WOODLEY United cruised to an excellent 4-1 victory at Ascot United in Berks & Bucks Senior Cup on Sunday.

The first half saw the hosts look to get the ball forward quickly, they and created the first chance on nine minutes when Mia McCreesh headed straight to Woodley keeper Nicole Haines.

Rosie Page-Smith responded immediately with a long-range shot which went wide, but the same player opened the scoring after 12 minutes by firing past ex-Woodley keeper Lisa Phillips from 25 yards.

The home team continued to have pressure with the best chance falling to Hannah Evans who shot wide with only Haines to beat on 20 minutes.

However, this was to be the home team’s last threat of the half as Woodley started to look dangerous with Mollie Haines and May Hamblin lively.

Indeed, it was Hamblin who out-ran the left back with 10 minutes of the half remaining to put a low cross into the goal area for Page-Smith to double the visitors lead.

The second half started with Ascot’s Thea Taylor-Hindle firing a 40-yard free-kick straight at Haines, but it was from a Woodley set-piece six minutes after the restart that Hamblin was able to turn in the penalty area and score right-footed past Phillips.

Taylor-Hindle was flagged offside before Ascot changed formation to three at the back with a little more than half an hour to play.

However, the change left space for the quick Hamblin to exploit and following good play by Holly Wilkins and Haines, she scored her second on 59 minutes, lobbing Phillips when challenged by two defenders.

Chances came and went at both ends, but with the game entering the last minute Gloria Bitria beat Haines from 40 yards for Ascot’s consolation goal, which could have been doubled a minute later when an effort fizzed across the face of the visitors’ goal.