Beaconsfield Town suffered a mixed bag in the cup this week, winning their FA Trophy clash but losing on penalties in the FA Senior Cup.

It started on Saturday with a comfortable 2-0 win over Barking in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

Missing several players for a variety of reasons, the Rams took the game to their hosts and nearly had the lead on 11 minutes when a well worked free kick fell to Luke Neville who headed the ball back only to see the final shot scuffed.

On the stroke of half-time. Brown ran through on goal and was held back by Toib Adeyemi. As last man and denying a goal scoring opportunity this meant a red card for the Barking defender who up till then had been their best player. The resulting free kick was taken by Wes Daly and it gave Bowles no chance.

On 49 minutes a good Rams move saw Brown set up Aaron Minhas whose composed strike flew past Bowles to put The Rams two up. 
The brilliant away run continues and the Rams reached the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy for their first time in their history. 

However, for the second time this season Beaconsfield exited a cup competition on penalties, this time it was to lower division Woodley United who deservedly progressed to the next round of the Berks & Bucks FA Senior Cup.

With it being 2-2 in normal times, Woodley keeper Alex Reed was the hero in the penalty shootout, saving from Charlie Kuehn and Kofi Lockhart-Adams.

Woodley seemed to want this game more than their hosts and for Town, the home form woes continue.