ASCOT United are still seeking their first Hellenic League win of 2019 after managing only a goalless draw away to struggling Reading City on Saturday.

They were marginally the better side, but were unable to break down a stubborn home defence.

The Yellamen were forced to make a change midway through the half when skipper Louis Bouwers limped off injured and was replaced by Callum Carlisle.

They had to rely on an acrobatic save by Sam Gray to prevent Austin Best giving City the lead and, from a corner, the unchallenged Lewis Crawford headed wide of the post.

At the other end, Jonny Denton’s effort sailed over as the visitors threatened 10 minutes before the break and Luqman Kassim was off target as he scuffed his shot when unmarked.

Kassim did have the ball in the net in the second half, only to see it chalked off for offside before substitute Dan Price wasted a free-kick from a good position.

Gray earned Ascot’s man-of-the-match award for his clean sheet and solitary save, whereas defender Simeon Howell took great credit for shepherding Reading’s defence to a well-earned point.

The Yellamen slipped to fifth in the table ahead of their midweek date with Shrivenham and this coming Saturday they host Royal Wootton Bassett with their home fixtures now close to being completed.

A solid second-half display was rewarded with three points as Sandhurst inflicted a 4-2 defeat on British Airways in Division One of the Combined Counties League.

The Fizzers took a 12th-minute lead through Haydon Richardson following a Luke Burrows free-kick, only to concede in the 23rd and 30th minutes, but they got back on terms thanks to Richardson's equaliser on 40 minutes.

Sandhurst, having tightened up their defence, upped the tempo in the second half and regained the lead on 53rd minutes when Richardson flicked on a long ball for Callum Samuel-Harman to finish off. And they sealed the victory with a Pat Gardner penalty five minutes from time.

The Fizzers, eighth in the standings, will be hoping for three more points when they host second-in-the-table Frimley Green at Bottom Meadow this Saturday.

Third-bottom Eversley & California, who were scheduled to return to action at home to Fleet Spurs last night (Tuesday), are away to Sheerwater at Woking this Saturday and then entertain Bagshot next Tuesday evening.