Nathan Minhas scores for Ascot United. Photo: Rob Mack/Shooting Stars
Nathan Minhas scores for Ascot United. Photo: Rob Mack/Shooting Stars

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

Minhas strikes AGAIN for Ascot and Fabian Driffill fires a double for Holyport
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Nathan Minhas scores for Ascot United. Photo: Rob Mack/Shooting Stars
Nathan Minhas scores for Ascot United. Photo: Rob Mack/Shooting Stars

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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)

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Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East

  • Holyport 3-0 Thame Rangers (FT)

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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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