Maidenhead United have joined Wycombe Wanderers in withdrawing from the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup due to 'fixture congestion.'

The Magpies, 22-time winners of the competition, are in the National League and were the fourth-highest-ranked team left in the competition when the quarter-final draw was made.

However, League One Wycombe withdrew earlier in the month due to fixture congestion, and Maidenhead have since followed suit.

Releasing a statement last week, the York Road club said: "We understand the disappointment this decision will cause, however we've reached a congested stage of the season due to the recent inclement weather and rearrangement of fixtures. Our priority is to ensure the well-being and availability of both first-team and academy players.

"There is also considerable uncertainty regarding the date of the BBFA Cup Final with the possibility of being scheduled in mid-May, over 3 weeks after the end of our season, meaning we would be unable to field a team for the final were we to progress that far.

"We thank the BBFA and MK Dons for their understanding and we wish all clubs remaining in the competition the very best of luck for the remainder of the 2023/24 competition."

Reading, who face Burnham on Wednesday, remain the highest-ranked team left in the competition.

MK Dons, who get a bye due to Maidenhead's exit, remain the only other professional outfit in the cup.