This weekend sees seven of our Bracknell Town & District Sunday League Premier Division teams in first round action in the Berks & Bucks Sunday Intermediate Cup. Two all-Bracknell ties see FC Fernhill play Golden Farmer Rangers whilst two in-form teams meet in the other as FC Meta entertain William Twigg Vets. Other ties involve Crowthorne Inn, Finchampstead Athletic and Wokingham & Emmbrook TMW.
The only game to be played in the Premier Division this weekend sees a struggling Morale Madrid entertain Intercity.
A full fixture programme is scheduled for Division 1. Pick of the games sees top team WAB travel to play Finchampstread Athletic Reserves who have yet to find any consistent form themselves so far in their 3 games played. Loveman United will look to make it 3 wins out of 3 and keep up the pressure on WAB in their home fixture against Hurricanes whilst Raglan, favourites to challenge strongly for the title following their summer strengthening, travel to face Sandhurst FFC.
Battle for the top of Division 2 continues apace this weekend as early pace-setters Warfield United, four points clear at the top following their 1-0 defeat of second placed Athletico Ascot last week, will be favourites in their fixture away to Newbold College. Early leaders Athletico Ascot will look to stay in contention for top spot with a win away at mid-table Woodley United. Fourth placed and in-form 3M are at home to bottom placed Braybrooke Athletic who will look to register their first league points whilst 3rd placed Bracknell Athletic don’t play this weekend.
Two teams with 100% records in Division 3 continue their challenge for top spot this weekend as Woodley Saints (top with a better goal difference) take on Bracknell Falcons whilst Bracknell Corinthians are at home to Hope & Anchor. This week’s featured team Silver Birch, who still look for their first league points despite recent wins in the first round of both the County and league cups, travel to Berkshire United, also looking for their first points.
In the Leagues Junior Cup Ashridge Park Royals (of Division 3) and Winnersh Rangers (of Division 2) will look to complete their 1st round tie postponed last weekend.
Pick of this weekend’s Division 4 fixtures sees second placed Bracknell Cavaliers Reserves travel to 5th placed Silver Birch A.
Featured team – Silver Birch
Formed in 2016 out of the former Bracknell Manics team and made up predominantly of the Manics Reserves that completed season 2015-16, Birch completed their inaugural 2016-17 season in a creditable 7th position (out of 13 teams) having won 11 and drawn 3 of their 24 games played.
Birch will again compete in Division 3 and have strengthened their squad significantly adding a number of seasoned Sunday League campaigners and former Whitegrove players to an already mixed squad of youthfulness and experience. They’ve made a somewhat indifferent start to this season losing all three League games played so far but winning in both the B&B Sunday Junior Trophy (5-0 away to WAB Reserves) and in the League Junior Cup (3-1 away to Bracknell Falcons). Having shown some expected form in recent Cup games Silver Birch are well-equipped to start picking up some much-needed league points to move them up the table.
This season the Silver Birch also have a reserve team that compete in the newly formed Division 4.
Silver Birch are managed by Adam Spiers and play their games at Morgan Recreation Ground, Crowthorne.
And finally, a reminder following a correction to the score of last weekend’s top of the table Division 2 fixture, FiB rely upon accuracy of results recorded on the FA Full-Time site. We’re sure that we have the League’s best interests to the fore when reminding clubs that when texting the result of each game, the score should be recorded as home score first followed by the away score. To illustrate the result of A United 1 B Rangers 2 should be texted as 1-2 by both teams.