Wanderers advance with a shoot-out success

Thrapston Town boss Richard Scott saw his team beat Bourne Town 2-0
Thrapston Town boss Richard Scott saw his team beat Bourne Town 2-0
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Burton Park Wanderers claimed a dramatic penalty shoot-out success at Buckingham Athletic to book themselves a place in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase.

The two teams had drawn 2-2 after 120 minutes at Latimer Park at the weekend and the replay went the distance as well but not after Wanderers had gone 2-0 down during the first half to goals from Chris Davies and Dave O’Dell.

Liam Nicell pulled a goal back before the break and then sent the game into extra-time when he equalised with 12 minutes to go.

The game looked up for the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One side when Phil Martin put the hosts 3-2 up with just three minutes of the extra 30 remaining but Leigh Chapman struck with a stunning volley to force a shoot-out.

And it was Wanderers who held their nerve as Liam Hanley, Chapman and Wayne Brown all scored from the spot while Davies and Pat Hooper struck for Buckingham.

O’Dell and Martin missed for the hosts and Nicell was off target for Wanderers but it eventually fell to Shane Hawkes to score the decisive spot-kick for a 4-2 victory.

There was no such joy for Irchester United as they went down 3-1 at Staines Lammas in their first qualifying round replay.

Jack Dyson gave the Romans the lead but Ben Jacobs, a Mitch Blande own-goal and Damien Shuley sent the London club through.

In the UCL Division One action, Raunds Town beat Rushden & Higham 2-0 in their derby clash at Kiln Park thanks to a second-half brace from Dave Townsend.

Thrapston Town were also 2-0 winners as Cory James and Jason Taylor secured a home victory over Bourne Town.

But a miserable campaign continues for Stewarts & Lloyds after they suffered a seventh defeat in as many games when they were thrashed 5-1 at home by Blackstones.

Jack Bergin gave the Foundrymen the lead but the visitors ran out comfortable winners thanks to Alex Lyon (2), Carter Cotterill, Adam Scotcher and Sam Strange.

Desborough Town made it back-to-back home wins in the UCL Premier Division with a 2-1 victory over Oadby Town at the Waterworks Field.

Michael Byrne gave Ar Tarn the lead when he headed home the rebound after his penalty had been saved.

And Phil Cassidy curled home the second to give the hosts a 2-0 lead at the break.

Oadby fought back in the second half and Mason Brown gave them hope after 52 minutes but they were unable to find an equaliser.