History-making Britwell has the 'shot in the arm' to push on in race for Premier Division title
Updated: May 15
PICTURE: Britwell celebrate having won the inaugural Challenge Cup after a 2-1 win against Winkfield Reserves at Burnham FC on Saturday. PHOTO: Gary House Photography.
Britwell manager, John Brennan, hopes that winning the inaugural Challenge Cup will be the ‘shot in the arm’ that his side needs to land the Premier Division title this season.
Britwell are chasing a first top-flight crown under Brennan’s stewardship and have led the race for much of the season but, now find themselves locked in a three-way battle with rivals, Old Windsor and Singh Sabha.
Just two points separates the foes with four matches remaining and Britwell face a crunch game away to The Os this Saturday (1pm KO).
Brennan will lead his side into battle with renewed confidence following a 2-1 win against Winkfield Reserves in the Challenge Cup final at Burnham FC on Saturday. Craig Cramman before Aydn Coomber netted the winner late on in injury time.
Brennan said: “I thought it was a very competitive fixture. Winkfield were good in the way the played and the way they were set out, they were quite direct and hit channels well.
“They’re a big bunch of boys and quite dangerous from set-pieces but, we nullified them very well with our defending of set pieces and just being alive when the ball went out of play. Making sure that everyone was alive and on their job.”
PICTURE: Britwell have written their names into the East Berkshire League history books when lifting the inaugural Challenge Cup on Saturday. PHOTO: Gary House.
He added: “The win was massive for us because we’ve got some big games coming up now. We’ve got the Premier Division to win, so this is the shot in the arm we needed to kick us on to, hopefully, winning bigger things.
“It is brilliant because it’s the first ever Challenge Cup, so that puts Britwell FC down in the history books.
“We had a nice crowd there, which was good to see, plenty of sponsors there, which is all positive for them.
“All in all, it was a great experience for Britwell FC, and a great advert for the East Berkshire League.”
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