Binfield and Ascot United head through in FA Cup Preliminary Round

Noah Chengun. Photo: Neil Graham.
Binfield's Noah Chengun. Photo: Neil Graham.

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FA Vase holders Ascot United are through to the First Qualifying Round of the 2023/24 Emirates FA Cup following a tremendous 5-1 win over Mangotsfield United.

The Yellas were a goal up in the opening minute through Jordan Ajanlekoko but it took until the 40th minute for their second when Harry Grant’s diving header doubled the score and Brendan Matthew scored his 50th for the club shortly after.

Matthew’s 51st came after the break and it was certainly game over at 4-0 and he completed his hat-trick from the spot just before the final whistle after Mangotsfield had scored a consolation.

Brendan Matthew scored a hat trick for Ascot United. Photo: Neil Graham.

On Friday night, a record crowd of over 600 watched Wokingham & Emmbrook host Binfield at Lowther Road with the Moles coming away 2-0 winners courtesy of Dan Lewis and Noah Chengun strikes.

Back to Saturday and Reading City and Easington Sports will do it all again at The Rivermoor on Monday night after a 2-2 draw while Holyport’s run us over following a 1-0 defeat at home to Yate Town.

A full list of all the FA Cup Preliminary Round results – as well as scores across the division’s are here. Meanwhile Virginia Water host Cribbs at 3pm on Sunday afternoon at Stag Meadow.

Bracknell Town and Hungerford Town will also be in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round draw as Step 3 sides enter at that stage.

This article previously said Noah Chengun scored both of Binfield’s goals. We have corrected to say Dan Lewis and Noah shared the goals and we apologise for the error.

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