The FA Cup 4QR (South) round-up (15.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of the action from the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round focusing on the entire southern side of the draw. Who made it to the First Round Proper & is another £12,500 better off? The draw for the First Round Proper is on Monday, live on TV. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 14th October

The FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round (South side A- Z)

Aldershot Town  1 – 0   Torquay Utd

Venue: The EBB Stadium   | Attendance: 1,583

Aldershot narrowly saw their way past Torquay to claim a place in the next round. Scott Rendell got the only goal with 11 minutes remaining to see Gary Waddock’s side through at the expense of their fellow National League Premier opponents.

Bath City   0 – 0   Chelmsford City

Venue: Twerton Park   |  Attendance: 878

Chelmsford held firm to take this tie to a replay at Melbourne Park in midweek. Both the Romans and the Clarets will go into the First Round draw though the two National League South sides will undergo a replay in midweek.

Brackley Town 3 – 3  Billericay Town

Venue: St. James Park    | Attendance: 731

Ten-man Brackley struck late to deny Billericay an outright place in the next round at the first time of asking. Aaron Williams put the Saints ahead after just two minutes and that lead stood at half-time. The same couldn’t be said for the hosts keeping their full complement of players on-the-pitch though as Alex Gudger was dismissed just before the interval. Billericay responded after the break and levelled through Adam Cunnington two minutes after the break. Substitute Louis Theophanous gave ‘Ricay the lead on 72 minutes though that lead only lasted four minutes before Adam Walker restored parity for the National League North side. Cunnington snared his second of the afternoon on 78 minutes as the visitors re-took the lead though Brackley levelled once again right on the stroke of full-time as Shane Byrne struck to send the tie to a replay at New Lodge in midweek.

Burgess Hill Town  0 – 1    Dartford

Venue: Leylands Park    | Attendance:  873

National League Premier side Dartford were given a tough afternoon by Isthmian Premier side Burgess Hill though the visitors edged it at Leylands Park. Alfie Pavey’s early goal was enough to seal the Darts’ passage into the next round.

Dagenham & Redbridge  0 – 0  Leyton Orient

Venue: Victoria Road    |   Attendance: 2,259

Both these National League Premier sides drew a blank at Victoria Road, watched by a healthy crowd of over 2,000 fans. They’ll have to do it all again on Tuesday night at Brisbane Road.

Dover Athletic  0 – 0    Bromley

Venue: Crabble Athletic Ground    | Attendance:

There was another stalemate at the Crabble as both these National League Premier sides cancelled each other out and you know what that means… a replay at Hayes Lane in midweek.

East Thurrock Utd  0 – 0   Ebbsfleet Utd

Venue: Rookery Hill    | Attendance: 669

National League South side East Thurrock held draw-specialists Ebbsfleet (they’ve drawn nine of their 15 National League Premier matches so far this season) to a creditable draw at Rookery Hill. Both sides will go forth in a replay in midweek.

Eastleigh  1 – 2    Hereford

Venue: Silverlake Stadium    | Attendance: 1,345

Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Hereford upset National League Premier Eastleigh to advance into the next round. Michael McGrath’s deflected free-kick sent the travelling fans wild with the opener on the quarter-hour. The hosts were a man down on 31 minutes as Andrew Boyce was dismissed.It got even better for the Bulls a minute before half-time as Garyn Preen’s goal doubled the priceless advantage. The Spitfires did improve after the break and Callum Howe halved the deficit with 12 minutes remaining. During an extended amount of injury-time due to a serious injury to Hereford’s Preen, Gavin Hoyte was also sent off to end a not-so-momentous day for the National League Premier hosts though unsurprisingly the same cannot be said for the visitors who endured a nervy end to the match.

Hampton & Richmond Borough   0 – 2 Truro City

Venue: Beveree Stadium    | Attendance: 784

The White Tigers sealed their place in the next round with this good performance against fellow National League South side Hampton & Richmond at the Beveree Stadium. Both goals came after the break as Noah Keats [60’ & 89’] did the business for Lee Hodges’s team as they became the first Cornish side to reach the First Round Proper in 48 years {Credit to Tony Incenzo for that particular statistic].

Haringey Borough   2 – 4    Heybridge Swifts   

Venue: Coles Park   | Attendance: 401

This much-anticipated all-Isthmian North tie certainly lived up to its billing.. and then some as Swifts emerged with the win and earmarked their place in the next round. Lawrence Yiga’s OG on 14 minutes gave Jody Brown’s side the lead and that narrow led lasted until after half-time. Haringey levelled 12 minutes after the break through hot-shot Ralston Gabriel. A three-goal burst from Sam Bantick [65’] and Luke Callander’s brace [pen 69’ & 73’] put the visitors in a very strong position. Borough weren’t finished though as Ruaridh Kay pulled another goal back three minutes from the end though it’s Heybridge who proudly take their place in the next round

Maidenhead Utd  2 – 1  Havant & Waterlooville

Venue: York Road    | Attendance: 753

National Premier side Maidenhead struck late to seal their progress to the next round. Sam Barratt handed the hosts the lead on 23 minutes as Alan Devonshire’s side led at the break. The Hawks levelled five minutes after the re-start as Jason Prior struck. There was late drama though as Ryan Upward sent the Magpies jumping for joy though the visitors can be proud of their performance.

