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Buildbase FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round


Basildon United 2 Walsham-le-Willows 1 

Marcus Bowers netted a late extra time winner to see the Bees through to the next round after victory over Walsham-le-Willows at Gardiners Close. Ash Blackburn put the hosts ahead but a penalty from Andrew Cusack took the game into extra time. And then with five minutes left Bowers netted for the hosts and saw them through to the First Round Proper of the competition.

Hadleigh United 1 Sawbridgeworth Town 2 

The Robins netted a last minute extra time winner to dump Hadleigh United out and take their place in the next round. After a quiet goalless first half the hosts then opened the scoring two minutes into the second period through Aaron Bull. However the Robins levelled with twelve minutes to go to take the game into an extra half hour and right at the end Lewis Francis, who had equalised in normal time, popped up to grab the winner and send Sawbridgeworth through.

Kirkley & Pakefield 2 Burnham Ramblers 3

Ramblers netted seven minutes from time to snatch an incredible win at Kirkley & Pakefield and get through to the next round. The visitors led against the run of play when a ball through to Morgan saw him provide a fine finish but the hosts levelled when a blocked shot saw a rebound deflected home and see the sides level at the break, although it was the least the hosts deserves. However Burnham retook the lead when Hughes lobbed home but the hosts struck again only a few minutes later when a square ball to Haylock saw him convert from close range. However the visitors were to find a winner in the 83rd minute when the hosts were caught napping from a free kick and saw an unmarked Hughes send a looping header in to send the wasteful hosts packing.

Stowmarket Town 4 Enfield 1893 5 

Enfield came from 4-2 down to eventually net a late, late winner extra time winner to dump Stowmarket Town out of the Vase. The visitor took the lead when Thomas slotted low past Brand and they doubled their lead when Mullings was played through on goal and finished past Brand. However the hosts were handed a lifeline before half time when Lewis ghosted into the box unmarked and headed home and early in the second half Stow were back on level terms when Brown’s shot went through the Enfield keeper’s hands and into the back of the net. Baker then teed up Mayhew in the box to slam home to put the hosts in front and then extended their lead as Mayhew raced into the box and fired into the top corner for his second of the game. But the visitors fought back themselves and pulled one back when Sykes’ acrobatic effort beat Brand to set up a nervy finish and this incredible game went into extra time when Staunton drilled home the Enfield equaliser. And there was to be one final twist as Enfield saw Balogun strike in the final seconds to send Stow out and inflict their first home defeat in 308 days.


Report by Pete Dudley