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Lights up at Wokingham & Emmbrook

Work continues to make Lowther Road step 6 ready

Lights up at Wokingham & Emmbrook

It’s been a long time coming, but the floodlights are up at Lowther Road as Wokingham & Emmbrook’s permanent return home edges ever closer.

In pictures shared with Football in Bracknell, you can see new floodlights up at the ground and hard standing visible at the clubs home which is shared with a cricket pitch.

Speaking to FiB, Glenn Duggleby – the Consultant Funding & Project Manager said: “The lights and 75% of hard standing are done. To come is a base for 100 seat stand, the rest of hard standing, a stand (which will be delivered and erected next week) and pitch barriers for three sides.”

Hard standing at Lowther Road

Hard standing at Lowther Road. Photo: Glenn Duggleby.

Hard standing at Lowther Road

Hard standing at Lowther Road. Photo: Glenn Duggleby.

The Sumas played their home games at Bracknell Town last season in order to maintain the clubs step 6 Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East status.

The floodlights, hard standing and seated area should allow the club to play games in the Borough next season at step 6, ending a two decade nomadic existence since leaving Finchampstead Road in 1999 with the very real prospect of a top four finish giving the Sumas a return to step 5 and hopefully access to the new Thames Valley ‘super league’.

Thames Valley Premier League side Berks County, who played at Lowther Road last season are moving to Ryeish Green Sports Hub.

Read more: A love letter to Finchampstead Road

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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. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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