TEN-MAN Ascot United endured a torrid second half as Binfield came from a goal behind to win 3-1 on Monday evening.

The visitors were in charge for 44 minutes of this entertaining affair, but after conceding an equaliser just before the break, their half time mood – and second half – were completely different affairs.

Ascot were in the ascendancy for much of the first half and should have been further ahead before being pegged back.

It took just seven seconds for Rory Knibbs to fashion an early effort that sailed over, although his shot was followed by Callum Carlisle’s rasping effort saved by Matt Hill on 11 minutes, James Goodey’s lob just wide after 13 minutes, and the same player’s shot over the bar from Knibbs’ drag-back.

The impressive Goodey’s shot was easily saved by Hill just after the half-hour mark and Knibbs then saw strong appeals for a penalty waved away three minutes before the interval, but his side were awarded a spot-kick – confidently despatched by Rob Lazarczuk – when Louis Bouwers was pushed in the box.

However, the 42nd-minute lead lasted barely 120 seconds until Brad Pagliaroli waltzed across the field and angled an accurate show low into the bottom left hand corner to level the scores.

The second half was a totally different story.

After Binfield had served an early warning when the impressive Danny Langford’s cross somehow failed to be converted, Langford saw a header of his own strike the crossbar. Then, just after Ascot had weathered a dangerous corner, Jeff Brown was on hand in the ensuing play to smack a left-footed effort into the bottom right hand corner and put the home side 2-1 ahead.

Langford then rattled the crossbar from long range before Bouwers received a second yellow card, and once Brown had flicked home his second and Binfield’s third with 15 minutes remaining, the game was as good as over.