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Penalty shoot out joy for Bracknell Town as Ascot United stay top

Robins through in Isthmian League Cup while Richardson and Higgs strike for the Yellamen

Penalty shoot out joy for Bracknell Town as Ascot United stay top

Bracknell Town have made the semi finals of the Isthmian League’s Velocity Trophy for the second season in a row after a penalty shootout win over Maldon & Tiptree at Larges Lane on Tuesday night.

The Essex side top the BetVictor Isthmian League North Division One and conquered Leyton Orient in the FA Cup this season but couldn’t find a way past the Robins who have now kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight matches in all competitions.

It was a 0-0 stalemate over the 90 minutes but Bracknell proved deadly from 12 yards as Seb Bowerman, Max Herbert, Joy Mukena and Mikel Platt all converting their spot kicks while Maldon could only manage to beat Mark Scott once.

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Mikel Platt. Photo: Neil Graham /

In Tuesday nights other Quarter Final, Premier Division Cheshunt advanced after beating Worthing 3-1. Of the remaining two quarter final ties, Horsham host Burgess Hill Town on Wednesday night while Basildon United are at home to Folkstone Invicta on Tuesday 18th February.

Elsewhere, in the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division, Ascot United maintained their lead at the top of the division with a 2-1 win at home to Sheerwater. James Richardson and Aiden Higgs with the goals.

In the Hellenic League Division One East, there were stumbles for promotion chasing Wokingham & Emmbrook and Chalvey Sports who both lost 2-0 away to Wallingford Town and Kidlington Dev respectively while Sandhurst Town went out of the Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup after a 4-1 defeat at home to Dorking Wanderers Reserves.

Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division

Ascot United 2-1 Sheerwater

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East

AFC Aldermaston P-P Marlow United
Kidlington Development 2-0 Chalvey Sports
Wallingford Town 2-0 Wokingham & Emmbrook

Velocity Trophy Quarter Final

Bracknell Town 0-0 Maldon & Tiptree (Bracknell Town win 4-1 on penalties)

Cherry Red Records Premier Challenge Cup

Sandhurst Town 1-4 Dorking Wanderers Reserves

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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