Despite horrendous weather conditions during the latter part of the week all eight Advantage Printroom League Cup quarter-final ties as well as all scheduled league fixtures were played.
The semi-finals of the Senior Cup will be played out between FC Fernhill and Wokingham & Emmbrook TMW and in the other tie newcomers Athletico Forest will play Finchampstead Athletic. Holders Fernhill were made to battle all the way for their narrow 2-1 win against Loveman United, Loveman’s goal scored by Ryan Millward.
Wokingham & Emmbrook TMW fought out a thrilling 7-5 victory against fellow Bracknell Town & District Sunday League Division 1 side Winkfield whilst there was to be no upset in the Finchampstead Athletic v AFC Crowthorne Stiffs tie, Finch winning that one 1-0. The other, an all Premier Division tie between in-form Crowthorne Inn and Athletico Finch finished stalemate at 0-0 after full time. Forest won the penalty shoot-out 6-5.
There were no upsets in the League Junior Cup either with all 4 ties going pretty much to form. Silver Birch Dynamoes beat Bracknell Saint Germain 4-2 and will play favourites Woodley Saints in the semi-final, who made amends for last week’s defeat to Golden Farmer Reserves in the league with a 5-0 victory. Saints goal-scorers were Paul Rake 2, Jamie Burnett 2 and Matt Hill. The other semi-final will be between Sandhurst FFC, who overcame a spirited Crownwood Dukes 6-3 and Winnersh Rangers who beat Bracknell Athletic Reserves 5-1.
Semi final draw
Bracknell Town & District Sunday League Senior Cup 2018/19
- FC Fernhill vs Wokingham & Emmbrook TMW
- Athletico Forest vs Finchampstead Athletic Sunday
Bracknell Town & District Sunday League Junior Cup 2018/19
- Silver Birch Dynamos vs Woodley Saints
- Winnersh Rangers vs Sandhurst FFC
In the Premier Division Raglan moved into 2nd, level on points with leaders FC Fernhill and 3rd placed Crowthorne Inn following their 4-1 away to Morale Madrid. An exceptional game between Panthers and WAB saw WAB shade it by 5-4. WAB’s scorers were McManus 2, Quelch, Martley and Whylie. The other fixture finished all square 4-4 between FC Meta and Golden Farmer Rangers.
Berks County kept up the pressure on the top 5 in Division 1 with a 6-2 win against Panthers Reserves. Goals rained down on Bulmershe as visitors Athletico Ascot registered a 10-4 win against Woodley United. Woodley’s goal-scorers were Bingham 3 and Dodd. The only other fixture played in the Division saw Bracknell Athletic beat Crowthorne FC by 4-0. Athletic move into 7th with that win.
In Division 2 Moore Close Manor moved to within a point of leaders Sandhurst FFC with a 4-2 win at 3M. Moore Close have played one more game than Sandhurst.
The top three in Division 3 all won. Leaders Bearwood Wanderers beat Bracknell Royals 3-0, second placed Bracknell Cavaliers defeated Bracknell Royals 5-2 whilst 3rd placed Braybrooke Athletic won at Silver Birch A by 6-2. Bearwood’s lead at the top stays at 9 points.
Bracknell Cavaliers Reserves kept their hopes of the Division 4 championship alive with a 2-0 win against Silver Birch.