Sports AM: Maidenhead United the second team to withdraw from cup due to 'fixture congestion'Maidenhead United the second team to withdraw from cup due to 'fixture congestion' - Olympians set to help up-and-coming Slough athletes to get to next level
Maidenhead United have joined Wycombe Wanderers in withdrawing from the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup due to 'fixture congestion.' The Magpies, 22-time winners of the competition, are in the National League and were the fourth-highest-ranked team left in the competition when the quarter-final draw was made. However, League One Wycombe withdrew earlier in the month due to fixture congestion, and Maidenhead have since followed suit.
A host of Olympic and paralympic athletes are set to return to the Everyone Active’s Sporting Scheme which offer up-and-coming athletes across Slough with specialised mentoring to take their careers to the next level.
Reading will travel to Combined Counties Premier Division North side Burnham in the quarter-final of the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup. A prestigious local tournament dating back to 1879, non-league sides from Berkshire and Buckinghamshire pit their wits against professional sides in the region. Winning the first edition, the Royals are four-time winners and lifted the trophy back in 2022. A side comprised of Academy players will travel to the 1878 Stadium on Thursday, February 29 to get the campaign underway. Milton Keynes Dons are now the only other professional side in the competition after League One rivals Wycombe Wanderers pulled out due to fixture congestion.
Bracknell lost 3-2 against Hull Seahawks after a penalty shootout in Slough. An opening period face-off for the Bees saw them secure possession and take control of the game early with an improvement to their game from the previous game on the Saturday at Hull in the form of their passing accuracy throughout the first period that also continued over to the other two periods of play.