A DEPLETED AFC Ascot were beaten 6-0 by Huntercombe FC in the quarter-finals of the Norfolkian Junior Cup on Saturday.

With the bare 11 players, Ascot were always facing a tough task against a Huntercombe side unbeaten in East Berkshire League Division One.

Their job was not made any easier by an injury to Aaron Wawman in the second half and Craig Kelly, Alfie Clark and Dan Sears all scored twice to give Huntercombe the win.

Ascot have a weekend off to recover before they host Huntercombe in the league on December 14.

BRACKNELL Rovers were knocked out of the Berkshire Trophy Centre Senior Cup after a 4-0 defeat to Woodcote Stoke Row.

Ryan Corbett and Frank Dillon both netted in the first half to put Woodcote 2-0 up at the break.

David Givens added a third shortly after the interval and Corbett capped off the win with his second on 65 minutes.

But there was better news for Bracknell Rovers A as they reached their first ever semi-final in dramatic fashion.

Phil Mortimer’s men got off to a terrible start as they fell 2-0 down before keeper Neil Logan dislocated his shoulder. With no spare keeper on the bench, manager Mortimer was forced to don the gloves.

But Rovers did not let their heads drop and Sam Derry scored to bring the game to 2-1 before Richard Bland came off of the bench to seal the deal with two goals.

Triumphant Rovers celebrated in the centre circle as they dedicated the win to the injured Logan who is now set to miss the rest of the year.

Sunday football LAST season’s beaten finalists, Sunningdale & Wentworth, made it through to the Bracknell Town & District Sunday League Senior Cup semi-finals after a hard-fought 3-2 extra-time victory over side Cannie Man, writes Huw Rawlings.

Sunningdale made the perfect start with Jack Steadman finishing well inside the first five minutes. Cannie Man got back into the game in the 25th minute when Sean Smith slotted home after a corner was only half cleared.

The Division One outfit were giving Premier League Sunningdale a run for their money and just before the hour mark Craig Newell put Cannie 2-1 up with a well-placed shot inside the box.

Harvey Elliott-Money was then sent off for a silly challenge followed by dissent towards the referee, leaving Sunningdale in trouble, But, deep into added time, Harry Goss’ shot was turned away by the keeper and it fell straight to Taylor Elliot-Money, who tapped home to level the match.

Both sides tired as extra time wore on, but with only a few minutes left of the contest, Ryan Briggs’ cross found Paul Blanchard who rose above the defender to send his team through.

In the other quarter-final, Golden Farmer ran out 5-3 winners against Saracens.

The result of the day saw Fernhill suffer a shock first defeat of the season in the Premier Division, losing 3-2 away to bottom side Bracknell Manics.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, William Twigg Vets won by the odd goal in nine away to Ship.

In the Junior Cup, Sunningdale & Wentworth Reserves won a hard-fought game against Parks FC 3-2 after coming from behind.

A Rob Ellis double and a Nik Penney header were enough despite Chris Adams missing a penalty for the home side.

In the other Junior Cup ties, Braybrooke lost at home 3-2 to Bracknell Rovers A, Cavaliers beat Winnersh Town 2-1, while Wokingham & Emmbrook TMW lost narrowly to FC Bracknell 1-0.

In Division Three, Hurricanes moved joint top with an emphatic 7-1 win at home to bottom side Winnersh Town Reserves, while Parks Reserves held Winnersh Rangers 2-2 and Roebuck beat Manics Reserves 2-1.