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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Old Windsor and Stoke Poges set for 2024 Presidents Cup Final showdown

PICTURE: Stoke Poges F.C. won the Division One tittle last season and, this year the club's Reserve team could win a first-ever Presidents Cup Trophy. Stoke Poges will play Old Windsor Reserves, beaten finalists in the competition last term, in this season's Final at the 1878 Stadium on Saturday 13 May. PHOTO: Gary House Photography

The East Berkshire Football League 2024 Presidents Cup Final will be a mouth-watering clash between Old Windsor Reserves and Stoke Poges Reserves at the 1878 Stadium in Burnham on Saturday 11 May (3pm kick off).

Old Windsor last won the Presidents Cup competition in the 1990-91 season when now Club President, Gary Wade, scored in the Final. The Os came close to winning the trophy again last season but were beaten 3-1 in the Final by winners, FC Baylis United.

Old Windsor clashed with the impressive South Reading in the Semi Finals on Saturday - a now familiar opposition for the Club having recently met in the Semi Finals to the League Cup competition where The Os’ first team emerged victorious. The Semi Finals match, played at Farnham Park, ended goalless after 90 minutes but, Old Windsor were reduced to 10 men when John Fearnley was shown a straight red card two minutes from time. A pulsating penalties shoot-out then ensued to determine the finalists and, after 23 spot-kicks were successfully converted between the two sides, Old Windsor finally got themselves over the line with a 12-11 victory.

Stoke Poges have never progressed the Quarter Finals stage in the Presidents Cup before but will compete for the famous silverware in the Final this season following a 2-1 victory over Berks Elite. Both Ewan Hammond and Ryan Manton scored for The Poges in the Semi Finals match played at the Old Windsor Recreational Ground, with Jude New on target for Berks Elite.

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Frontline have extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division table to six points with a high-scoring 8-3 win at bottom side, Sandhurst Reds. Imran Kassim was the chief destroyer for the league leaders with an impressive, personal five-goals haul. The other strikes came from Sameer Khan (2) and Sayyid Saleh at Sandhurst Memorial Park.

Sandhurst remain rooted to the bottom of the table and now five points from safety with three matches still to play this season. The Reds could be relegated from the top flight if they fail to win at Virginia Water Reserves this Saturday (2pm), and should Stoke Poges secure valuable points in their upcoming matches at Old Windsor on Wednesday night (6pm) or Hype Train on Saturday (2pm).

There was a momentum swing in the battle for the title in Division One as Sandhurst Royals won 3-0 at F.C. Baylis United to move above their rivals and restore the lead at the top of the table. Goals from Yuri Lerman, Matthew Nower and Brett Shakran secured what could be a crucial three points for The Royals at Harvey Park.

Sandhurst are now two points clear at the top of the table and, with the top three teams promoted into the Premier Division for next season, 11 points ahead of South Reading in fourth position. F.C. Baylis missed out on the chance to open up a four points gap on the chasing pack and are at a slight disadvantage in the promotion race having already played more games than those around them.

Reading Tigers secured a first win on the road in four matches following their 8-2 thrashing of Real Saracens at George Pitcher Memorial Ground. The game was over as a contest in the first half as The Tigers found a route to goal on six occasions; David Jarzebowski scored twice with further efforts from Jacek Bojda, Karol Paternak, Kacper Sek and Oskar Sieg. The icing was put on the cake in the second period when both Jaroslaw Michalowski and Sek added to the goals tally. The win moves Reading up two places to ninth in the Division One table.

Elsewhere, Britwell advanced into the Semi Finals of the Ascot & Fielden District Charity Cup competition after a 9-2 victory against Southcote. The Quarter Finals tie was played at the 1878 Stadium in Burnham on Saturday with both Maxwell Lawrence and substitute Kujtim Avduli on the scoresheet for Southcote.

Wednesday 17th April (6pm kick off)

Premier Division

Old Windsor v Stoke Poges

Division One

AFC Reading v South Reading

Stoke Poges Reserves v Old Windsor Reserves

Saturday 20 April (2pm kick off)

Ascot & Fielden Cup Semi Finals

Britwell United v Singh Sabha

Old Windsor v South Reading

Premier Division

Virginia Water Reserves v Sandhurst Reds

Hype Train v Stoke Poges

Division One

FC Baylis United v Eton Wick

Cressex v Old Windsor Reserves

Real Saracens v FC Riverside

Reading Tigers v KS Gryf

AFC Reading v Sandhurst Royals

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