Football in Bracknell
History & Nostalgia

Can you spot the current Wokingham & Emmbrook midfielder in this 2000 image?

Which Wokingham & Emmbrook star scored all four goals in a circa summer 2000 pre season friendly for FC Fernhill?

You don’t have to look to far (front row, first on the left) to spot the cheeky smile of the current Satsuma’s captain and former Reading Town, Bracknell Town and Marlow midfielder Sam Lawrence.

The image, from a copy of the Wokingham Times in 2000 reads:

FC Fernhill played a pre-season friendly against Frogmore Rovers on Saturday and emerged with a good 4-1 victory.

All four goals were scored by Sam Whiting.

Sam Lawrence (Whiting) is front row, first left. Photo: Wokingham Times.

Sam Lawrence (Whiting) is front row, first left. Photo: Wokingham Times.

On Sunday they won the plate competition at the Calcot Parish Council Charity tournament beating Theale Tigers 1-0 in the final.

The goalscorer was again Sam Whiting.

This was a great team effort by all the players over both days, and provided a good run-up for the new season.

FC Fernhill would like to thank their main sponsors Fernhill Travel and James S Moss Building contractors.

Enjoying the nostalgia? Here’s our history page with more..

In the image are (back row left to right): Richard Holgate, Harmson Bayley, Steve Conteh, Matthew Wears, Danny Lalley, Anthony Johnson, Frank Holgate. And front row left to right: Sam Whiting, Jamie Osborn, Jake Holloway, Scott Whiting and Kaine Page.

Fernhill of course continue to feature in the Bracknell football landscape, winning the Sunday League Premier Division last season.

And just for reference, here’s young Sam playing for Wokingham against Bracknell Town in 2016..

Sam Lawrence in 2000 for FC Fernhill and 2016 for Wokingham & Emmbrook. Photo: Richard Claypole and Wokingham Times.

Sam Lawrence in 2000 for FC Fernhill and 2016 for Wokingham & Emmbrook. Photo: Richard Claypole and Wokingham Times.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror.

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