After last week's fantastic friendly win against Priory Vale, Monk should be going into this weekend full of confidence as they make the journey North-West to take on Purton Redhouse. Two wins in their last four games have lifted Redhouse off the bottom of the table. However, with Chiseldon having two game sin hand and being only a point behind, they are not out of trouble just yet. Earlier in the season goals from Ali Maher and Jono secured a 2-1 win for JM despite going a goal down and ending the game with nine players after Luke Richards and Kris Redford were both sin-binned.
Purton Redhouse v Jovial Monk
KO 10:30. Purton FC, SN5 4DT
The Goats have just won one and lost one in their consecutive games against Burghfield Reserves. Two weeks ago they clocked up a 4-1 home win but, last weekend, went down 3-1 at Burghfield. They'll be glad to be facing different opponents this week as they make the journey out to the wilds of Woodley to face GC United. Their opponents are two places and two points above the Goats but have played an extra game. It's only just over a month since the sides met at Mapeldurham. An Alex Jenkins goal for Caversham could not prevent them going down 3-1. GC's goals coming from Owen Davies, Brodie Davies and Max Laschok. Since that game GC have had a 6-1 win, a 6-1 defeat and two draws. Caversham have had two wins, a draw and two defeats.
GC United v Caversham United
KO 10:30. Woodford Park Leisure Centre, RG5 4LY
Last, but certainly not least, the big one.
Caversham United Women
Berks & Bucks County Trophy Final
A massive game for both teams. The sides have met once in the league so far this season. Penn & Tylers Green came out on top of the clash at French School Meadows back in November, clocking up a 4-1 score with goals from Henna Hussain (3) and Sasha Smith. Tiff Newland replied for The Goats. The Goats, however, have proven time and again this season that they are a very good cup team. So far they have lost just once in any cup competition this season and that was against Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup. In the Berks & Bucks Trophy they are, by far, the top scorers having amassed 29 goals in their four games. Having said that, they are going to be up against the competition's meanest defence. Penn & Tylers Green may not have scored as many as The Goats but they are yet to concede a goal in three games. It promises to be a fascinating encounter.
This is how the two teams made it to the Final:
Caversham United Women 13 Wraysbury Village Ladies 0
Tiff Newland (4), Emma Hopkins (3), Katie Dearling (2), Holly Swan, Sumayah Zayadi, Jodie Hayden, Steph Nelson
Holyport Ladies 1 Caversham United Women 7
Holly Swan (4), Tiff Newland (2), Caitlin Levy
Haddenham Youth Ladies 0 Penn & Tylers Green Ladies 3
Penn & Tylers Green Ladies 1 Long Crendon Ladies 0
Aylesbury United Ladies 2 Caversham United Women 7
Holly Swan (3), Stacey Butler (2), Emma Hopkins, Molly McKeever
Wargrave Women 0 Penn & Tylers Green Ladies 3
Rachel Harnby, Henna Hussain, Sasha Smith
Caversham United Women 2 Slough Town Ladies 0
Emma Hopkins, Freya Jenkins
Penn & Tylers Green Ladies v Caversham United Women
KO 3pm. Beaconsfield Town FC, Holloways Park, HP9 2SE
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