Ascot United FC defeated at the Racecourse
Published 20 Mar 2013 15:30 0 Comments
Ascot United 1-3 Wantage Town
ASCOT United suffered their first defeat in the Hellenic Premier Division since mid December when they were beaten 3-1 by Wantage Town on Tuesday night.
Ascot welcomed back former Allied player Ross Seldon at right back and Jeff Lamb following his suspension.
With a number of players still out injured the whole squad is being put to good use.
Wantage started well and looked solid at the back and dangerous going forward as Ascot found it difficult to apply any pressure on the visitors.
Wantage took the lead on 15 minutes when the ball was lost and an attack down the right wing saw the ball played inside where their forward picked his spot past Chris Grace in the Ascot goal.
It wasn't till the 30th minutes that the Yellamen had their first decent chance when Ben Knight did well to put a cross into the box, where the onrushing Lamb could not place the ball either side of the keeper, who saved comfortably.
Josh Warren replaced Lamb at the start of the second half and Ascot's general all-round play improved as they started to put pressure on Wantage.
Knight had a good shot saved but then, after Grace had made a great save, the loose ball was played back in and smacked the inside of the post but was cleared.
However it was 1-1 after 60 minutes when Jon Bennett and Dave Hoar combined well with the former setting up Knight to turn in from six yards.
It was not level for long though, as two minutes later Wantage scored when Seldon lost the ball and the winger made the most of the space to play the ball inside where the ball was rifled past Grace.
To their credit Ascot tried to draw level again with some good runs at the defence which drew a couple of yellow cards, but on 74 minutes, Wantage made sure of the game with a soft goal.
The Yellamen have a chance to get back to winning ways on Saturday when Kidlington visit the Racecourse.
Special mention to groundsman Tony King who despite the wet weather continues to prepare excellent pitches for each game.