ASCOT United remain fourth in the Premier Division table after being held to a 1-1 draw by second-placed Wantage at the Racecourse Ground.

Both sides, along with Bishops Cleeve in third, are locked together on 52 points, six behind leaders Briscombe & Thrupp, but Ascot have played more games than all of their top four rivals.

The Yellamen, still searching for their first win of 2019, were the better side in the first half and should have had more than the one goal to show for their efforts.

They took the lead after 10 minutes through Luqman Kassim, who met Jonny Denton's cross with a glancing header over keeper Curtis Meare.

Earlier, Louis Bouwers had seen his header cleared off the line, while Sheridan Campbell's shot on the turn flew wide of the post and Dan Price saw two efforts smartly saved by Meare.

Geoff Kibaki did manage to beat the keeper early in the second half, but only after he had handled the ball, which earned him a yellow card.

While Meare continued to make good saves, Wantage upped the tempo as they went in search of the equaliser and that came from Chris Jackson after 66 minutes.

A superb save from Sam Gray stopped Ben Cook from snatching a second for the visitors, but United also had a couple of chances at the other end. It was Ascot's 10th draw in 30 league games.

The Yellamen are away to fourth-bottom Reading City this Saturday before hosting seventh-placed Shrivenham next Tuesday (7.45pm).

WOKINGHAM & Emmbrook leap-frogged Wallingford Town into fourth place in Division One East by beating them 3-0 at Hithercroft Road last Saturday.

The in-form Sumas enjoyed a larger chunk of possession in the first half, but it was not until the second when they turned their superiority into goals.

Ellis Day turned home a fine delivery from Jordan Rowland to open the scoring with Josh Harris doubling the lead following good work from Connor Holland.

Rowland cleared off the line to prevent Wallingford pulling a goal back and the hosts also struck the crossbar.

But Dan Bateman's men finished strongly and substitute Elliott Rushforth headed in Holland's cross to put the seal on a fine team performance.

Bateman has revealed the club's application to the FA for a grant to fund ground improvements at Lowther Road has been successful, and so they should be back playing there next season.

Following their midweek trip to play Didcot Town Development, the Sumas host Woodley United at Larges Lane this Saturday.