The alternative berks and bucks final
In the FA vase (of course donated by our very own, Frank Adams) Ascot and Newport Pagnell have been kept apart in the semi-final draw. Paving the way for the two meeting in the final at Wembley.
Congleton host Newport Pagnell, whilst Corsham Town host, Ascot United .the semifinals appear to be one legged affairs on April 1st
The final is on Sunday, May 21st
Of course these days, the FA trophy final is held on the same day at Wembley. The draw for that is:
Gateshead V. Barnet
Altrincham, v Halifax Town
Haven’t been to an FA trophy final since we put Runcorn to the sword back in 1993 might be worth a trip this year
This is probably a minority opinion, but I really don’t like holding both finals on the same day.
Having never attended the final or finals in their current format I couldn’t comment on what sort of day it would be. Presumably this was in the wake of falling attendances. However I agree that our two 1990s finals would’ve probably not felt as good if we were sharing the occasion. Different times now of course the FA trophy seems to have lost an awful lot of its glamour and prestige. Much like the FA Cup