The one Premier Division fixture played today lived up to its billing as FC Fernhill and Bracknell Rangers played out a 3-3 draw at the Sports Centre. Rangers goals were scored by Lenny Musgrove (pen), Tom Smith and Bradley Brown. The two now share top spot after two games.
In the County Intermediate Cup Raglan and Panthers progressed to round 2 but both needed to win a penalty shoot-out to get past fellow Bracknell Sunday League opposition in Wokingham & Emmbrook TMW and Berks County respectively. Crowthorne Inn and Morale Madrid lost out, both on penalties, whilst Loveman United suffered a heavy defeat and unfortunately will not emulate last season’s County Cup adventure.
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Woodley Saints top Division 1 following their 5-2 win against Athletico Forest but are level on points with both Athletico Ascot and Sandhurst FFC who both made it 2 wins out of two with wins against Winkfield (7-1) and Finchampstead Athletic (5-2) respectively. Woodley United opened up their account for the season with a 6-0 win against Bracknell Athletic, United’s Nathan Bingham grabbing 4 goals.
Three teams share the top of Division 2 on 4 points after their first two games. Bearwood Wanderers (top) were held 2-2 by Winnersh Rangers (3rd). Newbold occupy 2nd after sharing 8 goals with William Twigg. Elsewhere both Bracknell Corinthians and Bracknell Cavaliers got their seasons off to a good start with wins.
Silver Birch and AFC Dukes are the early pace-setters in Division 3 with both making it 2 from 2. Birch beat Running Horse 6-2 whilst Dukes were made to fight hard for their 4-3 win against Crowthorne FC A.
Newcomers FC Showcase made it two wins from 2 in Division 4 with a narrow 1-0 win against Bracknell Spartans U21’s but Bracknell Cavaliers Reserves occupy top spot on goal difference following their 2-1 away at Harts of Bracknell.
The league day in numbers:
- 18 fixtures played
- Top scorers were AFC Dukes in Dvision 4 (8-3 v Bracknell Titans). Also the highest aggregate score
- A total of 116 goals scored – an average of 6 and a half per game