County Junior Trophy kicks off and top two meet in Bracknell Sunday League Division 2




This weekend sees the start of the Bracknell Town & District Sunday League’s Division 3 and 4 teams Berks & Bucks County Junior Trophy campaign, a competition won by Whitegrove two seasons ago.

In action this weekend are Berkshire United, Finchampstead Athletic A, Bracknell Corinthians, AFC Crowthorne Reserves, Bracknell Falcons, Hope & Anchor and Winnersh Rangers. The first round also sees three all Bracknell Sunday League ties in Bracknell Royals vs Crownwood Dukes, Winnersh Town vs Bracknell Titans and WAB Reserves vs Silver Birch. FiB wishes all out teams every success in this year’s competition.

In the Premier Division William Twigg Vets will look to strengthen their position at the top with a win against Morale Madrid. Former leaders Crowthorne Inn take on fellow promotes Intercity and in the only other game in the Division Bracknell Cavaliers take on Finchampstead Athletic.

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Division 1 sees two newly promoted teams battle it out as WAB, currently top and unbeaten, take on Berkshire All Stars, looking for their first win. Included in the Divisions other fixtures Loveman United, looking to build upon their opening day win, travel to Sandhurst FFC.

Whitegrove captain Lee Kilmartin with the County Cup. Photo: Darrell Freeland.
Whitegrove captain Lee Kilmartin with the County Cup. Photo: Darrell Freeland.

The battle for top spot in Division 2 looks set to ignite this weekend as Warfield (2nd on 7 points and off the back of an impressive 11-1 win last weekend) take on Athletico Ascot (top on 9 points and who will look to maintain their 100% start to the season). Elsewhere, Bracknell Athletic (this weeks featured club and 3rd on 6 points) travel to Newbold College whilst relegated 3M (4th on 4 points) entertain Bracknell Saint-Germain.

Due to County Cup fixtures there are no Division 3 fixtures this weekend and the only fixture in Division 4 sees Bracknell Cavaliers Reserves face FC Harmanswater.

Featured team – Bracknell Athletic

Athletic were formed in 2015 out of the former FC Bracknell men’s team and enter their third season of competition in the Bracknell Sunday League.

Bracknell Sunday League side Bracknell Athletic FC.
Bracknell Sunday League side Bracknell Athletic FC.

In their inaugural season (2015-16), Athletic finished impressively as runners-up in Division 3, 6 points behind Champions Bracknell Saint-Germain, securing promotion to Division 2. Chris Jeffries finished that season as the Divisions top scorer with a massive 40 goals. Last season saw a term of relative stability and finished in a creditable 6th position behind Binfield Royals, WAB and Berkshire All Stars, all winning promotion.

Early results this season (2 wins and a draw from 3 games) has shown that Athletic can push on and challenge for promotion from Division 2 if not top spot. Bracknell Athletic is managed by Chris Lancaster and play their games at Ringmead.

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