Saturday saw three reduced to two Berkshire representatives in the 2020/21 Emirates FA Cup as Bracknell Town and Slough Town both advanced thanks to penalties – albeit in differing circumstances.
The third Second Qualifying Round representatives, Hungerford Town, suffered a 4-0 defeat in Cornwall at Truro City but Bracknell won through on penalties at home to Marlow while a stoppage-time spot-kick ensured Slough advanced at the expense of Vanarama National League South rivals Dartford.
Bracknell had lead 2-0 but allowed Marlow back in to the game in the second half before winning the shootout 4-3 and it was James McKnight who scored the penalty for the Rebels.
Both sides banked £3,375 for winning while Hungerford pocketed £1,125 from the prize fund.
The FA Cup Third Qualifying Round fixtures for Berkshire:
- Haringey Borough vs Bracknell Town
- Slough Town vs Bath City
Third qualifying round winners will receive £5,625 while the losers will pick up £1,875. Matches will take place on the midweek of Tuesday 13th October 2020.
You can read Dave Wright’s report from Bracknell vs Marlow here. The full FA Cup Third Qualifying Round draw is here. Vanarama National League Maidenhead United remain exempt until the Fourth Qualifying Round while Reading FC will join in at the Third Round Proper.