AFC Aldermaston will be looking to cause an upset when they face holders Wantage Town in the Reading Senior Cup final at Madejski Stadium on Friday (7pm).

The Atom Men finished third in Division One East of the Hellenic League, while their opponents lifted the Premier Division title.

Several of their players and management team will be hungry for revenge, as they were involved in the Highmoor Ibis side beaten 5-3 in a thrilling final 12 months ago.

AFC started their cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Cookham Dean before receiving a walk-over when Woodcote Stoke Row pulled out before their scheduled tie.

In the semi-finals, they defeated Division One East rivals Wallingford Town 3-2 on penalties after the game had ended 1-1.

Wantage earned their return ticket to Reading FC's home by defeating Ardley United 5-1, Marlow United 2-0 and Reading City 2-0 after extra time.

The latter came just days after they had sealed the league title, earning them promotion back to the Southern League.

They are also seeking a new manager following the parting of the ways with Ben Sadler last month.

His assistant, Paul Braithwaite, will take charge on Friday, with the final marking the end of a "very long season for us" – Wantage having played more than 50 games.

He said: "At the start of the season we said we wanted to win the league, which we have done, and win this cup again.

"Playing at the Madejski is a special experience. If you get to a final you want to be playing on a quality pitch and enjoy the occasion."