Maidenhead United Women make club history as Bracknell Town master Chesham United task

Photos left to right by: Darren Woolley, John Leakey, Andy Wicks and Richard Milam.
Photos left to right by: Darren Woolley, John Leakey, Andy Wicks and Richard Milam.

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Maidenhead United Women make FA Cup history

It’s been 137 years since a Maidenhead United side have appeared in an FA Cup Second Round tie – and after a game described as ‘crazy’ by manager Ed Jackson-Norris – it is the Magpies women who are through after a 4-3 win at Sutton United.

Macey-Nikiah Walters got the winning goal but there was still drama as Sutton had a late leveller awarded and then rescinded for a late offside call.

Macey-Nikiah Walters. Photo: Darren Woolley
Macey-Nikiah Walters. Photo: Darren Woolley
Inside the Maidenhead United Women dressing room.
Inside the Maidenhead United Women dressing room.

Sutton were 2-0 up in the after 50 minutes but Simone O’Brien and Nat Cowell levelled in a quick-fire four-minute spell sending the game into extra time.

Ever one for a big moment of course, Imogen Fisher made it 3-2 Maidenhead before Sutton equalised on 108 minutes.

Then, super-sub time as Walters replaced O’Brien on 110, scoring a minute later to make history for the club.

Josh Kelly picks up award for TV performance

One Maidenhead United alumni has also been on top of his game – former attacker Josh Kelly has been earning rave reviews at Solihull Moors and was named man of the match in the Moors televised 2-1 win at Dagenham & Redbridge, scoring a brilliant winner for his side.

400+ watch Woodley United Ladies in FA Cup

A crowd quite like no other seen at Bulmershe Pavilions on Sunday as Woodley United aimed to pull of a shock in the Women’s FA Cup First Round.

Huge crowd watches Woodley United Ladies in the FA Cup. Photo: Andy Wicks.
Huge crowd watches Woodley United Ladies in the FA Cup. Photo: Andy Wicks.

Drawn against Oxford United – The Gemma Simms derby, the Kestrels pulled out all the stops with a programme, refreshments and more that’ll undoubtedly help the team continue to build its fanbase.

Sadly, Woodley went down to a 4-0 defeat against a side two divisions higher in the pyramid but no doubt a day to remember.

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Burnham fly flag for ‘Berkshire’ in FA Vase

Who cares about county borders? Certainly not Football in Berkshire when it comes to the FA Vase and we’re all firmly aboard the Burnham train headed to Wembley after the blues beat Glebe 11-10 on penalties to reach the Third Round.

Burnham are flying the flag now after Holyport went down 2-1 at home to Jersey Bulls earlier in the day while Woodley United were beaten 3-2 by Combined Counties League Premier Egham Town. Connor Suckling gave the home side a scare late on as he made it 3-2 but Woodley couldn’t quite find another equaliser.

Bracknell Town master task laid down by League favourites

Chesham United have long been mentioned as favourites for the Southern League Premier Division South title but they aren’t having it all their own way this season.

Joe Grant celebrates. Photo: John Leakey.
Joe Grant celebrates. Photo: John Leakey.

Bracknell Town added to their problems with an emphatic 4-0 win that highlights the confidence running through a Robins squad that has tasted FA Cup and FA Trophy success this season.

The limelight on the Robins has certainly not seen them wilt since the defeat to Cambridge United in the FA Cup First Round and the penalty shoot-out win over Poole Town in the FA Trophy in the week has not dulled the team’s attacking senses.

The upturn in form needs to continue if Bracknell are to chase down the play-offs with slightly more favourable fixtures against Hayes & Yeading United, Dorchester Town and Plymouth Parkway to come.

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