WYCOMBE Wanderers will make their long-awaited return to the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup with a trip to Hungerford Town in the quarter final, writes Rob Stevens.

The Football League club has re-entered the county competition for the first time since 2014 and been drawn at The Crusaders.

Wycombe are the most successful club in the Senior Cup having lifted the silverware on 29 occasions but not since 2012 when beating Chesham United on penalties at Adams Park.

Hungerford are currently bottom in the National League South but booked their place in the last eight with a 2-1 win at home against Bracknell Town on Tuesday night.

Slough Town are the current holders of the Senior Cup after beating Reading Under 23s in the final last season and will begin their defence with a visit to Arbour Park from Milton Keynes Dons.

Marlow have been rewarded for eliminating rivals Maidenhead United on penalties in round two with a home tie in the quarter final against Reading.

Maidenhead took the lead inside the first 10 minutes at York Road when captain Bradley Keetch let a pass from the left come across him and drilled a first-time effort past the keeper into the net.

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PHOTO: The draw for the quarter final in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup

Marlow came close to an equaliser as Kelvin Bossman rounded keeper Fred Chapman but some great defending from Taro Chitepo saw him clear the ball off the line.

The Blues did level the scores on the hour mark when Isaac Osei-Tutu swept home a cross from the left. It was the only real chance for either side in the second half meaning the tie went to a penalty shoot-out.

The only Maidenhead player to score from the spot was substitute Marko Borkovic as both Reece Smith and Tommy Boyd saw their previous efforts saved before Harrison Playle hit the post.

Beaconsfield Town missed out on a place in the last eight following their 3-1 defeat on penalties at Newport Pagnell Town. The tie finished 1-1 in normal time and Newport will now host Didcot Town in the quarter final.

The Rams were unfortunate not to take the lead at Willen Road when a shot from Louis Stead was parried into the path of James Ewington who fired in, but the effort was ruled out for offside.

Newport broke the deadlock as a rare attack in the first half saw a shot fired in from inside the box.

The visitors equalised in the second half when Andre Chiriac – who was a late call up into the starting line-up – found a little space inside the box and fired a low shot into the corner of the net.

Newport keeper Dan Willett was the hero in the resulting penalty shoot out after he saved three Beaconsfield spot kicks.