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Reading FC confirm which side will represent club in the County Cup

Royals are entering the competition for the first time since 2002

Reading FC confirm which side will represent club in the County Cup

Reading FC have moved to confirm which of it’s age groups will represent the Royals in the 2018/19 Berks & Bucks County Senior Cup.

The clubs under 23s – who are managed by Scott Marshall – will be the side lining up against the likes of Maidenhead United, Slough Town, Bracknell Town and maybe even Reading City.

It will be the first time Berkshire’s highest ranked side will have entered the competition since 2002.

A release on the Reading website states: “Our Under-23s will be playing under the Reading FC name in this tournament, with League Two side MK Dons also having entered a squad among a host of local non-league teams in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

“Nearby Berkshire clubs such as Windsor, Maidenhead United, Slough Town, Binfield, Didcot Town, Hungerford Town and Ascot United are all involved in this year’s competition.”

The Royals website also highlighted that the club were the inaugural winners of the competition when it started in 1878.

The draw for the first round was made on Friday:

  • Abingdon United vs Windsor
  • Ascot United vs Thatcham Town
  • Aylesbury vs Bracknell Town
  • Aylesbury United vs Newport Pagnell Town
  • Marlow vs Didcot Town
  • Reading City vs Flackwell Heath
  • Wantage Town vs Binfield

Byes for Beaconsfield Town, Holmer Green, Shrivenham, Chalfont St Peter, Hungerford Town, Slough Town, Maidenhead United, MK Dons and Reading.

All the latest transfer news ahead of the 2019/20 season is here. Keep up with all the pre season fixtures in Berkshire here.

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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