Vincent seals Swaffham Town Vase progress

Alex Vincent watches as his shot beats the keeper
Alex Vincent watches as his shot beats the keeper
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FA Vase

Swaffham 2 Bourne Town 1

Swaffham gained a well deserved victory to progress to the next round of the FA Vase.

A tough encounter with opportunities for both sides eventually saw the stalemate broken three minutes into the second half, Swaffham benefiting from an own goal.

The fixture was put to bed in the 78th minute. Alex Vincent was rewarded after many close attempts, slotting past the keeper. Bourne pulled one back with three minutes to go.

The Pedlars Under 18’s compete in the FA Youth Cup on Thursday at home to Stowmarket Town, kick-off 7.45pm.

Downham Town 0

Sleaford Town 2

Hosts Downham with a growing injury list lost to their higher-ranked UCL Premier opponents on Saturday. They valiantly battled but missed chances were costly.

Mark Smith, Robbie Masters and Matty Calvert all went close, but the game remained goalless at half-time.

Sleaford roared out of the blocks in the second half, and the experienced Ryan Oliver nodded home from close range. Later on Asplin nipped through unchallenged and beat Lee Brooks in the Town goal to make it 2-0.

Downham: Brooks, Bailey, Calvert, Yates, Gould, Mantle, Merrishaw, Sykes, Calvert (c), Smith, Masters. Subs: Gilbert, Dougal, Edwards, Walker, Young. Attendance: 65.

Eynesbury Rovers 3

Fakenham Town 1

The Ghosts exited the Vase and now turn their attention at home to Swaffham Town tomorrow night.

The Ghosts were 1-2 down at half-time, Kyle Plumb scoring their goal. Att:49.