Football in Berkshire

Step 6 Preview: Sandhurst face a tough away trip and Wallingford are in cup action

Rob Davies previews all the weekends step 6 action from the Hellenic League and Combined Counties League

Step 6 Preview: Sandhurst face a tough away trip and Wallingford are in cup action

Sandhurst Town have been in good form of late, winning their last five games and keeping clean sheets in their last three, which includes a 3-0 win over Eversley & California in the Aldershot Senior Cup on Tuesday.

On Saturday the Fizzers face a stern test to that run when they travel to Surrey to face AC London in a league match. AC London were formed in 2012 to stop teenagers falling into a life of gangs and as a response to the London riots.

They were set up by Chairman and Manager Prince Choudary who was 16 at the time. Choudary’s side currently sit in third position in the Combined Counties Division One and have won their last four league games.

Eversley & California's Jordan Rowland. Photo: Richard Milam.

Eversley & California’s Jordan Rowland. Photo: Richard Milam.

Also in the Combined Counties Division One, Eversley & California will look to bounce back from their midweek defeat when they make the short trip to face Fleet Spurs. Spurs sit one place below the Boars and have won their last two fixtures in the league. Eversley will be without Lewis Wiggins who suffered ligament damage in the game against Sandhurst in midweek and Jordan Rowland who has joined Wokingham & Emmbrook.

In the Hellenic League Division One East table-toppers AFC Aldermaston host Milton United at the Aldermaston Recreational Society. The Miltonians are on a poor run having lost eight games in all competitions, but they did come out on top when the two sides met earlier in the season, knocking Aldermaston out of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy 4-1 on penalties after the game finished 1-1. The Atom Men recorded a 2-1 victory over Woodley United on Monday in the Subsidiary Cup to leave them top of the group after two games.

County Cup for Wally

Away from league action Wallingford Town face Kennington Athletic in the third round of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy. Kennington play in the Oxfrodshire Senior League Premier Division and are currently undefeated in all competitions this season. They got to the third round with victories over Launton Sports and Milton United. Wallingford are looking for their sixth win in seven games and a second cup win in a week, after they defeated Abingdon Town 4-1 in the Subsidiary Cup on Tuesday.

The full weekend fixture long list is here.

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. Please always check with the host club before you travel if you are in any doubt.

Combined Counties Division One

  • AC London vs Sandhurst Town
  • Fleet Spurs vs Eversley & California

Hellenic League Division One East

  • AFC Aldermaston vs Milton United

Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy

  • Wallingford Town vs Kennington Athletic

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Rob Davies

Rob is a keen fan of football at all levels and has been watching non-league since he was 12. Since moving to Reading in 2015, Rob has tried to get to as many of the local non-league sides as he can, and can often be found at a game with his dog Filbert.

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