went close with Aiden Lister and Josh Stokes efforts.

Athletic began pressuring Aldermaston and on 10 minutes Michal Borbely's shot slipped through the goalkeeper's legs, James Laughton pounced, forcing a great last ditch save from Ryan Barnes.

Five minutes later, Josh Munns' shot was spilled by Barnes to the penalty spot, where Paul Walsh-Taylor reacted, dummied the goalkeeper and opened Athletic's account.

A Munns' cross found its way to Sean Baggett who expertly stroked the ball into the net from 15 yards for 2-0.

Aldermaston tried to get into the game, but Athletic had control and on 35 minutes Paul Walsh-Taylor played through to Borbely who delicately lobbed the goalkeeper 3-0.

Athletic had still more chances and on 40 minutes Barnes made a one-on-one save from Laughton, as it stayed 3-0 at half-time.

The second half was a very different picture. The pitch was soggy and slippery, causing both teams issues but Aldermaston had most of the ball, launching attack after attack, 20 shots counted in 20 minutes but Athletic stood fast and kept a clean sheet with no further goals.

After debating weather and pitch conditions at North Warnborough, AFC Berg Reserves wanted to play and the referee declared the pitch okay. Warnborough had striker Banica back, who played with fluidity and confidence and got in early shots, a couple were saved and a couple went wide.

Bailey Craig also shot wide, before Luke Ambrose's missed a header.

Then Warnborough scored four in four minutes, Banica’s shot was parried to Ambrose, who slotted home, then Ambrose was through on goal, cut back to Craig to bury the ball into far corner.

Their third goal saw Craig weave around three players, kept balance and the ball to smash home, and finally Banica copy-catted to make it 4-0.

Berg settled making play even until the 35th minute, when Thomas Coglan cut in from the right for a fifth goal and Ryan Nuttall netted through a crowded box, despite the goalkeeper getting a hand to it.

Just before half-time Berg pulled one back from a corner. Berg's fight had gone, with players wanting to concede and call it off, but the Berg manager asked the referee to abandon the game.

The ref asked Borough if they wanted to continue at 6-1, as the pitch was still holding up and the rain had stopped, but the ref abandoned the game anyway.

Bramley United lost their Hampshire Saturday Plate Cup tie 6-1 to Testlands, Aidan Morgan the scorer.

In the Basingstoke Saturday Junior A Cup quarter-final, Twentyten beat Tadley Calleva Development 4-2 with goals from Daniel Hancock, Tom Mole, Joe Osborne and Franklin Spacagna, while George Coffin replied in the 18th and 32nd minutes.

Twentyten have now gone nine games unbeaten.

Saturday's fixtures: Hampshire Vase Cup rd 2: Herriard Sports V BTC A

Basingstoke A Cup quarter-final: Overton Utd Res v Hook, Renegades v Oakridge.

Basingstoke B Cup quarter-final: CK Andover v Tidworth Town.

Division 1: Twentyten v AFC Aldermaston A.

Division 2: AFC Aldermaston Development v Renegades Res, AFC Berg Res v Basingstoke Ath, Chineham v North Warnborough