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WEEKEND PREVIEW: Bees back at The Hive and a striker change for Binfield

Binfield overcame the odds to win at Tuffley

BRACKNELL BEES make their first competitive game at The Hive under Scott Spearing when Basingstoke Bison come to town on Sunday evening.

The Bees kicked off their NIHL Division 1 South campaign with a come-from-behind 7-5 win over MK Thunder last weekend and they are on the road again on Saturday, travelling to bogey side Peterborough Phantoms.

And in a weekend double-header, Bracknell then welcome Basingstoke to Berkshire on Sunday at 6pm in the National Cup.

Liam Kelly picked up an injury against Bristol City

See our interview with Scott Spearing as he targets the title

On the football field, the majority of our sides are playing away from home.

READING make the short trip to Brentford on Saturday, aiming to bounce back from defeat against Bristol City last weekend.

Royals could welcome back Jordan Obita and John Swift following injury but Liam Kelly is a doubt with a calf problem.

PODCAST: Hear from Dan and Tom ahead of Reading v Brentford

BINFIELD could hand a start to striker Ian Davies, following his midweek move from Woodley United.

Davies, who has previously played for the Moles, netted twice against his old club as the Kestrels beat them 3-2 earlier this month.

But with Danny Langford leaving the club for personal reasons, Roger Herridge has moved to bring Davies back to Hill Farm Lane.

Binfield travel to face Fairford Town in the Hellenic Premier Division.

In the same league, WOODLEY go to Oxford City Nomads for the second week in a row, having lost 3-1 there in the FA Vase last week.

Sumas are in cup action

WOKINGHAM AND EMMBROOK are in cup action with a trip to Langley in the Berks and Bucks Senior Trophy.

Back in league action, Combined Counties Division One leaders EVERSLEY AND CALIFORNIA host Kensington Borough, looking to recover from two cup defeats last week.

There is some local home interest in the Thames Valley Leagues with FINCHAMPSTEAD hosting Reading YMCA Rapids while HURST and WOODLEY UNITED ROYALS are on the road in the BBFA Senior Cup.

In rugby, LONDON IRISH kick off the sporting weekend with a Friday night visit to Sale Sharks.

The Exiles lost 37-7 at Exeter Chiefs last time out and have a quick opportunity to bounce back at AJ Bell Stadium (8pm).

We spoke with Alex Lewington to look ahead to the fixture.

REDINGENSIANS RAMS, who beat London Irish Wild Geese last week, travel to Worthing Raiders while CROWTHORNE are scheduled to meet Wheatley.

Fixtures (3pm unless stated):

Friday September 15


Aviva Premiership
Sale Sharks v London Irish (8pm)

Saturday September 16


Sky Bet Championship
Brentford v Reading

Hellenic Premier Division
Fairford Town v Binfield
Oxford City Nomads v Woodley United

Binfield are on the road

Berks and Bucks Senior Trophy
Langley v Wokingham and Emmbrook

Combined Counties Division One
Eversley and California v Kensington Borough

Thames Valley Premier Division
Woodcote Stoke Row v Wokingham and Emmbrook Reserves (2pm)

BBFA Senior Cup
Highmoor Ibis United v Hurst
Sandhurst Town v Woodley United Royals


National League 2 South
Worthing Raiders v Redingensians Rams

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premier
Wheatley v Crowthorne


NIHL Division 1 South
Peterborough Phantoms v Bracknell Bees (7pm)

Sunday September 17


Thames Valley Counties Women’s Division 2 East
Binfield Ladies v Woking Ladies (2pm)


National Cup
Bracknell Bees v Basingstoke Bison (6pm)

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