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Weekend: Woodley vs Finchampstead and Binfield look to get league campaign back on track

Weekend: Woodley vs Finchampstead and Binfield look to get league campaign back on track

FA Vase and Hellenic League action in focus this weekend with a couple of Berks & Bucks County Cup ties thrown in for good measure. It’s the FiB weekend preview.

All kick offs 3pm unless stated.

FA Vase

Gavin Brainch celebrates scoring for Ascot United FC. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Gavin Brainch celebrates scoring for Ascot United FC. Photo: Mark Pugh.

One Berkshire side left in the Buildbase FA Vase this season and it’s Ascot United who travel to the south coast to face Newhaven in the Second Round Proper – and our man Mark Pugh is joining them.

Highworth Town, Brimscombe & Thrupp, Tuffley Rovers and Thatcham Town are also representing the Hellenic League in this seasons competition.

Read more: The full FA Vase second round draw

Uhlsport Hellenic Premier League

It’s fair to say Binfield have ‘endured football’ during October, but two cup wins in a row should have brought back some confidence at Hill Farm Lane and Roger Herridge’s side have a winnable home fixture with third bottom Oxford City Nomads.

Bracknell Town are without a game.

Read more: See the latest Hellenic Premier Division table

Berks & Bucks County Intermediate Cup Third Round

Finchampstead FC vs Woodley United FC in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East. Photo: Mark Pugh.

The previous Woodley/Finch meeting. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Our pick of the games: Woodley United visit Finchampstead in the third round at the Finch Memorial Ground on Saturday (ko 2pm).

The Kestrals lost their unbeaten league run on Saturday at Wokingham & Emmbrook while Finch were 1-0 victors at Rayners Lane on Saturday.

Also in the third round are Sandhurst Town who are on the road at Chalvey Sports (ko 1.30pm).

Listen: Woodley manager Michael Herbert talks about the Wokingham defeat

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East

Wokingham & Emmbrook have a platform to build on after the 4-3 win over Woodley and the re-signing of James Charlton in midweek.

The Sumas travel to second placed Bicester Town where a win could hoist Clive McNelly’s side up to 7th in the table.

AFC Aldermaston are also on the road at Chalfont Wasps (ko 2.15pm) looking to end a run of two defeats. The isotopes have had a terrific first season in the Hellenic League sit in fifth.

See: The latest Hellenic League Division 1 East table

Thames Valley Premier League

Berks County are unbeaten under new manager Nathan Baker after goalkeeper Lewis Grant scored a late equaliser at Highmoor-IBIS Reserves last weekend and welcome Wraysbury Village to Bracknell Sport Centre on Saturday (ko 2pm).

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Main image: Binfield FC by Colin Byers.

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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