Berks & Bucks Women’s Trophy: Caversham United secure a spot in the final

Holly Swan, Caversham United Women's top goalscorer in the Trophy competition Photo: Oakmist Photography
Holly Swan, Caversham United Women's top goalscorer in the Trophy competition Photo: Oakmist Photography

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Caversham United Women have booked their place in the Berks & Bucks Trophy Final having beaten Slough Town Ladies 2-0. The Women’s Trophy is for women’s teams competing in Tier Seven and below of the pyramid. The competition featured nine Berkshire teams when it began in October 2021. Berkshire was guaranteed a spot in the final with Caversham, Slough and Wargrave Women are competing in the semi-final. Wargrave were however knocked out by a 3-0 defeat to Penn and Tylers Green Women.

The road to the final

The Goats have scored an impressive 29 goals by eleven different scorers in their journey to the final.

First Round – Caversham United Women 13-0 Wraysbury Ladies
Second Round – Holyport Ladies 1-7 Caversham United Women
Quarter-Final – Aylesbury United Ladies & Girls 2-7 Caversham United Women
Semi-Final – Caversham United Women 2-0 Slough Town Ladies

Related: Cardiff finals, Caversham AFC and defying the doctors – Emma Hopkins in profile

“The conditions in the first half were nothing short of horrific, it made it virtually impossible for either team to play their football. We had to be patient, quite literally weathered the storm, but we were impressively clinical in the second half. We got two chances in quick succession and took them both, giving us a bit of a cushion. Super proud of the girls, we can’t wait for the final”

Emma Hopkins’, Captain, thoughts on their semi-final tie with Slough Town Ladies

Holly Swan is the club’s top scorer in the competition with 8 goals to her name, with the semi-final the only game she didn’t score in.

Related: In conversation with Caversham United Women

Final details

Caversham will face Penn and Tylers Green Ladies on Sunday 13th March at Beaconsfield Town FC with a 3pm kick off. Both sides currently play in Division One of the Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League. Keep an eye out for a match preview in the coming weeks.

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