High-flying Hellenic League side Thatcham Town remain on course for a remarkable quadruple under young manager Danny Robinson.
By Ken Gaunt
The Kingfishers kept the momentum going by beating Bracknell 2-0 last night to secure a place in the Floodlit Cup final. The FA Vase finalists are also in with a shout of winning the league title and the League Cup following a 35-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
Thatcham have been scoring goals for fun with Shane-Cooper Clarke, a roofer by trade, hitting the dizzy heights of the 50-goal mark just as Robinson predicted. Robinson, 32, is delighted with the attacking options at his disposal as they enter a crucial and hectic end to the season.
Apart from Cooper-Clarke, who was back on target against Bracknell, Liam Ferdinand, Ross Cook and Gavin James have all been wreaking havoc across the shires.
Robinson said: “There is real competition for places, especially up front. We have a fantastic squad of players.
“Everyone wants to play and stay in the team. So it is a very pleasant selection headache for me at the moment.”
Thatcham will face Northern League Stockton Town at Wembley on May 20 and the pride of Berkshire are hoping the county’s football community will snap up tickets for their day in the sun.