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Berks & Bucks FA release provisional county cup fixture dates

The Berks & Bucks FA have released a string of dates provisionally booked for all their senior & youth county cup competitions for the 2019/20 season.

Four new cup competitions are also revealed, as well as provisional dates for all the cup finals.

The full announcement can be viewed here: http://www.berks-bucksfa.com/news/2019/jun/12/new-competitions-and-round-dates-announced-for-all-201920-county-cups

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Sports Shots last season covered a number of BBFA county cup finals, images can be viewed here: http://www.berks-bucksfa.com/cups-and-competitions/cup-final-photos

BBFA JC; Willen 2-4 Maidenhead Town Reserves

Willen – 2
Maidenhead Town Reserves – 4

11.05.2019

Maidenhead Town Reserves won the Berks & Bucks Junior County Cup on Saturday at Bracknell with a win over Willen in a pulsating cup tie that had everything, twice they took the lead only to be pinned back, two penalties, open goals that were missed, and once the team in blue took the lead for the third time with eighteen minutes remaining their opponents tried as best they could to find another way back, but with the clock ticking down a late corner saw the keeper advance to add numbers in the box but the clearance sent long saw a mis placed pass in the Buckinghamshire sides half twinned with the shot stopper out of his area leave Town with a simple fourth to kill the game off.

Willen had the first chance just two minutes in when Adam Booth was released down the right and sprinted away from his marker, reaching the edge of the area he drove low at the target but Town custodian Alistair Passey got enough of a block to allow a defender to clear, a free kick at the other end taken quickly saw Darryl Wearn in behind and as he put the ball through the advancing keeper Adam Wheeler’s legs towards the empty net, Jack Whitehead was heading towards the six-yard box where he managed to clear. The Milton Keynes side then went close again when Paul Edgeworth flashed across goal and wide of the far upright, their opponents did the same through Jonathon Palmer-Smith ahead of a glancing header from Wearn that bounced past the post.

Maidenhead bench celebrate opening goal

An in swinger from the wing saw Passey go up against Booth whose looping header looked to be going in until Maidenhead skipper Phil Lowe headed over his own bar, a Willen free kick some twenty-yards out saw Lewis Smith go for glory forcing Passey down low at the foot of his post to save, closely followed by a deep cross that Edgeworth headed down and again the keeper did well to get something on it to turn over his frame. Just past the half hour mark a clever pass through the middle saw Clarke Abrams through on goal however a defender on his shoulder managed to get a slight block to divert for a corner, at the opposite end a deft lob over the red backline saw Aaron Keenan try to lift over Wheeler however there was never enough pace to trouble the shot stopper.

The Berkshire side took the lead on thirty-eight minutes through Wearn, set free on goal down the middle he waited until Wheeler advanced before absolutely smashing home, moments after going behind Willen conceded possession in their own half allowing Wearn down the right where his low drive was straight at Wheeler, a throw along the eighteen yard line saw a Cameron Netherwood-Meek swivel to dink over everyone but land on top of the netting, from the restart Booth was released down the flank and his shot from distance saw a flying save from Passey diving away to his left, another ball dinked over the blue defence saw Booth denied again by an outstretched boot, although it just wouldn’t come down quick enough for him to connect properly. H/T: 0-1

An early chance of an equaliser was spurned when a pass laid back to Lewis Hopkinson was lifted over the top, but just four minutes in his side were awarded a penalty when Booth was fouled inside the area and Smith almost broke the net with the power despatching it past Passey. Moments after the equaliser the ball was in the back of the net again however Booth was clearly offside & then on the hour mark Town regained their lead following an attack that was cleared in the box, as it went out for a throw for which most of the players on the pitch prepared for the assistant on the far side was noticed to be flagging furiously and once the referee went over to consult he blew his whistle and pointed to the spot, much to the disgust of those in red.

