Ilford, Redbridge have extra in FA Vase; Barkingside bounce back
PUBLISHED: 09:09 11 September 2016
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Harpenden Town 1 Ilford 3 (aet); Redbridge 5 Eton Manor 4 (aet)
Ilford and Redbridge booked their place in the next stage of the FA Vase with extra time wins in the first qualifying round.
Allan Fenn’s Foxes got the better of Spartan South Midlands League Harpenden Town at their Rothamsted Park ground, while Motormen came out on top in a nine-goal thriller with Essex Senior League rivals Eton Manor at Oakside.
And the two rival clubs will now go head-to-head in a local derby at Oakside on Tuesday.
Motormen fell behind midway through the first half as Manor’s Kingsley Davidson opened the scoring, but were back on terms four minutes before half time through Aron Gordon.
Manor regained the lead just before the hour through Joshua Sykes, but a second goal from Gordon on 70 minutes eventually forced the tie into extra time.
Redbridge old boy Ben Bradbury put Manor in front for the third time, just five minutes into the extra period, but Jacob Dingli and captain Adam Hunt turned the tie on its head either side of the break to put Redbridge 4-3 up.
Kadeem Brightly thought he had ensured a replay when squaring matters in the last minute, but Reside Coxi-Sebastfao settled a nine-goal thriller in the third minute of injury time to set up a trip to Colney Heath on September 24.
Meanwhile, Ilford fell behind to rivals from a step below themselves in the non-league pyramid when Sam James sent Harry Hunt through to score.
But Chris Lockwood levelled and the two sides remained deadlocked at the final whistle, frocing the extra period.
Sipho Mtyanda then put Ilford 2-1 up with an outstanding effort and Dan Jones sealed their win from the penalty spot and their reward is a trip to Leslie Field to face Burnham, a side they have already beaten twice this season.
Basildon United 1 Barkingside 2
Barkingside came from behind to take the points at the Stuart Bingham Stadium and move up to fourth in the Essex Senior League table.
Debutant Daryl Cooper put the home side ahead at half time, but Gursel Gulfer made two changes during the interval, bringing Kerkstun MacPherson and George Eddon on for James Holland-Malcolm and Aidan Lucas, and saw his side back terms almost immediately through Sam Edwards.
Substitute MacPherson then netted a 72nd-minute winner for the visitors, who travel to Wadham Lodge on Wednesday.
Barkingside: Roach, Ademiluyi, Wright, Amoako, Edwards (Ajoodha 84), Fontaine, Holland-Malcolm (Eddon 46), Laird, Lucas (MacPherson 46), Lutaaya, Mochalski.
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