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The road to Fairford: How Ardley United and Binfield got to the final

Five rounds, a penalty shoot out and plenty of goals

The road to Fairford: How Ardley United and Binfield got to the final

As Ardley United and Binfield prepare to go head to head in the final of the 2018/19 Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup, Football in Bracknell thought it would have a look back at how both sides reached the final.

A few stats, Ardley have played one more game after holders Binfield received a bye from the first round and have score 21 goals – scoring six goals in each of their first to third round ties.

Binfield have 13 goals and came through a penalty shootout in third round at Brimscombe & Thrupp before overcoming Windsor and then Ascot United to reach the final.

Read more: What the Ardley and Binfield managers have to say before the Floodlit Cup Final

First Round

Binfield – BYE

Ardley United 6 – 1 Cirencester Town Development

Second Round

Woodley United 1 – 3 Binfield

Ardley United 6 – 0 AFC Wallingford

Third Round

Brimscombe & Thrupp 3 – 3 Binfield (Binfield win 4-2 on penalties)

Ardley United 6 – 2 Thornbury Town

Quarter Final

Windsor 1 – 4 Binfield

Thames Rangers 1 – 2 Ardley United

Semi Final

Ascot United 1 – 3 Binfield (AET)

Ardley United 1 – 0 Flackwell Heath

You can follow coverage of Tuesday nights final by following @fibracknell on twitter here with Tom Canning and Rob Davies at the ground. We’ll also have updated from Egham Town vs Bracknell Town in the Bostik League.

All the latest transfer news ahead of the 2019/20 season is here. Keep up with all the pre season fixtures in Berkshire here.

Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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