Ascot United bounced back from their 5-1 defeat by Brackley Town Saints to win 4-0 at Royal Wootton Bassett last Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

Manager Jamie Tompkins said it was the positive response he had demanded from his players, describing it as a "fantastic performance."

With players injured, suspended and unavailable, United were forced to switch striker Harry Laflin to defence, but he still managed to weigh in with two goals, earning him the man-of-the-match award.

After the hosts had squandered a couple of early chances, the Yellamen grew in confidence and Luqman Kassim, with a header, Kai Walters and Dan Price all went close before they took the lead just before half-time.

Following Jonny Denton's free-kick which Elliott Carey just got a touch to the ball which ended up at the feet of Laflin, who had time to turn and hammer a left-footed effort into the left-hand corner.

And five minutes into the second half Laflin scored again, this time from a penalty awarded for handball.

Ascot went on to control the game and went further ahead with a superb goal. Lamin Sankoh raced past three defenders before cutting the ball back for Price to rifle home low into the net from 12 yards in the 68th minute.

Price was denied another by a stunning save from keeper Kevin Sawyer before Ascot added a late fourth goal.

Price, who ran Laflin close for the man of the match, combined with Kassim and he raced forward before cutting back onto his right foot and firing past Sawyer.