Asa Povey back in the goals on Binfield return – Isthmian League round-up

Moles win and Thatcham Town and Bracknell Town engage in Berkshire derby
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Asa Povey. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com
Asa Povey. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

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Striker Asa Povey made a huge mark on the long road back to full fitness on Tuesday night in the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central Division One.

An unused sub in the FA Cup defeat at Harefield United, Povey came off the bench at the weekend against Chipstead and on Tuesday night, his 75th minute appearance for Ollie Harris resulted in his first goal of the season and Binfield’s fourth in a 4-1 win at home to Staines Town.

The Moles made short work of the bottom-of-the-table Swans with Callum Bunting scoring after four minutes and Josh Helmore scoring twice before half-time.

As well as Povey’s return there was a second start in succession for Phil Veal in midfield, picking up a booking in the process.

Related: Dave Wright talks to Asa about his long road to recovery, making it to the FA Vase Final and taking baby-steps back to full fitness

Bracknell Town's Joe Grant. Photo: Neil Graham.
Bracknell Town’s Joe Grant. Photo: Neil Graham.

Across in West Berkshire, Bracknell Town were enjoying a derby date with Thatcham Town, though it was one to forget for the Kingfishers.

Joe Grant fired the Robins ahead after just two minutes and it was 2-0 through George Knight on eight, with surely blues fans fearing the worst.

However, it was 20 minutes before the next goal – centre back Dan Bayliss with the goal while Knight rounded things off two minutes into the second half.

Pitching In Isthmian League Division One South Central

Binfield 4-1 Staines Town
Thatcham Town 0-4 Bracknell Town

All Tuesday night’s scores are here.

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