SINGH Sabha reached the quarter-finals of the East Berkshire League Cup but needed extra time to beat Britwell Reserves 2-1 on Saturday.

Sabha secured a place in the Slough Town Challenge Cup the previous weekend but were made to work hard by a Britwell side that is unbeaten in Division Two to reach the final eight of the League Cup.

The tie was played in wind that caused problems for both sides as neither could get a foothold in the game, but the visitors did eventually take the lead midway through the first half.

Chidi Hamid struck home a free-kick from 20-yards and into the top corner to give the Britwell keeper no chance.

Singh Sabha were then on the front foot and started to dominate.They had the ball in the back of the net again as Pritpal Raju fired home but, after a lengthy conversation between the referee and his assistant, the goal was disallowed for offside.

Sabha then switched off and Britwell began to create chances though they were thwarted by keeper Andrei Tonca, who made a couple of decent saves before the break.

The home team came out stronger for the second half and were rewarded for their efforts when a penalty was awarded as Sukh Hunjan was adjudged to have brought down a striker inside the box.

The Britwell forward stepped up and scored past Tonca from the spot.

Singh Sabha created more chances in the additional 30 minute period and made the breakthrough when Mbarik Bashir beat two players and crossed for veteran centre back and man-of-the-match Chan Sidhu to sweep home from close range.

Their reward is a home tie in the quarter-finals against KS Gryf from Division One after a return to league action at Frontline this Saturday.

Elsewhere Singh Sabha Sundays finally put their recent poor form behind them to reach the Bob Smith Trophy final after beating Maidenhead Nomads 8-7 on penalties in a thrilling game that ended 3-3 in normal time.

Singh Sabha will play Datchet Village in the cup final after a return to league action away at the Nomads this Sunday (10.30am).