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Weekend: Neil Richards first match as Ascot United boss, Woodley United and Finchampstead clash

The weekend’s football programme is very weather dependant but currently very much on! There’s the intrigue of Finchampstead joining the promotion fight with a win, Bracknell Town’s continued chase for the title and a day of firsts for Ascot United in the cup.

Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Supplementary Cup

It’s very much ‘in with the new’ at Ascot United on Saturday as Neil Richards takes charge of his first match in charge of the Yellamen when they visit Chalfont Wasps in the first round of the Supplementary Cup (ko 1.30pm).

Ascot United manager Neil Richards. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Ascot United manager Neil Richards. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Richards announced his backroom team during the week but it’s now a case of ‘wait and see’ what United will be, especially as several players have joined team mate Jon Palmer at the Burnham revolution.

See the full first round draw for the Supplementary Cup here.

Uhlsport Hellenic Premier League

Adam Cornell should return for Bracknell Town to lead the line with TJ Bohane on Saturday as they host Lydney Town on Double Gloucester Saturday at Larges Lane.

With 11 games to go, it’s tight at the top of the division with one point separating Mark Tallentire’s side and second placed Thame United who visit stuggling Henley Town.

Binfield have a relatively short trip across Berkshire to fourth place Thatcham Town with a run of two defeats to put behind them.

Binfield FC's Liam Ferdinand. Photo: Colin Byers.

Binfield FC’s Liam Ferdinand. Photo: Colin Byers.

Liam Ferdinand scored twice the last time the two sides met with the Moles running out 2-1 winners at Hill Farm Lane.

At a glance fixtures..

  • Bracknell Town vs Lydney Town
  • Thatcham Town vs Binfield

See the full Hellenic Premier League fixtures and latest league table here.

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East

Woodley United have a promotion challenge to get back on track when they host an in-form Finchampstead at Scours Lane .

United won 5-0 to reach the County Cup semi-finals last weekend but have been beaten in their last two league matches while Finch came from behind with a bare XI to beat AFC Aldermaston.

Finchampstead FC vs Woodley United FC in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Finchampstead FC vs Woodley United FC in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East. Photo: Mark Pugh.

The two sides have met what feels like every other week this season but is in reality only twice – and a first win for Finch would put them right in the race for the top two.

Wokingham & Emmbrook are back in action for the first time since New Year’s Eve when the visit Headington Amateur’s while Sandhurst Town are on the road to Rayners Lane and AFC Aldermaston pay a visit to Chinnor.

At a glance fixtures..

  • Headington Amateur’s vs Wokingham & Emmbrook (ko 2.15pm)
  • Chinnor vs AFC Aldermaston
  • Rayners Lane vs Sandhurst Town
  • Woodley United vs Finchampstead

See the full Hellenic League Division 1 East fixtures and latest league table here.

Thames Valley Premier League

Berks County got back to winning ways last weekend and should make it two in a row when they visit struggling Taplow United in the Premier Division.

Berks County manager Nathan Baker.

Berks County manager Nathan Baker.

Connor Banks and Mike Shields were on target for Nathan Baker’s side who ended a run of four defeats in a row.

At a glance fixtures..

  • Taplow United vs Berks County (ko 2pm)

See the full Thames Valley Premier League fixtures and latest league table here.

Suburban Football League

Can Binfield Reserves make it four in a row? The Moles host second from bottom Tring Athletic at Hill Farm Lane on Saturday looking for a fourth straight victory in the Premier Division while in the Central Division new Ascot United ‘Dev’ manager Tommy Wilkinson will take charge of his first match at home to Molesey in the first round of the Suburban League Challenge Plate

At a glance fixtures..

  • Ascot United vs Molesey
  • Binfield vs Tring Athletic

See the full Suburban Football League fixtures and latest league tables here.

Sunday: Women’s Football

A bit of a derby for Ascot United Ladies in the Southern Region Women’s Football League Division 1 as they host Fleet Town at Ascot Racecourse.

Hannah Evans of Ascot United Ladies. Photo: @ascotladiesfc

Hannah Evans of Ascot United Ladies. Photo: @ascotladiesfc

There’s also a derby for Woodley United who make the short trip across Reading to Barton Rovers.

In the Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League Division 2 South Sandhurst Town visit Flackwell Heath in the battle for third while Bracknell Town Ladies Reserves head across East Berkshire to Taplow United.

At a glance fixtures..

  • Ascot United vs Fleet Town
  • Barton Rovers vs Woodley United
  • Flackwell Heath vs Sandhurst Town
  • Taplow United vs Bracknell Town Reserves

See the full Southern Region League fixtures and latest league tables here, and the Thames Valley Counties fixtures and latest league tables here.

All matches at 3pm unless otherwise stated. All women’s matches at 2pm unless otherwise stated.

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Tom Canning

<p>Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror.</p><br />

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