READING WOMEN ended top of their Continental Tyres Cup group with a 5-0 thrashing of Millwall Lionesses.
Needing just a point to ensure they were seeded for the quarter-final draw, Royals left nothing to chance with another dominant display.
Brooke Chaplen broke the deadlock before the break and three goals in 13 second half minutes from Rachel Furness (2) and Lauren Bruton took the game away from Millwall.
Chaplen completed the rout to extend Reading’s unbeaten run to eight games.
Elsewhere, WARGRAVE LADIES are out of the Jubilee Cup after a thrilling 8-5 defeat against Warsash Wasps.
Millie Bilcliff bagged a treble for the hosts with Sian Blissett and Alison Richardson also on target, but Warsash eased to victory thanks to five goals from Megan Fox.
WOKINGHAM AND EMMBROOK LADIES are also out, losing 7-2 to AFC Bournemouth CST at Lowther Road, but EVERSLEY AND CALIFORNIA did progress in the Thames Valley Counties League Cup with a 5-1 win over Guildford Saints.
On Saturday, READING made it four games unbeaten with a 3-1 win away at Sunderland.
Facing a side who had not won a home game in 2017, Royals raced clear in the second half following a red card for Callum McManaman with Mo Barrow netting a brace after Dave Edwards had given Jaap Stam’s men the lead.
Former Royal Lewis Grabban pulled one back, but Reading held on to climb up to 14th in the table.
BINFIELD bounced back from midweek defeat with a 3-2 victory over Longlevens.
The Moles suffered a nightmare first half on Wednesday evening as they lost 7-3 to Royal Wootton Bassett Town, but they were level at the break on Saturday thanks to Sean Moore’s strike.
Moore was later sent off, but Binfield claimed the win with Josh Howell and Ian Davies on target.
WOODLEY UNITED slipped to 17th in the table after a 6-0 thumping at the hands of leaders Highworth Town and down in Hellenic One East, WOKINGHAM AND EMMBROOK lost 3-0 at Holyport.
On the rugby field, LONDON IRISH’S Premiership struggles continued with a 39-15 defeat at Gloucester.
The Exiles are now six points adrift at the foot of the table after their task was made harder by a first half red card handed to captain David Paice.
Petrus Du Plessis and Teofilo Paulo crossed the whitewash, but the tries came in vain.
REDINGENSIANS RAMS got straight back on the winning trail with a 29-17 success against Bury St Edmunds.
The Rams’ six-game winning run was halted last time out, but they got back on track at Old Bath Road with tries from Conor Corrigan, Greg Illingworth (2) and Andy Amor.
Meanwhile, BRACKNELL BEES are now seven games without a win after losing 5-3 at Streatham and on the basketball court, READING ROCKETS stayed in title contention with a 75-70 victory over Leicester Warriors at Rivermead.
Saturday December 2
Sky Bet Championship
Sunderland 1-3 Reading
Hellenic Premier Division
Binfield 3-2 Longlevens
Highworth Town 6-0 Woodley United
Hellenic Division One East
Holyport 3-0 Wokingham and Emmbrook
Combined Counties Division One
Badshot Lea 2-1 Eversley and California
Thames Valley Premier Division
Wokingham and Emmbrook Reserves 3-2 Cookham Dean
Thames Valley Division One
Finchampstead 4-3 Eldon Celtic
Westwood United Reserves 0-1 Hurst
BTC Senior Cup
Woodley United Royals 2-3 Berks County
Gloucester 39-15 London Irish
National League 2 South
Redingensians Rams 29-17 Bury St Edmunds
MBBO Regional 2
Sonning 2-0 Aylesbury
Oxford 2s – South Berkshire
South Clubs’ Women’s Division 3A
Oxford Ladies 5-1 Sonning Ladies
Trysports Premier 1
South Berkshire Ladies 2-2 Oxford Hawks Ladies 3s
Sunday December 3
Continental Tyres Cup
Millwall Lionesses 0-5 Reading Women
Wargrave Ladies 5-8 Warsash Wasps
Wokingham and Emmbrook Ladies 2-7 AFC Bournemouth CST
Thames Valley Counties League Cup
Eversley and California Ladies 5-1 Guildford Saints
ICE HOCKEY –
NIHL Division 1 South
Streatham 5-3 Bracknell Bees
NBL Division One
Reading Rockets 75-70 Leicester Warriors