Fellow Non-League blogger Peter Dudley was at this match and here is his report – http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/10/15/maidenhead-united-2-havant-waterlooville-1/

Maidstone Utd   2 – 2   Enfield Town

Venue: Gallagher Stadium    | Attendance: 1,495

Maidstone denied Enfield a famous win by striking late-on at the Gallagher Stadium. The Isthmian Premier side took the lead on 20 minutes in through Simon Thomas’s goal. Ex-Dagenham winger Zavon Hines missed a penalty late in the first half though the hosts did level the tie in first-half stoppage time through Alex Wynter. The visitors got a spot-kick of their own and Darren Purse [57’] did convert as the Towners led for the second time. Joe Piggott struck [90’] to avert the exit door for Jay Saunders’ side. The two sides will do battle again in midweek.

Margate  1 – 2   Leatherhead

Venue: Hartsdown Park   | Attendance:  879

Leatherhead overcame fellow Isthmian Premier side Margate in a exciting finale at Hartsdown Park. Player-manager Sammy Moore put his side ahead with 15 minutes to play before fellow ex-pro Jack Midson made it two ten minutes afterward. Substitute Harry Stannard [89’] pulled one back for Steve Watt’s side three minutes after coming on though it’s the Tanners who made their way into the draw for the next round.

Oxford City  1 – 0   Bognor Regis Town

Venue: Marsh Lane         | Attendance: 406

City edged this encounter to make it into the next round. Matthew Paterson got the only goal of the match on 32 minutes though it could have been more comfortable though Paterson fluffed his lines from a spot-kick. Bognor had to play the last 13 minutes a man light as Calvin Davies was dismissed for a second bookable offence. City held on to triumph over their fellow National League side here.

Paulton Rovers  2 – 3    Sutton Utd

Venue: Winterfield Road   | Attendance:  601

Sutton got the win though had a real hum-dinger of a contest at Winterfield Road. Kieron Cadogan put the visitors ahead on ten minutes though Rovers levelled seven minutes later through captain Josh Ford’s strike. The stalemate lasted until just after the break when a two-goal salvo from Cadogan [49’] and Louis John appeared to break the hosts’ resistance. Not so though as substitute Dave Sims’s goal 14 minutes from time ensured a nervy finish for the National League Premier side.

Slough Town  1 – 0  Folkestone Invicta

Venue: Arbour Park    | Attendance: 926

Southern League Premier side Slough fellow Step 3 side Invicta to claim a good win at Arbour Park. The Rebels led after only four minutes through Warren Harris’s goal. The visitors couldn’t create too many opportunities and saw Kieron McCann dismissed with nine minutes to go as the hosts went through.

St Albans City   1 –  3   Boreham Wood

Venue: Clarence Park | Attendance: 1,418

National League Premier side Boreham Wood saw off the challenge of their National League South opponents at Clarence Park in the match that was also streamed online by the BBC. Bruno Andrade gave Luke Garrard’s side the lead from the spot on 13 minutes. Wood received a boost before the break as Shaun Jeffers made it two five minutes before half-time. Andrade got his brace four minutes after the interval to all but seal the visitors’ progression. Zane Banton [66’] slotted home to pull one back though it wasn’t enough to stop Wood from prevailing here.

Woking  1 – 1  Concord Rangers

Venue: Kingfield   | Attendance: 1,004

Woking were denied by a tough Concord side at Kingfield. Steve Cawley put the National League South side ahead on 25 minutes with a cracker. The visitors frustrated the Cards for long periods though the hosts did ensure a replay as substitute Jamie Philpott struck with three minutes of normal time remaining.

FA Cup 3QR (NL South & Isthmian P & N sides) (1.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of the action from the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round focusing on National League South and Isthmian League Premier Division & Division North sides. Who made it to the Fourth Qualifying Round, only one round away from the First Round Proper? Buckle up and enjoy the ride. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 30th September

Ashford Town (Middx) 1 – 2 Leatherhead

Venue: The Robert Parker Stadium    | Attendance: 277

The Tangerines started well though ultimately exited at the hands of Isthmian Premier Division side Leatherhead at the Robert Parker Stadium. Alex Fisher’s penalty gave the hosts the lead after just three minutes. The Tanners were level 11 minutes later through Lee Minshull’s goal. On 56 minutes, ex-pro striker Jack Midson got the winner to seal Sammy Moore’s side a place in the Fourth Qualifying Round.

