Hellenic Premier

Ascot United 4

Brimscombe and Thrupp 0

By Richard Joyce

On a trip to a ground that borders the world famous Ascot Racecourse, Brimscombe and Thrupp were simply not at the races against a much improved Ascot United side.

The Lilywhites headed to Berkshire to face a team they had comfortably dispatched just a few weeks before at the Meadow, only to be hit for four by an outfit that has delved into the transfer market to strengthen their ranks of late.

A disruptive game was never really allowed to flow by the officials, but nevertheless Brimscombe looked to follow up their high scoring victory over Patchway Town in the Gloucestershire Challenge Trophy last week, and handed a debut to new signing Jamie Vadasz.

After just five minutes defender Christien Turner hit the bar with a well taken volley after Ollie Pitt’s corner had fallen to him, while Pitt’s free kick on 21 minutes was pushed away by Lee Allen in the Ascot goal.

Ashley Gale made a similarly important save for Brimscombe to deny Matt Jones on the half hour mark, but Ascot went ahead on the stroke of half-time.

New signing Ben Harris’ free kick from 22 yards was whipped into the bottom corner.

Immediately after half-time Brimscombe conceded again. Jones doubled Ascot’s advantage when through on goal, and they notched a third when what appeared to be a clear handball went unnoticed for them to fire in from close range.

Ben Hodges well-executed fourth wrapped up the win for the hosts, and despite late chances from John Evans and Jack Smith, Brimscombe were denied any sort of consolation.

ASCOT: Allen, Lock, Denton, Carlisle, Bouwers, Cooper, Mutero, Hodges, Harris, Jones, Regragui, Lazarczuk, Ross, Gilpin, Dillon, Goodey

BRIMSCOMBE: Gale, Simpson (Pitts), Vadasz (Nash), Turner (Pates), Greenhough, Evans, Blackie, Deakin, Hill, Pitt, Smith