Ev­ery Lit­tle helps as cup win­ner adds up to an upset

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While Lin­coln and Mill­wall were busy knock­ing out Premier League sides Burn­ley and Le­ices­ter, Wasps were en­sur­ing their Satur­day story had a sting in the tail too.

Nick Lit­tle bagged the only goal as the Hel­lenic League Divi­sion One East side knocked Premier Divi­sion As­cot United out of the Sup­ple­men­tary Cup.

Man­ager Gareth Wil­liams said: “We were aware As­cot had just changed man­agers so it was a good time to play them but we played well and de- served the win – it would be nice to fin­ish the season with a cup run.”

The next round sees Wasps visit Wok­ing­ham & Emm­brook next month, be­fore which they have a tough run of league games.

Sit­ting sev­enth, Wasps may be too far off the pace to mount a ti­tle chal­lenge but they could have a big say in where the sil­ver­ware goes.

The next four weeks will see them play three of the top four sides in the divi­sion, start­ing at home to Head­ing­ton Ama­teurs on Satur­day.

Wil­liams added: “It was al­ways go­ing to be a season of two halves – get­ting the play­ers in and get­ting the play­ing to­gether, and then see­ing where we can fin­ish. All eyes are on next season now. We’ve got a squad we’re happy with and are start­ing to add a few more.”

Lit­tle’s cup win­ner came just be­fore half time when he bravely chased a lost cause and chal­lenged a high ball with the on­rush­ing keeper to head home from 16 yards.

Mean­while, neigh­bours and league lead­ers Penn & Tylers in­creased the gap at the top to eight points af­ter win­ning 4-1 at Holy­port thanks to goals from Casey Bo­carro, James Suarez, Ge­orge Weller and Chris Hurst. They host Bicester Town on Satur­day.

Up in the Premier Divi­sion, re­turn­ing hero Joel Ja­cobs hit a late equaliser on his sec­ond debut for Flack­well Heath to earn a 1-1 draw against lead­ers Brack­nell Town.

But the Hea­thens then crashed 5-0 at new lead­ers Thame United on Tues­day night. They host Ox­ford City No­mads on Satur­day be­fore trav­el­ling to Fair­ford Town in the Flood­lit Cup three days later.

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