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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Old rivals Singh Sabha and Old Windsor set for Ascot & Fielden District Charity Cup competition Final showdown


PICTURE: Singh Sabha lost on penalties to Old Windsor Reserves in the final of the Ascot & Fielden District Charity Cup competition last season but, will bid to go one better against the Os first team in the showpiece event this year.


Old rivals will collide once again when Singh Sabha and Old Windsor go head-to-head in the 2014 Ascot & Fielden District Charity Cup Final at The Racecourse Ground in Ascot on Friday 17th May.

Both clubs have a proud and successful record in cup competition football and played out the Final of the Ascot & Fielden Cup last season when the Old Windsor Reserve team held their nerves to beat Singh Sabha on penalties after a pulsating match.

Singh Sabha will this season go into the Final as underdogs despite getting the better of Britwell in the Semi Finals on Saturday - Sabha winning 3-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw at the 1878 Stadium in Burnham.

Old Windsor will be out to keep the black and red ribbons tied to the famous silverware after beating now-familiar rivals South Reading in the other Semi Finals match. The Os raced into a three goals lead at the Recreation Ground when Shane Qoloni, Lewis Corney and Joseph Allen all found the back of the net inside the opening 22 minutes. Qoloni added a fourth goal five minutes into the second half. South Reading fought back in the second period and once again the final scoreline does not reflect their performance in the contest.

Sandhurst Reds still have some hope of avoiding relegation from the East Berkshire League Premier Division this season after securing a valuable point in a 1-1 draw at high-flying Virginia Water Reserves on Saturday. The Reds bringing an end to a four-match losing streak. Josh Stewart was on target for The Waters - the team remain in third place in the table with the potential to have some sway on where the title will go this season.

The lead at the top of the table in Division One changed hands again on Saturday as F.C. Baylis United wrestled back the advantage thanks to a 3-1 victory over Eton Wick at Harvey Park. There was a first-half brace from Lazarus Akunekwe and an effort by Kamran Khan in the second period. The Wick goal came from Gary Thorn but, his side are now five matches without a win and remain in 10th position in the table.

Sandhurst Royals’ most recent spell at the top of the table was only brief  (one week) after their 4-3 defeat at A.F.C Reading. Two goals from Jamie Haffenden plus a Denis Negulescu strike was not enough for The Royals in a thrilling contest at Berkshire County Sports Club. Ian Addae hit a brace for the victors with JT Malone also finding a route to goal.

PICTURE: Tickets are now available for the Ascot & Fielden Charity Cup competition Final at The Racecourse Ground in Ascot on Friday 17th May (7.30pm kick off). You can purchase tickets from just £7 here - https://tktp.as/EHCIUZ.


Old Windsor Reserves remain in third place in the table but now just a single point from top spot following a 3-2 success at A.F.C Cressex - who are now on a six-game losing streak in Division One. The scores were tied at 2-2 at the break at Shelly Road Recreation Ground but The Os managed to bag a second half winner and return with what could be three crucial points in the title race. Kingsley Etefia scored either side of half-time with Sam Thomson also on target for Old Windsor.

A four-game winning streak means KS Gryf are making a late challenge for promotion this season, this time beating rivals Reading Tigers 5-2 in the Polish derby match at Calcot Recreation Ground. Goals in the first half by Kacper Sek and Dawid Jarzebowski could not prevent The Tigers from being tamed by their rivals for the second time this season.

At the bottom of the table, Real Saracens registered a fourth league win of the season with a narrow 1-0 success over FC Riverside at George Pitcher Memorial Ground.

The headline act in the midweek schedule sees Chalvey Sports Reserves welcome Old Windsor to George Pitcher Memorial Ground on Wednesday night (6pm). Three points for Chalvey would put them level on points with Pundit in eight place and be a huge boost in the survival bid whilst, a clear three-goals win would see Old Windsor climb back to the top of the table.

Old Windsor Reserves will take pole position in Division One unless FC Riverside produce the shock of the season and deny the home side a win at the Recreation Ground (6pm). South Reading will have the top three sides all looking over their shoulders this Spring and return to league action with the chance to make it eight-straight wins in Division One in their trip to Berks Elite. The home side in need of a win to bridge the gap on the top half of the league table (6pm).


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