MAX Laschok scored twice as Woodley United defeated Wokingham & Emmbrook 2-1 at Larges Lane on Tuesday to complete the Group B fixtures in the Division One Subsidiary Cup.

It lifted them off the bottom of the table, swapping places with the Sumas, who needed all three points to finish runners-up and join unbeaten Holyport in the knock-out stages. But this result means AFC Aldermaston will now go through.

After the hosts had made the better start, Laschok turned the tide United's way by opening the scoring on 23 minutes by finishing off good work by Freddie Barron and Leon Mannion.

The lively Laschok hit the inside of the post before doubling his side's lead in the 35th minute from the penalty spot after being brought down, and Woodley were good value for their half-time advantage.

But Wokingham, making use of their substitutes, came back into the game in the second half and in the 63rd minute cut their deficit through Josh Harris.

Mannion was denied by a fine save from keeper Sean Woodward, but Woodley now came under intense pressure as their hosts pressed for the equaliser.

The crossbar and post both came to their rescue in quick succession, with their defence also having to make two goal-line clearances virtually at the same time, but United managed to hold on for the win.

Woodley face Chalvey Sports in the second round of the Bluefin Supplementary Cup at Rivermoor Stadium this Saturday and Premier Division side Ardley United in the Reading Senior Cup on Monday (7.45pm).

Reading City have received a free ticket to round two of the Supplementary Cup after Abingdon Town were forced to scratch their tie scheduled for last Monday as they were unable to raise a side. They now travel to Division One West side Thornbury this Saturday.

Last Saturday, City crashed 4-0 at home to Lydney in the Premier Division. Jordan Sheen put the visitors ahead on 50 minutes before substitute Lewis Halford bagged a hat-trick in the space of just eight minutes. City remain 15th in the table.

Third-placed AFC Aldermaston return to Division One East action this Saturday when they host runaway leaders Burnham.