Mixed fortunes in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Vase
AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
The Second Qualifying Round of the FA Vase took precedence today, with mixed fortunes for our clubs with only four of the ten through to grace the First Round Proper.
The best win of the day, on paper at least, seems to be BARROW TOWN’s defeat of Northern Counties East League side Shirebrook Town by 4-1. Zak Ginvert led the way with a hat-trick and James Parker completing the scoring in stoppage time at the end of the game.
In the all East Midlands Counties League tie EASTWOOD COMMUNITY looked to be heading comfortably into the next stage after goals from Kieran Knight on five minutes, Joe Butler on 29 and Kaylum Mitchell five minutes before the break put them well in command against unbeaten league leaders SHERWOOD COLLIERY. And the score stayed like that until Gareth Curtis pulled one back for the visitors with five minutes left. Shaun Smith got another in the 89th minute but Eastwood held on to lower the Colliery’s colours for the first time this season.
A missed penalty on the half hour mark did not help GRAHAM STREET PRIMS’ cause and they eventually went down 2-0 to Midland League title favourites Ilkeston Town. There was better news for HEANOR TOWN, who followed up their midweek win at West Bridgford with a 3-2 success over Midland League Dunkirk in an exciting game at the Town Ground. Morgan Holloway put the Lions ahead on 18 minutes but the Boatmen restored parity soon after. Josh Craddock put Heanor back in front ten minutes into the second half only for Dunkirk to level again as the game went into the final stages. But Jamie Sleigh’s penalty three minutes into stoppage time sent the Lions through.
SELSTON had another impressive win 3-1 at Midland League South Normanton Athletic. The Shiners went in front of 21 minutes but Ben Moore levelled before the break and second half goals from Carl Moore and Scott Taylor took Selston through.
INGLES reprieve into the competition lasted less than three days and they went out 2-0 to Rugby Town, whilst a Jermaine Palmer goal was not enough to see KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE through and they went down by the odd goal of three at Aylestone Park. ARNOLD TOWN lost 5-0 at home to Loughborough University and ASHBY IVANHOE went down by the only goal of the game to Bewdley Town.
In league matches BORROWASH VICTORIA were at the wrong end of another thrashing, this time at home to CLIPSTONE; the visitors winning 9-1. There were seven different goalscorers for the visitors with only Julian Topliss managing to outdo them with a hat-trick. Charlie Goodwin got the Borrowash goal.
WEST BRIDGFORD also continue to struggle and they conceded six for the second time this week, this time at CLIFTON ALL WHITES. Mitch Williams got two, Ash Way two, and Aiden Blewitt and Robbie McNicholas scored for Clifton with Jurgan Charlesworth getting both for the Rowers.
Sam Agar’s 80th minute goal was enough for NEWARK FLOWSERVE to win at RADFORD and goals from Jamie Spiers and Courtney Hastings gave GEDLING MINERS WELFARE the points at RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE coming from behind after Bryan Dakouri had given the home side the lead.