Lewis Smith levels from the spot

After the protests died down Bell despatched the spot kick to restore the Maidenhead lead, just four minutes later they missed a chance of going further ahead when sloppy defending saw Willen give the ball to Wearn with Wheeler out of his box trying to help his defence he could only pull his shot from twenty yards wide of the nearest upright, parity was restored mid-way through the half when a corner curled towards the near stick saw Jason Pinnock rise to it first to knock inside the post. Jed Chapman almost gave his side the lead for the first time in the contest when he collected on the edge of the area, sensing a challenge coming in he turned the defender before dragging wide, Booth was next to try getting down the right channel but could only fire into the side netting.

Maidenhead retook the lead on seventy-two minutes when a free kick out on the wing almost on the half-way line was floated in and as a mass of bodies all challenged it was headed back across goal to Scott Cooper who rolled into the empty net. Willen from there simply couldn’t find a third leveller, a late chance for Booth saw him sent down the middle of the pitch but Passey advanced to meet the striker and got enough of a block to loop the ball over the top for a corner, the collision resulting in the front man having to go off injured, the set piece was cleared long which the red defence tried one too many passes only to give it to Wearn who fed Adrian Manez to go round the retreating Wheeler and seal the game. F/T: 2-4

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BBFA; Sports Shots capture cup final places

Sports Shots are delighted to confirm our partnership this season with The Berks & Bucks FA to cover the photography for as many of their County Cup Finals as we can.

We started last weekend where we covered the Sunday Intermediate Cup Final in which Aylesbury Flooring beat FC Beaconsfield 3-0, and one of our images is already being used as their header on their cup finals page.

To view all the #BBFACountyCups for this season visit the BBFA website here: http://www.berks-bucksfa.com/news/2019/apr/10/county-cup-finals

 

 

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BBFA CC; Buckingham Athletic U18 3-0 Bourne End U18

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 3

Bourne End U18 – 0

13.01.2019

Buckingham Athletic U18’s progressed into the Berks & Bucks County Cup semi-finals with a win over Bourne End on Sunday at Stratford Fields, and as convincing as the scoreline sounds the story could have been very different had the visitor’s taken one or both of their two very early chances that should have seen them ahead before their hosts got their game going, but those chances were missed and they were made to pay when the home side scored two goals in as many minutes and from there looked comfortable seeing the game out to a conclusion. Afterwards Buckingham manager Dan Turney admitted his side had reverted back to a more direct style of football as the heavy pitch was not suitable for their usual passing game, and some early nerves almost cost dearly but once they calmed and played to their instructions, the Bourne defence struggled to cope with the pace and power their hosts had up front, and a three goal lead by half-time proved unassailable with no further damage after the break.

Five minutes in Bourne won a free kick in the middle of the pitch which Theodore Luff played straight down the middle and a deflection off an Ath boot set up Josh Ralphson perfectly but he had to take the shot on first time and lifted over the crossbar, moments later George Watson did well down their left wing and crossed into the box where another ricochet off a blue boot put the ball into the path of the incoming Maximillian Yuill who from six-yards drove wide of Hayden Coombs’ right hand post. Despite their good start End fell behind on the quarter hour mark when Kyran O’Dell did well down the right channel and as bodies swarmed into the box he pulled back to Elton Anning inside the penalty arc who drilled low into the bottom corner.

Cassius Brookes scores second Ath goal

The lead was doubled a minute later when a simple ball down the middle for Cassius Brookes to chase after saw him lose his marker and as keeper Matthew Garske came out to the edge of this box the Buckingham striker slotted past him with some ease. With a two goal lead the home side were a side transformed and attacked at will, Anning soon had another pass to chase after inside the area and rounding the Bourne keeper he went to wide and as he tried to square back to team mates in the middle he could only locate a defender who cleared long, O’Dell was next to try his luck latching onto a superb pass through the visitor’s defence but Garske advanced to dive at his feet & got something on the shot to divert for a corner.

