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Weekend: Bracknell Town’s final ‘home’ game, Woodley and Finchampstead try again

We have two featured games this weekend with photographers at Bracknell Town and Woodley United covering the action.

But there is plenty more action both home and away across the divisions for you to keep an eye on. All matches at 3pm unless otherwise stated.

Bracknell Town vs Thatcham Town

You know this is a big game, we know it’s a big game.

It’s also Bracknell’s last ‘home’ game at Sandhurst Town before the return to Larges Lane and following the win over Thame United on Tuesday, the Robins have to follow up that performance with a fourth win of the season of Thatcham Town.

That record hasn’t gone unnoticed at Waterside Park mind..

Of course Bracknell’s run against their Berkshire rivals has to end at some point.. preferably in two seasons time as the title chasing Robins obviously aren’t going to be playing Thatcham next season.

Ding, ding.. Round 4.

Woodley United vs Finchampstead

After last weekends wash out at the Memorial Ground, the two Division 1 East sides go at it again in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup third round – this time at Scours Lane (ko 2pm).

Woodley won the league meeting between the two sides earlier in the season but the winners of this tie have a real shot at a trophy with only five other Hellenic Division 1 sides left in the competition.

Also in the County Cup, Sandhurst Town will try again themselves with a scheduled visit across Berkshire to Slough and Chalvey Sports (ko 1.30pm).

Highworth Town vs Binfield FC

Binfield FC's Liam Ferdinand. Photo: Colin Byers.

Binfield’s top scorer Liam Ferdinand. Photo: Colin Byers.

The Moles begin a run of five tough fixtures when they visit fourth placed Highworth Town.

Binfield can go into the run on a high with victory though the Worthians are much improved after a poor start to the season.

Also in the Uhlsport Hellenic Premier LeagueAscot United welcome struggling Brackley Town Saints to the Racecourse Ground and will expect a result against a side who have conceded 27 goals in their last four games without troubling the opposition goalkeeper.

Hurst vs Berks County

County can go open up a five point gap between fifth and sixth in the Thames Valley Premier League if all goes to plan against bottom side Hurst (ko 2pm). The Swords could finish the day fourth if Newbury lose at Taplow United.

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East

Last weekends postponement meant another weeks wait before AFC Aldermaston could put an end to a two game losing streak, but the Isotopes welcome a Didcot Town Reserves side in decent form as the battle for fifth hots up.

Wokingham & Emmbrook FC manager Clive McNelly. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Wokingham & Emmbrook FC manager Clive McNelly. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Wokingham & Emmbrook have the opportunity to cause a second ‘upset’ in eight days when the travel to leaders and arguably the champions elect Penn & Tylers Green.

Manager Clive McNelly has strengthened his side in recent weeks and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Sumas come away with at least a point against the unbeaten table toppers.

And finally..

Binfield Reserves are at home to Boreham Wood Reserves in the Suburban League Premier Division. The Moles are unbeaten in four but Wood – who’s senior side are 10th in the Vanarama National League Premier – are up in third and have the second best goalscoring record, and third best defensive record in the Division.

Action to for our clubs in the Suburban Central Division 1 with Ascot United Development at Godalming Town and Bracknell Town Development head to Premier Division Knaphill in the League Cup.

Main image: Thatcham Town vs Bracknell Town by Neil Graham.

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Tom Canning

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

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