A scrappy, at times, but well contested tie between the top and bottom of the table in all weathers as Ascot United welcomed Wycombe to the Racecourse in the Southern Region Women’s Football League.
The Yellawomen started in fine fashion with just four minutes on the clock before they had nettled as a ball was threaded across the field and into the path of Dom Carrington on the right who was able to guide the ball in past Emily Strange.
Ascot forced the press forward on multiple occasions but Wycombe did well to cut out chances and push the play out wide for the Yellas.
Victoria Collett tried her luck 22 minutes in with a long range strike but the attempt was fire wide of the near post and the Yellas were given the chance to reset play again.
Sarah Davern found herself in front of goal on the half hour mark but with the ball high in the air she found it difficult to get the ball under control and Wycombe’s defense were able to clear it.
Two more chances followed for the Yellas, first with a ball pinged across field by Davern into the path of Amelia Kimble, but her shot was wide of the post, followed quickly by an Alix Todd freekick who went for goal but again the chance flew wide of the post.
A slim lead at the break for Ascot and all to play for for both sides.
HT Ascot United 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers
Ascot found themselves playing much better transitional balls out from the back and through the central midfield from the whistle in the second half but struggled to put the pressure on in front of goal at times.
Wycombe looked set to take their chances better with a shot at goal which shanked over. Freya Harris looked on all cylinders as she moved up the pitch and tried to lob Lucie White at distance with the chance going over the bar. Wycombe looked to have a spell of holding onto possession and tested White well in front of goal.
Dom Carrington wasn’t to be defeated however with driving chances towards Strange but none could be converted into goals and no sooner had Ascot had their chances did Wycombe capitalise with a goal as Naomi Tilley fired one in the top corner past White.
Neither side could hit back in the final fifteen and the points were shared at the final whistle.
FT Ascot United 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Attention for the Yellas now turns to Dartford on Sunday 13th of November as they face the London & South East Premier side, Dartford, in the FA Cup First Round Proper.
Ascot United: White, Luckhurst-McCord, Killick-Bird, Spark, Bowers, Bennett, Carrington, Brown, Cruickshank, Davern (C)
Subs: Connor, Skinner, Last, Kimble, Leonard