ASCOT United suffered successive Hellenic Premier defeats over the Bank Holiday after losing 3-0 at Windsor and 3-1 at home to Wantage Town.

The Yellamen have now lost four of their opening five league games and were also dumped out of the FA Cup by Hamworthy United in the qualifying rounds.

There was little hope of that poor run ending at Stag Meadow on Monday once former Fulham striker Barry Hales, 45, had buried a shot past Ascot keeper Lee Allen for a 19th minute lead.

It was a blow for the visitors who had gone close to scoring moments before when Jo Stocchetti headed wide from a Jonny Denton cross.

Hales remained a threat, missing a decent chance in the box then seeing a second goal scrubbed out for offside in the 34th minute.

But after reaching the interval only one goal down, Yellamen improved after the restart as Samir Regragui’s free-kick tested keeper Hugo Sobte before a fine strike from ex-Windsor star Rob Lazarczuk grazed the crossbar.

However, Ascot soon fell 2-0 behind when Nadir Shafi slotted home in the 56th minute.

To their credit, they continued to press forward as an effort from substitute Ross Seldon flew narrowly wide then Lazarczuk’s header from Regragui’s centre just missed the target.

But Windsor had the final say in front of a near 200-strong crowd when substitute Ramel Sutherland netted his side’s third with 90 minutes up to put gloss on the scoreline.

It had been a similar tale of frustration for Ascot on Saturday after their 3-1 home defeat to Wantage Town at the Racecourse.

Things looked promising for the hosts when James Goodey blasted them into a 19th minute lead with a thunderous shot into the top corner.

But after bossing the opening half hour, Yellamen then shipped three goals in the next 14 minutes to go into the interval 3-1 down.

Ryan Markham equalised for Wantage from the edge of the box on 30 minutes, Jack Dunmall fired them ahead eight minutes later then Stephen Robertson added a third a minute before the break.

Sadly, the closest Ascot came to a second goal after the interval was a long-range shot from Seldon which tested Curtis Meaze.

But the hosts also relied on a series of fine saves from man-of-the-match Lee Allan to prevent Wantage from adding to their tally.

Ascot host Highmoor Ibis this Saturday (3pm ko) then go to neighbours Binfield on Monday (7.45pm).