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Holyport's FA Vase adventure ends against Wellingborough Town

Holyport's FA Vase adventure ends against Wellingborough Town


Holyport’s journey to Northampton for the second qualifying round of the FA Vase ended in frustration after a 1-0 defeat to Wellingborough Town, halting the side from progressing any further.

The Villagers put in a strong performance against Wellingborough and were unlucky not to take the lead in the first half through good attacking play from Fabian Driffill.

Port almost broke the deadlock a minute after the interval, with Driffill once again heavily involved.

The player weaved his way through the Wellingborough defence, before pulling the ball back for Andy Forisky, however, the player saw his shot go just wide of the post.

The only goal of the contest arrived with five minutes of normal time left to play. Holyport's defence switched off to a simple ball through the middle - hoping to see the linesman raise his flag.

But the referee allowed play to continue and the ball was crossed into Holyport's box, with Hyndman miss-hitting his clearance and turning the ball into his own net unchallenged from 10 yards out.

Port deserved to take the game to extra-time after a competitive display and will feel hard done by to have lost the tie 1-0.

Holyport will play Wraysbury at home in the Berks and Bucks Trophy this Saturday.



Marlow United will look to maintain their momentum when they host Wallingford Town at the Alfred Davis Memorial Ground this Saturday.

United are undefeated in five games in all competitions and are comfortable in fifth place, fully aware that a win against Wallingford could push the Blues into second.

A masterclass from Ramel Sutherland saw United beat Chinnor 3-0 in last week's Floodlit Cup clash, the player netting a hat-trick.

Wallingford, on the other hand, will look to spoil United’s party and push to kick start their season having won just once in the league.

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