Brookes then attacked down the flank and was inches from finding O’Dell in front of goal but the cross was just too close to the keeper who managed to gather and hold, at the opposite end some patient build up play from the away team resulted in Josh Warden shooting from eighteen yards that had Coombs diving superbly to his left to catch with both hands, play was switched very quickly to the other end where Brookes fed in O’Dell but as the striker went to shoot the ball hit a bobble and he could only lift high over the top.  Ath scored their third with four minutes of the half remaining, a Bourne free kick was easily cleared down field and a lob over the top saw Alagie Swarray Deen power ahead of his defender before rounding Garske and tapping into the empty net. H/T: 3-0

Alagie Swarray Deen scores third just before half time

Just two minutes after the restart Ath were on the attack with O’Dell who saw a shot from the edge of the area take a deflection allowing Garske to cover across his area and gather, whilst Bourne won a free kick out on their left which was swung in and climbing highest Watson headed straight into the waiting gloves of Coombs, a foul twenty yards out gave the home side a sight of goal again but O’Dell curled over the crossbar, and on the hour mark the visitors came close when Thomas Crockett arrowed a dipping drive over the top from twenty-five yards out.

A Buckingham corner was swung right into the near post where a mass of bodies all challenged and as the keeper fell to the floor the ball rolled in but the referee was quick to sound his whistle and give the foul to deny a fourth goal, ahead of O’Dell again trying from the edge of the box but getting under it he lifted far too high to cause any danger. The game petered out in the latter stages although a late run in behind from Swarray Deen had Garske out in a flash to block with defenders on hand to clear, Athletic progress and eagerly await the semi-final draw ahead of league cup action later this week. F/T: 3-0

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Athletic U18 manager Dan Turney: 

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BBCC; Buckingham Athletic U18 10-1 Risborough Rangers U18

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 10

Risborough Rangers U18 – 1

04.11.2018

Buckingham Athletic Under 18’s breezed through their Berks & Bucks County Cup second round fixture with Risborough Rangers on Sunday, seven up by halftime the hosts tormented their guests with some free flowing football that saw two different hattrick scorers by half-time, in a performance that left the coaching staff all smiles ahead of another tough league fixture this week against Clanfield. Two goals within the opening ten minutes knocked the stuffing out of the young Rangers side which didn’t improve until after the halftime interval; they did restrict their opponents in the second half and scored a very late consolation to warm the hands of the parents on the side lines who had travelled with their team.

It took just four minutes for Buckingham to break the deadlock, Samy Aouati got down the right before crossing into the box where coming in at the back post Ethan White headed home. The goal calmed the Athletic side down allowing them to begin enjoying passing the ball around, the next move broke down high up the pitch but Kyran O’Dell seized to fire over the top, before Aouati again attacked the wing ahead of pulling the ball back across the area to White who forced Risborough keeper Thomas Roca to block for a corner.

The lead was doubled on ten minutes when an attack was halted inside the Borough box but with the ball loose no defender made any real effort to clear and O’Dell pounced to smash home. The Buckingham skipper then tried twice to get in on the act, lifting over the crossbar both times from twenty yards then from inside the box respectively, but the third duly arrived on eighteen minutes as Nathan Bell-Toxtle raced down the right to centre to the unmarked White who in front of goal simply could not miss.

Ethan White opens scoring

Within ninety seconds the home side won a penalty when Bell-Toxtle was felled heading towards the byline by a clumsy challenge, O’Dell scored his second of the morning from the spot. The scorer then almost turned provider crossing from the wing to find defender Luke McEvaddy in front of goal but the bounce was unkind and at full stretch he could only lift over the top, the visitors then had a rare foray upfield resulting in Bradley Casley shooting from distance & forcing Athletic keeper Conor Ross down at his near post to make the save.

