Football round-up: Only Ascot United survive the wet weather
Published 18 Mar 2013 15:00 0 Comments
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Ascot United's Jon Bennett shields the ball against Highmoor. 131470.
HEAVY rain decimated the weekend's football fixtures yet again, with just one match in the Hellenic Premier Division surviving the wet weather.
Ascot United's clash against Highmoor Ibis at Palmer Park was the only game to go ahead and the Yellamen took full advantage to win 3-1.
The victory moved Ascot up to 10th in the league and stretched their unbeaten record to nine games.
Jon Bennett, making a rare start, showed his poaching instincts five minutes before the break when he capitalised on a mistake in the Highmoor defence to put his side a goal up.
Highmoor had a decent shot turned away by Chris Grace in the second period but it was the visitors who got the next goal when Dave Hoar fired home after 64 minutes.
The Reading side halved the deficit from the penalty spot seven minutes later as Grace clipped a player in the box and Highmoor's captain Ian Griffin duly converted the spot kick to make it 2-1.
However, it was Ascot who looked the more likely to score, with Hoar having an effort cleared off the line and then going on a mazy run past three defenders which came to nothing.
They finally wrapped up the points in stoppage time when Bennett turned home a right-wing cross from substitute Josh Warren.
The Yellamen are due to host Wantage Town at the Racecourse Ground on Tuesday night (7.45pm ko).
Elsewhere, waterlogged pitches at Larges Lane and Hill Farm Lane saw Wokingham & Emmbrook's game with Holyport and Binfield's match with Newbury both called off.
Bracknell Town suffered the same fate at Maidenhead United Reserves in Division One East, as did Finchampstead's fixture against AFC Hinksey.
The Combined Counties Premier Division game between Sandhurst Town and Windsor and Warlingham against Eversley & California in Division One were also postponed.
Wokingham & Emmbrook are due to travel to North Leigh in the Hellenic Challenge Cup third round on Wednesday (7.45pm ko).
This article appeared in Bracknell News 18 Mar 13