Football in Bracknell

Weekend: Bracknell Town back on title trail, Wokingham and Sandhurst Town derby

Weekend: Bracknell Town back on title trail, Wokingham and Sandhurst Town derby

A busy weekend as usual for our clubs as Bracknell Town continue the chase for the Hellenic Premier Division title and Ascot United search for their first league win under their new manager.

There are no matches for Binfield or AFC Aldermaston this week, while there is no Suburban League action for our featured teams.

Uhlsport Hellenic Premier Division

Bracknell Town vs Ardley United
The Robins can celebrate the opening of their new bar with a win, and will need maximum points to stay top of the league. The impressive Kensley Maloney is expected to continue to deputise for the injured Joe Grant.

Lydney Town vs Ascot United
The Yellamen are still looking for their first league win under new manager Neil Richards and face a tricky trip to Gloucestershire.

And the rest..
Brimscombe & Thrupp vs Highmoor-Ibis
Flackwell Heath vs Royal Wootton Bassett
Thame United vs Longlevens AFC

Here’s the Hellenic Premier Division table

Uhlsport Hellenic Division 1 East

Finchampstead vs Holyport
Jon Laugharne’s side have proved resilient in recent weeks but will need to give it their all to stay in the top three having played two more times than most of the sides around them. Visitors Holyport pushed Premier Division Binfield close in the Reading Senior Cup this week.

Wokingham & Emmbrook vs Sandhurst Town
The Sumas have work to do if they are to move away from the foot of the table. This one could go either way but Wokingham have shown some form in recent weeks, though they will likely miss joint top scorer Tom Williams.

Jon Bennett scores for Binfield against Sandhurst Town. Photo: Colin Byers.

Jon Bennett scores for Binfield against Sandhurst Town. Photo: Colin Byers.

Woodley United vs Chalfont Wasps
Another ‘catch up’ game for the Kestrels after their 1-1 midweek draw. A point will see them up to third while a win will send them second where they should stay.

And the rest..
Bicester Town vs Didcot Town Res’
Rayners Lane vs Chinnor
Wantage Town Res’ vs Penn & Tylers Green

Here’s the Hellenic Division 1 East table

Thames Valley Premier League

Taplow United vs Berks County (ko 2pm)
The Swordsmen’s bright start to life under Nathan Baker is in danger of slipping away but Saturday’s trip up the M4 is a prime opportunity for three points.

And the rest..
Hurst vs Rotherfield United
Newbury FC vs Mortimer
Unity vs Highmoor Ibis Res
Woodcote Stoke Row vs Wraysbury Village
Woodley United Reserves vs Marlow United

In addition: Berks County Reserves host Unity Reserves in Division 3 and the clubs ‘Rovers’ side host Twyford & Ruscombe in Division 4.

Here’s the Thames Valley Premier table

Sunday: Women’s Football

Bracknell Town vs Chesham United
SRWFL Prem: A tough ask for bottom of the table Bracknell against the current second placed side. The Robins have two league games left to get some points on the board.

Ascot United Ladies Lucy Holzman-Clarke. Photo: @AscotLadiesFC

Ascot United Ladies Lucy Holzman-Clarke – the Yellawomen’s joint top scorer. Photo: @AscotLadiesFC

Oxford City Nomads vs Ascot United
SRWFL Div 1: A crucial tie for the Yellawomen who missed the chance to increase their lead at the top against bottom of the table Winchester last weekend.

Woodley United vs Alton
SRWFL Div 1: The Kestrels are on the verge of a top half finish and will edge closer with a win at home – Alton the visitors are four points and one place ahead of them.

Here’s the Southern Region Women’s League Premier table, and the Division 1 table

Yateley United vs Sandhurst Town
TVCWFL Div 2 South: A ‘must win’ for Sandhurst if they are to be in with a shout of promotion this season.

Here’s the Thames Valley Counties Women’s League Division 1 South table

All Saturday matches are at 3pm unless otherwise stated. All Sunday matches at 2pm unless otherwise stated.

Main image: Kensley Maloney by Neil Graham.

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.