Midweek: Theo Jones doubles sends Ascot United FC up the table



Ascot United's Theo Jones. Photo: Mark Pugh.


Ascot United moved up two places and into eighth place with a 5-2 victory away at Henley Town last night.

After a slow start, Theo Jones lashed the visitors into a 32nd minute lead with a thunderous effort that went in off the underside of the bar leaving former Yellamen goalkeeper Matt Hill no chance.

In first half stoppage time, Henley drew level when Chris Hoood beat goalkeeper after being set up by Grant Kemp.

Jones got his second on 55 minutes curling in a free-kick having been fouled himself.

Louie Gilpin slots the ball under Matt Hill to give Ascot their third goal at Henley Town. Photo: Mark Pugh.
Louie Gilpin slots the ball under Matt Hill to give Ascot their third goal at Henley Town. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Jones played his part in the third goal finding Ben Knight down the left and his cross was calmly slotted home by Aaron Berry.

Substitute Louie Gilpin scored with his first touch in the 66th minute following Luke Wilson’s ball from the right.

With just over ten minutes remaining, Town scored their second as a substitute of their own Patick Gardner side-footed home but Wilson restored Ascot’s three goal lead firing through a crowded penalty area.

Victory sees the Yellaman climb above Bracknell Town (who did not play) and Longelvens (who lost) and they sit six points behind leaders Binfield with one game in hand.

See our full gallery of images by Mark Pugh from the game..

The full match report from Ascot’s point of view can be found on their website ascotunitedfc.net.

Elsewhere Thatcham Town missed out on the chance to go top as they led Royal Wootton Bassett Town before losing 3-1 and Highmoor Ibis wear beaten 3-0 at home by Flackwell Heath.

Full Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division results

Henley Town 2-5 Ascot United
Highmoor Ibis 0-3 Flackwell Heath
Longlevens 0-2 Highworth Town
Lydney Town 2-1 Tuffley Rovers
Thatcham Town 1-3 Royal Wootton Bassett Town

See all the results, forthcoming fixtures and Uhlsport Hellenic Premier League table here.

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