SUPERSUB Khalid Senussi put the icing on the cake for cup-kings Bracknell Town by bagging a brace in the 3-0 win over Binfield in the Reading Invitation Senior Cup final at Madejski Stadium, writes Dave Wright.

It was the Robins’ third cup final victory in just over a month, with two of them coming at the expense of their same local rivals.

Manager Mark Tallentire could not have been more delighted for Senussi on Saturday, saying: “I am particularly pleased for him because he has had a great season for us.

“He hasn’t always been in our starting 11, but when he has had his chance, he has always done well, so I was delighted to see him get two goals tonight, he thoroughly deserved them.”

Tallentire also heaped praise on the rest of the team as they wrote their names into Bracknell’s record books.

He added: “We have completed the (cup) treble, and I doubt if this has ever been achieved before by the club.

“To win three trophies and finish runners-up in the league – only being denied on the final day – is a great achievement and I’m absolutely delighted for everyone involved at the club.

“It has been a long hard season, and I can’t give my boys enough praise.

“The way they went about going into these cups semi finals and finals just after we lost out in the league in dramatic circumstances, was absolutely fantastic and I have nothing but praise for the boys.”

Bracknell, however, had to battle every inch of the way to record their sixth win of the season over Binfield.

And it wasn’t until the last 10 minutes when they netted their goals through TJ Bohane and substitute Senussi.

Tallentire continued: “When you have played a team five times before, I knew how they would set themselves up.

“It was then just a case of our lads keep going, knowing they would get a break at some time in the game.

“Our final ball probably let us down on numerous occasions, but that was because we haven’t been playing regularly in the last few weeks.

“We needed that bit of quality and that came from a corner with TJ doing what he does best.”

Bohane was hurt in the process and replaced by Senussi, who then scored two late goals to seal a famous victory and bring an end to one of the most successful seasons in the history of Bracknell Town.

They have wasted no time in looking to the future with a number of back-room changes.

Reserve team manager Liam Day has stepped up to join the first-team coaching staff, while Henley’s former management duo, Rob Creech and Andy Findlay, have been appointed manager and coach of Bracknell’s reserve team. They will play in the Suburban League next season.