|24/10/2023||19:45||The Pitching In Isthmian Football League - South-Central Division||2023-2024|
|Racecourse Ground 3G 11-a-side|
|Sunninghill and Ascot, Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead, South East, England, United Kingdom|
Yellas beat struggling Binfield 4-0 in Tompkins’ 250th game
The game started off positively for the struggling visitors as Hugo Sobte was called into action within the first minute; he made a fantastic save to deny an early goal writes William Powell.
Ascot seemed to wake up after this effort and began to bombard the Binfield goal with chances galore. Inevitably, the Yellas opened the scoring in the 16th minute. A Harry Grant corner turned into a goal line scrap and Binfield simply couldn’t clear their lines. George Lock swooped I’m at the back post and smashed his effort home from close range.
Just 2 minutes later and Harry Grant nearly added a second goal. His effort tipped over the bar by the keeper. Ascot’s relentless pressure continued as Sean McCormack doubled the Yellas’ lead.
Brendan Matthew played McCormack one on one with Binfield goalkeeper Nicholas Harvey and he calmly slotted his shot through the legs of Harvey. One minute later Brendan Matthew netted Ascot’s third goal of the night; knocking the ball through the keepers legs brilliantly Matthew ran onto his original effort and fired home Yellas’ 3rd goal of the half.
HT Yellas 3-0 Binfield
GOAL! Brendan Matthew only needed 1 minute before scoring his 2nd goal of the evening. With Nicholas Harvey in no man’s land, Matthew lifted his shot over the Binfield defence and into the back of the net.
Ollie Harris made his return to football in the 70th minute after a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Amazing to see. Unfortunately for Ollie, he couldn’t complete the fairytale return. After being brought down inside the area he stepped up and had his powerful penalty emphatically saved by the outstretched Harvey.
The Yellas battered the Binfield goal for the remainder of the game but no chances were converted.
FT Yellas 4-0 Binfield
Entertainment value – 4.5/5
Player of the match – George Lock