Abingdon Town FC 4 Bracknell Town FC 0By Darrell Freeland
March 23, 2011
Despite matching their hosts for the most part when the sides met last time in the Hellenic Premier Division, Bracknell Town found Abingdon Town too hot to handle.
Abingdon opened the scoring in the fourth minute from what appeared to be a harshly-awarded free-kick.
Paul Alder delivered a fine ball and Dan Warne was on hand to fire in from close range.
Mark Janes thought he had doubled the lead but Chris Adams, whose performance was the main reason that the score remained as low as it was, made a brilliant save to tip the ball over.
Harry Swabey ploughed a lone furrow up front and thought he had won his side a penalty when he went to ground under contact from goalkeeper Matty Hutton, but the vociferous appeals were waved away.
Janes added a second on 72 minutes as he was able to meet Danny Thomas’ cross and head in unchallenged.
Substitutes combined for the last two goals as Daryl Harris slipped the ball into the path of Lewis Coyle who was able to slot under Adams.
Coyle completed the scoring in stoppage time with yet another free header to cap a miserable evening for the Robins.
One bright spot for Bracknell was the second-half introduction of young forward Louis Wilson who becomes the fifth player to progress from the youth set up into the first team this term.
High-flying Kidlington visit Larges Lane on Saturday (3pm kick-off) in what is sure to be another tough game.
Bracknell Town: Adams, Archer (Smith 45), Campbell, Hancock, Whitty, Nugent, Rogers (Asare-Addai 45), Arquimbau (Wilson 77), Swabey, Ryan, Crittenden.
— Ascot United moved into the last four of the AM Print & Copy Floodlit Cup after beating Witney United 3-1 in Oxfordshire.
The Yellamen had their strikers to thank for the goals, as Jon Bennett hit two, including one from the spot, while Lee Boon grabbed the other.