Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

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Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by The Cube » 17 Aug 2018 18:37

Reading have entered the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup this season, which also means avoiding a fine from the county FA. Probably will be a reserve / youth team taking part. We have a bye to round 2, so the first game probably won't be until November or so.

Reading were the first winners in 1879, and also won in 1892 and 1995. Pardew took the club out of the competition (and also out of all friendlies against local non-league clubs) after a couple of pre-season clogfests in 2001.

By my reckoning this is the third oldest football competition in the country, and probably one of the oldest 5 in the world. Just something else to mention next time the "no history" thing comes up .

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Rea Ding » 17 Aug 2018 21:50

Fantastic news and a great chance to visit some local non-league sides!

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by From Despair To Where? » 18 Aug 2018 00:55

.... unless we draw Wycombe or MK Dons.

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by The Cube » 18 Aug 2018 08:32

I think everyone can agree that in any real sense of the term Wycombe are a non-league club. Anyway, they haven't entered.

And talking of Mickey Mouse outfits something has occurred to me since the original post. This might just be another in the catalogue of administrative failures at Reading over the last year. Member clubs are automatically entered into the county cup, so if you don't want to take part you have to go through the process to withdraw. Such action could require a level of capability greater than we have seen in recent times.

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by STAR Liaison » 18 Aug 2018 10:45

When Adkins was manager we had apparently entered but it was news to him. The B&B automatically put us in the draw.

Doesn't explain why Wycombe not even included.

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by The Cube » 05 Oct 2018 20:15

Round 1:
Aylesbury 2 Bracknell Town 4
Abingdon United 0 Windsor 4
Reading City 1 Flackwell Heath 3
Wantage Town 1 Binfield 0 (Tuesday 9 October)
Ascot United 3 Thatcham Town 1
Marlow 3 Didcot Town 1 (Tuesday 9 October)
Aylesbury United 5 Newport Pagnell Town 0

Round 2 draw:
Wantage Town v MK Dons
Windsor v Flackwell Heath
Hungerford Town v Beaconsfield Town
Holmer Green v Maidenhead United
Chalfont St Peter FC v Slough Town
Tuesday 30 October (7.30 pm) - Bracknell Town v Reading
Ascot United v Marlow
Shrivenham v Aylesbury United
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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Muskrat » 05 Oct 2018 21:14

STAR Liaison When Adkins was manager he was responsible for team selection but apparently it was news to him !


Corrected for you.

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Kulshaw72RFC » 06 Oct 2018 08:22

The Cube Round 1:
Aylesbury 2 Bracknell Town 4
Abingdon United 0 Windsor 4
Reading City 1 Flackwell Heath 3
Wantage Town v Binfield (Tuesday 9 October)
Ascot United 3 Thatcham Town 1
Marlow v Didcot Town (Tuesday 9 October)
Aylesbury United 5 Newport Pagnell Town 0

Round 2 draw:
Wantage Town or Binfield v MK Dons
Windsor v Flackwell Heath
Hungerford Town v Beaconsfield Town
Holmer Green v Maidenhead United
Chalfont St Peter FC v Slough Town
Bracknell Town v Reading
Ascot United v Marlow or Didcot Town
Shrivenham v Aylesbury United


In! Iove an away day in Bracknell.

Blues Smokehouse, tear up Bowling and the new shopping centre.

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Sutekh » 06 Oct 2018 14:01

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The Cube Round 1:
Aylesbury 2 Bracknell Town 4
Abingdon United 0 Windsor 4
Reading City 1 Flackwell Heath 3
Wantage Town v Binfield (Tuesday 9 October)
Ascot United 3 Thatcham Town 1
Marlow v Didcot Town (Tuesday 9 October)
Aylesbury United 5 Newport Pagnell Town 0

Round 2 draw:
Wantage Town or Binfield v MK Dons
Windsor v Flackwell Heath
Hungerford Town v Beaconsfield Town
Holmer Green v Maidenhead United
Chalfont St Peter FC v Slough Town
Bracknell Town v Reading
Ascot United v Marlow or Didcot Town
Shrivenham v Aylesbury United


In! Iove an away day in Bracknell.

Blues Smokehouse, tear up Bowling and the new shopping centre.


First time I saw Gilksey play was in a friendly at Bracknell in about 1984. Think Reading won 2-0.


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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by tmesis » 07 Oct 2018 20:59

We played Bracknell in the Berks & Bucks Cup around 1988ish. Bracknell were rock bottom of the Isthmian League Div 3 at the time, as I recall, and I turned up to find a lad from my class at school playing for them up front.

