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Senior Cup

Berks & Bucks FA's prestigious Senior Competition

A History of the Cup...

The first Berks & Bucks FA Senior Cup competition dates back to 1878-79 season when Reading FC met Marlow FC in the Final held at Reading Cricket Ground.

Having seen off Wallingford 1-0 in the first round, Reading, still an amateur club at the time, went on to beat Maidenhead by “three to love” in the second before beating Marlow 1-0 in the Final.

The Reading Chronicle of March 27th 1879 reported on the first ever Berks & Bucks FA Senior Cup, then known as the ‘Challenge Cup’, as follows:

“Neither side gained a point, it was decided to play for another half-hour. A few minutes from time, Morgan, from a magnificent corner-kick, created a scrimmage near the goal, which resulted in Reading, amid loud cheering, obtaining a goal.”

The Reading FC team that beat Marlow FC in 1879 to become the first ever winners of the Berks & Bucks FA Senior Cup.
The Reading FC team that beat Marlow FC in 1879 to become the first ever winners of the Berks & Bucks FA Senior Cup.

Last Seasons' Final...

The 2018/19 Senior Cup Final took place at Bracknell Town Football Club on 6th May 2019 between Reading FC v Slough Town FC. 

The game finished 3-1 to Slough Town FC where goals from Sam Togwell (25'), Manny Williams (30') and Josh Jackman (86') oversaw a young Reading side whose only breakthrough in the match came from Thierry Nevers (36') in the first half. 

Victory in the 2018/19 seasons' finale takes Slough Towns' tally of Senior Cup titles to 11; with thier previous victory in the competition coming in the 1980/81 season.

Watch


Highlights of the 2018/19 Senior Cup Final between Reading FC v Slough Town FC can be viewed below:

Round Dates

Round Date
Preliminary 16/09/19 to 08/10/19 Results
1st Round 10/11/19 to 17/11/19 Fixtures

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