Bath City   3 – 0   Hemel Hempstead Town

Venue: Twerton Park   | Attendance: 510

National League South side Bath left it late to seal their place in the round with victory over fellow NL South side Hemel at Twerton Park. The Romans led on 45 minutes through skipper Frankie Artus before  late goals Andy Watkins (90’+1) and substitute Jamie Lucas (90’+3) sealed the hosts’ progression.

Brackley Town 4 – 1  Braintree Town

Venue: St James Park, Churchill Way | Attendance: 383

NL North side comfortably defeated NL South side Braintree at St James Park. Glenn Walker gave the Saints the lead after only four minutes. Luke Graham made it two ten minutes into the second half, before Ellis Myles extended the lead still further only a minute later. Aaron Williams struck on 65 minutes to eliminate any doubt that Kevin Wilkin’s side would progress. The Iron pulled one back through substitute Karl Olyide with ten minutes left though they exit the competition here.

Burgess Hill Town  1 – 0  Wealdstone

Venue: Leylands Park | Attendance: 590

Isthmian Premier side Burgess Hill struck late to send NL South side Wealdstone out in front of a good crowd at Leylands Park. Cheik Toure got the only goal on the stroke of 90 minutes to seal the Hillians’ place in the next round.

Chelmsford City  2 – 1   Weymouth

Venue: Melbourne Park   | Attendance: 664

Chelmsford sealed their place in the next round by defeating the Terras at Melbourne Park. Chris Dickson’s spot-kick put the Clarets ahead on 58 minutes. Dickson completed his brace with a cracking drive with ten minutes to play. The visitors pulled one back a minute from time through Baker though the Evo-Stik Southern Premier side go out.

Cinderford Town  2 –  3   Hampton & Richmond Borough

Venue: The Causeway

Hampton overcame a scare to book their place in the next round. Declan Morley-Lyne gave the hosts the lead in the first minute. Taurean Roberts’ header on 32 minutes restored parity for the NL South side, though Cinderford went ahead once again through skipper Lewis’s penalty on the hour. Substitute Brendan Kiernan changed the course of this match though with a brace (80’ & 88’) which sealed Alan Dowson’s side’s progression and heartbreak for the hosts.

Concord Rangers  3 – 0 Dorking Wanderers

Venue: Thames Road  | Attendance: 141

NL South side Concord ensured their place in the next round at the expense of Isthmian Premier side Dorking at Thames Road. Amos Nasha gave the Beach Boys the lead on 17 minutes. After the break, goals from captain Steve Cawley (50’) and Jordan Cox (59’) sealed the win for Adam Flanagan’s side.

Eastbourne Borough   0 –  2    Bognor Regis Town

Venue: Priory Lane  | Attendance: 762

Bognor sealed their place in the next round by defeating NL South rivals Eastbourne at Priory Lane. Ollie Pearce’s brace (10’ & 49’) sealed the win for Jack Pearce’s men at the expense of former Rocks manager Jamie Howell and his Sports side.

East Thurrock Utd 2 – 2  Harlow Town

Venue: Rookery Hill

Harlow held the Rocks to a draw at Rookery Hill. Talimanic striker Sam Higgins put the hosts ahead on 18 minutes though Alex Read levelled for Town on the half-hour. Xavier Vidal gave the visitors the lead just four minutes later. Higgins struck again on 66 minutes to level for John Coventry’s side. Harlow had to play the last 24 minutes with a man down as Craig Pope was dismissed for two bookings. Higgins had a spot-kick saved by Town ‘keeper Ben McNamara with 13 minutes remaining so it will go to a replay at the Harlow Arena on Tuesday night.

Enfield Town  3 – 0   Phoenix Sports

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium | Attendance: 501

A bumper Enfield crowd saw Isthmian Premier side Town defeat Isthmian South side Phoenix. Mario Noto (7’) and Simon Thomas (10’) put the hosts two ahead early-on before substitute Montell Moore sealed the win with three minutes left.

Folkestone Invicta  2 – 1   Aylesbury Utd

Venue: The Fullicks Stadium  | Attendance: 473

Invicta sealed the win after being pegged back initially at The Fullicks. Joe Taylor put Invicta ahead on 25 minutes, before Lea Coulter levelled six minutes before the break. Adam Yusuff got the winner eleven minutes into the second half to seal their place in the next round.

