HIGHMOOR Ibis were hammered 7-0 at in-form Bracknell Town on Tuesday.

And, now without a win since September 23, they have slipped to third-from-bottom of the Premier Division.

Having lost 2-0 at Brackley Town Saints on Saturday, the Rivermoor men got off to a dreadful start at Larges Lane, with poor defending allowing TJ Bohane to net a hat-trick in the opening 20 minutes.

Bohane looked set for a fourth when he burst through, only to be hauled down by keeper Aaron Watkins and Seb Bowerman made no mistake from the penalty spot to make it 4-0.

If the Highmoor players received a roasting at half time, it did not appear to make much of a difference as Adam Cornell struck two goals in the opening five minutes of the second half.

Highmoor’s best player, Mitchell Parker, saw his free-kick tipped over the bar by keeper Chris Grace, but the visitors continued to be mainly on the back foot.

Watkins made a number of excellent saves before conceding a seventh goal, scored after 83 minutes by Bowerman.

This Saturday, Highmoor Ibis visit 12th-placed Tuffley Rovers (3pm).

Highmoor and Bracknell are still waiting to hear the outcome of last week’s Floodlit Cup tie at Rivermoor which was abandoned 15 minutes from time by the referee following an incident with the Ibis player he had sent off.

The matter will initially be dealt by the Berks & Bucks FA and, with the West Reading-based club expected to ask for a personal hearing, it could be weeks before they consider what action to take.

And then it will be up to the Hellenic League to decide if the tie, which was goalless at the time, should be replayed.

  • AFC Aldermaston slipped to a 5-3 home defeat to Sandhurst Town in Division One East on Saturday.

Sam Green gave Town an eighth-minute lead before Charlie Oakley doubled the advantage midway through the first half.

Craig Masterson cut the gap on 34 minutes, but an Oakley penalty ensured Sandhurst went into the break 3-1 to the good.

Martin King headed home to reduce the deficit early in the second half, and Masterson’s second then levelled matters just after the hour mark.

However, the Fizzers responded and Oakley put them back in front before sealing victory with his second successful spot-kick.

AFC Aldermaston visit Virginia Water in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup on Saturday (3pm).