A STUNNING Neil Blewitt hat-trick fired third-placed Braybrooke Athletic to a thrilling 6-4 victory at the side one place them in Division Three, Running Horse.

Ritchie Cohen also bagged a brace for the away side, with Bobby Charlton rounding off the scoring.

Bracknell Cavaliers stay second, though were made to work hard by basement boys Silver Birch A in their 2-1 away win, and Hope & Anchor matched that result with their triumph at Finchampstead Athletic A.

In the Premier Division, unbeaten FC Fernhill moved to the top of the table with a seventh win in eight games, the reigning champions cruising past WAB 7-3.

Crowthorne Inn dropped to second following a disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Morale Madrid, while third-placed Raglan's title hopes took a big hit as they lost 4-2 at the side one below them, Finchampstead Athletic.

Rock bottom Panthers FC picked up their first win of the season in some style, crushing hosts Athletico Forest 5-0, while second-bottom Golden Farmer Rangers' miserable campaign continued with a 6-1 reverse at home to FC Meta.

Finchampstead Athletic Reserves went top of Division One following a 5-1 procession at Crowthorne Old Boys, while Wokingham & Emmbrook TMW are up to second after trouncing Panthers FC Reserves 9-1.

Loveman United were knocked off top spot following their 2-2 draw at mid-table Bracknell Athletic, although they are still just two points behind Finches with three games in hand.

Berks County A began the New Year in style with a 7-2 mauling of Athletico Ascot, though Woodley United won by an even greater margin, dismantling Winkfield 9-0 away from home to leapfrog their opponents and move up to seventh in the table.

In Division Two, Sandhurst FFC remain three points clear at the summit following a 2-0 success at Woodley Saints, though second-placed Moore Close Manor kept the pressure on with a 6-1 hammering of Ashridge Park.

Golden Farmer Rangers Reserves eased to a 6-2 victory at Silver Birch Dynamos, Ashridge Park Royals beat Bracknell Corinthians 2-0 and 3M edged out Winnersh Rangers 2-1.

Division Four table-toppers Crownwood Dukes featured in the game of the day, but took nothing away from it as they lost an 11-goal thriller 6-5 at Silver Birch.

AFC Crowthorne Old Boys also edged a thriller, coming out on top 4-3 at Bracknell Cavaliers Reserves, while it was easier for Bracknell Athletic Reserves, who smashed Bracknell Titans 5-1.

In the Berks & Bucks Junior Trophy, Bearwood Wanderers beat Crendon House 1-0 to reach they quarter-finals.

They will be joined by Winnersh Town, who knocked out home side FC Showcase 2-1 on penalties following a 0-0 draw.