On thirty-one minutes it was five with the first hattrick of the game falling to O’Dell, Aouati down the right again losing his man before pulling back across the box to his colleague who fired into the far corner, within seven minutes it was six when Aouati himself got in on the act drifting past a defender and cutting into the area to side foot inside the near post. O’Dell then curled over from the corner of the eighteen yard area, but just four minutes before the break White completed his hattrick when he chipped over Roca after a great one-two with Bell-Toxtle. H/T: 7-0

Three minutes into the second half Buckingham added their eighth of the game, a free kick right on the corner of the box was floated in by captain Jacob Williamson and met at the back post by McEvaddy who tucked home. The home side continued to press, a ball played up to Alagie Swarray Deen saw him drop his shoulder to leave his marker behind, driving into the box he fired wide of the far post, closely followed by O’Dell feeding Swarray Deen inside the box but Roca bravely dived at his feet to smoother.

McEvaddy (off pitch) scores from Williamson (8) free kick

The ninth goal arrived on the hour mark when Swarray Deen had acres of space and plenty of time down the right to pick out the inch perfect cross into O’Dell who thumped his header home, the next chance saw a corner from Williamson swung in & O’Dell was inches away with a glancing header. Risborough almost shot themselves in the foot when trying to play out from the back, a pass that was never powerful enough to reach it’s intended target was pounced on by Swarray Deen but from close range he could only clip over the crossbar.

Williamson was unlucky when his effort from the edge of the area that seemed destined for the top corner saw a slight deflection take it away for a corner, whilst at the opposite end a rare poor Athletic clearance allowed Oliver Cay to shoot from eighteen yards but he could only drive straight at Ross. Another glorious then went begging for the hosts when Bell-Toxtle crossed from the flank which eluded Swarray Deen but found White whose shot was blocked on the line, instead of clearing a defender allowed White to regain possession & lay off to Williamson whose shot from twelve yards was well saved with both hands by the Rangers keeper.

With five minutes left Buckingham reached double figures when Swarray Deen collected the ball outside the penalty area where a couple of strides forward saw him thump home despite Roca getting his hands to it, Risborough then grabbed a late consolation when a right wing cross was too high for the blue shirts defending their box, on the turn Marcus Waterhouse connected first time to turn home past the Athletic keeper. F/T: 10-1

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BBMCF; Winslow United 1-1 Risborough Rangers (Winslow won 4-1 on pens)

Winslow United U14 – 1

Risborough Rangers U14 – 1

Winslow win 4-1 on penalties

Minor Cup Final 2018

Winslow United won the Berks & Bucks U14 county cup on Sunday with a penalty shoot-out win over Risborough Rangers, despite trailing for a long period of the game, and being down to ten men for the last eleven minutes in which they saw two players carried off with injuries. The omens appeared against the Ploughmen from the start when Risborough disputed Winslow having goalkeeper Adam Gregory on loan in their side, demanding the player not play or abandon the fixture, forcing the United coaching staff to shuffle their pack and place Kelan Plumbridge in goal for the game.

The game opened fairly evenly, neither side really looking too much of a threat to either goal, the first chance for Rangers saw a free kick just inside the Winslow half thumped at goal by Madison Wilkin but Plumbridge was behind it all the way. A block in the Winslow defence saw the ball sit invitingly for Thomas Mussell to strike but the ball skidded wide of the right hand post from twenty yards out.

The first chance for Winslow came on eight minutes when Curtis Brown fed in James Matcham who drove at goal but was blocked by John Murtagh, the loose ball falling back for Brown who lifted over the crossbar. Winslow then won a free kick which Brown took responsibility for from twenty-five yards out, but he could only drive wide of Josh Stopps in the Rangers goal.

