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Bracknell Town and Thatcham Town meet Challenge Cup final

The two recently promoted Hellenic League Premier Division sides meet in the Final at Windsor on Monday

Bracknell Town and Thatcham Town meet Challenge Cup final

Bracknell Town vs Thatcham Town is the big local match of the Bank Holiday weekend as the Hellenic League Premier Division’s two promoted sides prepare to meet in the Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup Final.

The match at Windsor’s Stag Meadow – not to be confused with the cancelled Supplementary Cup Final – will see the league’s best two sides fight it out for the last major Hellenic title they’ll compete for, hopefully for the foreseeable future.

Bracknell have had two days additional rest since their league exertions finished with an 8-0 demolition at home to Tuffley Rovers while Thatcham will look to bounceback from the disappointment of losing to Binfield in the Floodlit Cup Final on Monday.

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Liam Ferdinand. Photo: Neil Graham.

Liam Ferdinand. Photo: Neil Graham.

You can bet that Liam Ferdinand will start this one, the former Bracknell forward has been cup tied for Thatcham’s Floodlit Cup run, and will also miss out on the showpiece FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 20th May having appeared for the Robins earlier in the season.

Two fixtures during next week will see the Reading Senior Cup finalists confirmed with Woodley United and Wokingham & Emmbrook both in the hat. Woodley host Thames Valley Police on Wednesday night at Scours Lane while Wokingham visit Highmoor Ibis at the same venue on Thursday night.

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.

Saturday 5th May

Reading Challenge Junior Cup

  • Wokingham & Emmbrook Reserves vs Rotherfield United (2pm)

Thames Valley Premier League

  • Woodley United Royals vs Cookham Dean (2pm)

Monday 7th May

Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Supplementary Cup Final

  • Bracknell Town vs Thatcham Town (To be played at Windsor) 3pm

Wednesday 9th May

Reading Senior Cup Semi Final

  • Woodley United vs Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Premier League

  • Woodley United Royals vs Reading YMCA

Wiltshire Senior Cup Final

  • Chippenham Town vs Highworth Town (To be played at Swindon Town) 7.30pm

Wycombe Senior Cup Final

  • Flackwell Heath vs Aston Clinton (To be played at Marlow FC)

Thursday 10th May

Reading Senior Cup Semi Final

  • Highmoor Ibis vs Wokingham & Emmbrook

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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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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