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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Old Windsor F.C. are the 2024 East Berkshire League Premier Division champions


PICTURE: Old Windsor Football Club are the 2024 East Berkshire League Premier Division champions. It is the first time the club has won the title since 2020, and the third part of an historic treble this season which also includes the Slough Town Premier Cup and the Leaue Cup


Old Windsor Football Club are the 2024 East Berkshire Football League Premier Division champions.

The Os have been a dominant force this season and the league title is one part of an historic treble for the team that also includes the League Cup and the Slough Town Premier Cup.

And, this golden generation could make further history this Friday night if they can win the Ascot & Fielden District Charity Cup competition Final. Old Windsor would become the first-ever team to win the quadruple. The Os take on Singh Sabha in the Cup Final at The Racecourse Ground, home to Ascot United F.C, (7.30pm kick off).

The Os have won in16 of their 18 league matches to have an unassailable lead with two games remaining. The only blot in their copybook came at the hands of relegated, Hype Train, in the opening weeks of the campaign, with a draw at Singh Sabha back in September the only other time points were dropped.

Old Windsor are now on a 16-match winning streak in the league which continued with a 15-0 mauling of bottom side Sandhurst Reds to secure the title on Saturday. The victory included a second-half hat-trick from substitute Kingsley Etefia and even a goal from Club Secretary and former player, Gary Wade. It is also the biggest win of any team in the League this season.

PICTURE: Old Windsor Football Club have won the Premier Division, League Cup and Slough Town Premier Cup treble this season.


The title race was over when the visitors to Sandhurst Memorial Park took a four goals lead into the break; both Lewis Corney and Sam George at the double. The champagne was popping as the goals kept on coming in the second half. Centre backs, Lee Short and Chris Tierney, adding to the tally as well as midfielder, James Walton. And, all five substitutes came off the bench to find the back of the net, Etefia with his star treble, Wade with his effort that will be a contender for Moment of the Season, as well as further goals from Matteo Giacobbe, Shane Qoloni and Luke White.

The defeat confirms relegation for bottom side, Sandhurst Reds. The Reds were promoted as runners-up in Division One last season but found it more difficult in the top flight, winning just four times in 19 league games. The availability of players has been an issue to contend with all campaign and, the fact Sandhurst has conceded 84 goals with the worst defensive record has contributed to their return to the second tier. A whopping 37 of those goals conceded came in the four matches against champions, Old Windsor and runners-up, Frontline.

South Reading moved to the top of the table in Division One with just two weeks remaining in the season following their 13-2 thrashing of third from bottom, Eton Wick last weekend.

The success means the Reading-based stars have a narrow one point lead over title rivals, Old Windsor Reserves, and with the advantage of having a game in hand on the 2024 Presidents Cup winners. The two rivals are due to clash at the Old Windsor Recreation Ground on Saturday 25 May, the final day of the season.

Louie Soares was the chief destroyer for South Reading in the success over Eton Wick with his four goals, whilst both Phillip John and Jay Wiltshire also scored hat-tricks in the victory at Whitley Wood Recreation Ground. Liam Goddard came off the subs bench to hit the back of the net twice, with Harrison Evans also adding to the rout.

PICTURE: Old Windsor take on Singh Sabha in the 2024 Ascot & Fielden District Charity Cup competition Final at The Racecourse Ground in Ascot on Friday night (7.30pm kick off). You can pre-purchase your Cup final tickets here - https://tktp.as/EHCIUZ.


KS Gryf made it six league wins on the spin to keep alive their chance of winning promotion back to the Premier Division when beating Berks Elite 4-3 at The Polish Association. Emmanuel Adjei was the star man for Gryf with a hat-trick while Bogdan Lopu also found a route to goal. The efforts from Berks Elite came from Inigo Urriza, Oliver Schafer and Massewu Asiamah.

The three points mean Gryf remain in fifth position but, with a chance of taking the last promotion place should they win both their final two league games away to Sandhurst Royals and Stoke Poges Reserves, and overturn a six goals difference with F.C. Baylis United who currently stand in fourth place.


Wednesday 15 May

Division One

Sandhurst Royals v Old Windsor Reserves

Berks Elite v Real Saracens

South Reading v FC Baylis United


To enter the East Berkshire Football League ahead of the 2024/25 season, or for further information about the league, or an entry form for the upcoming season, please email the team at contactebfl@gmail.com




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