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U23s to visit Flackwell Heath in Berks & Bucks Cup QF

Youngsters to visit Hellenic League side

17 December 2018

Reading’s Under-23 side will be visiting Flackwell Heath in the Quarter-Final of this year’s Berks & Bucks FA Senior Cup, with the tie set to take place on Tuesday 22nd January 2019.

Under the guidance of Reading-born manager Marcus Richardson, the Hellenic League Premier outfit have defeated two divisional rivals en route to the final eight of the competition.

The Heathens went away and won 3-1 at newly-formed Reading City in the First Round, before travelling to Windsor and triumphing 4-3 on penalties after the fixture had been poised at 1-1 at the final whistle at the next stage.  And now a new challenge when they meet our talented fledglings at Wilks Park in the new year.

The Royals, entering the competition for the first time since 2002, received a bye to the second stage.  And in the Second Round, goalkeeping heroics by Myles Roberts – two weeks before his 17th birthday – ensured a clean sheet as Shamar Moore and Ben House netted in a 2-0 win.

The Royals are three-time winners of the competition – the inaugural tournament in 1879, then 1892, and most recently 1995.  Flackwell Heath have never won the title – but in 2016 they did lift the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, a tournament open primarily to Step 6 and 7 clubs.

Reading supporters are very welcome to attend and come and get behind our stars of the future – Wilks Park, located in Chepping Wycombe, is 20 miles as the crow flies from Madejski Stadium.  Ticket information will be announced in due course.

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