ASCOT United were left feeling it was two points dropped following their 1-1 draw with Longlevens on Saturday.

A win in Gloucester would have sent the Yellamen top of the Hellenic Premier. But Jeff Lamb’s men failed to secure all three points after a frustrating afternoon at Saw Mills End.

Shaun O’Connor fired the home side into an early lead. However, Ascot drew level on 27 minutes through Matt Jones.

The Yellamen were denied the chance to going in front when an effort was desperately cleared off the Longlevens line, though the hosts also felt aggrieved when they saw a goal of their own chalked off for offside on the hour mark.

As the clock ran down Ascot pressed for a winner only to see Jessie Wilson, Lee Boon and Daryl McLean miss the target from good positions.

Boon also headed over from a Luke Dexter cross then Daryl McLean’s shot was saved after a mazy run into the box.

Ascot face league trips to Brimscombe & Thrupp this Saturday (3pm) and Flackwell Heath next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Yellamen also join Highmoor Ibis in the Floodlit Cup third round after a 5-0 win at Division 1 East side Reading Town. Bradley Fraser netted in the sixth and 15th minutes, Jamie West (67 and 72) and Matt Jones two minutes from time.

A 15-minute hat-trick from Joe Grant and a late Joe Jarra goal eased Ascot United into the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy quarter finals with a 4-0 home win against Wokingham & Emmbrook last week.

Virginia Water suffered a 3-1 defeat at Merrow in the Surrey Elite League on Saturday.

Sofian Zorberi was on target for Waters who named Sam Collett their man of the match.

Waters hope to bounce back from the loss when they host NPL at The Timbers this Saturday.