THE sensational two-goal performance from George Puscas for Reading on Saturday brought back happy memories for club historian David Downs.

When a boy – which is a few decades ago now – he named his family cat Puskas.

It was after Ferenc Puskas, the legendary Hungarian forward from the 1950s.

"I called him that as he was just like the footballer – here, there and everywhere," said David.

He was hugely impressed by Royals' new £7 million signing, describing his sensational opener in the win over Cardiff City as "the best individual goal I have seen from a Reading player for several years."

David is also involved with Thatcham Town and is looking forward to their home FA Cup preliminary round tie against Andover New Street this Saturday.

The Kingfishers have recently appointed a new chairman in Dave Melin, whose local company, Amtech Business Solutions, have also became the team's main sponsor.

In addition to Thatcham, three other Berkshire clubs are involved on the long and winding road to Wembley this weekend.

Reading City should have been hosting Moneyfields, but due to the Reading Festival having preference at Rivermoor Stadium over the Bank Holiday Weekend, the tie has been switched to the Portsmouth club's ground.

From what has been said on social media this week, City are far from happy as they were looking to find another venue in the Reading area.

Bracknell Town are also off to the south coast to play Wessex League side Bournemouth FC, while unbeaten Hellenic League leaders Binfield have a home tie with Lymington Town, also from the Wessex League.

Even at this early stage of the competition, winning matches is quite lucrative for the smaller clubs.

The extra preliminary round winners have already earned £2,250 and that will rise to £2,890 for this weekend's winners with the losers receiving a consolation prize of £960.

This weekend's winners will be through to the first qualifying round, where the prize money shoots up to £4,500 for the winners and £1,500 for the losers.