AFC ALDERMASTON dealt a knock-out punch at Wantage as they beat the Town Reserves 4-0 to move up to fourth in the Hellenic League Division One East.

After 30 minutes Aldermaston were forced to make a change after a corner saw a goal mouth scramble and Matt Desay suffered a head injury and he was replaced by fellow goalkeeper Daniel Smith.

Eight minutes later, Tranell Richardson picked up the ball and travelled over the halfway line before a nudge forced him to go down before realising he had dislocated his shoulder for the second time this season.

Ahmed Jusafi then took a hit to the throat from the ball and went down forcing Aldermaston to put the ball out of play for his treatment.

The re-start saw the Wantage left back throw the ball to his own team, much to the displeasure of all the Aldermaston players.

As soon as the ball went dead for a free-kick the referee booked the Wantage player for unsportsmanlike, while his teammates and coaches arguing the decision.

Aldermaston continue to play from the free kick and Craig Masterson found himself in the box sliding the ball past an onrushing goalkeeper and finding the bottom corner making it 1-0.

The Atom Men doubled their advantage five minutes before the break as Karl Hanks scored with a 25-yard free-kick.

Wantage came out with a little desire for the second half after having both manager and assistant sent off in the game.

Aldermaston put the game beyond doubt just before the hour mark as Masterson scored his second of the game.

They then wrapped up the scoring with 10 minutes to go as a cross by Lee Wheeler found youth player sub Jake Thain, who put in a man of the match performance, and side footed home to make it 4-0.

Matthew Coddington closed down the goalkeeper in the dying minutes before putting the ball across an empty net and wide.

Next up for the team is a trip to second placed Woodley United on January 7, where they will look to avenge a 2-0 defeat when the sides last met.