CARL Withers sealed Bracknell Town’s place in the Reading Senior Cup final at Madejski Stadium on Saturday (7pm ko) by scoring their second goal in the 2-0 win over 10-man Wokingham & Emmbrook on Monday, writes Dave Wright.

Several players were looking to get on the end of Jamie McClurg’s well-flighted free-kick, but it was Withers who got there first to head down into the net.

But the midfielder admitted afterwards: “I didn’t know much about it.”

His 76th-minute strike doubled Town’s advantage.

They had led from the 40th minute when Seb Bowerman (pictured) netted a penalty, awarded for a foul on Kensley Maloney by Elliot Rushforth.

The Sumas were down to 10 men at the time, with Luke Giles having been dismissed for bringing down TJ Bohane just outside the area.

Wokingham manager Clive McNelly bemoaned: “Bracknell are a quality side and it was always going to be tough at 11 versus 11, but when when it was 10 against 11 it became even harder.”

Sumas worked hard to frustrate their opponents, but Town’s superior class told in the end.”

Robins manager Mark Tallentire said: “In the first half we were not sharp enough, but that was probably due to the fact we had not played for a few weeks. But we showed a lot more endeavour in the second half, and I always felt we looked comfortable”.

Bracknell will know their final opponents tonight (Wednesday) when Binfield and Woodcote Stoke Row replay at the Highmoor Ibis FC ground in Tilehurst.

The original tie was abandoned following a mass brawl on a night when six players were red carded – two from Binfield and four from WSR.

In addition to Grant Kemp and Liam Ferdinand, the Moles will be missing Sean Moore and Michael Walton, who were both sent off in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy defeat by Bracknell last month.

All four will also miss this Saturday’s final should Binfield get through.