FC Bracknell

THREE FC Bracknell teams were able to return to action at the weekend thanks to Shinfield FC allowing them to play on the 3G pitch at the Ryeish Green Sports Hub.

The Under 7 Reds edged home against Shinfield Rangers thanks to a goal from Josh Danchie, but they had a late escape when their hosts missed a penalty.

The team struck some good passing moves together, moved well off the ball and were also good in the tackle.

The coaches’ player-of-the-match award went to the whole team of Vinny Breeds, Jay Brown, Danchie, Joel Elliott, Elias Francis, Jack Pierce and Ben Staines, with Breeds also getting the parents’ award.

The U7 Blues also won their game against Spencers Wood Hawks with Frankie Streak-Holzman and Aidan Ncube on the scoresheet.

They showed a good work rate along with excellent passing and determination on a day when they had no substitutes due to illness.

FCB were also indebted to keeper Jack Collins, who made an excellent save when Hawks were threatening to get back in the game.

The parents gave their award to Arrav Iyengar and Oliver Feasey.

FCB U9 boys and girls played well, but still found it a struggle to contain a strong Spencers Wood Lions side, with a biting wind also not helping them.

Their player-of-the-match was Matthew Ofquila, who played in a number of different positions and never gave up.

Bracknell Town

BRACKNELL Town Under 13s put up a spirited performance against Flackwell Heath before going out of the Berks & Bucks Sunday Cup.

With no goalkeeper and five regulars missing, they lost 3-2 on penalties after their quarter-final tie had ended 4-4.

In the semi-finals on March 10, Flackwell will play Didcot Town, while Finchampstead Royals go to Bedgrove Dynamos.

Bracknell U16s also suffered a similar misfortune in the semi-finals of the Minor Cup. They drew 3-3 against Stony Stratford with their goals coming from Toby Ragget, Luje Lobato and Max Mullins before losing the penalty shoot-out 3-1.

In the final, Stony will meet FAB U16s, who beat Eldon Celtic Lions 2-1.

Jack Dutton, with a brace, Ruben Verzuu and Ethan Lobato found the net as Bracknell Robins U11s inflicted a 4-0 reverse on Woking Cougars.

There was also a 4-0 win in their U12s game with St Paul’s Panthers, courtesy of strikes from Josh McMahon, Nathan Bond (2) and Harry Dutson.

Town Robins U10s reached the final of their cup competition after a 4-1 win over Sandgate with Sam Lynskey (2), Lucas Dhaka and Lucas Jacobs all on target.

In another U10s game, goals from Ethan Digweed and Harvey Nash earned a 2-0 victory against Sutton United Youth.

Bracknell U7s lost 7-4 to Ashford Town, their goals coming from Ayden Archer, Sonny Gooch and two for Tommy Delaney.

Ascot United

A JAKE Mills brace helped Ascot United Under 16 Youth secure a 2-2 draw with Esher Town Colts. The U15 Hornets shared the spoils 1-1 with Burghfield FC Blues.

Bracknell Athletic

BRACKNELL Athletic Under 18 Spitfires were beaten 2-0 by Ascot United Leopards at a muddy Victory Fields on Saturday.

Starting with both sides creating chances and Spitfires on the front foot, a hard-fought first half finished goalless.

Losing a player early in the second left Spitfires with 10 men, and when an unfortunate shirt tug in the box gave a penalty to Ascot, the game turned and the hosts saw out the game by adding a second goal.

Man-of-the-match for Athletic went to Ted Bowers for his fantastic work rate and control of the wing.

The U15 Jaguars, fielding a bare 11 with a number of those players carrying knocks, battled bravely in a 4-0 defeat to Teddington Tornadoes.

Liam O’Connor was player-of-the-match for Bracknell.