Bracknell Town 6 Ashridge Park 0By Darrell Freeland
October 17, 2012
Bracknell Town secured their passage into the third round of the Berks & Bucks FA Intermediate Cup with an easy victory over Ashridge Park.
The visitors, who ply their trade two steps lower in the Reading League Premier Division, can take a lot of credit for battling to the end and playing some nice football at times, however, Robins goalkeeper Chris Adams was rarely threatened.
Carl Barrie opened the scoring in the thirteenth minute with his first goal for the club.
Shane Cooper-Clark broke down the left and his cross was controlled by Barrie, who took one touch to set himself up before firing into the bottom left hand corner.
Three goals in a five minute spell just before half time then put the result beyond doubt.
Eddie Gray laid the ball back to Lee Riddell and his cross was headed in by Cooper-Clark at the far post.
Riddell then headed in at the far post as he met Scott Williams’ corner before Cooper-Clark raced in on goal to slot home in first half stoppage time.
Cooper-Clark almost had his hat-trick in the 53rd minute, but saw his effort hit the crossbar.
Mark Shoosmith looked lively up front for the visitors and drew a good save from Adams.
For the second game running, Tom Barratt scored a second half brace to complete the scoring.
His first shot was hammered in via the underside of the crossbar following good work by Williams, before his 83rd minute 22-yard effort was deflected under the unsighted goalkeeper.
It was a professional performance from the home side, who treated the visitors with respect throughout whilst Ashridge Park can be proud of their commitment and attitude for the duration of the match.
It’s back to the league this weekend as Milton United visit Larges Lanes this coming Saturday.
Bracknell Town: Adams, Alleyne, Brown (Elliott-Money 61), James, Riddell, Roake, T Barratt, Gray, Cooper-Clark (Rogers 74), Barrie (Jacques 39), Williams. Subs not used: Higham, White.