Carlo Santoro. Photo: Neil Graham.
Carlo Santoro. Photo: Neil Graham.

Midweek: Binfield 90 minutes from Final and Bracknell Town eye Hellenic League Cup semi final spot

Binfield face Flackwell Heath in Floodlit Cup semi-final while Bracknell can reach Hellenic League Cup semis
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Carlo Santoro. Photo: Neil Graham.
Carlo Santoro. Photo: Neil Graham.

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Fresh from a first ever contest with Binfield, Virginia Water will host Bracknell Town at Stag Meadow on Tuesday night in the Quarter Finals of the Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup.

Ceri Jones’ side were beaten 3-1 by the Moles last week in the Floodlit Cup quarters when thanks to an Ian Davies double but bounced back at the weekend with a terrific 4-1 win at home to Holyport.

They face the cup holders Bracknell who are once again chasing promotion to step four of the English Football Pyramid and have what manager Carl Davies called ’11 cup finals’ in our recent interview with him.

Bracknell Town with the Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup. Photo: Neil Graham.
Bracknell Town with the Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup. Photo: Neil Graham.

Bracknell have injury concerns over George Short who will be a few days away from a return while Jesse Wilson is out for the season and Justin Clayton remains a few weeks away. The Robins have reportedly added goalkeeper Dan Weait as cover and allowed Dan Roberts to join Berks County on dual registration.

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Also in Berkshire on Tuesday night, Binfield have another shot at silverware when they host Flackwell Heath in the semi final of the Floodlit Cup at Hill Farm Lane.

The Moles were beaten in two finals last season – the Berks & Bucks County Senior Trophy and Reading Senior Cup by neighbours Bracknell and could face them again if they get through to the final.

Will Shaw and Carlo Santoro. Photo: Neil Graham.
Will Shaw and Carlo Santoro. Photo: Neil Graham.

Will Shaw picked up the clubs player of the month award for February after Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Brimscombe & Thrupp and Hill Farm Lane looks in good condition after the weekends heavy snow fall.

As ever, please check with the host club before you travel. Links on the home teams indicate we have an away day guide available to help plan your trip.

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East

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Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup Semi Final

Details on the semi final Floodlit Cup draw are here.

Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup Quarter Finals

Draw for the Quarter Finals of the League Cup is here – Didcot Town Reserves vs Thatcham Town was postponed on Monday night.

Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Supplementary Cup

  • Brimscombe & Thrupp vs Holyport

All Saturday matches kick-off at 3pm, all Sunday matches kick-off at 2pm and all midweek matches kick-off at 7.45pm unless detailed next to the above fixtures.

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Main image: Carlo Santoro by Neil Graham.

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