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Senior Cup

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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...

Reading’s Under-23 defeated Ascot United 4-0 to win the Berks & Bucks FA Senior Cup.

In a historic Final, the young Royals' side secured victory against the Yellamen on Saturday 7th May 2022, at Arbour Park in Slough.

Goals before the break by Ajani Giscombe, Nahum Melvin-Lambert, and Imari Samuels had the young Royals in firm control. The fourth and final goal came in stoppage-time with Melvin-Lambert securing a brace.

Reading U23: Andresson, Sackey, Samuels, Craig, Holzman, Ashcroft, Giscombe, Leavy, Camara, Bristow, Melvin-Lambert.
Subs: Norcott, Abbey, Scott, Okine-Peters, Ehibhatiomhan.

Ascot United: Gray, Lock, Masters, Merrick, Bouwers, Bailey, McCormack, Scott, Morgan, Surpanu, Ellis.
Subs: Sykes, Care, August, Nortey, Davies.


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

Round Dates

Round Date
1st Qualifying Round to 06/09/22 Results
2nd Qualifying Round to 05/10/22 Results
Round 1 18/10/22 to 22/11/22 Results
Round 2 22/11/22 to 31/01/23 Results
Quarter Final 13/02/23 to 28/02/23 Results
Semi-Final 21/03/23 to 27/03/23 Results
Final 09/05/23 Result

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