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First-ever Slough Town Cup final set to be a momentous day for Old Windsor Football Club

PICTURE: Old Windsor can write their names into the history books and win the Slough Town Senior Cup for the first time ever on Good Friday.

Old Windsor Chairman, Gary Wade, has declared the Slough Town Senior Cup final to be a ‘momentous day’ for the Football Club on Good Friday.

The O’s, playing in the Senior Cup final for the first time ever, will attempt to wrestle the trophy from current holders, Singh Sabha, in front of what is expected to be a bumper crowd at Burnham FC (10.30am KO).

Wade believes it has been a great achievement for the team to reach the final and hopes the whole village will be in support of the Club, knowing his men will have to be at their very best to write their names into the history books.

He said: “It’s the first time Old Windsor has reached the Senior Cup final. The furthest we’ve ever got before was the semi finals in the Junior Cup.

“It’s a great achievement for the Club and it’ll be a momentous day for us to play in such a prestigious final.

“We’ll be taking quite a few supporters over there, hopefully. We’ve been advertising it well in the village. We’re a village Club so we try to do what’s right for everyone, not just for the players of Old Windsor but also for the youth sections. We’ll have a nice and big crowd there, hopefully. The weather will be nice and everyone can watch an enjoyable game of football.”

Old Windsor and Singh Sabha are familiar foes, often competing for league and cup silverware. The last final between the two clubs was the 2019 Maidenhead Norfolkian Senior Cup, which went all the way to penalties. The rivals have met twice already this season, The O’s winning in the league on the opening day back in September, before Singh Sabha won in the Ascot & Fielden Cup in mid-March.

PICTURE: The Slough Town Senior Cup final between Old Windsor and Singh Sabha takes place at Burnham FC on Good Friday (10.30am KO).

Old Windsor arrive into the Easter extravaganza in fine form, winning in their last three matches in all competitions without conceding a goal, and losing just twice since 30 October.

But, Wade believes playing the final on the new artificial surface at Burnham FC as a possible disadvantage to his team.

He explained: “We’ve played our old rivals, Singh Sabha, twice this season already, winning one and losing one. I’ll leave the loss as a controversial one.

“We always have close games against them. Over the last couple of seasons we’ve come out pretty level

“We know it’s going to be a tough game. They’re a good team with good players. I’m sure they’ll be up for it and want to hold on to the Cup.

“We’ll have a good squad out, hopefully, and we’ve got a good team that’s having a good little run. We’ve only lost to Singh Sabha and in the Berks & Bucks Cup (Quarter Finals versus Aston Clinton) over the past few months so we’re in really good form.”

He added: “We’ve never played on Burnham’s new pitch before. We don’t play on 3G/4G every week so it’s quite different for us to play on that. We will see how it goes over there on that surface.

“We’re looking forward to it and hopeful that we can get a result, knowing that we will have to play at our best to get that result. We know its going to be a really close-fought game.”

The Slough Town Cup final is the start to a three-match trilogy between the two Clubs in the coming three weeks. The second league is a league fixture on 29 April at Stag Meadow (7.30pm) before the League Cup final back at Burnham on 2 May (2pm).

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