New lockdown Virtual Cup kick’s off – and it’s a knockout!


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With every lockdown comes a new Football in Berkshire virtual cup and we’re absolutely delighted to have the first set of fixtures completed.

Back during lockdown one, we ran a virtual Berkshire County Cup in a Champions League format featuring the biggest men’s and women’s teams across the county.

Thames Valley Premier League side Finchampstead were the eventual Senior Cup winners, beating Caversham United in the final while Reading YMCA edged out William Twigg Albion in the Junior Cup with tens of thousands of votes cast over the month.

Moving into lockdown two through November, we’ve decided to run an Invitational Knockout Cup for, mostly teams from Berkshire, with a few guests and we’re being supported by the amazing Siren Craft Brew who will provide a few top class beers for the winner. You can see the full draw below.

Lumia from Siren Craft Brew.

What’s the point I hear you ask? Put simply, it’s a lot more intense than it sounds, especially when the polls near their end and the votes are close. It also helps clubs build followings online and just from an FiB point of view, we got to know a lot of clubs we’d never spoken to before.

So, this time it’s a straight knockout, no second chances, 128 teams down to two over the next month. Follow all the action on the Twitter hashtag #FIBIVC2020.

Siren Craft Brew Virtual Invitation Challenge Cup First Round

1 Slough Town Ladies 73-35 AFC Kennet
2 All Star Maidenhead 62-45 Barton Rovers Royals
3 Barkham Athletic 61-43 Slough United 3rds
4 Letcombe 105-78 Cold Ash
5 Sandford 39-106 Maidenhead Town
6 Freeman Royals 84-81 Bracknell Titans
7 AFC Reading Miami Bells 105-67 Southbank FC
8 Bracknell Royals 100-84 Tilehurst Titans
9 Long Wittenham 57-72 Harts of Bracknell
10 Windsor 220-276 Berinsfield
11 FC Langley Lions 122-103 Pobbers FC Reserves
12 Reading City 151-81 Bigshot
13 Old Windsor 161-66 Harchester Hawks
14 Saxton Rovers 124-106 Woolton Hill Argyle
15 Westwood Wanderers 89-109 Langley
16 AFC Reading 124-105 Holyport Ladies
17 Tadley Calleva vs S4K Ladies
18 Kintbury Rangers vs Wraysbury Village
19 Maidenhead United Women vs SB Phoenix
20 Burghclere vs FC Imaan Lions
21 Pinewood vs AFC Aldermaston
22 Wargrave Ladies vs Slough Heating Laurencians
23 Taplow United vs Junction United
24 Finchampstead vs Thatcham Town
25 Maidenhead United vs Slough Town
26 Goring United vs Caversham AFC Ladies
27 Stadhampton vs Wicks Green Futsal
28 Rotherfield Park United vs Langley Galaxy
29 Bracknell Rangers vs Wokingham & Emmbrook Sunday
30 Sandhurst Town vs Wallingford Town
31 WS ERGB Kites vs Caversham United
32 Thames Valley Railway vs Cookham Dean
33 Lambourn Sports vs Wokingham & Emmbrook Ladies
34 Berks County vs Binfield
35 Stoke Poges Saints vs Bracknell Town
36 Woodley Saints Hob Nob vs Bracknell Spartans
37 Pundit vs Woodley United Ladies
38 Virginia Water vs OLA Prestige
39 Eldon Celtic vs Slough United
40 FC Bracknell vs Newbury
41 Woodley United vs Calcot
42 Hurst vs Hungerford Town
43 Singh Sabha Slough vs Datchet Village
44 Finchampstead Sunday vs Maidenhead Futsal
45 William Twigg vs Eversley & California
46 Frilsham & Yattendon OB vs Wargrave
47 Brimpton Rangers vs Sheffield Monday
48 Ascot United vs Thames Valley Raiders
49 Reading YMCA vs Hype Train
50 Wokingham & Emmbrook vs KS Gryf
51 Reading Royals Futsal vs Burghfield
52 Holyport vs Laurel Park
53 Reading Royals Futsal Women vs Newbury Ladies
54 The Cottage Inn vs Diamond
55 Thatcham Tornadoes vs Bucklebury
56 AFC Dukes vs Reading FC
57 Mortimer vs AFC Crowthorne
58 AFC Henley vs Ascot United Ladies
59 St Peters Iver vs Iver Heath
60 Phoenix Old Boys vs Chalvey Sports
61 Kingsclere vs Berks County Sundays
62 AFC Hermitage vs Rose & Thistle
63 Reading FC Women vs Tilehurst Panthers
64 Maidenhead Cosmos vs Faringdon Town

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