Also overheard Mark (or Gary?) Holzman asking the Reading players not to win as he had some mates at Bracknell. Reading won 3-0 anyway.

There were probably fewer than 100 fans that night. With Bracknell doing rather better now, there should be a few more - unless it's raining. Larges Lane is not a good ground to go to if it's raining.

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Don't Panic » 08 Oct 2018 11:06

Anyone got any idea when the 2nd round will be played?

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Sanguine » 08 Oct 2018 13:01

Don't Panic Anyone got any idea when the 2nd round will be played?


Last week of October, apparently. Guy I know at Bracknell says 30th?

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Old Man Andrews » 08 Oct 2018 13:06

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Don't Panic Anyone got any idea when the 2nd round will be played?


Last week of October, apparently. Guy I know at Bracknell says 30th?


Yep I have heard 30th too.

Really looking forward to it, should be a great night.


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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Old Man Andrews » 09 Oct 2018 13:17

Bracknell Town v Reading FC confirmed for Tuesday 30th October

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Green » 09 Oct 2018 22:32

The Cube Reading have entered the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup this season, which also means avoiding a fine from the county FA. Probably will be a reserve / youth team taking part. We have a bye to round 2, so the first game probably won't be until November or so.

Reading were the first winners in 1879, and also won in 1892 and 1995. Pardew took the club out of the competition (and also out of all friendlies against local non-league clubs) after a couple of pre-season clogfests in 2001.

By my reckoning this is the third oldest football competition in the country, and probably one of the oldest 5 in the world. Just something else to mention next time the "no history" thing comes up .

Great post & indeed thread - some gr8 stats there.

For me personally, and indulge me if you will, any mention of the "Berks and Bucks Senior Cup" instantly has me back to the South Bank thumbing through "The Royal" at half time, before checking if David Bass has made any appearances yet.

To say "I didn't realise it [The Berks & Bucks Senior Cup] was still going" would be somewhat of an understatement.

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by The Cube » 09 Oct 2018 22:45

Round 1 complete:
Wantage Town 1 Binfield 0
Marlow 3 Didcot Town 1

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Wimb » 10 Oct 2018 09:46

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The Cube Reading have entered the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup this season, which also means avoiding a fine from the county FA. Probably will be a reserve / youth team taking part. We have a bye to round 2, so the first game probably won't be until November or so.

Reading were the first winners in 1879, and also won in 1892 and 1995. Pardew took the club out of the competition (and also out of all friendlies against local non-league clubs) after a couple of pre-season clogfests in 2001.

By my reckoning this is the third oldest football competition in the country, and probably one of the oldest 5 in the world. Just something else to mention next time the "no history" thing comes up .

Great post & indeed thread - some gr8 stats there.

For me personally, and indulge me if you will, any mention of the "Berks and Bucks Senior Cup" instantly has me back to the South Bank thumbing through "The Royal" at half time, before checking if David Bass has made any appearances yet.

To say "I didn't realise it [The Berks & Bucks Senior Cup] was still going" would be somewhat of an understatement.


My thoughts exactly! Except I always think of Alan Carey :D

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 10 Oct 2018 09:54

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The Cube Reading have entered the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup this season, which also means avoiding a fine from the county FA. Probably will be a reserve / youth team taking part. We have a bye to round 2, so the first game probably won't be until November or so.

Reading were the first winners in 1879, and also won in 1892 and 1995. Pardew took the club out of the competition (and also out of all friendlies against local non-league clubs) after a couple of pre-season clogfests in 2001.

By my reckoning this is the third oldest football competition in the country, and probably one of the oldest 5 in the world. Just something else to mention next time the "no history" thing comes up .

Great post & indeed thread - some gr8 stats there.

For me personally, and indulge me if you will, any mention of the "Berks and Bucks Senior Cup" instantly has me back to the South Bank thumbing through "The Royal" at half time, before checking if David Bass has made any appearances yet.

To say "I didn't realise it [The Berks & Bucks Senior Cup] was still going" would be somewhat of an understatement.


David Bass! Man I feel old! :lol:

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Rea Ding » 10 Oct 2018 14:11

Bracknell didn't jump out at me from that list as a place I would like to go, but having said that it could be a different sort of an away day. Anyone thinking of going or been before and can given an insight on the ground ??

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Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

by Old Man Andrews » 10 Oct 2018 14:13

Rea Ding Bracknell didn't jump out at me from that list as a place I would like to go, but having said that it could be a different sort of an away day. Anyone thinking of going or been before and can given an insight on the ground ??


Parking is crap, ground is nice, lots of standing room. Good toilet and bar facililties, people are nice.

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