ASCOT United are through to the quarter-finals of the Hellenic League’s Bluefin Sports Cup following their 4-0 win at Abingdon United.

The Yellamen dominated the opening 45 minutes, only to waste a hatful of chances.

Skipper Louis Bouwers’ sixth-minute header was disallowed for a push and three minutes later he struck the crossbar from Jonny Denton’s corner.

Abingdon’s best chance came midway through the half when defender Jason Smith’s stooping header missed the target by a couple of feet from Ryan Jackson’s corner.

Jean-Claude Etienne volleyed over from the edge of the area and home keeper Jake Pritchard did extremely well to thwart Nathan Minhas on the stroke of half-time.

The second half proved a different story, however, taking five minutes to secure the breakthrough.

Elliot Carey, on his first start for the Yellamen, won possession just outside the penalty area and played a neat one-two with George Lock, who cut the ball back for Etienne to take one touch and rifle past Pritchard.

Full-back Lock was also involved in the second goal, scored by Harry Laflin with a left-footed shot which went in at the near post.

It became 3-0 on 70 minutes when new signing Lamin Sankoh’s slide-rule was taken on by Minhas,who rounded Pritchard before poking the ball home from the tightest of angles.

At the other end, Lee Allen tipped over substitute Kyle Moss’s effort and Patrick Bloxford fired over in a goalmouth scramble, but Ascot had the last say when Lock created the opening for Denton to fire a left-footed shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

Ascot, who had a league fixture away to Virginia Water scheduled for last night (Tuesday), host ninth-placed Fairford Town are the Racecourse Ground this Saturday.

THE weekend's wet weather put paid to Wokingham & Emmbrook's Reading Senior Cup tie at Burghfield.

Last night (Tuesday) they were booked to go to Wantage in the Bluefin Sports Cup, and this Saturday, they are in Division One East action at AFC Aldermaston.

SANDHURST Town's 3-2 win at Ash United in the Combined Counties League was overshadowed by a serious injury to Greg Beckett.

He sustained a broken leg and later tweeted it’s a “pretty bad break, so I am due for a couple of operations.”

Charlie Oakley bagged a brace with Greg Beckett adding the other vital goal, while Luke Cox was voted their man-of-the-match.

Luke Cairns and Bradley Passfield replied for the hosts. The Fizzers, up to sixth in Division One, are away to Godalming this Saturday.

Eversley & California are home to Ash, having seen their game against Kensington Borough postponed last weekend because of a waterlogged pitch.