Sumas pay penalty for early mistake
Abingdon United 6 Wokingham and Emmbrook 1
SUMAS paid the penalty for an early spot-kick miss as they were thumped at promotionchasing Abingdon.
Connor Harris put the hosts ahead, but Sam Lawrence squandered the chance to equalise when his penalty was saved by goalkeeper Jonathan Beames.
That allowed Abingdon to regain the upper hand and they soon doubled their advantage when Ryan Brooks headed in on 20 minutes.
Dan Bateman’s men pulled one back when George Marsh and Lawrence combined before teeing up Jake White to net his first goal of the season.
But the joy was short-lived after a defensive error allowed Anaclet Odhiambo in and he made no mistake.
Odhiambo then grabbed his second of the afternoon to put Abingdon 4-1 ahead by half-time to give the Sumas a mountain to climb.
A fifth goal arrived for the hosts just past the hour mark when Paul Alder slammed in from a corner and the win was rounded off with a Josh Tooke header late on.
Sumas sit second from bottom of the table and go to Chinnor on Saturday (3pm). SUMAS: Davies; Carter, Day, Dean, Broadhurst; Robson (J. Lawrence), Blatchford (Byrne), Marsh (Blake); S. Lawrence, Weekes, White. Subs not used: Clarke, Winship. Attendance: 111.