Risborough took the lead on twenty minutes, a ball into the Winslow box saw Antonio Iannelli get the better of Julian Atat and coolly slot past Plumbridge into the bottom corner. Winslow fought back, Arnold Canares tried his luck from long range but Stopps was behind it all the way, whilst at the other end Plumbridge had to get down low at his near post to stop a drive from Iannelli from the edge of the box. H/T: 0-1

Rangers open scoring

Risborough had a header cleared away from the goal mouth early in the second period, and moments later Lestyn Porter curled a shot narrowly wide of the Winslow goal. Rangers were the bigger threat as the half progressed, looking more composed on the ball and livelier up front, Winslow struggled to get anything going up top.

A Rangers attack was half cleared by the United defence and the ball landed at the feet of Murtagh, he drove forward a good ten yards or so unchallenged but with little option in front of him he went for goal but dragged his shot across goal and wide.

Winslow then stunned their opponents by equalising with fourteen minutes left, George Hall received the ball just inside the Rangers box and curled around Stopps into the top corner. The goal sparked the Winslow team & support into life, and they attacked with some gusto, Brown drove at goal and his initial shot was saved by Stopps but the striker was quickest to the rebound and his attempted looping header bounced a yard or so wide of the post.

Winslow celebrate leveller

With eleven minutes left Winslow were rocked by a red card to Liam Greville, a challenge on the half way line was deemed as a high foot and the referee flashed the red card much to the dismay of the Winslow player. Winslow continued to press, Brown fed a delightful pass through to Hall but his first touch escaped him and Stopps was able to advance and smother at his feet.

A long range shot from Rangers then saw Plumbridge get his fingertips to push over the bar, and despite having two players helped from the pitch injured, the score remained level until the final whistle, leaving the final to be decided by penalties F/T: 1-1

Penalties:

Brown put Winslow ahead, whilst Archie Henderson fired wide for Risborough. James Young then doubled his sides lead, before Murtagh pulled one back for Rangers, Hall increased the lead and then up stepped Mussell who saw his fierce drive smash back off the crossbar. Lewis Cove stepped up to convert and win the cup for Winslow, by four goals to one.

Cup winners 2018

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BBCCF; Buckingham Athletic Ladies 0-10 Abingdon United Ladies

Buckingham Athletic Ladies – 0

Abingdon United Ladies – 10

Buckingham Athletic Ladies were blown away on Sunday in the Berks & Bucks Ladies cup final by a ruthless Abingdon United side, who have this season pretty much blitzed anyone who has come across their path in Division One, having scored sixty-five goals in their thirteen league games whilst conceding just eight. Athletic had no answer to the wave after wave of attacks they suffered in both halves of the game, and had it not been for some heroic goalkeeping by Ellen Fenables, some last ditch defending & some wasted chances the score could have been a lot worse. But Carmen Robinson’s side did not give in and battled away until the end, and are highly unlikely to face a side like this again, and did create chances of their own, but against a side that boasted players with previous experience with Oxford United & Oxford City simply had no answers to unlock their solid defence, and stem the onslaught they faced.

United made their intentions clear from the start, as Buckingham took the kick off within two passes they were hassled into losing possession, the ball slid through the defence saw Abingdon skipper Abbie Smith away on goal but Fenables was quick off her line to bravely dive at the strikers feet to smother. At the other end an early chance fell kindly for Jordan Heron but from the corner of the six yard box keeper Sophie Kirby was comfortable to block at her near post.

Early action for Ellen Fenables

Any thoughts of frustrating the United ladies evaporated just three minutes in, to the right of goal Heather Young fired across goal, the ball evading the dive of Fenables and running in behind Kiera Isaac tapped into the empty net. A minute later another right wing cross found Isaac who cushioned off to Smith who sliced her effort just wide. Then on seven minutes Abingdon doubled their lead through the highly impressive Molly Lygo, she found the freedom of the left channel too good to ignore and strode forward, from the eighteen yard line she drove at goal & despite two hands from Fenables the power took the ball home.

