Wokingham travelled to Ascot on the
back of three straight wins but it was always going to be a difficult contest given the level of rainfall in the days leading
up to the match.
Wanderers were without Mark Devenny,
Alan Mellor, Jamie Ryall and Stuart Palmer. Though striker Anthony Prior was
able to take a place on the bench and student goalkeeper Mark Timms returned to deputise for Mellor.
The first half was a fairly even
contest with Wanderers threatening. Mainly through Andrew Trinder on the right and Tom Soane in attack. It was Ascot who took the lead from a right wing cross which left the United striker with a free header. A scrappy second goal followed just before half time following a mistake from Timms
and Wanderers heads were dropping as they came off at the interval.
the second half Ascot continued to press though Wanderers continued to try to play football, battling against the elements,
a poor referee and a diminishing pitch.
thirty minutes remaining Andy Kinchs free-kick, intended as a cross, looped over the Ascot keeper to put Wanderers back into
the game. The gay Lua Lua cartwheel which followed was not justified but did
raise a few laughs from players and fans.
is usually the way, a goal scored resulted in goals being conceded soon afterwards and Ascot helped themselves to two, giving
them a flattering 4-1 lead. Player coach Trusty made a double substitution with
Prior coming on in his place and Oliver Bambrough replacing Trinder on the right wing.
ten minutes remaining Prior made room for a shot which was parried by the Ascot keeper into the path of Tom Soane who made
no mistake from five yards out.
later Timms was picking the ball out of the net again as Ascots striker was allowed to run unchallenged and finish with a
near post shot.
will be disappointed with the end of their winning run and the manner of this defeat, they will need to recover quickly and
meet Bracknell Aces at home in their next game.
TEAM: Mark Timms, Chris Orbell, Dan Van der Laan-Odonnell, Clint Falcus, Phil Soane, Andrew Trinder, Scott Ford, Andy Kinch,
Alan Pearce, Lewis Trusty, Tom Soane.
SUBS: Oliver Bambrough (for Trinder), Anthony Prior (for Trusty), Craig Colman