Penalty controversy as Bracknell Town beaten at leaders




A controversial penalty was all that separated Bostik League South Central Division One leaders Hayes & Yeading United and second placed Bracknell Town on Saturday.

Unfortunately for the Robins, it was they who were on the end of the decision as the home striker appeared to fall over injured goalkeeper Mark Scott in a 1-0 win from the resulting penalty.

The video, which you can see below shows Scott saving at feet from Scott Donnelly, the number 7 turns to retrieve the ball and appears to fall between the prone goalkeeper and Bracknell defender Matty Day with Toby Little scoring the resulting spot kick.

Bracknell remain second in the table on 62 points after Marlow were held to a 2-2 draw at Hertford Town while Cheshunt also moved up to 62 points with a 2-1 win at Tooting & Mitcham United.

Gallery: There’s a full Neil Graham gallery from Bracknell Town here

Elsewhere, in the Vanarama National League South Slough Town beat promotion chasing Woking 1-0 at Kingfield thanks to a Francis Amartey goal in the first half. Details of a brilliant three points for Hungerford Town are in the West Berks round up here.

Liam Gavin. Photo: Neil Graham.
Liam Gavin. Photo: Neil Graham.

In the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division Binfield beat Fairford Town 2-1 after coming from a goal down thanks to goals from Eddie Lee and centre back Gary Smith.

Manager Roger Herridge had been forced to issue a twitter appeal for a goalkeeper prior to the match and secured the services of Lee Wyatt. The Moles ‘keeper suffered an injury on 70 minutes and was replaced by defender Liam Gavin for the final 20 minutes of the game.

Harry Laflin. Photo: Robert Mack/Shooting Stars
Harry Laflin. Photo: Robert Mack/Shooting Stars

Ascot United were 4-0 winners on the road at Royal Wootton Bassett town. The Yellamen saw goals from Dan Price, Luqman Kassim and a double from Harry Laflin while Windsor won 2-1 at Longlevens thanks to goals from Corey Parchment and Luke Appleton. Longlevens were the side that beat them 4-0 at Stag Meadow the previous weekend.

In Division One East, AFC Aldermaston maintained their push for second place wit ha 1-0 win at Didcot Town Development while Holyport beat Abingdon Town 7-0 for the second weekend in a row while Woodley United were beaten 2-1 at home Thame Rangers.

And in the big Combined Counties League Division One derby Sandhurst Town came from 2-0 down to beat Eversley & California 3-2. More on step 6 this week with Rob Davies round up published soon.

Vanarama National League South

Billericay Town 1-2 Hungerford Town
Woking 0-1 Slough Town

Bostik League South Central Division One

Hayes & Yeading United 1-0 Bracknell Town

See the latest Bostik League South Central table, results and all the fixtures here.

Evo Stik Southern League Division One South

Thatcham Town 1-0 Blackfield & Langley

Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division

Fairford Town 1-2 Binfield
Longlevens 1-2 Windsor
Royal Wootton Bassett Town 0-4 Ascot United

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

Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East

Didcot Town Development 0-1 AFC Aldermaston
Holyport 7-0 Abingdon Town
Wallingford Town 0-3 Burnham
Woodley United 1-2 Thame Rangers

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

Combined Counties League Division One

Eversley & California 2-3 Sandhurst Town

See the latest Combined Counties League Division 1 table, results and all the fixtures here.


Main image: Joe Grant by Neil Graham.

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