Caversham United Women
After seeing off Kidlington to get to the Quarter-Final of the League Cup last weekend, The Goats face a Berks & Bucks Cup Semi-Final this weekend. Their opponents Slough Town are, like Kidlington, a Division Two side. They are currently in fifth spot, nine points adrift of Kidlington but with two games in hand. They have played the Greens twice this season, winning away and losing at home, so no real indication there. What they do have is the league's top scorer in Abi Canvin who has four more than Kidlington's Cortney Sumner, who scored against The Goats last Sunday. There have been goals aplenty for both teams, but especially Caversham, on their journeys to the Semi-Final. Slough saw off Berks County 3-1, then beat Wantage Town 7-1 before winning 3-2 against Mortimer in the Quarter-Final. Caversham are the competition's leading scorers beating Wraysbury 13-0 in Round 1 before a 7-1 away win at Holyport and a 7-2 win at Aylesbury United. The winners of this semi-final will face either Wargrave or Penn & Tylers Green in the Final.
Caversham United Women v Slough Town Ladies
KO 14:00. Mapledurham Playing Fields, RG4 8LD.
Monk shared the spoils with AFC Stratton last week after being 4-1 up. On the face of it, not a bad result, but losing a three goal lead almost felt like a defeat to Manager Shaun Smith. This weekend they have the opportunity to make up for last week as they welcome RH Woodlands Edge to Lambourn. Currently two places and nine points below the Monks, despite having played a game more, Woodlands Edge have lost their last two games very heavily. Last weekend they went down 13-1 to Mario's FC and two weeks before that they crashed to a 9-1 defeat at leaders DPR. With their next two fixtures being against the current top two DPR and Gorsehill, Monk will want to get a confidence boosting win under their belts this Sunday.
Jovial Monk v RH Woodlands Edge
KO 10:30. Lambourn Sports Club, RG17 8PS
United's 4-3 defeat of Rose & Thistle last weekend proved to be even more important than was first thought, with two of the teams in and round them also picking up excellent victories, both on the road. Loxwood Park Rangers surprised Wayback Wanderers with a 1-0 win whilst Woodley Saints Hobnob picked up a superb 2-1 win at second placed Burghfield Reserves. The Goats will be looking to use last week as a springboard as they prepare for the visit of third placed Emmer Green on Sunday. The sides met back in November and played out a 1-1 draw which, at the time, was the third 1-1 result in a row for Caversham. Green lost last time out, 4-2 at home to Berkshire Dons. However, they are the division's top scorers with a massive 72 goals in their 12 games. They have four players in the top ten scorers list including James Bozarth who has managed to notch 15 times in 10 games. Clearly, Tommy Tank and his defence will need to be on top form.
Caversham United v Emmer Green
KO 10:30. Mapledurham Playing Fields, RG4 8LD.
As always, all of the teams would massively appreciate extra support. If you are in the area, why not go along and savour some top grassroots football? You won't regret it.