Weekend: Bracknell Town need 10 goals and Woodley United need points



Joe Grant celebrates scoring for Bracknell Town FC. Photo: Neil Graham.


We’ll keep it brief, Bracknell Town need to win by 10 goals at home to Tuffley Rovers on Saturday at Larges Lane to pip Thatcham Town the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division title.

If Bracknell do hit the heights, as unlikely as it might seem they’d win the title by virtue of matching goal difference but having scored more goals than Thatcham Town. 131 to the blues 129.

Until last season we’d have said that was unlikely but then Thame United went and scored the nine goals they needed at Henley Town to beat Bracknell to promotion – albeit unnecessarily after the Robins lost to Highworth on the final day.

Having said that Tuffley are a very very different side to Henley who were already heading down last season and ultimately resigned from the league midway through the current campaign.

Bracknell lined up on Thursday night at Lydney with goals in mind and you’d expect similar from boss Carl Davies again on Saturday. TJ Bohane, Joe Grant and Adam Cornell all started up front and the Robins will welcome back Kensley Maloney from suspension for the final league game of the season.

Woodley United manager James Anderson. Photo: Neil Graham.
Woodley United manager James Anderson. Photo: Neil Graham.

Elsewhere Woodley United need to back up their impressive win on Thursday night by beating Longlevens on Saturday at Scours Lane.

Doing so and results for Highmoor Ibis and Fairford Town going the Kestrels way would see them finish 17th in the Premier Division – first in line to receive a relegation reprieve if they are handed out. Captain Idris Kamara led by example on Thursday scoring the winning goal as James Anderson’s side came from 2-0 down at home to Royal Wootton Bassett Town.

Elsewhere it’s party time for Division 1 East champions Virginia Water as they host Thame Rangers while Wokingham & Emmbrook and AFC Aldermaston round off their seasons with a derby fixture at Lowther Road.

As ever, please check with the host club before you travel. Links on the home teams indicate we have an away day guide available to help plan your trip.


Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division

  • Bracknell Town vs Tuffley Rovers
  • Lydney Town vs Windsor
  • Woodley United vs Longlevens

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East

  • Virginia Water vs Thame Rangers
  • Wokingham & Emmbrook vs AFC Aldermaston

Thames Valley Premier League

  • Taplow United vs Berks County FC
  • Wokingham & Emmbrook Reserves vs Newbury

Suburban League Premier Division

  • Corinthian-Casuals Reserves vs Binfield Reserves


Thames Valley Counties Women’s League Division 2 East

  • Sandhurst Town vs Abbey Rangers


Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup Final

  • Binfield vs Thatcham Town

Thames Valley Premier League

  • Highmoor Ibis United vs Woodley United Royals
  • Reading YMCA vs Wright & Unity Sports
  • Wokingham & Emmbrook Reserves vs Mortimer

All Saturday matches kick-off at 3pm, all Sunday matches kick-off at 2pm and all midweek matches kick-off at 7.45pm unless detailed next to the above fixtures.

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