NOT for the first time in recent weeks, Ascot United were left fuming over the standard of refereeing in the Hellenic League Premier Division.

The Yellamen had to play for more than an hour with 10 men although still managing to earn a 2-2 draw at Tuffley Rovers.

Manager Jamie Tompkins said he was disappointed with the match officials after being "on the wrong end of another bad decision."

Ascot had Sam Boultwood sent off in a draw at Shrivenham two weeks previously and last Saturday it was Callum Carlisle who appeared to be harshly dismissed.

After both sides had gone close, skipper Louis Bouvers gave United a 26th-minute lead by heading home Jonny Denton's corner.

Struggling Tuffley then took advantage of playing against 10 men by equalising through Kieran Alder in first-half stoppage time and in the 52nd minute Dom Kent put them ahead.

Ascot got back on level terms midway through the half when Nathan Minas finished off an excellent team move by netting his 23rd goal of the season.

Tompkins praised his players for showing "character, desire and determination to secure a point," but felt they deserved more.

On Tuesday of last week, the Yellamen had defeated Headington Amateurs 4-0 in the Bluefin Sports Hellenic League Cup with goals from Fabien Etienne, Emmanuel Olorunflmi, Ben Hodges and Minhas.

In the third round, they will be away to Abingdon United with the tie scheduled for December 1.

The two clubs were also due to meet in the league at Ascot last night (Tuesday). This Saturday they are away to fellow top-six side Wantage.

ELLIS Day headed all three goals as Wokingham & Emmbrook drew 3-3 at Holyport in their Hellenic League Division One East Subsidiary Cup group game last Thursday, while Steven Deverall, Jonathan Feaver and Sam Whitfield netted for the hosts.

In an entertaining tie, it was all square at 2-2 going into the second half. Ellis put the Sumas ahead, but they came under pressure with keeper Sean Woodward forced to pull off some smart saves before Port snatched a late equaliser and then very nearly won it.

AFC Aldermaston top Group B after winning their first two games, followed by Holyport with four points from two matches, Wokingham four from three and Woodley, who have lost all three games.

The Sumas, without a game last weekend, return to league action against Wallingford Town at Larges Lane this Saturday. The clubs currently lie sixth and seventh respectively in the standings, but Town have played only five games, three fewer than Dan Bateman's side.

Wokingham have been drawn away to Wantage in the third round of the Bluefin Sports Cup with the tie scheduled for Tuesday, December 4.

SANDHURST Town followed up their 3-0 home win over local rivals Eversley & California in the Aldershot Senior Cup last week by winning 2-1 at fourth-placed AC London in the Combined Counties League. They have now won six games in succession.

Michael Herbert rated their performance on Saturday as "one of the best performances I’ve ever had from a team I have managed. The work rate and desire were unbelievable."

Charlie Oakley scored in both games with Ashley Ledge bagging the winner on Saturday to add to his man-of-the-match award against Eversley.

The Fizzers move up to eighth place ahead of their fixture with table-topping Sheerwater at Bottom Meadow this Saturday.

Then next Tuesday (7.30pm) they are away to Hanworth Villa in the Cherry Red Records Premier Cup.

EVERSLEY & California bounced back to winning form last weekend by winning a high-scoring thriller 5-4 at Fleet Spurs.

It was a real battling display as they trailed by two goals on three occasions.

After falling behind to goals from Rich Swain and Karl Dallaway, Josh Sapsed opened the Boars' account and it remained 2-1 at half-time.

Ben Greenwood scored Fleet's third before Mo Davies netted Eversley's second goal from the penalty spot.

Greenwood made it 4-2, only for Clive Akem-Che to reduce the deficit after 58 minutes and skipper Brad Brown equalised with a header before substitute Owen Powell grabbed a late winner.

The 13th-placed Boars, who were due to host Godalming Town last night (Tuesday) are home to Chessington & Hook this Saturday and Horley Town in the Southern Combination Cup next Tuesday (7.45pm).