Loveman and Crowthorne Stiffs in 10-goal Bracknell Sunday League thriller




Finchampstead Athletic will play FC Fernhill in this season’s Advantage Printroom League Senior Cup Final on Friday 3rd May following Finch’s comfortable 4-1 win against Athletico Forest.

In the Premier Division Crowthorne Inn could not take advantage of Fernhill’s break from League action by closing the gap on the leaders following their 3-3 draw with Raglan. The other game played also resulted in a draw, 2-2 between FC Meta and Panthers.

FC Fernhill needed extra-time to beat Follyhill Sovereigns in the quarter final of the Aldershot Cup by 5-4. Fernhill, looking to retain the Cup, will now play Aldershot-based Waterloo in the semi-final.

Dates: Details of venue and dates of the Bracknell Sunday League Cup Finals

A “mad game”, “barnstormer” according to the teams as Loveman United and AFC Crowthorne Stiffs shared 10 goals in a 5-5 drawn Division 1 thriller. It was a game of two halves in which the wind played a major part.

Loveman led 4-1 at half-time but Stiffs roared back in the second half and nearly won it late on, but Jao Jardim was ruled offside. Loveman’s goal scorers were Alfie Sparrow (2), Lee Blackman, Ash Carter and Ben Poynter whilst the stand-out player for Stiffs was Jao Jardim who bagged a hat-trick.

The top 3 remains unchanged as Finchampstead Athletic (top) beat Woodley United by 4-2, on 30 points. Stiffs are 2nd on 27 points whilst Loveman are 3rd on 26 points. Both Stiffs and Loveman have 5 games in hand over the leaders.

Division 2 Champions Sandhurst FFC completed their league campaign unbeaten with a 2-0 win away at Silver Birch Dynamoes. Elsewhere Golden Farmer Rangers Reserves defeated Bracknell Corinthians 2-0 to stay 2nd.

Its advantage Bearwood Wanderers in Division 3, winning their top of the table clash with Braybrooke Athletic by 5-1. That win takes Wanderers to the top of the Division a single point clear of Braybrooke in 2nd. Third placed Bracknell Cavaliers had their game against Bracknell Saint Germain postponed due to Waterlogging at Cantley Park.

Division 4 Champions Crownwood Dukes finished their campaign with a thumping 8-0 win against AFC Crowthorne Old Boys.

There were wins for both Moore Close Manor and Silver Birch 1st in the Subsidiary Cup. Moore Close beat Finchampstead Athletic A by 5-1 whilst Birch defeated Bracknell Athletic Reserves 3-0.


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