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Womens Senior Cup and Girls U14 and Girls U16 Cup Final Previews

Our next three County Cup Finals focus on the female side of the game. On Wednesday 26th April Chesham United Ladies play MK Dons Ladies in the...

Women's Senior Cup Final, Wednesday 26th April, Buckingham Athletic FC, 19:45KO
Chesham United Ladies and MK Dons Ladies will compete for the Women's Senior Cup on Wednesday at Buckingham Athletic. Chesham will look to spring somewhat of a shock against higher ranked MK Dons. The teams met in last seasons semi-final with MK Dons running out 4-0 winners that day. Chesham have had a solid season in the Southern Region Women's Premier Division and will finish the season in 3rd place. The team are a good mix of youth and experience, and they will hopefully have Gemma Fraser available who has scored a staggering 36 goals in 17 starts in the league this season. The team have an excellent coaching team and will be well drilled.

MK Dons who have won the competition 3 years in a row, know that they are the favourites for this one. They lie 3rd in FA Women's Premier League South East Division 1 with 3 games remaining in the league. Manager James Honeyman wants his team to move forward with another win in the final; "We take great pride in the Berks & Bucks Cup and want to continue our recent success in the competition. We are the highest rated team in the competition and know this puts a target on our back every year as the team to beat. That being said we are fully aware of the challenge we face today, against a high flying Chesham team with bags of quality. We know only our best performance will get the result we want and ultimately demand from ourselves.As a club we are looking to grow, develop and become better. We know winning and success breeds more success. Winning can become a habit, and it is a habit that this season, we have welcomed with open arms."

We wish both teams, officials and supporters the very best and hope the game is an enjoyable occasion.
Admission to the game is; Adults £5, Concessions £3, Students £2 (must show valid student ID), U18's FREE 

Girls U14 Final, Saturday 29th April, Chesham United, 11:00KO
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes take on Moretonville Junior All Stars in the early kick off at Chesham United on Saturday 29th April. Tilehurst manager Rob Page is full of praise for his team; "Tilehurst Panthers Girls F.C. was formed in 2006 and in our tenth anniversary year was awarded Charter Standard Development Club status. At present the club runs 16 girls teams and runs a FREE Development Center for girls aged 5-9 years old. The team representing the club today are 4 times back to back Berkshire League/Cup double champions who also won the Aces National Championship last year. Looking forward to another great game in charge of this extremely talented group of players. Would like to thank the support of my coaches and parents, not just this, but every year ... and the dedication of this great bunch of girls."

Their opponents Moretonville Junior All Stars merged two sides together at the start of the season and the squad is highly capable. The club are also developing off the pitch with £285,000 worth of funding in place to double the size of the clubs changing facilities. The team have had a good season in the Bucks Girls League.

We look forward to these two large youth clubs going head-to-head in this final.
Admission to the game is FREE with donation to Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Girls U16 Final, Saturday 29th April, Chesham United, 15:00KO
In the U16 Final City Belles play Caversham AFC. This City Belles team have been successful in the past and will be looking to add the County Cup to the list of their achievements. City Belles; "Our current u16 side has been successful throughout the years, previously winning the league, the Bucks League Cup twice and the Bucks League twice. Last season we were also finalists in the county cup." 

Caversham AFC have battled injuries to get to the final and will be hoping to come out on the winning side again this time around. Caversham coach Joanne Kershaw; "What a delightful group of girls to coach. They work hard at training and play for each other on the pitch. They’ve suffered from a few injuries this season and have played several games without the full 11. Most of the girls have had to play in different positions but have risen to the occasion every time. We’re extremely proud of the girls for getting this far and are looking forward to a great final."

We wish both teams the very best for the final
Admission to the game is FREE with donation to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance

The full final list can be found here


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