Four Bracknell Sunday Leagues sides beat the weather to progress in County Cup

Tony Hardy reviews the what remained of the weekends Bracknell Town & District Sunday League action
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It’s been another rain-affected weekend and 9 fixtures, including 3 in the County Junior Cup, fell foul to earlier than usual wet weather (the scourge of the Fixture Secretary strikes!).

Winnersh Rangers, Athletico Ascot and Bracknell Athletic all won their Second Round Berks & Bucks FA County Junior Cup ties and join Loveman United in the hat for the 3rd round draw (to be played Sunday 11th November).

The two games that survived the weather in the Premier Division both resulted in draws. FC Fernhill and Crowthorne Inn shared the points following a 3-3 draw whilst Raglan and Athletico Forest drew 2-2. Fernhill stay top by 3 points ahead of Finchampstread Athletic. Raglan moved into 3rd.

In Division 1 Finchampstead Athletic Reserves found some form following heir slumberly start to the season thumping Panthers Reserves 7-1. Elsewhere, Wokingham & Emmbrook TMW beat Winkfield 3-2. The top three remains AFC Crowthorne Reserves on 13 points, Loveman United 2nd on 12 points having played a game less and Berks County occupy 3rd place on 9 points.

In Division 3 Bearwood Wanderers dropped points for the first time this season, held by a much improved Running Horse by 2-2. The other fixture in the division finished 4-2 to Hope & Anchor over Bracknell Royals, struggling so far this season following promotion from Division 4. Bearwood remain top, 7 points clear of Braybrooke Athletic but have played two more games than their nearest challengers.

FC Harmanswater moved into 3rd place in Division 4 following a 2-1 win at home to Silver Birch 1st, scoring twice late on.

In the one tie played in the League Junior Cup 1st round, Bracknell Athletic Reserves of Division 4 shocked Braybrooke Athletic, flying high in Division 3, by 4-1.

Cup news:

  • Four teams to try again following postponement in the B&B Junior Cup 2nd round next weekend (21.10.18)
  • Eight Bracknell Sunday League teams look to make progress in 2nd round ties of the B&B Junior Trophy, also next weekend
  • B&B Intermediate Cup 3rd Round – Sunday 4th November (FC Fernhill, Panthers and Raglan involved)
  • Advantage PrintRoom Senior Cup & League Junior Cup 2nd round ties to be played 28.10.18

Don’t forget the WWI 100-year celebration game between Hope & Anchor and Finchampstead Athletic A at South Hill Park on Sunday 11.11.18 (ko 2pm), full details here on Football in Bracknell.


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