Haringey Borough 4 – 1 Bideford AFC

Venue: Coles Park  | Attendance: 267

Haringey produced a good performance to make the next round at Coles Park.  Rolston Gabriel put the hosts ahead on 24 minutes. After the break, Anthony McDonald doubled the lead five minutes into the second half. Gabriel struck twice more (62’ & 72’) to claim the match ball and seal the win. Craig Allan’s goal a minute from time was scant consolation for the Robins who exit the competition here.

Hayes & Yeading Utd  0 – 4  Havant & Waterlooville

Venue:  Beaconsfield Road   | Attendance: 241

NL South side Havant produced an excellent away-day performance to seal the win at ten-man Hayes & Yeading. Hayes were a man light after 50 minutes as skipper Spyros Mentis was dismissed. The Hawks took full advantage of that as Rory Williams opened the scoring on 55 minutes. Jason Prior made it two four minutes later before goals from Ryan Woodford (61’) and substitute James Hayter (74’) sealed the visitors’ progression to the next round.

Fellow Non-League blogger Peter Dudley was at this match and his report is here: http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/10/01/hayes-yeading-united-0-havant-waterlooville-4/

Hereford   2 – 0  AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Edgar Street   | Attendance: 2,440

Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Hereford won of the battle of the Step 4 sides in front of a big crowd at Edgar Street. Second-half goals from Keyon Reffell (61’) and John Mills (pen 65’) were enough to seal the win for Peter Beadle’s side.

Heybridge Swifts 2 – 1   Frome Town

Venue: Scraley Road    | Attendance: 244

Isthmian North side Swifts continued their fine FA Cup run with a good win at Scraley Road. Hot-shot Juan Luque put the hosts ahead on the half-hour. Chas Hemmings levelled for Town with 16 minutes remaining though Jody Brown’s side were not to be denied as Sam Bantick got the winner four minutes later.

Hungerford Town 1 – 1   Billericay Town

Venue: Bulpit Lane | Attendance: 507

NL South side held ambitious Isthmian Premier side Billericay at Bulpit Lane. Stefan Brown’s spot-kick on 31 minutes put the Crusaders ahead. Substitute Ricky Modeste levelled for the Blues on 67 minutes and despite pressure from the visitors, a replay is required at New Lodge in midweek.

Margate  2 – 0   Herne Bay

Venue: Hartsdown Park  | Attendance: 1,009

A bumper crowd saw Isthmian Premier side Margate prevail at Hartsdown Park. A brace from Jordan Chiedozie (53’ & 59’) sealed the win for Steve Watt’s side over their Isthmian Division South visitors.

Needham Market  1 – 6    Dartford

Venue: Bloomfields | Attendance: 379

NL South side Dartford put in a devastating performance to reach the next round at Bloomfields. Alfie Pavey’s first-half hat-trick (21’,35’ & 45’) put the Darts in command and Tom Murphy put the result beyond doubt four minutes into the second half. Sam Nunn pulled one back for the Marketmen on 66 minutes though Andy Pugh made it 5-1 five minutes later. Needham were a man down with 8 minutes to play as Billy Holland was dismissed. Hayes got the sixth in added-time to seal a great day for Tony Burman’s side.

Oxford City  4 – 2   Leiston

Venue: Marsh Lane     | Attendance: 185

NL South side Oxford City struck very late to seal their place in the next round. Byron Lawrence gave the visitors the lead after six minutes. City levelled ten minutes later through Joe Oastler. Isthmian Premier side Leiston re-took the lead through Matt Blake on 73 minutes though Dave Pearce restored parity again for the hosts with nine minutes to play before two stoppage-time goals from Enza Forde and Rob Sinclair sealed a narrow win for Mark Jones’ side.

St Albans City 2 – 1   Bridport

Venue: Clarence Park    |

NL South side St Albans got the win at Clarence Park. Shaun Lucien gave the hosts the lead on 24 minutes before Kiangebeni doubled the lead seven minutes later. Bridport did pull one back through Leigh Bailey nine minutes into the second half though Ian Allinson’s held out to book their place in the next round.

Slough Town  2 – 1  Poole Town

Venue: Arbour Park    |    Attendance: 680

Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Slough upset NL South side Poole to book their place in the next round. The visitors took the lead through Warren Bentley’s goal on the half-hour. Slough levelled through Chris Flood twele minutes into the second half before George Wells sent the Rebels’ crowd wild with the winner with seven minutes to play.

Truro City   4 – 1  AFC Sudbury

Venue: Treyew Road   | Attendance: 359

NL South side Truro held off the challenge of Isthmian North side Sudbury at Treyew Road to make the next round for the first time in their history. Sudbury started well as they took the lead four minutes in thanks to Tevan Allen’s goal. The hosts levelled through Chris Todd a minute before the break. Aaron Lamont put City ahead for the first time six minutes into the second-half before  late goals from Tyler Harvey (84’) and Stewart Yetton (90’) sealed the White Tigers’ progress into the next round.