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Berkshire Hellenic League champions: 2010 to present

This piece was originally written for the BTFC website and may contain mild bias. Sorry (we will get round to rewriting it one day).

Earlier this week, Darrell Freeland presented us with the unofficial Berkshire Hellenic Premier League table for the 2014/15 season which saw Bracknell Town come top of the tree locally.

In the interests of balance, he’s been back and worked out the preceding four seasons that Bracknell have been a Hellenic League side, including 2012/13 when the Robins were in Division 1 East and therefore ineligible for inclusion.

In short, that means Binfield have twice been Berkshire champions since season 2010/11 with Reading Town and Ascot United taking one title apiece.

2010/11

Bracknell’s first season at step 5 following relegation was overall a success following several years battling relegation at step 4 – finishing 16th overall – but not fareing quite so well in derby matches.

Robins one victory was a 1-0 win over Binfield courtesy of James Rogers at Larges Lane.

Champions: Binfield

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Actual HPL Pos
Binfield 8 4 2 2 21 10 11 14 2
Ascot United 8 3 2 3 21 17 4 11 12
Wokingham & Emmbrook 8 3 2 3 12 13 -1 11 11
Reading Town 8 2 4 2 11 14 -3 10 13
Bracknell Town 8 1 4 3 7 19 -12 7 16

2011/12

Unfortunately a relegation season for Bracknell as they finished bottom of the league – as well as the Berkshire table – but saw an improvement in results with three wins including a double over Ascot United.

Champions: Reading Town

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Actual HPL Pos
Reading Town 10 8 0 2 28 14 14 24 7
Binfield 10 7 1 2 24 15 9 22 8
Wokingham & Emmbrook 10 4 2 4 14 12 2 14 10
Holyport 10 4 1 5 18 21 -3 13 13
Ascot United 10 1 2 7 18 26 -8 10 14
Bracknell Town 10 3 0 7 15 29 -14 9 21

2012/13

A non-entry for Bracknell this season as we chased promotion in Hellenic League Division 1 East. There was a big hit for defending Berkshire champs Reading Town though who went from hero to zero while Binfield again took top spot.

Champions: Binfield

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Actual HPL Pos
Binfield 12 9 1 2 22 9 13 28 3
Ascot United 12 7 3 2 31 16 15 24 7
Wokingham & Emmbrook 12 5 5 2 23 13 10 20 8
Highmoor-IBIS 12 6 2 4 23 18 5 20 12
Newbury 12 3 3 6 17 25 -8 12 15
Holyport 12 2 1 9 12 29 -17 7 14
Reading Town 12 1 3 8 13 31 -19 6 17

2013/14

The Yellamen were victorious in 2014 as clinched the imaginary title on goal difference. It was a return for Bracknell as well who managed their highest finish since joining Hellenic League.

Wins for the Robins included a 4-1 at Holyport that saw them briefly – and admittedly after only two games – top the table while Newbury and Reading Town were also beaten – the latter by a terrific display from Sam Barratt.

Champions: Ascot United

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Actual HPL Pos
Ascot United 12 8 3 1 32 10 22 27 3
Highmoor-IBIS 12 8 3 1 21 11 10 27 4
Binfield 12 7 1 4 24 19 5 22 5
Reading Town 12 7 1 4 18 15 3 22 11
Bracknell Town 12 3 3 6 22 26 -4 12 13
Holyport 12 1 2 9 11 34 -23 5 18
Newbury 12 0 3 9 20 33 -13 3 19

2015/16

A runners up spot for Thatcham in the league but a Berkshire Premier trophy. They were understandably delighted.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PTS Actual HPL Pos
Thatcham Town 10 7 3 0 28 9 19 24 2
Ascot United 10 7 1 2 20 8 12 22 4
Binfield 10 5 2 3 21 14 7 17 8
Highmoor-IBIS 10 2 2 6 11 18 -7 8 11
Bracknell Town 10 2 2 6 14 24 -10 8 14
Wokingham & Emmbrook 10 1 2 7 18 26 -8 5 20

2016/17

Well well well. Runners up in the real league and winners of the Berks Prem it is again.

 Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PTS Actual HPL Pos
Bracknell Town 8 7 0 1 25 10 15 21 2
Thatcham Town 8 4 0 4 19 17 2 12 4
Highmoor Ibis 8 3 1 4 11 20 -9 10 14
Binfield 8 3 0 5 10 12 -2 9 8
Ascot United 8 2 1 5 11 17 -6 7 15

 

Darrell Freeland

Darrell is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of local football, it's teams and leagues and was previously club secretary at Bracknell Town FC.

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