Buckingham captain Kerry Stapleton tried to get her side back in the game moments after the goal, a long range shot from outside the area seemed harmless enough initially, however the ball dipped over the head of Kirby and bounced up off the crossbar and over for a goal kick. This was brief respite for the Athletic side, as their opponents tore at goal at every opportunity, Isaac cutting down the right and with few options she flashed the ball across the goal face and a yard or two wide of the back post. Then on twenty-three minutes United won a corner, the ball swung in and as a mass of bodies went to attack the ball centre-half Steph Carrick went down, the whistle sounded and for a moment no one seemed to know what was happening, but the referee calmly walked towards the goal before pointing at the penalty spot.

Full back Gina Ianniello-Phillips took responsibility and fired home giving Fenables no chance. Buckingham tried to regroup & get some sort of foothold in the game, Heron had a block in the Abingdon box blocked at close range, before Evie Hawkins was fed in on goal but her marker was so close she had to take the shot on early and it lacked any real power or conviction. Then eleven minutes before the break United scored a fourth, again a cross from the right found Lygo unmarked and she had time to control before picking her spot to bury home. Isaac was next to try to increase her sides lead, clear through on goal she took too long to shoot allowing Fenables to advance and dive on the ball at her feet, before substitute Amy Pipe attacked down the left with Georgina Howells right on her shoulder, the two tussled into the box and a brilliant last ditch tackle saw the Buckingham defender divert for a corner.

Gina Ianniello-Phillips scores penalty

From the corner the ball swung in and as a group went up for the ball it looped over Fenables and a scramble at the back post saw Nell Boxall turn home. Five minutes before the break a rare poor clearance from the United defence saw Heron away down the left, her cross however was seized upon by Kirby although it took two attempts to gather with Hawkins lurking nearby, and there was still time for an Abingdon corner to be met by Carrick who flashed  her header across goal and wide. H/T: 0-5

The pressure didn’t ease at all after the break, a great cross from the left from Pipe saw Fenables again have to throw herself at the ball to smother as Isaac looked to add to her tally, moments before Smith worked herself some space on the edge of the box before narrowly firing wide of Fenables left hand post. Four minutes into the half saw the best chance for Hawkins, she was fed a ball in behind the Abingdon defence and her pace took her away on goal, from twelve yards she could only fire wide.

The agony of the missed chance was then compounded from the goal kick as Abingdon scored their sixth of the game, a through ball for Pipe to chase saw her outpace the defence, and whilst Fenables stood tall the pacy winger slotted home. Just six minutes later it was seven, a ball over the top saw Isaac away, her first shot saved by Fenables however the ball fell kindly back to the forward who smashed home.

Smith then saw a long range shot pushed away two-handed by Fenables for a corner, before an inch perfect cross from their right from Heather Young found Isaac in the middle but she glanced her header inches wide of the back post. On sixty-five minutes they got their eighth of the afternoon, Pipe away down the left channel and from the corner of the box she chipped over Fenables and into the top corner.

Buckingham tried to press when they could, but were now just happy to keep the ball out of their own half, Heron got down the right and from the acutest of angles fired into the side netting. But it didn’t last long and United soon had their ninth with fifteen minutes left, Lygo crossed into the box and Fenables made an initial save, the ball fell loose and Isaac back heeled to Tina Higgs who couldn’t miss.

Athletic await the presentation

A through ball from Stapleton threatened to release Heron on goal but the ball rolled so quickly it was comfortable for Kirby to collect, then immediately back up the other end Isaac saw a shot from the edge of the area screw wide. With four minutes left Lygo completed her hatrick with the goal of the game, collecting a pass right on the corner of the area she curled over Fenables and into the top corner.

In the dying moments a good pass from Stapleton saw Hawkins get a close range effort away that was blocked for a corner, the resulting corner swung in and met by a firm header from the captain and Kirby had to use both hands to push up and over her crossbar, the ball landing on top of the net. The final whistle sounded seconds later much to the relief of the beleaguered Athletic Ladies, who turn their attention now to their quest for promotion. F/T: 0-10

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Athletic defensive duo Chelsea Markwell & Emma Marshall: 

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Berks & Bucks FA – County Cup restructure

Berks & Bucks FA –
Following a series of consultations with our member clubs, we have started the process of a change to the structure of the County Cup Competitions.

