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               This publication has been produced by Kevin Lenton who would like to acknowledge
               the following people and organisations:-

               Mark Ashwell, at the time of producing this, President of Wokingham & Emmbrook
               Football Club, who gave permission for me to extract details from the Wokingham
               Town programme for the cup tie against Cardiff City.

               Jim Bell’s Wokingham in the News, an eBook available on the Wokingham Society’s

               The Football Club History Directory (FCHD)

               Huw at the Reference Desk at Bracknell Library who sent me the scanned copies of
               the Bracknell & Wokingham Times with the match reports. How lucky was I to speak
               to a Cardiff City supporter?


               2017 represented the 35  anniversary of Wokingham Town’s appearance for the first
               and last time in the 1  Round of the FA Cup.
               This might seem not much of achievement but needs to be taken into account within
               Wokingham Town’s history. The following is based on an article in the Wokingham
               Times [

               Wokingham  Town  Football  Club  was  founded  in  1875,  which  makes  it  the  fourth
               oldest club in Berkshire, with only Reading, Abingdon and Maidenhead having been
               formed just a few years earlier. The club’s original ground was in Oxford Road, but
               after a few years a pitch was laid out on the cricket ground in Wellington Road. In
               1896 a further switch was made to Langborough Road and some ten years later the
               club moved to its final ground in Finchampstead Road.

               Town  entered  the  Ascot  &  District  League  and  quickly  consolidated  its  position  in
               local football, so much so, that in the 1909-10 season tickets were selling well at 2s.
               6d. each. In 1910-11 Wokingham Athletic’s second eleven joined forces with Town
               and there is little doubt that this paved the way to the club’s first championship the
               following season.

               By  1911-12  Wokingham  was  the  unchallenged  leader  of  local  football  and  the
               following year it enjoyed its most successful season when it won the Ascot League
               and the Camberley Hospital Cup.

                After the First World War a dispute broke out between Wokingham and the league,
               which led to the Club’s withdrawal and in 1921 it entered two teams in the Reading
               Temperance League.

               In this first season Wokingham reached the semi-finals of the Reading Town Cup
               and the Berks & Bucks Junior Cup, both for the first time.

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