Ascot United Allied U18’s breezed into the next round of the FA Youth Cup with a comprehensive 6-0 win over Cove on Tuesday evening. The Young Yellamen were too strong for the visitors, scoring three times in each half, but it was striker Alex Hall (pictured scoring his first goal, shooting-stars.co.uk) who stole the show with a well-taken hat-trick.
Ascot – watched by a decent sized crowd and a number of first team management and players – were in cruise control by half time, although it took a fine early save from Docherty to maintain parity.
After that early scare they were quickly into their stride and after couple of half chances they took the lead on the quarter hour mark when Danny Walden headed in from Ollie Graham’s right wing corner. Ten minutes later, Fairbarn’s lob beat visiting ‘keeper Hayden but found the top of the crossbar, although Hall would soon open his account with a well-taken first time shot from McCart’s cross after 30 minutes. And, three minutes before the break, he added his second and Ascot’s third with a neat side-footed volley across Hayden; Graham once again the provider.
The second half was only two minutes old when Hall completed his hat-trick. Picking the ball up just outside the area, there was only one thing on his mind as he drilled a low shot in at the near post.
At the other end, Hani flashed wide after the lively Mabukwa had picked him out – Hani also had half-chances in the first half including a chance to lob Docherty albeit at full stretch – but the hosts rearguard of Sam Evans, Walden, and impressive Toby Thompson would otherwise sniff out any remaining threats.
Fairbarn finally got his goal with a left-footed shot to make it 5-0 in the 75th minute before substitute Lawson Jones slotted home a sixth in injury time.
The Yellamen now await the draw for the next round.