Bracknell Sunday League Division 3 title to go to the wire




The second semi-final of the Advantage Printroom League Senior Cup is played this weekend between Athletico Forest and Finchampstead Athletic.

Finch will start slight favourites based upon league status but newcomers to the league Forest will fancy their chances. The winners meet FC Fernhill in May’s Final.

In the Premier Division, Crowthorne Inn (2nd) travel to play Raglan (6th). A win for Inn will close the gap on leaders Fernhill to one point whilst a win for Raglan would move them to 3rd in the table. In the Division’s only other fixture FC Meta (7th) take on Panthers (9th).

Top fixture in Division 1 sees 3rd placed Loveman United take on AFC Crowthorne Stiffs in 2nd in a game that will have a huge bearing on the outcome of this title contest.

Both teams have 7 games still to play in a battle for the title that includes no less than the current top 5 and maybe 6 if you include Bracknell Athletic (7th).

Current leaders Finchampstead Athletic will look to strengthen their hold of top spot with a home fixture against Woodley United whilst an in-form Berks County (4th) take on Bracknell Athletic.

Division 2 Champions Sandhurst FFC complete their campaign and will look to finish unbeaten but face a strong challenge from Silver Birch Dynamoes who, themselves will have their sites set on the runners-up spot.

Another team aiming for “silver” is Golden Farmer Rangers Reserves, who currently occupy that position, take on a struggling Bracknell Corinthians.

With a whopping 7 games still to play Woodley Saints could themselves challenge for second place but have a deficit of 11 points to make up. They play Ashridge Park Royals this weekend.

The Division 3 title is far from settled and may go right to the final game of the season. Of massive significance to the possible outcome this weekend though, its top v 2nd as Braybrooke Athletic host Bearwood Wanderers in what should prove to be a cracker.

A win for Braybrooke would see them open up a 4-point lead over Wanderers and a win for Bearwood would see them take top spot. Bracknell Cavaliers (3rd) should still have a say, however, and they take on Bracknell Saint Germain this weekend. The results of these two games could see yet another change at the top.

In Division 4, Champions Crownwood Dukes will look to underline their fine season as they play their final league fixture against AFC Crowthorne Old Boys.

Another two 1st round ties in the Subsidiary Cup will be played this weekend that see Bracknell Athletic Reserves play Silver Birch 1st whilst Moore Close Manor take on Finchampstead Athletic A.


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