Britwell FC v Singh Sabha Slough FC
Will it be Britwell or will it be Singh Sabha who follows in Old Windsor’s footsteps and takes the East Berks Football League title on Saturday?
Whichever of the two teams comes first in the ‘winner takes it all’ clash at Chicken Ranch, it will be a historic moment with both clubs able to win the first level of EBFL for the first time.
The match is the Premier Division’s only and final game on Saturday and will start at 2 p.m. at Britwell. The shortened season saw six teams contest the 2020/21 season with Singh Sabha’s victory over Old Windsor last weekend, ensuring the defending champions were out of the race.
As it stands, Singh Sabha leads Britwell’s table with 21 points, Britwell has 20, meaning that a draw is enough for Singh Sabha to take the title when the hosts have to win.
Adding even more spice to the mix, Singh Sabha won the previous encounter between the two teams – the first comeback after the last lockdown – 2-1.
Football in Berkshire has spoken to managers on both sides and will report live on Saturday’s game – make sure you are follow @fiberkshire on Twitter for updates!
John Brennan (Britwell)
How we got here .. First of all, a big thank you and kudos to the guys for putting us in this position. I was worried about player retention with all the stoppages we’ve had, it’s a fight on a Saturday at the best of times, but they persevered and really stuck.
It has become more and more difficult to form a cohesive team in recent years, and especially with Covid I thought we would lose a few, but we kept it together with group discussions and meetings when we did. have been authorized.
Previous meeting .. They won the last time we faced each other but we have enough players that sometimes as a player / coach I can step back and watch the game and it was a really good grassroots game. standard. I felt we were the best team, but over time we made a few mistakes. This time it should be different.
On the Ranch Stadium. Playing at home for us can be a bit of a poisonous chalice. You would have 20 people coming to watch a casual table tennis match at Britwell, so when rumors spread that there is a soccer match, you may end up with 200 around the pitch.
It can affect the game, affect the officials and it can work against us sometimes, but it all serves to get our guys moving forward.
Be careful with.. Ben White is on fire for us, eight goals I think recently. Our captain, Scrapper – Stuart Johnson because he always picks up leftovers and our game changer Dan Malloy.
Read more: Getting to know Britwell FC
Zuf Ashgar (Singh Sabha Slough)
How we got here .. We are in good shape and we are scoring goals. 23 in our last four games. We are full of conviction and it will only be our fault if we do not continue and win the game.
Previous meeting .. We won the previous match 2-1. It was a good match, it was fiery but our physical form was explained. They will be absolutely hungry this time to beat us and be fitter.
Playing Britwell .. The locals come out to watch, I always enjoyed it. It can be hostile, they love their football and it’s a very different atmosphere. It’s not like a field with stands, there are people all around the field and they will express themselves! We have enough experience to deal with it, but it will be a new experience for some of the guys.
Be careful with.. Hasan Mahmoud and Conrad Joseph who are our main goal scorers. We also have Harry Laflin – he was playing for our Sunday squad and with Ascot finished for the season, we asked him to strengthen himself.
Read more: Getting to know Singh Sabha Slough FC
Location: Ranch Stadium, Long Furlongs Drive, Britwell SL2 2PH
Start: 2:00 p.m.
Installations: Sanitary facilities, Enclosed location, Car park, Bar, Access for people with reduced mobility