Ascot United 0-3 Westfield - Isthmian League South Central Division - Saturday 16th March 2024

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Westfield made it back-to-back wins and continued to heap the pressure on the top 5 in a rather bizarre encounter at the Racecourse ground. After completely dominating the opening stages and opening the scoring in the 12th minute when Jordan Alves inadvertently back heeled Billy Nutbeam's low cross into the net the game the game took its first turn in the 20th minute. Mark Scott the home keeper clattering Jacob Breckon not only as the last man but also a dangerous tackle which saw Jacob stretched off. With no keeper on the bench defender Dan Bailey came into the sticks and to be fair gave a good account of himself before being finally beaten by Manolis Gogonas stinging drive shortly before the break. Ascot had already been forced into an early substitution when Harry Laffin replaced Lynch and when Laffin himself was injured in the 72nd minute it saw Ascot down to 9 men having used their 3rd sib earlier. Inbetween this Gogonas had his brace smashing home a 67th minute penalty after Tobi Adaje was brought down by Bailey. In the 76th minute Ollie Harris hobbled off leaving Ascot down to 8 men and moments later a rather angry Lahtinen-Kalsi who had spent most of the half trying to instigate reactions from Westfield players then went down clutching his hamstring. With just 7 players on the pitch Westfield were aware that any further injury would lead to an abandonment of the game and just kept the ball for the remaining 10 minutes. The win see's us the close the gap on Southall who lost at Raynes Park Vale with the reality shaping up to the 2 from these 3 to grab the final spots. #WestfieldFC