Weekend: Binfield in FA Vase action and AFC Aldermaston host leaders Virginia Water

Binfield's Josh Howell. Photo: Ade Hone.



Binfield's Josh Howell. Photo: Ade Hone.


East Berkshire sides compete in no less than eight different competitions this weekend with the Buildbase FA Vase and SSE Women’s FA Cup rolling on as well as some key Uhlsport Hellenic League fixtures.

We’ve had a look at the form guide of all our sides Vase opponents here but we’re going to boldly predict all three sides will join Bracknell Town in the First Round Proper Draw on Monday afteroon.

Thatcham Town vs Bracknell Town is a massive league game and easily biggest of the weekend.

A Robins loss tomorrow will see them five points behind Highworth after a quarter of the season played.

Even bigger game for Thatcham though, a loss for them to Bracknell and they will be nine points off Highworth albeit with a game in hand.

The pick of the rest of the ties for us is a tough away day in the Hellenic Premier for Highmoor Ibis at Brimcombe & Thrupp with Marcus Richardson’s side looking to pick up a first win since they beat Ascot United at the start of the month.

Predictions: Get your weekend predictions in via our twitter polls on the hashtag #fibpredict here

The other stand out tie – this time in Division 1 East is AFC Aldermaston at home to newly promoted Virginia Water.

AFC Aldermaston manager Kieran Jennings. Photo: Mark Pugh.
AFC Aldermaston manager Kieran Jennings. Photo: Mark Pugh.

This time last season it was the Atom Men who were unknown to us, but Virginia Water top the table after six games and Aldermaston haven’t quite clicked in to gear yet – it could be an opportunity this weekend though after the visitors lost their first league game of the season last time out.

As ever, the full weekend fixtures including all the women’s matches are below – all Saturday fixtures are at 3pm unless otherwise stated and all Sunday fixtures are 2pm unless otherwise stated and please check with the host club if you have any doubts about the fixture before you travel.

Buildbase FA Vase Second Qualifying Round

  • Fareham Town vs Binfield
  • Sandhurst Town vs Ringwood Town
  • Windsor vs Whitchurch United

See the full FA Vase Second Qualifying Round draw here

Hellenic Premier Division

  • Brimscombe & Thrupp vs Highmoor Ibis
  • Fairford Town vs Ascot United
  • Thatcham Town vs Bracknell Town

See the latest Hellenic Premier Division table and all the division’s fixtures here.

Hellenic League Division 1 East

  • AFC Aldermaston vs Virginia Water
  • Wokingham & Emmbrook vs Milton United

See the latest Hellenic Division 1 East table and all the division’s fixtures here.

Combined Counties League Division 1

  • Worcester Park vs Eversley & California

Thames Valley Premier League

  • Wright & Unity Sports vs Berks County (2pm)

Suburban Football League

  • Binfield Reserves vs Leatherhead (Premier)
  • Bracknell Town vs Ascot United (Central)
  • Eversley & California vs Farnham Town (Central)

SSE Women’s FA Cup Second Qualifying Round (Sunday)

  • Woodley United vs Alton
Woodley United's Mollie Haines.
Woodley United’s Mollie Haines.

Southern Region Women’s Football League Premier Division (Sunday)

  • Ascot United vs Milton Keynes City

Southern Region Women’s Football League Division 1 North (Sunday)

  • Wokingham & Emmbrook vs Oxford City Nomads

Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League Division 2 East (Sunday)

  • Holyport Ladies vs Binfield
  • Woking Ladies vs Sandhurst Town

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