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Midweek round-up: Ascot United go second in Hellenic League

Minhas strikes AGAIN for Ascot and Fabian Driffill fires a double for Holyport

Midweek round-up: Ascot United go second in Hellenic League

A tricky looking tie for Ascot United on Tuesday night in the Hellenic League Premier Division at Virginia Water but the Yellamen came away with the points in a 3-1 win.

Nathan Minhas (pictured) struck after five minutes at Stag Meadow and captain Louis Bouwers headed home from a Chris Ellis throw on 20 minutes.

Josh Hill levelled for the home side from the penalty spot after 27 minutes to reduce arrears to 2-1 at half time.

On 77 minutes an own goal from Virginia Water originally credited to Bouwers sealed the points for the Yellamen.

Driffill double

Holyport's Fabian Driffill. Photo: Richard Tyrell.

Holyport’s Fabian Driffill. Photo: Richard Tyrell.

Elsewhere Holyport ended Thame Rangers unbeated start to the Division 1 East season with a 3-0 win at Summerleaze.

Derek Sweetman’s side were held by previously unbeaten Thame to a 0-0 at half time but a second half double from Fabian Driffill and an own goal sent Port up to fourth in the table.

In the Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup, Division 1 East Wokingham & Emmbrook gave a good account of themselves at Premier Division title challengers Wantage Town and led early on through Ellis Day, but ultimately went down 6-2 at Alfredian Park.

The Freds lead 2-1 at the break and 3-1 shortly after before another Sumas youngster, Connor Holland reduced arrears, the home side though ran away with it a little at the end.

Bracknell Town and Maidenhead

10-man Bracknell Town beat Felixstowe & Walton United in the Velocity Trophy, there’s a full round up on that here and in the Berks & Bucks FA County Senior Cup, Maidenhead United got past Hellenic League Holmer Green to setup a Quarter Final tie with Aylesbury United. The full draw for that competition is here.

And not forgetting the Monday night game between Reading City and Binfield. A report on that game is here.

Velocity Trophy Third Round

  • Bracknell Town 3-1 Felixstowe & Walton United (FT)
  • Worthing 1-3 Merstham (L)

What next in the Velocity Trophy?

Berks & Bucks FA Senior Cup Second Round

  • Holmer Green 0-2 Maidenhead United (FT)

The full Quarter Final draw for the County Cup is here

Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division

  • Virginia Water 1-3 Ascot United (FT)

See the latest Hellenic Premier Division table, results and all the division’s fixtures here.

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East

  • Holyport 3-0 Thame Rangers (FT)

See the latest Hellenic Division 1 East table, results and all the division’s fixtures here.

Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Challenge Cup

  • Wantage Town 6-2 Wokingham & Emmbrook (FT)

Main image:Nathan Minhas scores for Ascot United by Rob Mack/Shooting Stars.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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