BRACKNELL Town are heading for a fixture backlog after their match at Fairford Town was postponed on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Robins now have 14 Hellenic League Premier Division games to play between now and the end of April in addition to the FA Vase and other cup ties.

And the pile-up of fixtures will get worse should they beat Marske United in the FA Vase a week on Saturday, February 24, as they will then face the two-legged semi-final on March 17 and 24.

Town remain fifth in the table, but a whopping 20 points behind leaders Highworth, who have played six games more.

But Thatcham are now looking title favourites, as they are three points behind the Worthians with a game in hand. The Kingfishers are in red-hot form, having won all of their last 20 league and cup ties, a run which followed their 1-1 draw with Bracknell.

This Saturday, Robins host bottom club Burnham (3pm) and should complete a double, having won 7-0 at The Gore last November.

Unless given a re-arranged fixture, they will then have a complete week to prepare for their FA Vase tie.

Binfield’s league match at Brackley Town Saints also fell victim to the wet weather last weekend, but this gave Ian Davies a chance to turn out for the reserves and he netted a hat-trick in their 6-3 win over Winslow United Reserves in the quarter-finals of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup.

Leon Hewitt (2) and Will Corbishley also scored as their side join Reading YMCA Rapids, Penn & Tylers Reserves and Delaford Colts in the last four.

Seventh-placed Binfield – who awarded their January Player of the Month trophy to Carlo Santoro (pictured) – return to Hellenic League action at Flackwell Heath, who are fourth, this Saturday (3pm), but Ascot United are without a game for the second week running.

In Division One East, Sandhurst Town edged home 1-0 at Wallingford with Charlie Oakley grabbing the winner deep into stoppage time. They travel to Holyport this Saturday (3pm).

Eversley & California are through to the semi finals of the Combined Counties Division One Cup following their 3-2 win at Sheerwater thanks to goals from Brad Brown, Nathan Thomas and substitute Mo Davies.

This Saturday the Boars are in league action at Farleigh Rovers (3pm).

  • IN the Bracknell Town & District Sunday League, Finchampstead Athletic kept their Premier Division title hopes alive with a comfortable 3-0 home win against rock bottom Wokingham & Emmbrook TMW, while in Division Three, Bearwood Wanderers and Silver Birch shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

Richard Hall and Sam Hunt got on the scoresheet for Division Four leaders Finchampstead Athletic A as they drew their top-of-the-table clash with Bracknell Royals 2-2.

FC Fernhill will visit Aylesbury Flooring in the semi finals of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup after winning 4-2 at Eagle Athletic.

All other league games were postponed due to the wet weather.