Ascot United 2nd X1 Veterans v Bank of England 2nd XI Veterans



05/11/202119:45West London Veterans Football League2021-2022


Racecourse Ground 3G 11-a-side
Sunninghill and Ascot, Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead, South East, England, United Kingdom


Ascot Utd 2’s 6 (2) v BoE 2’s 7 (4) – Friday 5th November
Ascot scorers: Flurry 3 (2 x pens), Dimitrovski 1, Hamblin 1, Myhan 1
Starting XI (4:4:2)
Jad, Bjorn, DP, Darren
Martin, Stu, Rob B, Leon
Jez, John G
Subs on:
Mike H for Martin (30 mins). Zak for Jez 35 mins
3:5:2 second half
Ascot Vets 2’s and BoE 2’s delivered a goal fest for fans of FNF with the home side losing 6-7 in a proper nail-biter. Ascot 2’s display could be described as ‘quadrophenic’ with passages of play being positive and assertive followed by frustrating periods of naïvity and hesitancy. Ascot started brightly and created a decent opening within the first minute. BoE responded quickly and a deflected dinked ball found the net, 0-1. Slightly stunned, Ascot responded well, a trade mark ‘Flurry-turn’ 25 yds from the oppo goal and right foot curling shot brought the home side on level terms. 1-1. BoE were nimble in midfield, were good in possession and Ascot were then undone by three quick breaks and found themselves 1-4 down on the half hour. JGav led Ascot’s revival latching onto a good through ball only to be brought down in the box. Stu converted pegging the score back to 2-4 HT.
A changed formation and re-fresh didn’t have the desired effect-this time hesitancy and a misplaced pass at the back let BoE in and Ascot found themselves trailing 2-5 within 2 minutes of the restart. Despite the body blow, Ascot were playing well and began to dominate possession. A foul on Zak brought Ascot’s second pen which Stu converted calmly, 3-5 on 50 minutes. Ascot were now playing their best football of the evening – a pinpoint throw from Hambo to Zak on the hour saw him twist and turn past defenders to finish – 4-5.
Hambo’s superb thunder-strike volley on 68mins brought Ascot’s equalizer and probably marked Ascot’s zenith, 5-5. Pushing for the win, Ascot were again hit on the break, 5-6 on 83 mins. Jez equalized from a goal mouth scramble on 87 mins to level the score, 6-6. On the 89th minute, some tenacious play from the BoE forward saw him break through three tackles and square the ball to a BoE midfielder to regain the lead, 6-7 FT. Some real positives – we didn’t give up but we need to work harder when we are not in possession of the ball and be very mindful of ‘quick breaks’. Well done

Ascot United 2nd X1 Veterans6

Bank of England 2nd XI Veterans7


Racecourse Ground 3G 11-a-side
Sunninghill and Ascot, Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead, South East, England, United Kingdom
Referee to be confirmed