There will be a change to the Youth County Cups with a pilot of a restructure of the cups with the Under 12 and Under 13 age groups having a choice of entering a Saturday competition or a Sunday competition. For 2017/18 season there will be an Under 12 Saturday Cup, Under 12 Sunday Cup, Under 13 Saturday Cup and Under 13 Sunday Cup. This is to give those teams who play their league fixtures on a Saturday the option of playing in a Saturday Cup avoiding having to play 2 games across a weekend.

Also, as a pilot for the 2017-2018 season the Football Operations Committee have elected to merge the previous Senior Cup and Senior trophy for all those clubs in the Football League and National League down to Step 5, and moving all other teams up a competition.

This means that those who were competing in the Saturday Intermediate Cup will now play in the Senior Trophy those who were in the Saturday Junior Cup will compete in the Saturday Intermediate Cup and the Saturday Junior Cup will now be open for more teams in the lower divisions of the Grass Roots leagues and reserve teams of those that did previously play in the Saturday Junior Cup.

This is aimed at creating more opportunities for more clubs to compete and succeed in a County Cup. The cost of entering the County Cups will also be standard so will be £10 for every team in every County Cup.

The exact make-up of the cups is subject to change once rules are ratified, and after League Sanctioning opens on May 31st and the league structures are confirmed, but as a guide when affiliating, clubs can enter the teams into the below cups from what league clubs think their teams will be competing in for the 2017-18 season:

Cup Competition  Leagues
Senior Cup Premier League
EFL Championship, League 1 & League 2
National League, National League North & South
Southern League Premier & Divisions 1
Combined Counties Premier
Hellenic League Premier
Spartan South Midlands Premier
United Counties Premier
Wessex League Premier
Senior Trophy Reserve Teams from Senior Cup
Combined Counties Division 1
Hellenic League First Divisions
Spartan South Midlands Division 1 & 2
United Counties Division 1
Wessex League Division 1
Premier Division Thames Valley Premier League
Selected teams as recommended by following leagues:
Aylesbury & District Premier
East Berks Premier
North Berks Division 1
North Bucks & District Premier
Oxford Senior League Premier
Thames Valley Premier League Division 1
Wycombe & District Senior
Saturday Intermediate Cup Reserve Teams from Saturday Intermediate Cup
Teams not competing in Senior Trophy from:
Aylesbury & District Premier
East Berks Premier
North Berks Division 1
North Bucks & District Premier
Oxford Senior League Premier
Thames Valley Premier League Division 1
Wycombe & District Senior
Also:
Combined Counties Division 2
Hellenic League Division 2
Aylesbury & District Division 1
East Berks Division 1
North Berks Division 2
North Bucks Intermediate
Oxford Senior league Div 1
Thames Valley Premier Div 2
Wycombe & District Premier
Saturday Junior Cup Reserve/’A’ teams from Saturday Intermediate Cup
Also teams not in:
Aylesbury & District Top 2 Divisions
East Berks Div Top 2 Divisions
North Berks Div Top 2 Divisions
North Bucks Div Top 2 Divisions
Thames Valley Premier Top 3 Divisions
Wycombe & District Top Division

Read more at http://www.berks-bucksfa.com/news/2017/may/bbfa-county-cups-restructure#79JKMUqZstvzmy4z.99

B&B Jnr Cup, 3rd Round draw – Ath get a home tie

Larry Woodward’s Buckingham Athletic Development will play North Bucks & District League, Intermediate Division outfit Wing Village in the 3rd round of the Berks & Bucks Junior Cup.

Larry Woodward

Larry Woodward

Woodward’s side progressed past Rivets 4-2 on Saturday to set up the tie which will be played on Saturday 10th December 2016.

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