Ascot United's players applaud their supporters after a penalty shootout defeat in the 2020/21 League Cup Final. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com
Ascot United's players applaud their supporters after a penalty shootout defeat in the 2020/21 League Cup Final. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

Windsor and Ascot United get byes in Combined Counties League Cup

Holders Redhill as well as last years runners up Ascot plus Windsor have been given byes
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Ascot United's players applaud their supporters after a penalty shootout defeat in the 2020/21 League Cup Final. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com
Ascot United's players applaud their supporters after a penalty shootout defeat in the 2020/21 League Cup Final. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

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On Wednesday evening, the draw was released for the opening two rounds of the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Challenge Cup with 27 fixtures drawn and byes handed to five sides including Ascot United and Windsor.

There are no ‘true’ Berkshire derbies in the First Round though there is Football in Berkshire interest in one game – Virginia Water vs Reading City while Berks County’s first game in the competition will be at home to Bagshot.

Other Berkshire sides at home include AFC Aldermaston who host Fleet Town while Wokingham & Emmbrook bring AFC Croydon Athletic to Lowther Road and FC Deportivo Galicia head to The Rivermoor to face Woodley United.

The Second Round draw throws up some exciting ties as well, none more so than Wokingham & Emmbrook at home to Ascot if the Sumas can get past Croydon.

Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup First Round

  1. Eversley & California v Knaphill
  2. Tadley Calleva v Jersey Bulls
  3. Virginia Water v Reading City
  4. Cobham v London Samurai
  5. Abbey Rangers v Bedfont & Feltham
  6. Wallingford Town v Badshot Lea
  7. Colliers Wood United v Cove
  8. Hilltop v Camberley Town
  9. Langley v Balham
  10. Edgware Town v Banstead Athletic
  11. Wokingham & Emmbrook v AFC Croydon Athletic
  12. AFC Hayes v Wembley
  13. Egham Town v British Airways
  14. North Greenford United v Kensington & Ealing Borough
  15. Berks County v Bagshot
  16. AFC Aldermaston v Fleet Town
  17. Raynes Park Vale v Rayners Lane
  18. Southall v Enfield Borough
  19. London Lions v Hillingdon Borough
  20. Walton & Hersham v Holyport
  21. Farnham Town v Horley Town
  22. Beckenham Town v St. Panteleimon
  23. Sheerwater v Sandhurst Town
  24. Frimley Green v Burnham
  25. Guildford City v Spelthorne Borough
  26. CB Hounslow United v Chalvey Sports
  27. Woodley United v FC Deportivo Galicia

First round byes: Hanworth Villa, Molesey, Redhill, Ascot United and Windsor

Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup Second Round

  1. Cobham OR London Samurai vs AFC Hayes OR Wembley
  2. Southall OR Enfield Borough v Berks County OR Bagshot
  3. Eversley & California OR Knaphill v Walton & Hersham OR Holyport
  4. Edgware Town OR Banstead Athletic v Virginia Water OR Reading City
  5. London Lions OR Hillingdon Borough v Molesey
  6. Woodley United OR FC Deportivo Galicia v Redhill
  7. Wokingham & Emmbrook OR AFC Croydon Athletic v Ascot United
  8. Sheerwater OR Sandhurst Town v Hanworth Villa
  9. North Greenford United OR Kensington & Ealing Borough v Beckenham Town OR St. Panteleimon
  10. Egham Town OR British Airways v CB Hounslow United OR Chalvey Sports
  11. Guildford City OR Spelthorne Borough v AFC Aldermaston OR Fleet Town
  12. Hilltop OR Camberley Town v Windsor
  13. Frimley Green OR Burnham v Abbey Rangers OR Bedfont & Feltham
  14. Farnham Town OR Horley Town v Raynes Park Vale OR Rayners Lane
  15. Langley OR Balham v Wallingford Town OR Badshot Lea
  16. Colliers Wood United OR Cove v Tadley Calleva OR Jersey Bulls
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