Jones brace in vain as Sumas slip to Thame defeatBy Lewis Rudd
February 18, 2013
A brace from Wokingham & Emmbrook striker Matt Jones was unable to prevent the Sumas from slipping to a 3-2 defeat at Thame on Saturday.
Two goals in the last 15 minutes of the Hellenic Premier Division swung the contest in favour of the Oxfordshire outfit, who went 3-1 ahead courtesy of strikes from Ben Gray and captain Dan West.
Jones added to his earlier equaliser in the dying minutes, but his cool finish was to be nothing more than consolation.
Thame took the lead on the stoke of half time through Alex Stewart, who found the bottom right hand corner of Garry Aulsberry's net from close range.
Wokingham & Emmbrook, though, levelled just after the hour mark when Jones climbed highest to head home a Luke Lee cross.
Danny Horscroft went close to giving the visitors the lead, but his speculative effort from 25 yards was tipped over by host keeper Lee Farrow.
Thame regained the lead through Gray 10 minutes from time, before West appeared to put the game beyond any doubt two minutes later.
Brimscombe & Thrupp 2 Binfield 1
Binfield's involvement in this season's Bluefin Sports Insurers Hellenic Challenge Cup is over after last year's finalists slipped to a narrow third-round defeat at Division 1 West leaders Brimscombe & Thrupp.
The Gloucestershire outfit opened the scoring through Mishey Green, but were pegged back when Seb Bowerman crossed for Gary Sargeant to equalise.
The Lilywhites, though, were soon back in the lead when Ben Prictor found the back of the net with a well-taken free-kick 10 minutes before half-time.
The Moles pushed for an equaliser in the second half, but saw their advances thwarted by Brimscombe keeper Adam Thomas.
Ascot United 2 Newport (IOW) 2 (AET)
A 95th minute equaliser from substitute Jon Bennett secured 10-man Ascot United a deserved FA Vase fifth round replay with Newport following an absorbing afternoon at the Racecourse Ground.
The Yellamen fell behind when Jon Holmes headed home a James Butt cross in the 16th minute following a succession of corners for the visitors.
The hosts afternoon then went from bad to worse when player/manager Jeff Lamb was shown a straight red card on the half-hour mark for a late challenge on the earlier goalscorer.
But they hurled themselves level minutes before half-time when Ben Knight scrambled the ball home from close range.
However, the Islanders regained the lead five minutes after the restart when an unmarked Tom McInnes headed home an Iain Seabrook set-piece.
And the goal looked to have secured the visitors a trip to County Durham side Sheldon in the quarter-finals of the competition – until Saunders turned home a Jack Smilie cross at the far post to spark jubilant scenes among the home faithful.
Extra-time was then unable to separate the the two teams, meaning they will go again tomorrow night at the Racecourse Ground (7.45pm).
Eversley & California 6 Farleigh Rovers 1
Neil Williams hit a first-half hat-trick as Eversley & California return to winning ways in Combined Counties Division 1 in emphatic style.
Williams fired the Boars into a 2-0 lead inside the first 17 minutes, with team-mate Sam Jefferies adding a third moments later.
The former then completed his treble in the 38th minute as the hosts comfortably led 4-0 going into the half-time break.
Jefferies then netted his second of the afternoon in the 76th minute before the visitors grabbed a consolation goal.
Chris Fox then completed the scoring 10 minutes from time to cap off a fine afternoon for Eversley.
Elsewhere, Finchampstead FC exited the Blue Insurers Hellenic League Supplementary Cup with a 3-1 second round defeat at Division 1 West side Tytherington Rocks, while Sandhurst Town fell to a heavy 6-0 defeat against Bedfont Sports in the Combined Counties Premier Division.
Sam Cripps netted his fourth goal in as many games for Woodley Town, who had to settle for a share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw with AFC Hinksey in Hellenic Division 1 East
In the same division, the game between Rayners Lane and Bracknell Town was postponed.
The Robins are at home to Chinnor tomorrow night (7.45pm).